It's been a trying week as the days are packed with so much to do! The hubster has been poorly over the weekend so I've had to do a bit of mothering on top of the usual creative work. To add to everything else, I've been invited to do a 4-part workshop at a local school so that's been taking up some time planning-wise since it's the first time I'm taking a class! The group's mainly 17-18 yr olds, hopefully I can interest them with the basic jewellery-making techniques and that they won't eat me alive!! (too many scary stories abt a teacher's life in the classroom) My first session's this Friday *shudder* but come next week, I'll be off to the Philippines with my gal pals for a much-needed hol! This is the first time I'll be missing the national day parade on TV but oh well we have to follow the holiday schedule of my civil servant (hah) friends so yay! 4 of us will be heading to Makati City for some sun and shopping!
Even though Matt was really ill yesterday, he still managed to make it to Lorraine's birthday do with me at the newly opened Food for Thought cafe on North Bridge Road, just across the National Library. This funky foodstop began with School of Thought that was started by 5 of Lorraine's friends and now they've continued their social enterprise aspirations with this "quirky little indie diner". For instance, tap water is served free but you have the option of donating to international well-building projects so that people in other countries may enjoy free water like we do someday. You can also choose to drop some change into the waitresses' university funds :) The cafe's simple no-frills decor and warm comfort food like their cream-less mushroom and fennel soup made us feel so at home!
David explaining the selection of meats to us
Us mortal folk looking on in awe
The 2 chefs David and Peter had planned a special menu for our party of 10 and we had a little corner to ourselves, smiley face banners, balloons, poppers and all! Much to the amusement of some fellow tourist diners :)
Peter, Lorraine and David
The pretty birthday girl and her pink lilies ~
Happy birthday babez!
Tomorrow's the opening launch party of Maki Squarepatch's: Hello Eco! shop on Emerald Hill so that's something else to look forward to! They've put in so much hard work into this shop so I can't wait to see what stuff will be in store! I'm meant to be working on some exclusive pieces for them as well but oopsie, still have a long way to go :p Chris will be bringing some of her baking goodies *yummy!* It's really hard not to put on weight when you're in my shoes :(