Monday, March 2, 2009

v ' 09

due to a gigantuan hole burnt in his pocket for our '08 christmas eve.
we decided to have some sweet home-cook food for this year's valentine.

reminiscing our celebration for a few years' valentine's day:

'07 he sang love song to me in front of other club members during our club activity, when i was still the chairperson of the club. damn wierd feeling but nevertheless sweet and touching

'08 went melaka, one day trip. it was sweet too.. see how high we soar?
photos here..

'09 valentine's day..
bought some wine .. oooh.. my reason to live in this world.
haha.. see, the mighty butter prepared a 5-course dinner for yaoyao..
he helped a lot in scrubbing those stubborn stains on the wok too!! it was gross, thus my nails were very well protected.


Grilled salmon marinated with mixed herbs and whiskey
topped with lemon slices and horseradish

Chicken thigh marinara served with
sizzling black pepper sauce

mixed vegetable soup with oriental herbs and anchovies as base
served with small shells

tricolore pasta spirals fucilli in bolognaise sauce
cooked with jalapeno pepper slices and crab filament

french baby potato and cherry tomatoes salad


the wine that goes with these meals

canada's Icewine.

i had a friend who told me, chilled wine is better than ice wine what?

aiyo~ ice wine is not wine with ice cube la.

Ice wine = (or icewine, as one word, or in German, Eiswein) is a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does, allowing a more concentrated grape must to be pressed from the frozen grapes, resulting in a smaller amount of more concentrated, very sweet wine. With ice wines, the freezing happens before the fermentation, not afterwards. Unlike the grapes from which other dessert wines, such as Sauternes, Tokaji, or Trockenbeerenauslese (dunno what the heck are these), are made, ice wine grapes should not be affected by Botrytis cinerea, or noble rot. Only healthy grapes keep in good shape until the opportunity arises for an ice wine harvest, which in extreme cases can occur after the New Year, on a northern hemisphere calendar. This gives ice wine its characteristic refreshing sweetness balanced by high acidity. When the grapes are free of Botrytis, they are said to come in "clean". Due to the labour-intense and risky production process resulting in relatively small amounts of wine, ice wines are generally quite expensive.

to recapitulate: these wine are great!!!!!!!

im totally in love with'em.

taste sweet at 1st then gradually ends with a fragrant crispy citrus-y taste, sweet yet stil high in acidity. this wine satiates all the nerve ends in my tongue with distinctive sense of young yet elegant indulgence.. life is great with these around.
apart from these romantic lil things we had. the funniest part is,
we shared the space with another couple, ka fai and dai shou.

so when we dine using the japanese type of table (lower table) and sitting on the floor, they were just adjacent to us, siting in chairs and using a much higher table..
it's so wierd but fun!!!! hahaha..
so we pretend like couples in those high end dining hall, who dint know each another.
as yaoyao just format his pc, we can hardly retrieve back those lists of romantic songs.. out of desperate, he found "unchained melody" and then repeat it over and over again.

suddenly, our dinner became more formal and serious.. hahahaha.

after the temptious meal, we lit up some tea-candles (remained in my drawer..)as well as aromatic candles,
indulged in those remaining wine in my room,
sipping it bit by bit.
chatting about those old days we had together..
those bittersweet memories,
and the crazy things we did..
all by the candle light, albeit the small numbers of em.

not long before my other housemates reaches home and laugh at us.
haha...happy valentine my darl,

though you're not rich nor handsome, not taller nor wiser,

you are the only man i trust with all my heart and soul.

for not wanting or demanding from me.

though im not pretty nor sexy (ahem.), not gentle nor considerate enough,

always careless and emotional,

you take me for who i am, love me and protect me out of no conditions at all.

and i've been learning from you each and everyday.

learning to love myself like how you loved me,

learning to cherish you like how you treasured me.

........ it's been a long while i dint tell you...

.. that i love you..

...... and you're still the one my heart beats for...


WaNsIa said...

sweet... wish both of you 幸福快乐~ ^o^

LXY said...

wow...... im yours my darl :)
thx wansia

WaNsIa said...

LXY, caryen's bf huh??
u r welcome o...^o^