Thursday, October 13, 2011

The one with the clothes, dogs & a simple 4-course dinner

Edited to add:
Louis and Emmie are NOT MY dogs. They are my gal pal's dogs. I felt the compelling need to add this line in after reading all the comments.

One Sunday, a group of us met up at East Coast Park for a really late lunch. I forgot the name of the place but it served pretty awesome beach bar food.

Regina's friend Jun came along with her bf and it turned out that kh and her knew each other from school. I managed to get along quite well with Jun and am always happy to be acquainted with new people.

Even though my dear hubby kh and I had already taken our lunch, he being a regular dude could not help ordering some "finger food" other than drinks. He explained that it was for all to share but I knew that he just wanted to much on something.

He ordered nachos and it came topped with lip-smacking cheese with spicy salsa beef dip. It was so heavenly that I could not scold him for binging.

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After that, we proceeded to our main agenda for the day -- to help Karen to clear her clothes.

She had got so many huge recyclable bags full of clothes (both new and gently worn) that she was letting go. Hence we as all good gal pals are, were tasked with the mission of trying to help clear some space in her house while our significant others shook their heads and played big boys' games.

Louis and Emmie love visitors as they would be spoilt by the many people showering attention on them.

Louis the intelligent Spaniel

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Emmie the loving "slutty" Pomeranian

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Before you start lambasting me for being a bitch and calling a bitch a slut, do note that this is a term of endearment which Karen also uses. Emmie really loves to be petted and would not hesitate to flip over for us to stroke her belly.

They really love to be petted and have their tummies rubbed and would fight to squirm their way near us.

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Actually it was more of Emmie doing the squirming and manja-ing while Louis would coolly let her be if she squirmed to take his space.

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Whenever Louis got affection from one of us, Emmie had to do the same.

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She would nestle herself at the other side. Really cute!

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Besides playing with dogs, we also had one more "toy" to amuse ourselves with -- HAMSTERS!

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The hamsters you see here are currently in my house and they are the fattest little dwarfs I've ever seen. Not fattened by me though. Long story as to why they are in my house.

Louis and Emmie are such sweet creatures and they would not hurt the hamsters. We learnt that we could even let the hamsters run all over them.

We were hesitant to try such dangerous stunt though so the most dangerous stunt that kh tried was this.

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Seeing that we would stay at her place till late, Karen decided to start whipping up what she deemed "a simple fare" for us.

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It was anything but simple! It was a 4-course affair consisting of salad for starters, curry baked chicken wings for sides, olive chicken pasta for mains and French styled flourless dark chocolate cake for dessert.

She is definitely the hostess with the most-est. I could never ever be a hostess like this.

It was great that we had late lunch coz by the time we girls picked out the clothes we wanted, the boys finished playing their games and Karen finished cooking, it was 10pm. It was actually really a dinner cum supper.

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I love desserts that aren't too sweet and this dark chocolate cake definitely sat in well with my taste buds when served with whipped cream.

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I would end this post with a comment made by kh:
"Paiseh leh. Come here let my wife take free clothes, play free games and eat free food." 
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For my international blogger friends, "paiseh" is a term in Hokkien to signify that we are embarrassed.

18 comments:

  1. LOL, KH has the right attitude! And the pups are so cute. Louis is my favorite of the two--and that has nothing to do with the name calling. ;P

    Is Karen a little bit of a shopaholic? The way she cooks, it's okay if she likes to shop.

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  2. aww the dogs are adorable!
    and i agree with you about desserts, i like cakes and sweets but not those which are too much sweet because i get queasy D: that's why i love dark chocolate, it's a less sweet than the normal one ^^ and again, your posts make me hungry! T^T

    Lots of love * Sofia

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  3. Your pets are so adorable! The food feast looks amazing. Making me hungry ;)

    http://justtututiny.blogspot.com/
    Thu

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  4. Rick,
    I bet you would do the same as kh too when you say goodbye to your hostess! You seem like the type.

    They're dogs, not puppies but I guess you used pups to mean dogs. I often hear Americans use "pups" to mean dogs but over here pups means puppies. Rick, I read a funny joke on a Facebook sharing about Americans and their language and culture. It's so funny, I'm sure you would be able to take the joke? I would search for that note.

    Yes, Karen is! But she is also a genuinely nice and big-hearted lady and I guess even her hubby wouldn't blame her shopperholism. lol.

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    Skinny Love,
    They really are such sweet creatures. I'm not too much of a dog person after I realise that unwittingly, cats reach out to me more. Out of all my friends who have dogs, I must say I'm a lot more attached to Louis and Emmie.

    My posts would always make people hungry coz taking photos of food is such a joy!

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    just tututiny,
    Haha, they're not my pets! Nonetheless, thanx for stopping by my blog and leaving some love coz I love to see newcomers around.

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  5. I'm always drooling over your food pics, gets my appetite going ;)

    Aww your pets are so cute. I remember having a hamster when I was a kid. In fact we had more than one... they always seemed to die or ran away >_< thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Ah, your dogs are soooo cute! Great post, arling! Great blog, I am now following! Maybe you can visit my blog:)

    Love,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  7. Your dogs are sooo cute!!! Great post, darling! Great blog, I am now following! Maybe you can visit my blog:)

    Love,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  8. love the dogs! really adorable!=)

    -Macy

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  9. Your dogs are sooo adorable! :]!!

    -Christina

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  10. Looks great. They are sweet..love all the food :) x

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  11. Hey Jo! Those nachos are the best I have ever seen. LOL I would've devoured them girl! Louis, Emmie and the Hamsters are adorable!!! So glad "the stunt" was successful! :D WOW, Karen can cook! 4-courses!!! I couldn't be a hostess like her either. LOL She's truly amazing. I love the pic of you snapping a pic! Hope your day is going well my friend. ((HUG))
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  12. Nic Nic,
    The dogs and hamsters aren't mine. They're my gal pal karen's though the hamsters are currently in my house.

    "they always seemed to die or ran away"
    True! I used to rear lots of hamsters as they kept escaping and entering the opposite gender's cages. lol... We experienced some lost hamsters too. I love most of my hamsters last time. They were Syrian I think. When I was much older, dwarf hamsters became all the rage but I don't feel attachment towards dwarf hamsters. I've always prefer Syrians.

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    Annabelle Fleur,
    Welcome! I love to see newcomers here. Thank you for your comment and for following.

    PS: The dogs aren't mine.

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    Macy,
    Thank you, dear. They're not just adorable but intelligent as well.

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    Christina,
    Welcome! I love to see newcomers here. Thank you for leaving me a comment.

    PS: The dogs aren't mine.

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    The Dainty Doll's House,
    Thanx, dear.

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    Kim,
    They are indeed the best nachos ever with the beef and all just that we can't use out hands as they're so messy to eat with hands. Ooh... I'm so hungry now thinking of it.

    Louis and Emmie are not just adorable, they're intelligent too. Can't say the same for the hamsters... lol... Dwarf hamsters are just so difficult to be attached to. I think that hamster was shivering while Emmie looked on innocently. Haha... I pity it.

    Agree on your point about Karen totally. I hope your day goes well too!

    PS: I love how you addressed everyone by their first names!

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  13. Yes, I think I would--and I might ask when we could visit again. =)

    You're right, in the US we do sometimes use "pup" to mean dog, even though we know it's really short for puppies. A lot of people (not me) treat their dogs as if they are toddlers--so they always think of them as young. Maybe that's how it got started.

    I can take a joke--unless it's about my dear, departed, saintly mother. LOL!

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  14. cryskay,
    Really?! They might be long lost twinnies.

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    Rick,
    It probably started this way! Thanx for explaining. I might post that joke up in the next entry.

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  15. Aww Louis and Emmie are so cute! And it looks like you all had a great time at Karen's house. It looks like she is definitely a great host, not only feeding all of you but giving away freebies as well haha. That's actually a great idea though, to invite your friends over to clear out your closet. Maybe someone else would be able to give your clothes a 2nd home instead of just being thrown out :)

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  16. gosh you always have yummy food on your blog!!!

    haha i slutty pompom too funny..she's cute though! my parents has a Pomeranian too and he's super slutty! he got our neighbor dog pregnant!!!

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  17. Rinny,
    I used to do clothes exchange with my friends. It's really fun to see your clothes going to new owners and we would always be happy to see what used to be ur clothes on our friends.

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    Yvonne,
    Your comment about the slutty pom getting your neighbour's dog pregnant really cracked me up big time. Thanx for the laughs.

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