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Service charge for no service

Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to eat when you’re out on a weekend. There are so many things to distract you from your decision. And that’s what happened to me. So when we were walking past a cafe with tables outside, we just conveniently made our way over and sat down without much thought.

But then this turned out to be one of those restaurants where it says loud and clear on the banner outside that you will be charged a 10% service charge. When we were ready to order, we were expecting a waiter to come up to our table but none came.

We waited a while before we noticed there were pencils and order form slips at the table where WE were expected to write down our own orders. And when the waiter came up to collect the slip, he coolly informed us that one of our items was “out of stock”!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at which point we got up and left.

And why ever not?? We’d be fools to pay 10% service charge and have to fill out our own order and can’t have what we want to eat!! lulz this restaurant must take its customers for idiots!

Restaurant hopping

With so many restaurants popping up around town, it’s so hard to decide which type of food to try every weekend. I came up with a plan and decided that we would go restaurant hopping. We would try a little of the food here and there and make a decision based on the few dishes we tried. There were more places that made us cringe than smile and polish off our plates. It’s really easy to make your food bland or really overpowering if you don’t watch your ingredients. A lot of curries, especially, have become watered down. I’m starting to think that maybe hopping from one restaurant to another isn’t such a great idea. It’s much easier for me to buy some fresh vegetables and meat and whip up something that has much more flavor.

Winter blues

It’s finally starting to feel like fall! The weather is gray, the fog is out and about, and the clock has been set back by an hour. Of course I’m taking this wonderful opportunity to bake some cookies to get the house warm and toast. I’m thinking of cookies with a lot of chocolate. It’s probably because I don’t have hot chocolate and I really need some now.

I’ve been getting a lot of suggestions to cook noodles and soup. It’s the best thing for the coldest days. Imagine a steaming hot bowl of chicken broth and noodles served with spinach and garlic, ready to be slurped up by you. Yum… I think I might have to make some tomorrow.

Good weather

The weather has been strangely nice these days. The sun has been hiding behind the clouds and allowing the hot temperatures to cool. It was a nice day to give my car a bath and so I did. I didn’t have to wear a big hat or big sunglasses and deal with a flapping umbrella above my head. I could just enjoy the wind and cloudy skies without thinking about whether my sunblock was working or not. Now my car is sparkling clean and I’m loving every second of this cool weather. A win-win situation if you ask me!

Silly

I can’t help but notice how more and more of the food that eateries serve these days at exorbitant prices are stuff that I can cook at home with very little effort and don’t taste half as good. What that says to me is that either people these days can’t cook, or are too lazy. But cooking is so easy and fun. Why wouldn’t anyone want to cook? Puzzling, ain’t it?

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