Saturday, April 14, 2007

Of interesting coincidences and a Scent Meme

I'm not sure who/what's more amazing.

I was dining with the Bald Eagle at Iketeru in early February this year, and I noticed this unassuming young man sitting next to us, alone, asking very intelligent questions to the maitre'd, getting preferential service and quietly photographing the food he was eating. I turned to the Bald Eagle and whispered to him that this guy was either a journalist or a blogger. I was certainly very curious about him as he seemed to know a lot about japanese food. We had both ordered fugu that night, and so like the amateurs that we were, we tasted it a little and rolled it on our tongues, pronounced it tasteless and proceeded to dunk it into the vinegar sauce that was given to us and wolfed down the rest of the expensive fare. The man at the other table, however, was more refined in his eating. He seemed to experiment with the flavours of the garnishing that accompanied the fugu and then finally appeared satisfied.

I went home that night and was excited to blog about Iketeru. After doing a search, I came across a blog which contained a write-up on Iketeru. Checked out the identity of the writer, and voila, it was the picture of the young man! Coincidence ONE.

Last weekend, the Bald Eagle surprised me with tickets to Kanye West's concert at Stadium Negara. At the concert, we made friends with some party animals, two of whom were Hawaiians and one, a Malaysian girl. We exchanged emails with the Hawaiians, but didn't manage to get the contact number of the Malaysian girl as I wanted to get out of the congested parking area ASAP. Yesterday, I was randomly browsing around other blogs, and came across an interesting blog belonging to a friend of a fellow food blogger. Turned out, it was the same girl we partied with! Coincidence TWO.

The internet is certainly making it easier for us to locate people. Imagine, I found these two people without a name or an email address. Just a common interest.

While we're on non-food related topics, Pink Elle tagged me last month with a Scent Meme, asking me if there was any other fragrance I liked besides lemongrass. Hello! :-P I do admit, though, that I have an unnatural obsession for lemongrass, but the obsession's mostly with eating it, rather than wearing it. :-) I'm not sure how many I'm supposed to list down, but being the mysterious (haha!) person that I am, I shall not reveal too much about my fragrance preference other than state that I have over 20 bottles of perfume for different occasions. And that's the wonderful thing about our olfactory glands. I relate major events in my life to the various scents that I wear.

I shall list down 3, rather than 5 (or is it 6?) of my favourite fragrances:-

Annick Goutal's Vanille Exquise (right), a gift from the Bald Eagle which I use for special occasions. It has a lovely intoxicating fragrance.

Annick Goutal's Des Lys (left), which I bought in London. By now, you would have probably figured out that I'm a big fan of Annick Goutal.

Escada Rockin' Rio (centre) - sexy and flirtatious! I have a number of Escada's fragrances, all of which are favourites.

Tag time :-) :-
  • 1. MeiYen - because you care about how you look (and smell??) and you just tagged me!
2. WMW - because you smelt delicious the first time we met. haha!

3. cookies_cream - because if your fragrances are as varied as your pictures, you would have a very interesting collection. :-)

On my wedding day several years back, I wore Pleasures by Estee Lauder. Smelling the sweet scent, I am reminded of that beautiful evening in the church filled with lovely scented flowers as we made our vows. Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.


Xiu Long Bao said...

OMG...u really lurve perfume!

jason said...

Oo.. Annick Goutal eh? I think it's just recently available in M'sia through Kens Apothecary, if I'm not mistaken :)

Henry Yeo said...

Enjoyed the dinner with you tonight, hope to do it again soon.

KampungboyCitygal said...

I'll wear my pleasure to the flogger gathering..Love me as u love ur hubby ya :p

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

xiu long bao: hehe...definitely!

jason: yep...and they have a store in Le Meridien in KL. I get mine in London, tho. Cheaper! :-)

henry yeo: I enjoyed dinner and your company too. :-) Have you figured out who your "fan" was?

kampungboyCHEEKYgal: naughty, aren't ya? kampungboy better keep you under a leash. hahaha.

Pink Elle said...

Thanks for doing this :) 20 bottles of perfume?! Wow! That's a HUGE collection!

I must agree with you on the internet. It's making the world much smaller and we'll never know who we'll next see photographing their food at the table next to us ;)

jason said...

Lyrical Lemongrass: They're more expensive here? How about a bottle as gift for your upcoming birthday? ^^

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

pink elle: Well if you do see me downing my siew yoke or tandoori with margarita one day, and recognise me from that tiny pic on my blog, do say hi! I would love to meet u guys. :-)

jason: you would do that?? *eyes wide open* My bday's on ......... !! heehee.

cookies_cream said...

Oh my, I didn't even know I'm tagged??? @_@ Haha, I'll do my part once I took pics of my parfummess?

I don't have a lot to share, since I'm still a student (no $$$). Can't spend much on them but I do love different kinds of scents! I wish I could buy all of them (nice ones only of course)~! :P

wmw said...

Hahhhhhhhh? Deliver cake to you, some more kena tag!!!! Will get round to it one of these days. All these outstanding posts on Kota Bahru, Spain and now Malacca! Helppppp....

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

cookies_cream: enjoy doing the meme! :-D

wmw: THANK YOU for the cake lar!!! I've already finished 1/3 of it. :-D Hey, one more post won't hurt. :-P

MeiyeN said...

gonna do it pretty soon k ;)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

meiyen: don't worry lar...take ur time...sure got a lot of food posts to do first, rite?

Shilpa. said...

Oooh, a Pleasures fan, too? Then I'm sure you'll like the relatively new one called Intense Pleasures, the smell lasts longer without being oppressive! :)

Ack, now that you got me started on perfumes, I have to confess I have quite a collection, too, heh heh, for different occasions! But my weakness is for Dior perfumes, especially Miss Dior and Tendre Poison! Another favourite is Very Irresistible by Givenchy, which I bought mainly because I like Liv Tyler, but ended up liking the fragrance as well! :) Shameful how easily I'm swayed by advertising!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hey Shilpa! You seem to have quite a collection! I love Dior too. You know what, advertising really works, as I have also been easily influenced by the glamorous pictures of celebrities endorsing the fragrances! We can be lab rats for these advertising guys lar.

Shilpa. said...

Haha, yah man, would love to get a lifelong supply of samples! :) Oh, but one perfume I cannot seem to like despite its pretty ads - Flower by Kenzo. It stinks to me!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

shilpa: hehe...u go and volunteer in one of those french perfumeries lar...then tell them u have a malaysian friend who's equally obsessed. I guess we can't be fond of every fragrance anyway. I have a few disastrous purchases in my collection as well. Smelt nice in the shop, but was a total turnoff when I brought it home. Wonder why...?