It’s been quite some time since my family had a meal together. I guess it’s getting pretty normal these days not to have meals with your family because everyone is just busy and finding the time is proving to be more difficult. But we shan’t make excuses. Family time is very important and this is definitely something I will be strict about when I have my own family in the future.
So it was nice for us to actually sit down for a meal last Sunday at Jai Thai (I’ll get to the food in a bit). My parents aren’t exactly the type who love to eat out. They would rather sit at home and watch teevee than go out. One of the few places they fancy going which the kids have grown out of is East Coast Park. But I am happy that they have their place to go. Especially now that we are all grown up. To be honest, my parents are handling empty nesting pretty well. They’re just waiting for one of us to pop grandkids for them to love and spoil. Something tells my dad has plans to build a tree house. Well, I am planning to be in it.
Anyway, my brother recommended Jai Thai for dinner. We went there for dinner one Friday before and we loved the food there. My favourites are fried chicken with basil leaves, tom yum seafood (clear soup) and deep fried fish fillet with sweet and sour sauce. The green curry chicken is yummy too but, I don’t really fancy green curry (I know, whaaat?). But definitely worth a try! This is one of my favourite Thai restaurants – the other one is Great Thai @ East Village.
We had a great time talking and laughing. I guess when you grow older, you tend to place more importance to things that don’t matter to you 5 years ago. I treasure the time spent with my family even if it was just dinner on a Sunday. 5 years ago, I would be sulking when my dad dragged me out of the house to eat dinner with the family (trying times for my parents). We ended our day with prayers at the nearby mosque and it was so peaceful. It was a lovely wrap up to the weekend. Finally some downtime, god knows I need it.
I am grateful and for the longest time, I feel contented with my life. I am happy where I am at. There are days where I struggled (come on, I’m only human!) but one step at a time 🙂
Right, on our way back home in the car, my mum said that she didn’t really enjoy the food because they tasted too much like Thai food. All of us just went ‘ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!’