Yups, this is our new home. Shanghai. Better place with better opportunities for the 3 of us. I keep telling myself how relieved I am to be back in the civilized world.
At least living would be so much easier here, easy access to health care, friends to go out with (real human contacts … whoo-hooo!!!) places to venture out to and things (or mall hopping) to do. Sounds good enough to me.
We are staying temporarily in Room 2410. For you guys, it’ll just look like another hotel’s corridor and another bedroom. Yeah, but it’s a better looking corridor – with sexy purple color and design, and a better looking master bedroom. The hotel’s interior is dominated by a lot of striking purple color which was taken from the Tang’s Dynasty (thanks babe for filling me in) Just gorgeous colors. I will compile more of the interior photos sometime soon. Briana is feeling at home already, running along the corridor like she used to, giggling and babbling.
Tomorrow we’ll move into the apartment (still inside the hotel). I can’t wait to go back to my cooking and baking. Luckily, the chefs cook very nice food here. Briana has been pampered everyday by the really delicious variety of porridge sent by the chef. It even tastes better than my cooking. Hmmppff! What goes in there? It looks like a simple porridge, no heavy seasoning, just a typical plain chinese rice porridge with a subtle hint of sesame oil. That’s it! But apparently Briana has fallen in love with their cooking. She eats bowl after bowl after bowl without a fuss. She’d never eat anything that quick before. Okay, she eats fresh orange as quick. I think I should get their recipe.
**However, my beef ribs broth is still the best though. Because we still have no kitchen in the room, I sent half a kilo of beef ribs to the chef so he can make some broth. It was far from what I expected. Mine is still better** (big grin on my face)
Sementara ini belum ada update masakan atau foto2 makanan dulu yah. Dapur belum beroperasi dan gw masih ribet bebenah sambil ngemong si kecil. Website Hopscotch sementara ini masih di-upgrade sana-sini, sidebar belom kelar. Cooking Etcetera juga perlu dirombak total kayanya, layout yang sekarang plugins slidernya nggak jalan. Juga beberapa temen yang gw janjiin mau gw rombak websitenya *sabar yaaa, gw juga sambil nyuri2 waktu ni* Kaki juga dah gatel kepingin menjelajah Shanghai berdua aja sama Bri. Banyak tempat2 seru buat berburu barang2 properti, barang2 antik, elektronik murah ala Ambasador Mall (oh tidaaaaakkkk, software2 murah boooouuw). Huhuhu, kebanyakan kepinginnya. Owiyaa, akhirnya setelah berminggu-minggu nyari donlot gratisan buat Adobe Illustrator, gw dapet juga. AI ter-install dengan manisnya di laptop gw. Kalo ada yang mau juga, tinggalin komen aja, nanti gw kirim link via email
Nice to catch up with y’all. See you soon, hopefully not too long