Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Love Love Actually

One of my most favouritest movies.  I bought this pre-loved book from amazon for just 5 bucks and I'm sure glad I did.  It is a definite keepsake and collector's item, complete with complete screenplay and dialogue, photos, behind the scene tidbits, I love it to bits!

Harry: Tell me, exactly, how long it is that you've been working here?
Sarah: Two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, what... two hours?
Harry: And how long have you been in love with Karl, our enigmatic chief designer?
Sarah: Ahm, two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, an hour and thirty minutes.
Harry: I thought as much.
Sarah: Do you think everybody knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Do you think Karl knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Oh, that is... that is bad news.
Harry: Well I just thought maybe the time had come to do something about it.
Sarah: Like what?
Harry: Invite him out for a drink and then, after about twenty minutes, casually drop into the conversation the fact that you'd like to marry him and have lots of sex and babies.
Sarah: You know that?
Harry: Yes, and so does Karl. Think about it, for all our sakes. It's Christmas.
Sarah: Certainly. Excellent. Will do. Thanks, boss!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


I first fell in love with this cake some ten years ago when I first discovered Secret Recipe with my mom on a trip to KL. We stayed at one of the hotel's along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, my parent's usual haunt on trips to KL. The Secret Recipe was at Sogo. My, my. That's been quite some time now. Things were a lot simpler then. I was happy and naive. Now, the chocolate banana cake still tastes pretty much the same. But a lot of other things have changed. I have changed. My palate has grown. I can better detect the different tastes on offer. I am braver to try the different plates available. I look at things with different eyes and tastebuds now. Still, from time to time it's good to revisit that chocolate banana cake. To remember that sensation and to remind myself of that first time.