Sunday, August 30, 2009

The last dessert?

You would think we would have been all dessert-ed out at this point, but the brother and SIL insisted we stop by a coffee shop to buy some cake to take home because a birthday isn't a birthday without any cake. I must admit that a slice of cake is a perfect way to round off the day.

[Photo taken at 2254.]

P.S. The brother also brought home cake from a party this evening.

Free dessert #2

You can often spot the kids that have just been to McDonald's because they're toting balloons. The big niece wanted a balloon, ergo we went to McDonald's.

We all had ice cream (save for the little niece, of course). When everyone had eaten up their ice cream but the brother and I were still drinking coffee, one of the crew approached and asked the big niece whether she wanted ice cream. Do you think you can guess what her answer was?

[Photo taken at 1528.]

Free dessert #1

To make up for the looong wait, we were given two chocolate truffles for free.

The dessert was a big hit with the big niece. Even though the truffles were quite firm, she dug into hers --- or the one formerly known as the truffle she was supposed to share with her mom --- industriously and with impressive determination. Ha, this from a kid whose ice cream we have to slice!

[Photo taken at 1405.]

Birthday lunch

Had risotto and it was good, but it would have been even better if we hadn't had to wait over an hour for our main courses.

The appetizer was purrrty, but I didn't even think to take a picture of it until after it was gone.

Muchos thankies to Team-Boch-now-fortified-with-Chucky* for taking me out for my birthday!

[*That means the SIL, the brother and the nieces for those not in the know; photo taken at 1345.]

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Time to head home

Now at Stockholms Stadion

Opening band called "White Lies" is playing.

All set

Ticket and earplugs, check!

If you're currently thinking "earplugs?!?", read this post.

Off to see the wizard

Well, Coldplay actually.

Aside from being appropriately red, these shoes merit an entry because I'd been eyeing them on an online store in Sweden, but ended up buying them from a brick and mortar store in the Philippines for 1/3 of the price. 1/3!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Horoscopes are purposely vague

...and yet this one seems to have "EINA!!!" written all over it.

It reads "There is something you are avoiding which you will have to confront sooner or later anyway. Don't procrastinate!"

Story of my life... *sigh*

Looks like someone's pasta dinner going to be pasta-free.

Spotted this on the bus seat next to mine.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

One leg down, two to go

Am now in Hong Kong where I have to wait for four hours for my next flight.

Above is a picture of my room taken right before I left for the airport. The clutter-free path from the door to the opposite wall is a reliable indicator that I have left the building.

[This entry couldn't be published from Hong Kong, but remained in my outbox and finally got through when I sent in the post above.]