....a walk in my life as a legal counsel in the day dealing with six growing kids and my bakeshop that operates after eight....
Monday, 2 August 2010
Just A Bit More of Colombo!
After the saree soire the evening after my conference and the Sri Lankan Crab galore, the next day we went to.......jalan-jalan, supposedly...but ended up buying more goodies for friends and family! I bought some cotton fabrics like the above! U just love the pinkish hues, some of the materials were printed linens which cost dearly here! Got them at a fraction of the price!
Tuk Tuks are normal sights in Colombo, but I must say that you have to bargain for the fee before getting into one, as you might be "ketuk-ed"!
After getting the cotton fabrics, we decided to go to Barefoot, which is like our British India, but a lot lot cheaper. I didn't get anything except for a hand-painted box for Khadijah and had lunch and coffee at the cafe'. The above is a painting hung on the wall of the cafe'.
Tired and sleepy looking me!
Lunch was Cheese and Tomato Sandwich...reminds me of the days in Southbank Uni....the cheapest lunch then!
Hmmmm....hajat di hati was just to browse here....even though I had been pre-warned that one would not be able to resist a box or two of these fine porcelaines from Noritake....he he, moi bought half a dozen of this mugs.....
.....22 pieces dinner set of my Sweet Leilani.....and...
....eight pieces of this for daily use at home...all for less than RM600....good bargain huh!
And, my last meal was some more doses of curry...cuttlefish curry, brinjal, mushroom and basmati rice....we drove to the airport, but were stopped twice by the army....this is normal occurrence if you drive at night...otherwise Colombo is like Penang, except you see a lot of Tuk Tuks insteadd of Protons or Beemers or Mercs....planning a trip to Maldives and Colombo next with hubby!