Year of the Dragon!
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
It’s been only a couple of weeks ago since I posted about my New Year’s celebration in Edinburgh and yet I am already back with another post about New Year! There’s no harm in wishing everyone good luck for the new year once again is there? So… I hope that the year of the dragon will bring you wealth, health and happiness! May all your endeavours be accomplished this new year, whether it may be acing an exam, scoring a job or even finding the love of your life haha! Now that we’re done with the formalities, let’s move on to my rants! I’ve been quite busy with the recent festivities – which involved quite a lot of food actually. Ever since I started living far from my parents, I’ve been missing my mum’s home-cooked meals every day :( … Which is why I was really looking forward to the NY celebration! The Lunar New Year is one of the few occasions when I could actually get to eat the yummy dishes that remind me of home (how cheesy was that?!)…
For the actual new year’s eve, I went out to have dinner with a couple of friends. At first, we were planning to go to a Vietnamese restaurant but unfortunately… it was closed (sort of expected)! So we went to this Indian chain restaurant called Bangalore near Waterloo station instead. The place seemed pretty cool, they had this really strange seating arrangements with booths that were in some sort of cells above other tables.
I ordered a plate of seafood curry with some sort of spinach and tofu puree on the side. Although that picture doesn’t look really flattering, it wasn’t half bad. However, something happened at the end of the meal which completely changed my opinion about the place… My friend found a NAIL IN HER DRINK!! Really disgusting. What was hilarious was that the manager went on to “look at the CCTV” to check what happened. How can you possibly see whether a nail fell into the drink from a CCTV capture?! She probably wanted to check whether or not one of us might have cut our own nail and dropped it in there. At the end, they only compensated her by not making her pay for the drink – what a great tactic to save your customers indeed. This left me with quite a horrible impression of the place. Although the food was pretty alright, I don’t think I’ll go back there again.
Negativity aside, I had a great time celebrating Lunar New Year – which was what matters in the end :)For the first day of the new year, I went out wearing a red cardigan for luck – it was actually the only red item I could find in my closet. May the year of the Dragon be a year filled with lots of fun and success! Hurrah!