Age is really catching up with us these days. It was Flora’s turn to hit double two, and we celebrated the day at Irodori, a Japanese buffet restaurant at Riverview Hotel. We’ve been there once before, and to be honest, they serve one of the best sashimi that we’ve ever eaten at a buffet.
We initially wanted to try Ikoi, which was also a Jap buffet restaurant, at Hotel Miramar, which was across the road from Riverview. Unfortunately, even though I tried to get a reservation a week ahead, they were already fully booked. I guess that says about how popular Ikoi is, and we would love to try it one day. Nevertheless, let the feast the Irodori begin!
Dexter and Flora decided it would be fun to see who could swallow an insane amount of wasabi. Of course, the three of us wanted nothing to do with this. So while they decided to inflict self torture, I snapped away.
Well, the sashimi was still as melt-in-the-mouth as usual. For about $43 per pax (after plus plus), it was a pretty good deal! So after a yummy dinner at Irodori, we dragged our stuffed selfs to vivo, again, to continue eating. The original plan was to end the night at Max Brenner’s, but we got sidetracked by a popular little game by the name of Munchkin.
Upon reaching Harbourfront, we decided to walk off our dinner first. So we came across this shop that sold all sorts of games on the third floor at Harbourfront centre. We shopped around for abit and our hands got itchy. I guess we were also looking for a replacement for Sabotuer, a game that we were hooked on for a period of time. If you have a group of about 4 – 6 friends, I’d suggest you check out these two games.
We decided to chip in and buy a Munchkin set. It was $39.90, with various expansion packs that you can add on to the main set. There were also booster packs that featured limited edition cards, but we decided just to get the main set first and get a hang of the game before buying the expansion packs.
So we made our way to starbucks to settle down and to begin learning this new game. Pretty excited. Flora also handmade all these cute spectacles. She also had us roll a dice and we were assigned an adjective and a noun. Marvelous idea that had us all laughing at each other’s adjectives. So while the two brainy members of the group read Munchkin instructions, we made a fool of ourselves and drew attention from other people who were clearly impressed by our glittery specs. Don’t you just love it?
After opening her present and buying of coffee, we learnt the rules of Munchkin and needless to say, we were pretty much hooked onto it. Nearly a month later, we’re still meeting weekly to have our Munchkin fix! We’re gonna do secret santa again this year, but a little differently. We have to write three items that we want at the back of the paper that has our names. Makes life so much easier cause we don’t have to scratch our heads thinking what to buy, and if the gift will be put to good use. I’m seriously considering putting a Munchkin expansion pack as one of my choices, so we all can have fun and enjoy it.
Well, if you’re interested, google Munchkin. There are even comprehensive youtube videos teaching you how to play the game. I guarantee you’ll have so much laughter and fun, trying to win and at the same time, scheming with another friend on how to prevent another friend from winning. The last photo of the day I’ll leave you with this. Love this shot of our latest squeeze and our spectacles. Hang around for more laughter and nonsensical stories about my friends and I!
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