Monday, May 28, 2007

All fired up!

Well I had a enjoyable weekend just past. Headed down to East Coast to chill out with some of the boys from Arsenal Singapore. It was interesting to note that we seem to be the only people bbq-ing that night. Guess it's not that appealing any more to others; the many preparations of the food, getting the charcoal to burn at just the right heat, the slow grilling of food, the waiting for the food to be cooked, the smoke, etc.



Still, we had some very enthusiastic Gooners and their family members join in to make it a successful one. Allen and Irene cooked up a storm at the pit, they seem to enjoy sweating buckets over a fire. Aunty Blog was most helpful ensuring that the fire in the pit was burning long and hot. I also tried out Steve O's stuffed pepper with beef/cheese, nice ...

I brought canned fruits (most popular as it required the least amount of preparation, and didn't require a fire) and a pair of speakers (note: don't buy cheap batteries that's been sitting behind the counters of your mama-papa grocery stores) so as to bring some groove to the night.

Inevitably, the night turned into a discussion of all things Arsenal. The boys stood in a circle, arms folded in all seriousness, and talked about the latest transfer rumours and reviewed the team's performance. I was just goofing around and enjoying the food and beers. I even got hold of a ride, for a short while...


As the night drew on, the group slowly went on their own way. A few of us stayed back till late, just shooting the breeze. There were still plenty food left, as with all bbq's, and we redistributed it amongst ourselves to enjoy back home.

Good Singapore Gooners day out, considering that it was put together with not much planning. Looking forward to the next one.

2 comments:

siren said...

I love the photos!!! Glad you guys had so much fun. Damn sad I can't be there though =( Come to London!

Bobo the Bimbo said...

Cool! It's been a while since I've BBQed at East Coast... :) We usually BBQ at home now :) haha you should try... on the balcony. Invite all your neighbours so that no one will complain ... ;)