Saturday, 28 February 2009

Oh, what a night

I didn't get home until 2.30am last night but that is expected when I go out with my friend EE. Somehow we have so many things to say, time just fly by without us noticing.

CH and I went up to her beautiful office at 5.45pm. When I walked into her brightly lit office which overlooks the swimming pool and rooftop garden, I wished my office was like that too. It's right smack in the city with access to the well equipped gym, pool and jaccuzzi, I am so envious!

She presented me a nice gift, a water fountain to bring in lots of luck to our new business. She has always been so generous, treating me to dinner and drinks all these years. Last night, she insisted that she must treat us to celebrate the start of our business.

We were all starving by the time we left the office and I promptly suggested The Tapas Tree just ahead. It was a good choice because we had such a great dinner with lots of sangria, three jugs to be exact.

Before we even opened the menu, she ordered a jug of beer and sangria. I hope the waiter didn't think we were from AA!

Then we just went crazy with the tapas. We had smoked salmon with cheese served on toast.

Spicy Spanish sausage, fried calamari, spicy shrimps and oxtail stew. Everything was delicious!

As if those weren't enough, we ordered chicken croquettes.

By the time the paella arrived, we were too stuffed to finish the rice.

We drank and chatted for hours. In our inebriated state, conversation flowed freely. I had met EE through work many years ago and because we both share similar beliefs and values, we became very good friends. I've even became her daughter's god-ma.

Yesterday's night out with her and CH was amazing. I hope for more outings to come. The next one will be on me.


jyankee said...

oh yeah... I know how that is. I went out with a friend too..and time just FLIES when talking bout various things! The food... that is A LOT for 4 people!

The World According To Me said...

I love evenings like that. Time certainly does fly when you're having fun, with similiar minded friends and tasty food!

Nick Phillips said...

I agree with everyone here, time really flies when you're having fun. I just attended my best buddy's sons 1st birthday party and before I knew it, it was over.

The Real Mother Hen said...

the paella looks so delicious. heck, everything looks so delicious!

charlie hotel said...

It was a little less enjoyable the next morning :-p

Amel's Realm said...

Sounds like a GREAT time indeed! :-D Now I crave all the food you displayed there oh oh oh oh...*drooooooooolllllllllÄ