Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Disclaimer: Foodie post ahead!

So, Beet get his British-food cravings once in a way. Last time it was chips and gravy. He set out to replicate the same in our kitchen. He fried the chips (nothing close to the wedge-chips you get there apparently), made a gravy (no idea how he did it) and then mixed the lot with onions and lots of cheese. Not bad...It could even be a hit in pubs I reckon...and call it Beet's Binge or something...

Jagro's new outlet is AMAZING. Each thing I've ever ordered never fails to disappoint. The latest was their "Vanilla sandwich" which had a moist, light sponge cake which wasn't overly sweet, sandwiched with strawberry jam, cream and their gorgeous strawberries on top! Yum! The pic below of their strawberry tart was taken when we met CJ at his office. MAN. Strawgasmn is not the word. I could eat the little things by the handful.

Suro had been bugging me to go for this wine and tapas Happy Hour at Sugar Bistro for weeks and I finally had the time to do just that. We were there by about 5.30pm (bebaddo!?) and ordered the rose wine which came nice and chilled at 50% off (yay!)
We left around 8pm but were little annoyed because the tapas were not 50% like their advertising claimed. A little misleading but what the hey, it was good fun and good food - so can't complain really. 

Dilgirl and I met up randomly as I was picking up a gift for a friend from Paradise Road on Alfred House Garden. We ho-hummed at going to cricket club (bit dull - they really need to update their menus)...and Paradise Road Cafe (lil' expensive for a small meet up)...and I suddenly remembered The Boulevard opposite to Cricket Club. Now I'm a firm believer of the Tasty Caterers, I mean look at La Rambla and Crossroads... really good food at good prices! And Boulevard didn't disappoint either.

We ordered a appetizer, which was battered prawns with an awesome mango sauce and really great chicken skewers with a peanut sauce. They had a nice salad to go with it with raw papaya cut like a lattice. Nice touch. 

And we shared a quesadilla from the main menu... so good :D Their juices are super as well...and large potions. 


Anyone tried the new McDonald's "Hot Cakes"? I had to whine my way to buying it, with a super "let's eat healthy" hubby around. Bah. Basically it's 3 fluffy American pancakes, butter and maple syrup. We had it for tea at home and it's really great. Not too great for calorie counters but a nice treat to share for sure...

Happy day foodies! :*

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The "Girl-School" Glass Ceiling

I just experienced the Girl-School Glass ceiling!

My GM just approved a sponsorship for an Old Boy's Rugby Dinner and joked about when I asked if I can get  one for the Visakha Walk in June.


It's no secret that the corporate world is dominated by professionals mainly from Colombo schools. I'm not generalizing here but it is true. This helps them with their networking and there's nothing like helping each other out when sponsorships are required or when the school needs funds.  Let's face it, the main boy school's in Colombo are overflowing with dough!!

On the other hand, past pupils from Girl's schools find it a tad harder.... after all, women generally have to handle motherhood, home and then prioritize work - AND breaking the glass ceiling in general is a b****.


I always had this plan in my head of teaching after motherhood. After all, who wants to leave home at 6am and go home at 6pm to only find a sleeping child? Quality time was always a priority for me. But as I progress and live, breath and eat the corporate life, I'm seriously re-thinking leaving the workplace and saying goodbye to a career. I'd hate to be cut off.

I really wonder how the 3 female GM's in our workplace cope. 2 are unmarried while the other has older kids and is so motherly to all of us.

Unfortunately, none of them are Visakhians. Damn it.