May 28 2012
Oh dear oh dear. I am so full this evening as I had large lunch with my cousin Sujith. I think we met today after about 3 or 4 weeks. And it was all on the spur of the moment. I had heard from a former colleague about possible vacancies coming up at new firm in Kakkanad. A quick internet search led me to their consultancies address and I wanted to go there and drop my resume with them. I also wanted to go get a hair cut as my hair is long on the sides and the back and since it is hot & sweaty for most of the day, I find it irritating and wanted to get my hair shortened.
I happened to call Sujith for something else and asked him if he wanted to come out for lunch and some drinks. He said he was bored and meeting for lunch sounded like a great idea. So we fixed a time and I told him to call me when he reached the city. I went to drop off my resume, spoke to the HR people at the consultancy and then went to get my hair cut. Unfortunately, I found 8 or 9 people waiting at the place I usually get my hair cut at and only barber there. I waited a while and then decided to come another day. I went to get some coffee and wait for Sujith.
By 1pm I reached Ravipuram and joined Sujith at the entrance to what is now my favourite place to have a good lunch – Golden Dragon. We went in and got a small table set for two. Choice of drink was Romanov Apple flavoured vodka (as you see in the first pic) with 7ups. For starters we had some amazing Schezwan prawns (pictured above) and small chicken pieces. Topics we discussed was Sujith’s brother Sarath’s wedding, which had taken place a few days before, Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Science Fiction in general and The Big Bang Theory.
Lunch was some kind of noodles for him and chicken fried rice for me. We had some garlic prawns and chicken with it and drank some more vodka. 3 hours later having some of the best food we have ever had we had to leave as the restaurant closes and 4 and only reopens by 7pm. But we didn’t want to go home yet.
So we decided to have some good desert which I am not sure was a good idea. But we went up to the Cocoa Tree cafe and ordered sundaes. Now this is the first time I have been here and did not know that their sundaes were infact jumbos. They were frickin’ huge! Sujith had the Butterscotch & Litchi sundae and I had the Rocky Road.
Getting up after that was a task. No wonder we sat there for almost 90 minutes. After that we said our goodbyes and it was almost 6pm by the time I reached home. Now I won’t eat till tomorrow afternoon.