Daily Monday

Shopping spree!

I just set up my own new bank account today at the local office near my house. It felt like it took forever for my turn to come and to end the process. I didn’t actually finish the process, though, since the entire block suddenly had a blackout. I was unable to get a picture of myself and my signature taken. So the staff told me to come back tomorrow around the morning or the afternoon. Oh well, at least I don’t have to wait in line again.

Me and my mom then went to the mall. My brother decided not go join since the electricity was back on again. We went to Aranzi Cafe because I’d always wanted to go there before it went under renovation. The stall has been renewed now. And they have added several more items to their menu.

Rabbit Chocolate Fruitcake
Rabbit Chocolate Fruitcake
Panda Milky Crunch
Panda Milky Crunch

Mom decided to try a new type of cake she haven’t tried before. We decided to share the cake so mom told me to order another item from their new menu. I was really captivated by their kakigori (lit. shaved ice), so I asked the staff which kakigori was famous among the customers. She pointed out the Panda Milky Crunch which consists of shaved oreo, vanilla ice, mini brownies, and marshmallows.

The shaved ice was enjoyable, they’re actually pretty nice when half-melt. However we didn’t have a nice time devouring the cake since the fruits they used were really sour. My mom chocked on her first bite, and she immediately told me to get rid of the fruits. I tried to taste them first, though. It certainly was sour I can’t stand it. 🙁 Too bad. I guess their green tea and chocolate mouse cakes are still far way better than this one. 😛

Front view
Front view
A not very clear upper view
A not very clear upper view

We went to the SOGO department store just to check whether they’re having clearance sale discounts or not. I then spotted that Elle handbag that was being discounted for fifty percent. I took the bag and showed it to my mom. I guess she fell in love on the first sight and purchased that bag for herself. Boo. If I had some money I would’ve bought that bag for myself, too. Well, it doesn’t really matter though. I could just borrow the bag from her when I need it.

I was actually looking for a medium sized backpack since my old one which was made from leather was having a breaking down process. The leather are getting peeled off little by little and it’s only a matter of time before it finally got broken. I’ve asked my mom several times before to look for a cheap backpack but neither I or her had the time to. So when she spotted a simple parachute-material backpack (again discounted for forty percent), she immediately bought it for me.

The foldable red backpack
The foldable red backpack

It was a really simple backpack. It has four different colours available; red, navy blue, black, and fuchsia. I chose the red one because it’s the brightest of them all. Lol. Aside from having a big space inside, it’s also waterproof! 😀 I think it’s pretty durable, too. I’m planning to use that backpack for my school field trip on the 21st of October. Yay for flashy backpacks!

We ended up spending around $70 for the handbag and $42 for the backpack. It’s a pretty nice deal!

The Salmon Gyoza which tasted like Chicken Gyoza
The Salmon Gyoza which tasted like Chicken Gyoza

We had ramen and gyozas at Sushi Tei for lunch. It was the first time for us to eat at that restaurant. Mom had always wanted to eat there but never had the chance to do so since it’s always crowded during dinner. It was not so crowded when we came so mom said why not.

When we asked for the bill, my mom was quite shocked when she saw that the one registered was salmon gyoza instead of the chicken one. The salmon costs two times the price of the chicken, which explains the expensive bill. Mom then complained to the waitress. However she said that she didn’t misheard our order and insisted that we ordered salmon from the very start. I was pretty confused as I was pretty sure what I ate tasted like chicken, not salmon. And let me stress that it was definitely chicken. The waitress kept insisted otherwise. I could only roll my eyes. I’m never going back to that restaurant.

We had homemade potato wedges as our dinner. My mom tried to make a replica of potato wedges in the restaurants that I loved using the remaining potatoes we had at home.

Seasoned potatoes
Seasoned potatoes

With only salt, pepper, parsley, and rice flour, mom made potato wedges that — in my opinion— surpassed the ones in the restaurants! She then fried them for several minutes, and it was done.

All time favourite potato wedges!
All time favourite potato wedges!

Well, aside from the Sushi Tei incident, I have to say that we really had a good time today!

Author

Rin

A 23 y.o child at heart and office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.

1 comment

  1. I hope you had a great mid-term break! It looks like you had a great day! The shaved ice looks yummy, and so did the cake! Too bad the fruits in it were very sour. The purse is very cute! But I have to say, I love the backpack! And I would be furious if anyone tried to over charge me on my bill. In fact, I had it happen to me once, but I fought very hard as well as my friend. The manager gave us the correct amount and gave us coupons to come back. We never did…

    Anyways, I’m glad you had a great day!

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