Monday 9 August 2010

A perfect day

When we were in junior college, we called ourselves the "Blackie Eight". Our rivals were the 'Pinky Five" - the giggly girly group that loved everything pink.

We were everything they were not. For two short years, our group of eight was very close - we attended lectures together, studied and played together. When we went on our separate ways, a few of us stayed in touch.

Recently we found our missing link, now the group is complete. The weeks of planning and flurry of emails finally culminated in a happy reunion yesterday. Unfortunately, the last member of the group Len who resides in Kuala Lumpur was unable to attend.

What better day to meet than on our National day? The weather was perfect and everyone was in a celebratory mood. Many people on the streets, dressed in the national colours (red), were heading towards the Padang to catch the parade and fireworks.

The gathering was held at Food for Thought at the Singapore Art Museum.

I was the first to arrive. I watched the girls trickle in. There were hugs and smiles. Soon the place was filled with lively chatter. We are still the Blackie Eight afterall.

Since it was National Day, the cafe took photos of customers holding postcards of "I Love SG" which they will make into a large collage.

I was the only 'Blackie Eight' member wearing black.

Food For Thought is a pretty cool place to hangout. Besides serving good food, they also collect donations for Living Water International and the United Nations World Food Programme. One can donate $2 in exchange for a free flow of iced water.

The basil almond pesto chicken with grilled eggplant & roasted tomatoes was a tad bland.

Szechuan pepper roasted beef salad with thyme pumpkin & szechuan balsamic dressing.

Grilled calamari & bacon salad with torch ginger & coriander lime dressing.

We ordered 3 plates of fries - Rosemary garlic, pepper thyme and spicy chilli.

The butterscotch apple and berries crumble was good.

The profiterole with vanilla & chocolate ice cream was huge, we were struggling to finish. It ended up looking like a muddy mudslide. Not a pretty sight.

After all that eating, we walked to City Hall hoping to catch the parade. The place was so packed, we couldn't see a thing. So we wisely made our way home before the crush. I got home just in time to see the fireworks on TV. It was amazing, I wished we were at the parade instead.


Malar said...

It's really fun to catch up with old friends!
It's been long since i meet my friends! Most of the time we keep in touch thru phone/facebook! We should organize one too! ;-)

Amel said...

Oh, that was LOVELY to be able to meet "long-lost" friends. :-D

Anonymous said...

I wish I could see the NDP too... have yet to experience one!

Blur Ting said...

Malar - Yes, you should! We're so pleased with ours, we're having another one in Sept.

Blur Ting said...

Amel - Indeed.

Blur Ting said...

Amy - You should try to get tickets to NDP, even to the rehearsals. The mood is highly charged and the feeling is fantastic. I attended one several years ago and enjoyed myself thoroughly.

WaterLearner said...

It's always fun catching up with ex-school mates. Black Eight sounds cool and interesting!!