This is just the..what…3rd Hecate outing and already our numbers have dwindled to just eight people. Geez. But then again, we were informed of the outing only the day before which was last-minute and all.
I was late (again). Because I overslept (again).
Safe to say though, I was the first at the Waraku restaurant. Not to be triumphed or anything because I spent quite some time just trying to find the
I made reservations for the first time (I think)! Yeah, a suaku is me. It was odd to be sitting by myself at a table for eight without ordering anything and for a good ten minutes too. I studied the menu like whoa.
I don't know why the staff stuck the receipt to the wall when they could have just handed it us -_-
The overstatement award goes to the udon Tang Jie ordered.
The bowl is bigger than her head (Or anyone’s head for that matter), and yet the size of the serving is…Seems…Seems to be overwhelmingly small.
However, considering that it’s UDON we’re talking about here, that small amount should be able to fill one’s stomach anyhow.
This is KeQi's meal. Which the guys kept helping themselves to.
And which made stains on her dress. What's the score now for the "Strange Substances On KeQi" tally now? XDD
Dieh's lunch set: Pork Ramen + Sushi. I really like how the soup base looked.
It would have been a better idea to order sushi instead of other dishes. The serving is small (Less Waste), it has RAW FISH and most of all...
...It's pretty. Such a lovely orange coloring.
I ordered the lunch set: Shoyu Ramen + Tsukune.
Shoyu Ramen is basically ramen with a single slice of pork that resembles char siew (but paler and healthier-looking). It was vaguely alarming to see that the soup base resembled diluted soya sauce with sesame oil. I was kinda expecting a light clear colour…Oh well. At least there’s more to it than the saltiness of soya sauce. It’s flavourful enough (probably the meaty taste to it).
Tsukune is the name of the leading male in the fantasy harem Anime that is Rosario+Vampire.
Because he is like a luscious hunk of meat which is vied for by the other supernatural
Hence the dish was named after him.
Well, no. Not really.
The tsukune dish is so-called because of the piece of chicken meat on top of the rice. It ain’t that nice for the record. The meat’s tough and difficult to tear. The sauce doesn’t quite penetrate through the whole piece either.
Oh, and the pretty purple things in the small container at the side? It’s pickled ginger.
Doesn’t seem as good as it looks now, eh?
The Waraku staff provided good service overall. They were friendly, polite and didn't mangle Japanese greetings too much. My only complaint was probably the thick accent of some of their foreign staff members. I strained to figure out what they were trying to say. But that's not their fault. The foreign staff were friendly too =)
[Btw, I think I want to join the Community Service division of CSCC. And bring up helping at animal shelters. Although the other divisions don't sound too bad either. Hmm....]
I wished we had more time to idle over our food, but apparently even with our haste, we entered the movie theatre late anyway. Luckily they always use that time to
Then we went to watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Y’know with that kind of title, I half-thought there would be an entire X-Men Origins series about the various major characters in the X-Men universe. Not that I’ll object to that, of course. The movie was chocked-full of mutant-bashing(QUITE literally) goodness. (I'll post my movie rant soon) Go watch the movie anyway =)
Next we went to the Esplanade. Such a high-class place, don’t cha think?
For poor people like us, we’ll skip the whole posh arty-farty stuff and cam-whore at the rooftop terrace.
Before this, I didn’t know we (the public) were allowed in. O.o…
A nice lotta photos were taken. By anyone who had a camera/camera-phone for that matter. Too bad we weren't there at the peak of the sunset. It'll look a lot more picturesque then. I wouldn't post everything since it's either on FB or someone else's blog already.
I really really really liked how the background contrasted with Dieh. And how the wind catches lightly in her hair.
Erm...I don't know what he was doing until I saw the photo on his blog. Good attempt, btw =)
This hereby proves my camera is not as useless as it seems. It caught someone in mid-air! And yeah, the guys are monkeying around again.
The guys were especially playful today. I have no idea what made them regress to their childhood days. They basically monkeyed around. From throwing pastilles at passing cars and people (LIKE, WTH?!) to attempting to break into a restricted area (I think they knocked the gate out-of-place -_-") and trying to see who can jump higher [See below]…