Yesterday was a decent day. I hung out with two girl friends – they’re sisters, and we started off our day by having a hair spa in a beauty salon near the campus. I got massaged on my head down to the back of my neck, back, and arms. And they “ozoned” my hair at the end of the process. It felt so good for a moment I had nothing to complain about being a woman. I trimmed my hair a little bit – that and the spa all cost me a little over Rp. 100,000.00. Don’t get alarmed. That’s just about US$ 11.00. Feeling like models (and starving!), all three of us were ready to entertain our hedonistic drive further. We took a cab and we hit Amplaz – the biggest shopping mall in town. We ate Japanese in Tora Bistro. I was ecstatic to find that there’s a place that sells sushi in J-town! And here’s what I wrote on the napkin just minutes before I left:
The soup is supposed to be served before the main course. That’s why it’s called appetizer. Why the hell did you serve it together with my California rolls?? Sushi is not supposed to be salty. The soy sauce is already salty. And green tea is not supposed to go with sugar. What were you thinking? Grrrrrrrr!!!
I expected too much maybe. I was a bit nostalgic, indeed… trying to compare that place with the one I last visited in Lawrence with Gi and Brian. But with the price I got to pay, I had the right to complain. Next, we went to Starbucks – in the name of the past, because honestly I hate the idea of circulating my money to giant capitalists. (Oh, look who’s talking!)
We then went to some shore stores because one of the sisters wanted to buy herself a pair of flats. It took us about half dozen stores, before she finally found her match. She tried them on, was happy about them…. only to find, in a brief moment after she put on a big smile on her face, the shop assistant saying, apologetically, that “So sorry but those shoes were pre-ordered by someone else…” So why the hell did you let me try them on in the first place? Idiota! We left after giving her some lesson. Grrrrrrr….. Anyways, it’s hard to say that we didn’t have a good time.
Then, last night. MU beat Fulham by 3 – 0. That was pretty decent. And when an ex-bf of mine (finally) wrote a happy-belated-birthday message on my Facebook wall, I couldn’t help being flattered knowing that I, somehow, still meant something in his busy life. We never had a change to get to know each other better than the fact that my choice of words was often too sophisticated for him (what a smartass I was!) and a suspicion on my part that his photography hobby was his MO to knock girls out (what a complete idiot I was!) He is by all definitions not Mr. Commitment, yet he is an epitome of secret lover any woman wishes to have. Mouth-watering delicious, yet unhealthy after a few intakes. 😉 No matter what he did in the past (or didn’t do), his message sufficiently added colors to my days.
The song below – Sang Penghibur (The Entertainer) by Padi – is a decent one too.