We started our Sunday with a late brunch at The Coastal Settlement (TCS). We've been there a couple of times on our own and with family and friends, trying out both old and dishes and always liking what we ordered.
Truffle fries are one of my favourite kind of fries ever but the truffle fries today wasn't as good as they should be.
My Chocolate Milkshake.
Kh finished every single bit of his Big Breakfast.
My Wagyu Cubes Salad wasn't as good as the last time I had it. It was sweet and I could even feel the sugar grains (yucks). I'm ok with sweet salad dressing if they are fruit sauce like orange, apple and the likes. Not when it tastes sugary. Some of the raw vegetables were much too bitter than the usual bitterness of some raw vegetables. We were actually craving for TCS's Steak and Eggs but it seemed like that dish was no longer on the menu.
I love the vintage decor of the whole eatery.
A vintage BMW could only happen in TCS.
As if our coffee and chocolate wasn't enough, we were up and about for round 2 of beverage...
At Chock Full of Beans.
Due to time constraint, there is a limit of only one 3D latte foam art per table. The rest of the art would be random. Since I've been wanting to "own" a 3D kitty drink, kh had to settle for 2D.
Kh got Keroppi in his Mocha! Yes, he ordered mocha AGAIN and asked, "Why did they gimme a FROG?"
He tried stirring the mocha without destroying the Keroppi.
My Hazelnut latte arrived about 15 minutes after his but it was well worth the wait!
I simply couldn't get enough of snapping photos of my cute kitty cat!
High 10 with your cute little paws!
Yeah... I had to snap 1947594936 pictures of me and the kitty cat before I drank it. I mean, it isn't every day that I have a 3D kitty foam art.
Kitty cat and kitty art. According to kh and some other close people, they think I have cat-like tendency. In fact, kh often says that if I were to look like an animal, it would be a cat.
Kh's favourite moment at Chock Full of Beans was when he could DESTROY the "stupid cat".
He murdered it by smashing its brains in.
As seen in this video.
It was just a simple late brunch outing, followed by coffee and plain hanging out, doing nothing much. However, I felt quite happy. I have not been feeling the best physically, emotionally and psychologically for quite some time.
Since last Friday, I was plagued with Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI). I've already known my pattern for URTI. First the throat, then the cold and cough overlapping till it all ends.
The very bad throat full of sores and ulcers coupled with headache and a slight rise in temperature would be the first warning sign that I would suffer from URTI. These symptoms came last Friday and I thought that with enough rest over the weekend and self-medication, I would be well in no time. The bad throat cured in 2 days but the leaky blocked nose replaced it over the weekend. The cold this time was quite bad. I was practically blowing very thick and sticky mucus from deep within all day long. I reckon I scared many colleagues when I came back to work on my 2nd day of MC last Tuesday.
I've been blowing my nose every single day and still, the thick sticky mucus kept surging. (I know... eeew) Initially, I stayed away from Western medication and was taking Barlean's Olive Leaf Complex as it came in the mail just in time the previous Saturday. Apparently, I should start taking it to build up my immunity when I'm well and hence, a trip to the doctor and the Western medication was unavoidable in times of sickness. To curb the blocked leaky nose, I had to take some medication to loosen the mucus. This medication did a super yucky and uncomfortable thing-- it made the mucus flow down my throat. I've never in my life experienced such thick mucus coating my throat to the extent that I had difficulty swallowing and breathing even if on the other hand, it allowed me to breathe coz my nose became unblocked. There were times when I felt that the stickiness were hanging midway in my passage, unable to slide down. I really hated that feeling.
While I was still snorting thick mucus, the phlegmy cough arrived. The phlegm was thick and deep in the lungs which was really uncomfortable. There were many times when I coughed till I retched for the phlegm to be expelled.
It has since been a little more than a week and while I'm still blowing my nose and coughing, the mucus and phlegm has become a lot less viscous and more manageable as I'm typing this.
If you remember, I suffered from gastric flu during the CNY period. I was also tired physically. I was doing too much after work. I think I really deserve it for slapping too many tasks upon myself to do but I needed to take my mind off unpleasant things at times. The good news is, I've been so tired out that I no longer suffer from insomnia. I've been getting more sleep than I ever had over the years.
Aside from all the illness, I've also been feeling rather down emotionally and psychologically. I can't really explain why and I also don't wish to go there. Only a handful of close friends are somewhat aware of my instability which I couldn't explain myself too. I guess I'm able to hide when the time comes but it really is difficult to pretend at times. The feeling comes and goes. I could cry for no reason and then pick myself up and smile again. Well, if you ask me. I think I should go seek some professional help if this continues but for now, the stronger side of me would always take over and pull my weaker self up and I'm always thankful that as a Gemini I have 2 very opposing sides each helping the other when the need arises.
Thank you for reading up till here for those who did. I may or may not reply your comments with regard to this as it took me some time to decide to share my feelings here for all to see.