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Almost Chinese New Year – ‘Tis The Eve Of The Eve Of Chinese New Year

on February 14, 2018

As usual, this morning I drove to work with Glen Ong and the Flying Dutchman as my 2 favorite air time deejays on air.

I laughed when Glen was told to list top 5 airlines to cater to women.

Emirates Airline became “Emma Rates Airline”

Cathay Pacific Airlines became “Cathy Pacific Airline”

Virgin Air became “Virginia Air”

Air France became “Air Francine”

I must be old as I forgot the 5th one!

Drive time to work is always the same, with my mind going in different ways.

There is so much to think and in such a short span of time – 15 minutes top plus parking which takes 5 minutes.

I had a lovely dinner with Mr Ability To Earn last night. We talked shop over a lovely dinner of woodsmoked duck, traditional lo hei dish for Chinese New Year, stir fried asparagus with garlic, spinach stir fried in soupy broth with 3 kinds of eggs (salted, normal egg and century egg) and roasted belly pork.

All this was at Swissotel’s Szechuan Court and Kitchen. I love the ambience as it reminds me of the Chinese Dynasty “Dreams of the Red Chambers” as some of the booths are draped in fine silk drapes. Business was brisk and rather busy with full house diners.

The woodsmoked duck was excellent as it had the tenderness of the duck infused with woodsmoked fragrance. I loved it. We had it with bone in and not deboned as it would waste the entire half a duck!

Mr Ability To Earn taught me how to grow my monies. Putting in a bank is not going to give good returns. True, interest rates for savings were measly. But mortgage rates are going up. Meanwhile rumor has it that real estate is suppressed to ensure that prices do not rise.

He shared that his own investments for property has dropped below what he paid. Still, he is holding onto it.

He spoke of types of investment instruments and we both agreed that 2 options were safest; annuity and property for capital gains.

I laughed. I did not have millions and so, it did not make much difference to me but still, he was right to ensure that I remember to examine my finances always.

This explains why he is Mr Ability To Earn!

Before we parted ways, he gave me a box of Nonya Pineapple Tarts with salted egg yolk and boy oh boy it was delectably good and might I add, sinfully decadent. I immediately ate 2 out of 8 tarts in a tin box.

I was also given a tub of egg rolls and cookies with traditional 2 mandarin oranges!

I am happy that Mr Ability To Earn made the time to remember little old me and cared enough to get me cookies as well!

Chinese New Year is one night away from Reunion Dinner and I take this opportunity to wish all my friends Gong Xi Fa Cai, Happy Lunar New Year of The Dog and may good health, wealth and happiness be with us all 😀


8 responses to “Almost Chinese New Year – ‘Tis The Eve Of The Eve Of Chinese New Year

  1. juliehcares says:

    I need to send you my address to send me some cookies to try! 😀

  2. MELewis says:

    A man that gives you good advice and delicious cookies? What better Valentine could a girl ask for! 😉 Happy year of the dog to you! x

  3. Neethu says:

    Glad you enjoyed..😁

  4. scifihammy says:

    Aw Sounds like a lovely evening and I’m happy you were pampered a bit – you deserve it!
    Happy New Year 😀

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