Expat Life in Dubai

continuation – Pier Chic dinner (08Apr08)

May 13, 2008

The Dinner…

I am not a hopeless romantic. I can be sweet at times but I am not a hopeless romantic. I am a crybaby but Sleepless in Seattle isn’t my favorite movie of all time. I am not into watching chick flicks as I find it too corny at times, I’d rather watch action films or courtroom dramas. I am a cowgirl, not a diva – well, at least that’s what I want to believe. Having said all that, my point is just plainly – I am not your conventional/typical girl who’d love to receive roses and chocolates. That’s just not my personality.

So the invitation for a dinner by the beach came and I was told that I will be picked up to go to the very fancy place. My initial reaction was a very angry:

“ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR WITS?????? WTF????? ARE YOU REALLY TRYING TO PISS ME OFF????? ’COZ YOU JUST HIT THE RIGHT BUTTONS TO PISS ME OFF. NO! I AM NOT GOING!”

The idea of walking on a sandy beach to have an overrated candle-lit dinner with the beach as a view is just too much. Just the thought of it makes me want to barf. So I firmly stood on my grounds that – No, I wasn’t going. Not at all.

In return, was an equally pissed off reply:

WHAT’S WITH THE INCONSISTENCY? WHY SUGGEST IF YOU HAVE NO PLANS OF GOING???? WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR MIND???

Then it hit me, it was a confusion/misunderstanding which is entirely my fault. So as soon as the havoc was settled, as punishment – the duty  of cancelling the reservation was assigned to me. I had to search about the place on the interwebs to get their contact number. Then I saw their website.

“Fine seafood and a taste of the Mediterranean in a location which will stir the emotions. Pierchic is the choice of the stylish – a water-bound haven of fashionable ambience and fantastic vista…”

Hmmm… Impressive! Have I already said that I am a sucker for seafood? No? Well, I am a sucker for seafood. Big time! And, hmmm…. nice place! Great pictures. Lots of seafood! 5 seconds after seeing the website, I apologized and said:

“Can we not cancel the reservation please?”

LOL! Whatever happened to standing firm on my grounds? Well, I am humble enough to not let my pride take over and accept “I told you…” remarks with all my heart – specially if seafood is at stake. I am still not a hopeless romantic though, apart from the seafood – the place is too….. hmmmm…. picturesque? That it’s so hard for me to say no to. (Add to my weakness – places with picturesque views).

And no, it wasn’t a candle-lit dinner (thank God!) and we didn’t have a view of the beach – as we are exactly right above the beach water and it was dark. It was, overall a good night with plenty of pictures taken and satisfied taste buds.

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