What I Ended Up Cooking/Baking

Nothing.

I ended up cooking/baking nothing. Nothing special anyway.

When I was staring at my laptop screen on Friday evening, I thought I would be having a relaxing weekend. Turns out I forgot that it was going to be a weekend jam packed with activities.

First, I had to house hunt. Yes, house hunt, again. I’ll probably elaborate in a future blog post. That alone already took up half of my weekend in the form of waiting for viewing appointments and viewing appointments. The waiting was the worst and most time consuming part by the way. The actual viewing typically takes 15 to 20 minutes, but waiting for the property agent to arrive typically takes 30 minutes or more.

This is something that baffles me till this day. Usually the agents would be early or punctual to score a good first impression, be it insurance agents or mutual fund agents or get-rich-quick agents or health supplements agents. Property agents are the exception. I’ve dealt with probably 20 or more property agents throughout my years of renting in Penang, they just never seem to be punctual. They would make appointments, send you soft reminders an hour before time, and then 9 out of 10 would proceed to be late for 30 minutes or more. Is that an industrial practice or what??

Second, I had to get a hair cut. Nothing interesting there. Moving on…

Third, I had to go to the cinema to watchΒ 2 movies. Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad.

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I have not watched the previous 3 Bourne movies with Matt Damon in it. Jason Bourne was a first for me. It wasn’t as exciting as I expected. I thought some of the action sequences were shot (or edited) rather poorly and it was all over the place. Instead of captivating, it got me all confused instead. But if you’re a Matt Damon fan, you should watch it anyway.

Suicide Squad was nice. I was worried because a lot of the reviews were negative. Lucky for me, I disagree with them after watching the movie. I thought it was better than Batman vs Superman. Much much better. I guess those reviewers were like “It doesn’t feel like Avengers, so it’s no good”, which to me is bullshit because they’re not supposed to be similar anyway.

Also might I say, I think Margot Robbie nailed it with Harley Quinn. Some say she ruined it and it doesn’t feel like the comic book, I prefer to say she made the character her own. It is kind of like Robert Downey Jr and Iron Man. Also, she’s hot. In fact, she’s hott (hotter than hot)!

harley

Last but not least, I totally forgot about my plans for cooking adventure when I did my grocery run. I was running late for a house viewing appointment. I mean, I thought I was running late for a house viewing appointment (refer to above). So I kind of just grabbed the usual stuff that I usually grabbed.

No, wait. That’s the wrong photo. Sorry…

Here’s the correct one…

Yeah…

I suppose I could do something special, like broccoli in orange marmalade gravy or something. But that would be a weird ass concoction that I don’t think I can stomach eating. I remember there was an episode of Kitchen Nightmares where a chef tried to be smart by creating prawns with chocolate sauce and Gordon ripped his face off.

So… yeah.

On the plus side, I’m done with house hunting. And at least I bought food so I won’t starve.

Maybe next week… πŸ™„

22 Comments

  1. I don’t watch that many movies, but judging from the trailer of Suicide Squad I’ve seen, yeah, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is hot. She brings a certain attitude to the role πŸ™„

    As you said to Ciana, the Maggi. No buy πŸ™ It could have been your dinner for the whole week.

    • I hope there will be Harley Quinn only movies in the making. πŸ™„

      Yeah, that’s what happens usually when I have instant noodles at my disposal. So yeah, of course I could not show you that I did not buy. πŸ™„

  2. I see quite a lot of some form of chocolate sauce being used in savoury dishes these days (from shows) but usually in meats like ribs. I guess it doesn’t work with prawns or seafood, huh? πŸ˜‰

    • Well, I’ve never tried chocolate seafood of any form, so I guess I can only trust Gordon for it. πŸ™„

    • Right? What about other agents? My experience, only property agents have this tendency. 😐

    • Tough luck. Although I wonder why. Doesn’t seem to have any anti-China thing in the movie at all. Unless a Japanese villain (hero in this movie) is considered one. 😐

  3. How come you place back in the rack? Thought you buy, just in case u run out of food stock, the maggie mee comes in handy…

    • I was being sarcastic. How is it possible that I would take it and then put it back on the rack? You see PH and Mun’s comments πŸ˜› …

  4. Not all property agents are like that, man. I’m not gonna name names since the person would probably strangle me if she comes to see this, but I know one who’s actually earlier than the prospective clients. I’m sometimes being dragged along – that’s how I know. πŸ˜›

    It’s okay if you want to buy the Maggi. πŸ™‚ An occasional treat with the instant noodles is acceptable…

    • Why are you being dragged along for her job? Poor you. But if I am an agent, I would most definitely be like your friend, I will always be early, or at least try my very best to be.

      I didn’t buy the Maggi. Like I placed it back to the rack. True story. πŸ˜‰

  5. You have a nice selection of foods in your shopping basket.

    There is nothing wrong with Maggie noodles if you are indeed hiding it. I add lots of veg to mine with the view of cooking a ‘healthier option.’ I can’t get decent instant noodles in Turkey. Hope there is better food on the horizon.

    • Well, I suppose unless you relocate to one of the Arab countries or Africa, you should be able to get more variety in food. 😐

  6. You are right to say property agents are always late, I had encountered a property agent who was late the other time.

    I read negative comments about the movie Suicide Squad.

    • Even Singapore?? Hmm…

      Well, you either like it or you don’t, movies such as this. But those movie reviews by those reputable sites, I would expect the writers to be more professional and not tainted by personal preferences. Biased reviews should only be done by dingy little blogs, such as mine. πŸ˜›

  7. Hahahaha, PH sussed out that you hid the Maggie Mee. Why is it that you HAD to watch two movies? You have date with someone?

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