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And so, the sweet boy and I spent our second Valentine’s Day together. Last year as boyfriend and girlfriend, and this is our first year spending Valentine’s Day together as hubby and wifey. He gave me a nice surprise on the day before Valentine’s Day too! Don’t we girls love surprises, especially during special occasions like this! :D Hubby Chewy picked me up from work and I made use of the opportunity to get him carry home the remaining two bottles of wine (I lugged one back last week) from the hamper prize that I won. He pointed at my heels, “Do you wanna go home first to change into something more comfortable then we head out for dinner?” I was like, “Ok! These things are too heavy anyway.” When we got out of the lift, I made a casual remark that I wanna wash my feet before we head out. Ok this might sound pointless to some but it’s a habit of mine that I have to wash my feet when I return home. Hubby said, “Ok then I wait for you outside.” I proceeded to unlock the door and that was when I saw the bouquet of bears, card and chocolates on the table. At first, I thought my dad wanted to play the old romantic and surprise my mum. My second thought was that my mum wanted to play a prank on me! I inched forward and squinted at the card.
The card was addressed to me and signed off by Hubby Chewy. Yours truly screamed, “OH MY GAWD!” upon realizing that the boy was sneaky enough to plan and execute this surprise while I was at work. Hurhur. I bet Hubby Chewy was grinning and thinking, “Gotcha!” Anyway I think my response was really epic. What kinda response was that?! >_<
I think the chocolates impressed me the most! I mean if it was just the bouquet and the card, it would have looked less remarkable. Seriously! :P
Wanted to display this (read: NOT show off) in office but it’s really too huge and will probably take up an entire shelf space! D:
I’m very touched by Hubby Chewy’s effort. Chanel 2.55 next year okay, hubby? :D
Call me kiasu but I was the one who made reservations at Da Paolo Ristorane about a month ago. I decided to be initiative about it since misterchewy has been pretty bogged down by work. And I really didn’t want to put things till the very last minute. All the Da Paolo restaurants offer different set menus and we decided to go ahead with the one at Chip Bee Gardens. Checked with misterchewy and he was alright with settling for Da Paolo’s Valentine’s Day Set Menu at $128 per person, which includes a glass of Prosecco.
Yours truly went the extra mile by applying red hot lipstick and wearing falsies just for the special date. Hehe! :P
Our starter of Atlantic Scallops, Carrot and Tangerine Sauce, Passion Fruit, Celery turned out to be a true delight. The thick, creamy sauce was really brilliant!
We had a middle course of Spinach Carnaroli Risotto with King Prawns in Brandy Sauce. I loveeeee risotto and it had been ages since I last ate it. Hubby Chewy and I both agreed that the risotto was firm to the bite but the creaminess was kind of overwhelming towards the end.
I chose the Grouper Fillet with Asparagus & Herbed Potatoes in Hollandaise sauce as my main course. Felt that the fish was a tad dry.
The husband was quite satisfied with his Braised Lamb Shoulder, which he marvelled to be very tender.
Strawberry Tiramisu with White Chocolate! This was the best out of all the courses, no kidding! :P Light, creamy, luscious and heavenly.
“What?! You want me to finish this piece of strawberry?!”
“I don’t like strawberry.. Can I not eat it pleeeeease?”
“Boohoohoo.. I really don’t wanna eat it.. I don’t like..”
Ok I forced misterchewy to finish up the strawberry that was lying on his plate! *evil laughter*
Thank you for the nice dinner treat, Hubby Chewy! :D If you ask me, I think it’s ok to be a little more extravagant on special occasions. Yes I agree that Valentine’s Day is very commercialized but I’m not bothered by this fact :P
The boy left a message on my Facebook wall:
“In your eyes, I found love. On your lips, I found warmth. In your hug, I found comfort. There is no way I can ever live without you. I love you and happy Valentines day to you everyday! ♥ “