Yes... A remarkable weekend~ It started off on a Friday night with karaoke at K-Box Kallang. Around SGD40 for buffet + 4 hours of singing. The number of Japanese songs is fine and they are mostly originals but the sorting of the singers makes finding your song a tad more difficult.
Then a Saturday that seemed destined for rest at home didnt turn out so when we made the breakfast trip to Geylang Serai market for some Malay breakfast~ Prata, paper thosai and mee rebus, not to mention some teh tarik to finish the meal~ Back home for some rest... A preggy needs lots of rest... A chauffeur trip to Bedok before a drive to Kallang Leisure Park for a movie. I'm starting to like this Kallang more. Close proximity, ice skating + bowling + cinema + karaoke, ample parking spaces. Dinner was satay and indian rojak. A bit disappointed with the indian rojak but there's a first for everything. 1 Indian Rojak stall blacklisted~
Gathering on Sunday with my close group of friends from my secondary school basketball team. A group of 5 who's been friends for more than 15 years. My exodus in HK meant that I've missed 99% of the meet-ups during the past 5 years. But it didn't seem awkward, especially at the mahjong table where I took SGD140 off them~ That meant a good chilli crab dinner but the ones at Eng Seng Restaurant along Joo Chiat Place was sold out by the time I reached there at 6:10pm!!! 6:10pm!!! WTF?!?! A call to my sister and I was informed of a place along East Coast Road which looked popular and waited 30 minutes for my crab. Fresh and sweet crab but the sauce left much to be desired. Probably try their other crabs next time.
It's been all fun and games but CNY is coming to an end. I've probably made up my mind to take half year off, do what I've always wanted to do and spend time with wife and baby. I guess I'm taking 6 months of my retirement in advance. Which really isnt such a bad idea... dont want to lament not having the time to spend with wife and baby during the first few months when I retire~
I've been hearing a few cases of retirement breakdowns. People who get serious illnesses or simply drop dead after retirement. I guess the heart, body and soul will need some time to get used to retirement life. Imagine waking up early in the morning, work 8 hours and then late drinks and doing it on a weekly basis. And on retirement the brain just stop thinking... Its like running 2.4km at sprinting speed and then coming to a stop without a walk-down. I guess we will live a better life when we learn how to pace our life better. But then there's the money issue... hmm...