Saturday, August 16, 2008

Saturday shopping and book discussion

Irene, PS and I went shopping at 1 Utama Shopping Centre today. PS picked me up from home at about 10.30 AM and together we went on a 'mission'.

Breakfast @ Canton-i: Our tummies were playing Phantom of the Opera musicals (very hungry) so we had breakfast before the shopping begins.

This is me wearing the WWF Panda t-shirt
We finally get to satisfy our craving for egg tarts - delicious!
My shrimp wantan noodles
Nice hot yinyong (coffee plus tea)

Restaurant Information:

Address: G-208, Second Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No. 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Telephone: +603 7729 7888

Fooled by Randomness Book Discussion @ Jack's Place: But before that, we went shopping for pressies. While waiting for Eugene to arrive for the book discussion, I strayed a little bit and bought some books at MPH...

My latest acquisitions
1) The Twilight Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
2) Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
3) The Host by Stephenie Meyer
4) Blogging Heroes by Michael A. Banks

Eugene met up with us at MPH and from there, Irene and PS continued with their shopping. Eugene and I went to Jack's Place to start our book discussion on Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

We had a great discussion and definitely can relate to what Taleb said: There seems to be some evidence that conversations and correspondence with intelligent people is a better engine for personal edification than plain library-ratting (human warmth: Something in our nature may help us grow ideas while dealing and socializing with other people). I am not an intellectual person but I definitely agree that through socializing with others, we are able to grow ideas and hopefully be a blessing to others.

I will be posting the book review very soon...
Soup as starters
Dory fish lunch set
(Dessert and coffee not photographed)
Thank you, Eugene for the lunch and also for a great time of discussion!

Restaurant Information:

Address: F346 First Floor Rainforest, One Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), No. 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone: +603 7725 1433

And the shopping continues: I 'reunited' with Irene and PS at about 4.30 PM after discovering that they're still around. We continued with our shopping and managed to get all the stuff we needed. PS sent Irene and I home. I'm happy to note that despite my butt injury, I am healing very fast and were able to walk around for quite a bit and sat for a prolonged period without any difficulties. *GRIN*

Have a great weekend everybody!