Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rick's birthday

Celebrated Rick's birthday at Peking House for their famous peking duck 北京烤鴨 (2-course). There were 3 different type of 2nd course to choose from: fresh lettuce wraps, stir fry bean sprouts and fried noodles. We picked the noodles.

The birthday boy


魚翅海鮮羹 Shark fin seafood broth


海鮮豆腐羹 Seafood tofu broth




北京烤鴨一吃 Peking duck 1st course (one whole duck!)


北京烤鴨二吃 Peking duck 2nd course


家常豆腐 Homestyle spicy tofu


There were too much food to clean for just the two of us, so we "da bao" (takeaway) the leftover home for tomorrow. No wasting food in the house of R&D!

I actually planned to wear something colourful for tonight's affair but the sudden cold snap had messed it all up. So I dug out my woollen tights and put together something like this last minute....






The skirt is one of my loots from my recent Gold Coast trip. I had long for a puffy tutu skirt like this when I first laid my eyes on those selling in Portman. One of their designs was almost the same as this one but without the black ribbon. However, their length and the puffiness were just not quite right for my frame. This one from Aussie is just the perfect fit!

I think the get-up gives some French maid vibes.

Now, where is my duster?



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16 comments:

Arrowouiz said...

Happy Birthday ! Your hair looked so nice !!

p/s : I'm not young already ... turning older and older .. hahaha !! Next year 16 already !!

Declan Isaac said...

which brand is tat skirt from?
is good to be dainty, lady. i cannot imagine myself wearing skirts with ribbons. so not me.
but i do envy people who can wear them!

emotionalistic said...

Hhmmm....so it's a black & white theme for Rick's birthday? :P I noticed you even have a pair of matching earrings :).

oceanskies79 said...

Happy Birthday to Rick, though I don't know him except that I could now recognise his face.

I can't figure out where the duster went to.

Josephine said...

I like ur curls.
permanent? temporarily? natural?

mistipurple said...

happy birthday rick!
and merry christmas to doreen and you and a fabulous 2009 filled with good food and laughter!
and... i love peking duck!

JustJasmine said...

Doreen first of all Happy belated birthday to your hubby.

Secondly, i wanna know your secret of staying beautiful even after married life. Wonder r u a model.

Last but not least, merry christmas :D

Uncle Lee said...

Happy Birthday Rick, best wishes to you, and lots of good health and laughter.....and loving too.
Wishing you and Doreen a merry Christmas and a very happy new year, best regards, Lee.

Doreen said...

Arrowouiz:
You call 16 old??? LOL you're cute my dear. Wish I were at your age. I couldn't even remember how my 16 was like already, it's been tooooooooooo long!

Declan Isaac:
The tag says "Otto Mode" don't think it is of any famous or chain brand. I got it from a little shop in Broadbeach shopping mall.

Actually, I quite like your bohemian style lately. Quite different from you normal look but yet suits you very well!

emotionalistic:
Hehehe, yeah, it was my first time wearing this pair of earrings after been sitting in my jewellery box for more than a year!

Doreen said...

oceanskies79:
LOL, you sure you didn't hide it somewhere? Hahahaha

Josephine:
Permanent + temporary. I had a digital perm few months back. I used ceramic curling tong to get the soft and big curls.

mistipurple:
Merry Christmas to you too Misti. Next time I'll call you out for a peking duck session ya. Hehehe

Doreen said...

JustJasmine:
LOL, I'm not a model, just someone's wife. Hahaha. Staying beautiful has nothing to do with age or marital status. I think it is a life long mission for us gals. I don't have any particular secret per se but reading magazines full of sexy beautiful celebrities/models is my way of keeping myself motivated in this area. Hehehehe

Uncle Lee:
Thank you Lee. Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and happy 2009!

EastCoastLife said...

Happy birthday to Rick!!

You wore the French maid attire specially for Rick's birthday? o.O

Declan Isaac said...

Thanxx!
Guess the fact tat no one knows me, no one bothers what i wear/ dont wear motivated me to have a change!

Doreen said...

EastCoastLife:
Hahaha, it wasn't intentional.

Declan Isaac:
A change is good I guess. We all need a fresh new look once in a while.

Chen said...

Happy belated birthday to Rick, the winter solstice guy :)

I haven't eat peking duck for years already leh. Feel like eating it again, especially after seeing your photos :)

pssss... if i give u a feather duster, can u clean up my house? LOL

Doreen said...

Chen:
Haha, sure can clean your house! I can even clean Ah Boy for you! Hehehe