Journal #213 – Chill weekend, hanging out with friends

Somehow despite being a weekend, I found myself awake at around 8am.

So instead of continuing to lay in bed, I got up, have a quick breakfast consisting of oatmeal, a cake roll and then some coffee made from Starbucks’ instant coffee.

After that, I went ahead to play Everspace until my second breakfast at 10.30am and I went back to play the game until 12pm before I meet my friend for a meal at The Sushi Bar.

I ordered the small Kaisen Chirashi Don instead of the regular-sized one because I knew I wasn’t that hungry but had to eat something.

We also ordered the Aburi Salmon rolls.

After the meal, we went to the Apple Store. I was hoping to get the book, Designed by Apple in California. Turns out they don’t have the book in store, and I will need to order online and get it delivered to me. I also get to see the physical iPhone X but I don’t feel particularly excited over it. To me, it’s just another phone.

You may be wondering why I want to get that book. My intention is to study and appreciate the design of Apple products over the years. I personally don’t have firsthand experience with Apple products released before 2015 and don’t see the point of getting them physically. I don’t want to be a hoarder of Apple products. That’s so not minimalistic.

After that we made our way to Suntec City where there is a Consumer Electronic Fair. We just walk around the fair, looking at products without actually buying anything.

After that, we went to have dinner at Pasarbella. I ordered the Good Catch burger with truffle fries and a yam-based smoothie.

The burger itself was decent but the fries, were soggy. I supposed it’s because they left it exposed to air after deep frying for a while before serving.

The smoothie on the other hand was actually not bad.

After the dinner, we went home, making our way to the train station.

Then this caught my eye.

At first, this advertisement about Panadol to me reminded me about my constant need for painkillers earlier this year because my work is stressing me out and I couldn’t wind down. I felt like this advertisement espouses the idea that people should work so hard until they are encouraged to take painkillers.

But I hope that’s not the message people take away. Don’t rely on drugs to help you go through your work day. It’s not worth it.

Anyway, half way through on the train journey, we decided to watch Jigsaw. We stopped at Jurong East and watched the movie.

I think the movie was quite alright and it has been a long time since I last watched a movie featuring jigsaw. I think the last movie I watched was Saw 3.

After the movie, I thought about going for a run because I didn’t do any over the week but the heavy rain caused me to re-think it. I will do it tomorrow either in the morning or mid-afternoon. I do have a wedding dinner to attend in the evening and I will use that chance to catch up with some ex-colleagues there.