Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday With Mai

Today I left home at 10:00 to meet up with Mai. She invited me to go with her to her company's departmental holiday celebration luncheon. This luncheon was held at the Prince Court Restaurant in the Hawaii Prince Hotel. This hotel is an upscale hotel and the buffet luncheon was amazing. There were different food stations--Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Salad and even a Sushi station! Of course there was an amazing dessert station.

My first round to the food buffet:

It was really difficult to choose from all of the different choices. There is red potato salad, green salad topped with spicy tofu salad, shrimp tempura and cataloupe.

I also went to the sushi station and got...

Spicy Ahi (Tartar Tuna) Sushi!

Next round to the buffet...

More cantaloupe, miso soup, namasu (pickled cucumbers) shrimp tempura, laulau and another sushi roll. This time it was a California Roll.

There was a wide selection of desserts as well. I took pictures of the ones that I thought were most interesting.

Strawberry Mango Mousse Cake

Pineapple Cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake

Fruit Tart

Creme Caramel

There were a few others, two of which were chocolate. Amazingly, neither one of them interested me. One had macadamia nuts in it but they were so large that I didn't think I would enjoy it. The other looked like it would be way too rich for my tastes. My choices were:

Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Mango Mousse Cake, Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce and Creme Caramel.

I also got a bowl of Almond Float.

It is also known as Almond Tofu.

I was really impressed by the chocolate piece that adorned the top of my strawberry shortcake.

It was so pretty!

I can't believe that I ate as much as I did! Mai and I were so stuffed after eating all of the wonderful food. I was sad that I forgot my phone so I couldn't tweet pictures during the meal.

We then headed over to her son's martial arts class and spent a couple of hours there before going to Ala Moana Shopping Center for a bit of shopping. We didn't spend much time there and opted to go to my house to drop off dinner to my family and then go to Pearlridge Shopping Center to shop. We also went to Bed Bath and Beyond which is right next to the shopping center. The amazing thing is that I spent more money on beauty items in Bed Bath and Beyond than I did in Sephora! I bought a L'Oreal mascara that looks really interesting. It is Voluminous False Fiber Lashes. I will test it out and do a review. I also picked up a Neutrogena eye makeup remover pads container. It was the first time that I have seen those so I'm curious to test this out too. At Sephora, all that I picked up was a Sephora brand eyeliner, which was only $5.00! That's probably the smallest purchase that I've made in Sephora ever.

It was a fun Saturday with Mai. We hadn't seen each other in almost a month so it was fun spending the time together and catching up.

I hope that everyone's weekend has been going well.



Jamilla Camel said...

What a great day!! You and Mai were so lucky to get some time to shop and spend time together! BTW, I love that mascara!

Brianna said...

Sounds like it was a fun day! :)

ShinyPrettyThings said...

wow what an eventful day!! that buffet looks so delicious!! esp the desserts :D

Anonymous said...

Stunning! The buffet looks amazing. I am speechless. The best food is in Hawaii.


Jen said...

FOod..... looks so good >.< glad you had such a fun day with Mai ^___^

Jian said...

Ooooo the food looks so good! :3 Especially the deserts!

Glad you had a great day with Mai!

Can't wait to see the review of the L'oreal mascara :)

galpal.hi said...

@Jamilla--I'm so lucky that I get to go to these kinds of nice places with her. Loving the mascara! Will be doing a review shortly.


galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--It was a lot of fun, especially since we hadn't seen each other in a month or so.


galpal.hi said...

@ShinyPrettyThings--The desserts were absolutely scrumptious! Wish that I could have eaten more without getting sick.


galpal.hi said...

@Sandy--Thank you for your comment! I know that I'm lucky to live in Hawaii where there are so many different ethnicities that are merged together and have buffets like these. Can't complain at all!


galpal.hi said...

@Jen--Food was delish!


galpal.hi said...

@Jian--The food was sooo yummy. Tasted even better because I didn't have to cook it. Haha!

I had a great time with Mai, as we usually do.

Review of mascara coming up shortly.