May I entice you

Durians!

 

So, you know your best friend is bonkers when, one day, you innocently send them a Telegram and this conversation happens.

 

 

Like, I can’t even. What kind of friend starts a durian business just, like, out of the blue. KNOWING that their best friend is dying in the UK without access to durians, especially during a particularly great season when durians are amazing and cheap and everyone on Facebook is letting you know it, with their durian statuses every single day?

Honestly. People in Singapore, you shuddup about durians now or… or… face my wrath! Eh? I shall… scold you! Hey? How would you like that? Face my scoldage if you do not cease and desist the durian posts immediately!

*Angry Face*

Alright, now that you have all been properly scolded, I shall be a good friend and talk about Wen’s durians for a bit. (Still angry!)

 

DurianFever.sg

 

One day, like, so recently, Wen and her equally bonkers husband looked at each other and went, “Hey, let’s sell durians!” “Okay!”

Just like that. As if being two-month-newly-weds weren’t enough excitement.

So they woke up the next day and started a durian delivery business called Durian Fever. Without telling me.

Wen says her durians are damn good. Yeah, rub it in. They only deal in the Mao Shan Wang variety, which is the best, in my opinion. I do trust her taste because she and I are really fussy about durians and we always went out of our way and paid top dollar for the best.

 

Durians

 

So far, I hear that business is doing well. One day, a government agency randomly rang up to order tons of vacuum packed durians for a foreign army to take back home. What?

I am all kinds of jealous, stuck in the UK where the only durians you can get are probably dodgy frozen ones that cost a bomb and taste like whatever durian-hating Westerners say durians taste like after being fed lousy cheap ones.

 

Vacuum packed durians

 

Oh, yeah, incidentally, today is my birthday. I wish I were in Singapore because I really want durians! But I haven’t celebrated my birthday in Singapore since 2010. I haven’t had a birthday cake in eight years. (I’m fussy about cakes, too.)

That’s okay, and there’s no need to wish me a happy birthday. Just go order some delicious durians from Naughty Wen. You can get a friend discount if you quote “Sheylara”. I’ll be very jealous but never mind, I’ll live.

 

An artistically placed durian

 

Okay, I need to go have some fun now to take my mind off certain things!

And, here, I dug up an old photo of me and Wen for old times’ sake. This was taken in Genting Highlands nine years ago! We were so young and carefree, lol. (And I could have all the cake and durian I wanted.)

 

Old photo of Sheylara and Nanny Wen

 

Click here to order durians and get a $5 discount by quoting “Sheylara”.

Then, don’t tell me about it!!

 
 
 

It pays to take photos of everything… including ice cream

A few days ago, we brought Elyxia to Udders, a popular ice cream franchise in Singapore.

Elyxia comes back to Singapore (from Hong Kong) every few months and we always bring her to all our newly-discovered eating places to stuff her silly.

Anyway, this was the second time we visited Udders.

Udders Ice Cream

After I got my ice cream (self-service), which was served in a disposable paper container, I walked out to the table where my friends were.

I asked everyone, “Did our ice cream come in paper cups the last time?”

Almost everyone said, “Yes!” without hesitation.

The last time we went to Udders was three weeks ago.

I said, “Funny, I have an impression that it was a plate or something.”

Minou said, “I remember our two scoops were more side by side than stacked on each other.”

Everyone else said, “Is it?”

CLUB MORTE, YOU ARE ALL SUPER BLUR! (Including me lah, okay?) (Except Elyxia, who is exempt from judgement this time.)

I went home and dug into my photo archives. Here are the photos of the ice cream I took three weeks back.

Udders Ice Cream

Our ice cream came in a proper dish!!!

Everyone’s memory CMI!!! Hahaha.

By the way, the above ice cream flavours are Mao Shan Wang Durian and Rum Rum Raisin. Best combination ever.

Udders Ice Cream

The alcohol content in Udders’ alcoholic ice cream is substantial enough to make Unker Kell red in the face. That’s how potent it is.

Udders Ice Cream

Udders Ice Cream

Very good ice cream, with all kinds of flavours from classic to crazy. Great service, too. You can stand there and try all the flavours before deciding on which to buy and the staff won’t get impatient. (The people queueing up behind you might get impatient, though.)

There’s also this giant blackboard with tons of suggested flavours and people can vote on them. All kinds of crazy options there, like vegemite and kimchi (WTF).

Udders Ice Cream

Anyway, I wonder what’s up with the paper cups on our second trip. I enjoyed eating my ice cream off a proper dish the first time.

Click here for Udders outlets.