Life in the old dog yet?
Last Sunday I donned the football boots again after 6 weeks or so off, and strolled out to play a full 90 minutes in 35 degree heat and 85% humidity – OMG – bring it on.
We played a Japanese team who were out there training for about 30 minutes before the game – just amazing, or mad, or both! My training was bending down to get my socks on and to tie my boots. Was shagged after doing that.
I think I did OK, bearing in mind it has been a while. Unfortunately we lost 2-0 though.
‘Small-World’ scenario was I ended up playing against Sota-San – the chap who I went to Cambodia with with Oliver – remember that blog when we visited Phnom Peng and then went off to the villages and orphanages to play football – yep that was him! Great to hook up again!
Yep – just about managed to keep running the whole game – man these guys were fit.
I think it was the promise of a beer afterwards that kept me going – or just leaning forwards and letting the weight of my gut create a forward motion – hmm one of the two or perhaps both – ha ha!
This was literally just after we got back from London – so Amy took great delight wearing her new Chelsea kit and having a kick around with her brother Ollie.
Is this a sprint I am doing now?
I think I may have heard the referee blow the whistle for full-time and knowing there was that cold beer I think I was sprinting off to get changed.
Sccccrrrreeeechhhhh – brakes on – no it was no the final whistle DAMN!!!
But after one sliding tackle this game which scuffed off some skin, I have been in a bad way since – hence the reference to a ‘carry-over’. Sore on Monday. Off to Malaysia for work Tue-Wed and my leg ballooned. I had an infection. Dr’s Thursday back in Singapore, cleaning, anti-biotics and creams to rub on the wound which had now swollen and had infection all over my lower leg.
That’s that I thought. More later.
Anyway we went to Joe’s – just a great local restaurant nearby where we live.
Kids having fun with their ice-cream desserts afterwards.
Lovely shot of Steve and Tracey with us at Joe’s.
And our mate from HK down for some work – Lol came with us to watch the football and join us for beers and food.
Man did those beers slip down so very very well.
Now we slip to Friday and barmAID – remember the previous blogs.
Limited photos here as did not take the camera however we did have official photographers there.
There will be a new blog coming for this one once I have got my hands on those.
But let’s just say – what an event.
200+ people that attended to raise a mass of money for our charities in Cambodia – this year for Tabitha and Hope for Cambodian Children.
As it was 80’s themed we ended up looking like this…
Need I say any more – I really don’t think so….
Dear me – it’s all for charity people – amazing what you’ll do eh.
Seriously the training I had to do to get in to shape for this costume was just incredible.
When I said I though my leg was all over that Thursday. Nope, it wasn’t.
Friday was barmAID as you have seen above – grin and bear it and allow the beer to remove the pain. Funny was that people thought the bandages were part of my outfit.
Saturday – holy cow this thing is hurting me big time.
Sunday – can’t stand it any more – off to A&E. Two injections in my arse cheeks of mega antibiotics, a scrub to lose the infected skin from the wound (OUCH!), x-rays to check the infection had not got to the bone, a load of dressings and some knock-out pain-killers and I was home again.
But before I go to A&E we have to get ready don’t we.
Which includes Amy donning a rainbow dress and having her make-up done – yes to go to A&E.
I could hear lips puckering as I cleaned my teeth in the bathroom – I walked in to the bedroom to see my Amy applying copious amounts of lipstick – and then Mary helping her finish her off.
Very pretty AmyBoo – but maybe a little too much like Pageant Princesses in USA???
Nah not my Amy.
After the treatments above – feeling a little battered and bruised I needed to eat.
Off to a regular haunt that is usually so good. Hong Kong Tea House, Katong – sorry you let me down today! Not your usual good stuff and service – less than average to be honest!!!
An an annual appraisal at work you would have been marked ‘Needs Improvement!’
Our lunch took over 2 hours.
You said you had my puff pastry char siew buns – one hour later after waiting you come back to advise actually you have none.
We wait 30 minutes for a dessert to be made.
Your serving staff were crap and bloody morbid!
Still some photos anyways.
A very interesting drink, and seriously try this at home – coca-cola, with lemon and ginger that you warm and serve hot.
Amy digs in to to her Xiao Long Bao – steamed pork buns with soup inside. She loves these things. But this one was sort of OK only. She only ate the outside of this this time.
I’ll give them this – the steamed beaf balls were bloody amazing, with this spicy dip that I think was made from Worcestershire Sauce.
What is the penguins of Madagascar say; ‘Smile & wave boys, smile and wave.’
Rather than actually what was in my head, as my leg throbbed from 2+ hours of sitting waiting.
Home for a sleep as my pain-killers kicked in, then off out later for dinner time.
You know sometimes I read these blogs back to myself and think, do you guys all think that all we do is eat! Ha Ha!!! Food, food, food!!!
Off now to recommendation from a friend and client who is actually Cambodian – Po. Off to Changi Road, to Siamese Cat Restaurant. No Thai food made here though. It is a mixture.
Po had recommended to me to try the Assam Fish Head Curry (clearly I recommended that to Mary – not for me) and I said this to the waiter that this came as a recommendation. A recommendation from my Cambodian friend. He said “Ah you must mean Po, he’s always here…” Ha Ha!!!
Whilst waiting Amy asked me if her lipstick was still on.
‘Daddy can you take a picture to show me if it is still on?’
He He! You look beautiful honey!
My absolute signature dish of this experience – black pepper beef.
Holy cow this was bloody amazing.
Hot, hot, hot – wow spicy.
Beef that just melted in your mouth.
This was fantastic – I would go back to have this, and this alone again.
It really was that good – nuff said!
This is their ‘off-the-menu’ roast chicken with sambal dip.
Amy and I created a little game of making everyone look away so she could steal just the crispy skin.
Yep so again, like the eggs from Kilo, she made a load of naked chicken.
Dragon’s Beard steamed with garlic.
You should have seen how Amy looked when eating this – something I missed with the camera.
Yep – it was all hanging down her face and over her chin – yep just like a beard – dragon girl!!!
The famous Assam Fish Head Curry.
Smelt amazing – but I am going nowhere near this one.
Thumbs up from Ollie and Mary though!
A quick dessert for yours truly.
Go on have a guess.
A clue – the popular bloke a party could be called a fun guy…
Any ideas now???
It is basically mushroom (fungi – get it). It’s a certain type, and in a sweet sauce with dates and longans.
Yep mushroom for dessert – mmm yummy!!!
We walk out to grab a cab, and I bump in to a place that my mate Barrie has told me all about.
Bar 328, again on Changi Road – sort of a private joint, but we mentioned Barrie’s name and in we went. The main reason for this was that Siamese Cat does not have a drinks license – so having seen 328 how could we resist a quick stop off for refreshments
So finally a great end to a day of mixed things.
Wish me luck tomorrow as I go back to A&E at midday – hopefully a green light on the leg, if not – boo hoo more treatments to come for that one I am sure.