Sunday, 15 August 2010

A new week

So last week wasn't the most perfect week. I was tired and grouchy until we met our good friends Chris and EY for dinner at Barracks. Good food, wine and company never fail to put an end to a lousy week.

The ahi taki salad was as unforgettable as the first time we tried it. This time, we ordered a skinny pizza to share. It was good too. So were the other dishes - lamb, beef cheek, pork tenderloin, fish and truffle chips. I'm already planning my next outing at the same restaurant. It's that good.

The weekend was surprisingly relaxing which put an end to my week-long headache. I even managed two jogs after a year's break. Of course I woke up aching all over the next day. It's amazing how every muscle in the body (even those in the arms, shoulder, back, chest and abdomen) can ache after a 30-minute run. But boy, it's wonderful to run again.

I'm sending my car for servicing this morning. With COE prices skyrocketing to ridiculous levels, my plan to buy a new car has been canned. Imagine I paid $20,000 (USD15k) some 5 years ago just to own a certificate to purchase a car. Today that same certificate costs $40k+, even more than the price of a decent car!

If not for my line of work, I would happily trade my car for a bicycle. Then I won't have to go jogging again.

3 comments:

petunialee said...

I was just dreaming about Barracks this morning...

Malar said...

Good that you had nice weekend!
Bicycle for car? ;-) Yes, it's true that everything is getting expensive nowdays!

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