Normally, in Malaysia, Christmas Eves and New Year Eves are days when you go out and celebrate with your girlfriend/wife/mistress with a nice and posh dinner. Unless if you have neither of those 3, like yours truly, then you do your best to avoid the crazy crowds in restaurants or even the horrendous traffic jams that come with the celebrations by hiding it out at home.
And that’s what I’m doing now. After 5 days of unofficially going back to work, I finally had enough and took today as a proper off day. I thought I would be relaxing at home, but real life didn’t pan out like I thought it would be. I was out and about and got a lot done. Had lunch with a friend, then went to buy a new pair of glasses at the very last minute because I realized I still have not used my dental/optical benefits allocation for 2015, then rather spontaneously decided to watch a Hong Kong romance movie (actually, more like a movie that teaches you how to cheat on your spouse), bought grocery, then came home.
Instead of dining out, I’m doing some cooking. My dinner is baking away in the oven. If it turns out alright, you shall see it in the blog the day after tomorrow, because I think I will take a day off blogging for tomorrow.
So… in the mean time, if you are stuck in traffic heading to your lovely New Year Eve dinner and are reading this through your phone, here’s me wishing you a Happy New Year!
Oh, the picture? No, that’s not my dinner. It’s just a random placeholder, because I thought I needed a photo and was too lazy to source for some festive photos online. This was my lunch from yesterday. Special Fried Rice with Chicken Satay from MammaRich*.
Ironically, I was having this while discussing about my weight issues with my insurance agent. I actually felt pretty awkward…