If you are reading blogs on Valentine’s Day, then I presume that you either have had a crappy Valentine’s date, or (like me) have no Valentine’s date at all. Fret not, I’m here to cheer you up.
Before that, a side story first..
I drove all the way to Gurney Plaza to take a last minute stroll, shoot some photos and see if I am able to find any clothes to buy. I will share some of the photos in my next post.
You know, there are some people who might dislike solo activity, like dining alone, watching a movie alone, or window shopping alone. I am NOT one of those some people. I realized pretty early in life that people actually don’t even notice that you are there, let alone notice that you are alone. I am someone who is fairly comfortable being alone in the malls and restaurants all this while.
Except for Valentine’s Day. February 14th is the one day in the year that even I would feel awkward being out and about alone. I mean, everywhere you go, there would be couples here, couples there, the girls would more often than not have a bouquet of flowers in their arms.
So I did what I have to do quickly, and then ducked into a restaurant that seems deserted quickly. I don’t even remember the name of that restaurant. Grandma’s Cottage or something like that, it is located on the 6th floor of Gurney Plaza, right next to Old Town White Coffee.
When I ducked into the restaurant, it seemed like a good move to get away from seeing couples walking around. Turns out it was a bad move. I suppose there is a good reason that the restaurant seems deserted. Or maybe they are just having a bad kitchen day and the reason the restaurant was empty was because nobody wants Chinese food in a romantic day. I don’t know.
I ordered a Tom Yam Fried Rice and a Salted Fish Pork Belly Stew. When the food came, my Tom Yam Fried Rice somehow, miraculously, turned into Salted Fish Fried Rice. The waitress looked depressed, and I’m generally not a fussy person, so I told her that it’s okay and I’ll have it.
If the food look unappetizing in the pictures, it is because they are really unappetizing. I was thinking, two salted fish dish, “excellent”! Turns out, both were rather bland. Not nearly enough salted fish in both the dishes. Oh well…
Anyway, as I was eating these, I thought of Stephen Chow 周星驰. Specifically, I thought of something that he said in one of his movies.
That’s right. 做人如果没梦想 跟咸鱼有咩分别? If you (as a human) do not have dreams, what’s the difference between you and a salted fish?
I don’t think my side story can do anything to cheer you up. Let’s move on to what I actually really wanted to share with you today.
You know Youtube has something called Watch Later, where you can sort of create a playlist of videos that you want to watch all in one place. Apparently I compiled a list of songs and videos in there some time ago. I don’t know when to be honest, in fact I don’t even remember I did this before!
I think I must have subconsciously prepared for today, some time ago. The songs were mostly my teen songs, and they are all awesome. I played all these videos in full blast while doing some last minute cleaning up of the house. If these songs can cheer me up on a lonely Valentine’s Day, I hope they can cheer you up to. So I’ll share them here with you. 😉