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Gwendolyn N.
20 years young, a dreamer with a slight obsession for the lemniscate.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Happy 1st Year, Butthead

Hi! It's been a while since I last blogged.

I'm finally done with my first production with SIM Dreamwerkz!

It was a really tiring journey and I always think that people who don't dance (or do so as seriously and passionately as we do) would never understand how we feel and what we go through. But I came out of it a stronger person and dancer, both mentally and physically.

My body's really tired now though and honestly speaking I've not had any time at all to recover from the fatigue and lack of rest.. generally the shit I put my body through on this journey. I'm still super tired from it all and I yearn to get a day off to just chill alone and not dance/go for meetings etc.

My butthead came down to support me on day 1, and we went for drive-thru Macs before he sent me home. On day 2 he picked me up after the show to sleepover so that he could send me to work the next morning. Hehe so blessed! What would I do without this guy who supports me in everything I do? Thanks for all the love :)

All this talk about him brings me to.....

...our first year celebration!

We didn't do much, just spent the morning grocery shopping before staying in the kitchen for like 3hrs sweating it out while cooking (mainly him, I just made the quinoa salad whoops).

We made pasta with prawns and chicken breast topped with olive oil and herb seasoning, salted egg fried chicken (which was REALLY good, thank you babe! His idea because I love anything salted egg), and then I made the quinoa salad which was really great because it was light and refreshing.. great for my weak stomach which bloats with anything I consume.

Shared all the love with his mom and grandpa :)

After that we drove down to VivoCity for Jamie's Italian.

I was terribly excited when he led us towards the restaurant (he kept it a secret), but that excitement soon died down after our appetizers arrived.

We ordered the crispy stuff risotto balls..

And the crab something bruschetta.

WHICH WERE BOTH EXPENSIVE and yet didn't taste really nice. I mean c'mon that bruschetta was pathetic. One small slice of baguette sliced into 3 that cost us I think around $13? Kiiiinda ridiculous.

When the appetizers arrived, he looked at me and told me he was sure he wouldn't feel full after this meal and felt that we needed to scout for other places to get dessert or a snack afterwards.

Then our mains came..... almost 30-40mins after we were done with our appetizers.

We honestly had half a mind to just pay for the appetizers and leave. Even after informing the staff that we were done and they could fire up the mains, it still took another 20mins or so of waiting.

Worse part of it all?

They tasted horrible :(

I kid you not. His pork chop was so dry he literally sawed through the meat with his knife. It looks greasy on the outside but any foodie would know that the meat was terribly overcooked.

We asked the waiters about it, and both gave us the excuse that well we ordered a grilled pork chop, so it would most definitely be less moist. But dude, the problem here was that the meat was so overcooked it was TOUGH. I don't ever remember having grilled meat that was that tough.

The total bill chalked up to quite a huge amount too and to be honest, none of the food was worth the money we paid for it :(

Thank God for the amazing company. Tried to keep in mind that it was a huge day for us, and while we were upset with our choice of restaurant for dinner and the excuses from the waiters, we cheered up at the thought of having dessert at Max Brenner :)

Now THIS is worth every penny spent.

I would totally spend $36+ on desserts again here. SO GOOD. I'm glad we settled for this and not llaollao like we initially wanted to hehe. Definitely my new favourite dessert place for when I have the cash to splurge hahaha.

And this concluded our first year anniversary celebration before we went back to being busy with work/dance/school again. Nothing big, just a simple lunch cooked together and shared with family, followed by a simple (sigh trying to be nice here) dinner and dessert.

Thank you for the amazing day love :) I'm so blessed to have this guy right by my side. I'm not exactly an easy person to be with, and so I'm glad he's been patient with me, growing with me as a person and growing together as a couple everyday.

I'm thankful for your love every day :)

Here's to the many more years we'll spend together.

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