"Regression is a form of retreat, going back to a time when the person felt safer and where the stresses in question were not known, or where an all-powerful parent would take them away."
interior of marmalade
"My only nostalgias are literary ones. My eyes fill with tears at the memory of my childhood but they are rhythmical tears in which some piece of prose is already in preparation. I remember it as something external to me and remember it through external things ; I remember only external things."
Ordered the Paw Paw Salad. Technically, they were using Papaya and not the Paw Paw fruit. Capsicum, pine nuts and chicken meat and deep fried vermicelli strands completes this healthy amalgamation. It came lightly drizzled with vinaigrette dressing?. Visually appealing with lots of reds, high in fibre and antioxidants, it is not only delicious, but healthy as well. What a great way to start the day!
Completed the brunch with a Long Black and Fruit Juice. Dining at Marmalade was a strange experience. Somehow or another, it evokes memories of childhood, a time when everything was beautiful, simple and safe. I was a child again and the world is my oyster again. The food was comforting and good and the ambiance innocent and uncluttered.
Service was excellent, but the whole experience was spoiled by a table nearby, occupied by 2 Malay ladies, chatting away in English loudly with a very very local accent, bitching away about their colleagues. I quickly pressed the eject button. Sigh...