Friday, December 2, 2011

Love Isn't Fair.



In a relationship there will always be one person who's the one who often takes a deep breath and let's things go - even if they know 101% that they were right.
Why do we do it? Simple. Love is being able to forgive the unforgivable.

The trouble starts when the opposite side realizes that you're the one and uses it to their advantage. But then again, what can you do? Other than just smile and hold it in as normal, until the time comes one day when your cup just overflows. Then, you'll start to think and think and think. You'll feel like shit, you'll feel so useless.

So now you have a choice. Get yourself a bigger cup or tell the tea pot, "that's enough."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turkish Hamster in Warming!



SO finally back in Hong Kong and happily after a few days of rain Hong Kong's temperature has finally dropped to around 25-27 degrees. Not cold, not hot, just warm with a slightly cooling breeze at night.
Yes, finding the right things to wear is defiantly a bum - I'm used to wearing big coats and fluffy boots during November. But hey, Global Warming eh?

Anyway once again i find myself going to my favorite Cuisine on Knutsford Terrence that serves yummy Turkish delights(i didn't mean the sweet). Every time i go i just order shit loads of side dishes while drinking with my friends. I have never tried the main dishes and i don't think i ever will have the chance to because the sides are just too yummy. The Cheese & Spinach pastry and the Lamb is sooooo soft! The Shisha isn't great and the cocktails arn't perfect but hey it's good enough to put a big smile on my face every time i come here - Even before they've given me the menu. Can't you see my hamster cheeks??? Oh and, the cheeks run in my family. Every Wanger has them. Don't believe me? Go visit my sister's blog - You'll see what i mean LOL.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bye Bye Sanya



OKay this is the final post on Sanya.
I am pretty sure you guys are sick of me talking about Sanya by now.

So i took this photo while i was waiting for the Limo back to the airport.
This trip did me a lot of good.

Bye Bye Sanya and back to my busy life in Hong Kong. :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thinking is not audible.



Dreams don't last forever and a Resort is a Resort. Today i woke up ever so early for a swim and ordered a nice room serviced Lunch while listening to the sounds of natures breeze and birds singing, running lake. Once back in Hong Kong, all i'll be hearing are the rush hour traffic, sounds of air-conditioning, peoples footsteps, mobiles ringing and constant chatter. Sometimes i wonder if people can even hear themselves think?

There's always a question asked, "Can deaf people hear themselves think?" - I laugh every-time i read this. Thinking is not audible, but you can get distracted from thinking. Living in Hong Kong, this is an issue, that's why so many of us choose to destroy our hearing by turning our music and songs to the fullest and letting the music think for us, talk for us and feel for us.

I agree on the Quote "No music, No Life" but i do also think we need to remember that we all have our very own inner tune and can create our own lyrics.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Old-Fuji's Surprise!



So before falling in love with my GF1 was my G12 and before that was my Fujifilm F100. I think i used this camera for around 3-4 years before it one day started to give me the feeling it was getting old. WHat i mean by getting old is not that i was bored of it. But the fact that it started to die down in speed and would start forgetting what each button does - basically, it was dying...
The F100 was one of the camera's which i've never been happier with. I had so much fun with this camera! When the F200 came out i did check it out, but it still doesn't compare (just like how the GF2&3 doesn't compare with the original GF1) So i gave that up and carried on using my F100. Anyway, i decided to put my F100 into retirement. Every time i go traveling though, i bring it with me even though it has trouble even turning on - don't ask why, i think it was having that HOPE that it may just work again.

Another sunny day in Sanya and i was taking photos with my GF1, after a couple minutes of shooting i realized the battery was running low - some loser (me) forgot to bring the charger LOL. So i went into the dressing room and started searching, hoping that i had a spare battery - i saw my F100. I decided to TRY turning it on like i always do in any travel and......OMFG!!!! it turned on!!!!!!! I was like WTF!? FTW!? And it was working perfectly!!!! I quickly took a few shots of random clothes etc. It saved, and it was pretty! Next thing i did was of course take a photo of MYSELF! HAHA!! It's been too long my old friend...♥♥♥

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Beautiful Elephant?



Check! I've actually left my villa during night for the first time. Decided to have dinner at the Resort's restaurant instead. One other thing, WE FINALLY SAW A FEW PEOPLE! Haha, i guess during dinner many people like to leave their rooms. It's good to know we are not the only ones staying during this quiet season haha - EVen though I quite like that idea though.

And finally some photos of my villa at night.




What happens next? Of course time for skinny dip!!! - That's what my friends thought but i decided to stay indoors. Insects and bugs come out at night D: i dont wanna look like the elephant man going back to Hong Kong! >.<;;

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I don't like Blow Jobs. Do i have to??



Hurray! Another video! Truth is there was another video i made before this one but i decided to trash it. I guess having higher expectations for myself is a good thing, but at the same time its the first time i've ever trashed a video after i've made it!! D:

Sanya is great but one bad thing is that the other night when i had the in villa Barbecue i left the garden doors open so a lot of mosquitos slipped into my room. I ended up getting several mosquito bites - it's funny because the ones below my neck is shaped like a sword. It looks more like i've been whipped or strangled lol!



Anyway, hope you like this video :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick Or Treat?



Hope you all had a great Halloween!
I've been very boring this year. I didn't prepare myself a Halloween Costume - FOR ONCE!
For once i decided not to dress up for Halloween. There's been countless amount of people asking me whether i will dress up or Who am i going to be. Somehow, this year i wasn't bothered at all! One excuse is because of work, so i didn't really get the chance to think properly or prepare, but the biggest reason of all. - I just didn't feel like it.
I remember my mother called during the afternoon EXPECTING me to be putting on make up and a strange outfit. I was like, "Nope" and she was speechless.

For Halloween, I'ved decided to be Myself. Just going out and have drinks with my friends while discussing how to PK some jerk in my game while spending a lot of money on mystery pet eggs.TRICK! I ended up spending US$40 on 10 eggs, but no Pet. That's how bad my luck is...

Anyway, before the drinks of course i did also go out earlier in the evening. I played Pool for the first time in 4 years and realized, even though it's 'Pool', it's not like swimming. (Once you learn to swim you'll never forget it.) I forgot how to play Pool and i fail at getting any ball into any hole. My friends then decided to teach me how to play darts - it was worse. I ended up breaking two out of my three darts. My end score was 431/501....

TRICK! Maybe women are just not meant to be good at aiming or scoring.

We then decided to watch a Scary Movie and get into the Halloween spirit. TREAT! So happens everyone gets a free popcorn and drink! YAY! We watched "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark". We all thought we were watching a Ghost movie, TRICK! ends up being about little fugly gollum monsters that basically looked like wrinkly mice.

So then after getting bombarded by my friends how i TRICK!ed them into watching a shitty movie i ended up buying them drinks. TREAT! The wonderful people at the bar gave me free devil ears.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Movie Pooling BBQ.



I have a lot of movies in my hard-drive, so i spent the day watching movies by the pool.
So far Sanya has been great even though i'm spending it mostly "indoors". Last night me and my friends had a in-villa Barbecue, which i was extremely excited about because i've never does something like this before, and second of all we didn't have to clean up after ourselves. Haha, cleaning is the worst part of anything. Last night was also the time that i realized how LOUD my old macbook pro was. Evening Barbecue in a villa while watching 'RED'? A little strange but yet, still a lot of fun.



Today i decided to eat Hinanese Chicken Rice when i woke up.
I felt a bit disgusting though (remembering last night i had a huge BBQ) Oh well, girls gotta eat. LOL. Oh and i also felt sorry for the house keeping cleaning up the next day. xD

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day out inside.



SO i finally went out today - Not "out" out but, you know? Still inside the Resort but out of my Villa haha!
Since it wasn't so hot today i went for a walk down by the beach. To be honest i think i came here at the best time because i felt like i have booked the whole resort to myself. It was empty!! That was one of the best parts of this trip actually... heee :) Okay wait, i lied, it was extremely hot PLUS windy. How does that work?!





The beach also lead to the main pool which was HUGE! What you see in the photo is just 1/8th!
I went for a swim and chilled with my friends eating pizza and drinking cocktails. ahhhh~ feels good.

The best part was, there was a very handsome pool boy. HOHO! Actually i found it alright but my friend was going a bit hype over him. She was tempted to fake a drowning but i was like, "He isn't a life guard."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nothing beats this...



Not setting an Alarm before you sleep even though tomorrows a weekday.
Waking up when the sun is at it's brightest.
Waking up to a 270degree garden view.
Getting naked and diving into the pool right from your bed.
Working with a towel wrapped around your body while sitting on a Beach Chair, drinking something chilled.
Peace and Quiet. Nothing but birds and the music of nature.
Calling Room Service and having Brunch by the lake.

Almost better than an orgasm......lol Just almost. :P

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Skinny Dip Villa?



What's great about Banyan Tree is that the Villas are so individual that you cant see other Villas around when you're yours. Once we opened the front gate to our villa was a Pool that had stairs leading right up to one of the Villa side doors. Basically, we could just skinny jump into the pool from our bedroom when we wake up. There was also an Outdoor Bedroom - rather romantic actually. This was the view from the Bedroom Garden door. Yes, just drive right in!





There was also an Outdoor Bathtub, which was also very sexy. On the other side of the Villa was another garden door that opened out to our own Lakeside view which was also connected to the pool. It was tempting to swim in our pool and slide down into the lake too. haha! But we didn't of course. (We watched Shark Night a few days before lol)

The crazy part was right after the Bellboy had left, my friends screamed and decided to skinny dip. LOL! Me on the other hand was trying to tell people to not fuck up the place until ive taken these photos. Sorry about the lack of photos, these were the only NICE ones i was able to take without luggage, socks and clothing hanging around lol! ......than again, i don't know why they decided to unpack in my Villa when their had their own rooms......Oh right!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Getaway.



Arrived in Sanya today and immediately noticed a huge difference: less pollution, cloudless skies and of course the people. Sanya's selling point is that it is the "Hawaii of the east".

At Sanya Airport, a crowd of Taxi drivers were grabbing customers at the arrival lobby. Luckily my friends were tough so they were able to keep those thirsty taxi drivers away from grabbing my arm etc. I was told that we must be careful with the taxi's here because they are rather sly if you are new. We felt a lot safer after seeing a man holding up my name on a sigh board with the Banyan Tree logo on it. Once the taxi drivers realized we had a limo waiting they all gave out that "should of told us earlier! Waste of time" kinda face and posture and left.
After getting into the Limo we were each given Lime scented ice towel and a Coconut! Nom Nom Nom! Now, that's what i call a good Vacation Welcome!

Actually my whole purpose in Sanya isn't all Vacation, But since i was going to be staying at a Villa i asked my friends to join me. It would be such a waste if i was alone! Besides, i'm a complete chicken shit when it comes to Large Hotel Rooms at night. xD

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dealing with Break Ups.



Hey everyone!
I'm in Sanya at the moment and it's 36 degrees! In November! WHat the hell right?



During my stay i had some time in my hands and decided to make this video.
I was actually sweating like crazy in this video, i had a box of tissues next to me LOL!
My friends were swimming in the pool so that was a bum too haha.

Anyway, Thank you to all those people who sent me their video and sorry i couldn't fit all of them in. Forgive me.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

We're Addicted!



Since i got my iPhone, i can’t stop taking pictures! Yes, even when i'm working and half naked. - and checking facebook more than 10 times a day. (Who doesn’t check their social media outlets that often?)

For those who own an iPhone, I know you’re obsessed too! and chances are you’ve been taking a lot more photos - perhaps even recording videos over the holidays and it all started with a harmless photo: “Oh Wow! The quality of the camera is great!” - Later we then realized that the Front Camera of the Iphone actually sucks horse, yet we don't give a shit because we could always just add an effect to it on Instagram or Pixlromatic(my new favorite).

Steve Jobs have left us with an Addiction.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Typhoon Internet.



So Hong Kong has been going through Typhoons this whole week.
I know typhoons are very deadly, dangerous and scary! Many people die and get injured too, but come on - Every cloud has a silver lining right? I think Typhoons are fun and it's kinda romantic. Thinking i've gone mad? If you are, then keep that shock in mind, and keep reading.

I find it strange in some ways when my friends become shocked that someone could enjoy a typhoon. They are even more shocked to learn that I find earthquakes quite exciting. People often comment "don’t you know that typhoons/earthquakes kill lots of people???" Of course I know that! But the fact that people are killed by something does not necessarily make all experiences of it unenjoyable.

Look people love playing with snow. People go on a ski-ing holidays and have fun building their first snowman, despite knowing that the same weather is killing so many hundreds of thousands of people every year worldwide?

Nearly two million people have died globally due to typhoons. Despite their devastating effects, typhoons are also beneficial, by potentially bringing rain to dry areas and moving heat from the tropics poleward. Out at sea, ships take advantage of their known characteristics by navigating through their weaker, western half.

Typhoons aren't entirely bad. They may destroy crops, but its because of typhoons that Hong Kong is finally getting it's Autumn! Plus, humidity levels have also gone down.

Anyway, I'm just going to end it there and get back to the main point of todays blog.
The thing about Typhoons; It's so much fun because it gives me an excuse to have a slumber party! I mean, if i was at a friends place during the day and there's suddenly a Typhoon, it's always suggested that i'd to stay the night because it's too dangerous to go outdoors/travel. I remember when i was much younger, my mother never let me slumber at someone's place even if it was a girlfriend's. (she's rather traditional) But when there's a typhoon my mother always made sure i didn't come home during that weather and even MADE me stay over at my friends place even if that friend was a guy Hoho! Fresh meat! I don't know why, maybe it's because i've never had a childhood which involved sleepover parties when i was young so now that i'm older and out of parental control, i've gone wild. (it's always the 'good' ones LOL) I love having to share a bed and wear my friend's PJs or their brothers t-shirts! Stealing half their bed or just crashing on their floor with lot's of sofa cushions was never cozier. It's so much fun!

Now it's kinda the opposite, i tend to force people to stay at mine. LOL not force but you know what i mean. I get lonely! I tend to plan typhoon nights and stuff. Seriously, my home is the best slumber home ever! I have a DVD library, full stock up of different food ranges from Pasta to snacks to desserts and lots and lots of extra cushions and duvets! Best of all, shit load of alcohol and if that's still not enough, i can do the Typhoon Dance.

Then again, that hardly happens and most of the time a typhoon comes during the days i'm all alone. Like today. Living on a hill top is another issue - my internet is now completely unstable and for the first time i'm using 3G at home. With nothing better to do i am now rambling blog nothingness while playing Japan Life on both my i-devices.

And yes, i've decided to sleep on my floor tonight.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Secret Garden.

...continued from the Noah's Ark Blog.

This is the reason why i had to make a separate blog on this.
The theme park had it's own Park where you would take a long hike tour to places like a Windmill Station, Adventure Journey, A Heritage Centre and a Solar Tower along with 15 different Garden Attractions. All the way up to the hill top was a Look Out where you would view birds and all. But the most special of all was on the other end of the hill - A Secret Garden.





The name was actually Sweet Garden, (which to be honest i think it's a rather shitty name for such a surprisingly pretty garden) I saw a couple taking their wedding photos here too. The garden was very romantic and i wished i could go through that mysterious gate. Just imagine what could lie behind it... there could be an entire other half of the world we never knew about! ...Or nothing! Who knows!

Though, it's probably something...

Pictures taken on my Panasonic GF1.

Friday, September 30, 2011

My Hair.



It's actually the first time i've had a shoot focused on my hair. I've done a lot of hair modeling in the past where i've had my hair from my Natural pitch black bleached to Blond, then ginger, light brown, chestnut, dark brown and now, back to my original black. And it all started when i was 15 - My mother mentioned how my hair was getting "boring" and convinced me to "change" and after getting called a "chicken" by my elder sister i ended up getting highlights. Just kidding, she didn't call me a chicken, but it sounded like she was. From then on i just thought to myself "oh well, i've already damaged my hair, might as well." Got to try these things while you're young i guess, but it was also because of this thought that my hair became so damaged - Plus my work doesn't help much either with all the tongs and curling irons.

Anyway, my hair is slowly healing up well over time. (with help from my Sponsor Alex! God i love him!)
Hope you guys like the photos and Let me know what you think! :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Noah’s Ark Found!

Well, Sort Of…LOL
I discovered that they’ve built a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark in Hong Kong. It's kind of funny because my "Animals" Catergory is titled as 'Noah Ark' and here i am LOL!



Strangly, Hong Kong is slowly getting a bit boring for me since i don't have much of a night life anymore. The night before my day off (It so happens that it was also my friend's day off it, yet it was a random Weekday LOL) i decided to do some research of what we could do besides the usual shopping and cafes.
I wanted to go somewhere out in the open with fresh air at the same time a slight "tourist" feel. Disneyland, Ocean Park.. "again?" i thought. The Big Budda? hmm! good but maybe its too hot to climb up the thousand stairs… Madame Tussuads on the peek? or… hold on… 'Noah's Ark' ?! WTF is Noahs Ark? Listed under Theme Parks/Parks!?
I looked at their website and omg, it WAS a "theme park"! I called up my Local friends of Hong Kong and somehow even they never knew something like this even existed! Looking at the Location and the map given on the website it was located on a random island under the bridge to Tung Chung where i used to live. I thought "i used to cross that bridge everyday and i think i would of been able to spot a huge Ark…"



So, it was decided. I thought it would be an interesting day trip, so i grabbed my friends along with me and it did prove to be an interesting day trip - As it turns out this is the only full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark in the world!
As with many things in Hong Kong, it is a little bizarre. Note the giant bridge just behind the ark making is fairly impossible to ever believe you were in the Ancient World. Ticket was cheap too, only HK$145 per Adult. Yet, a lot of money has gone into the exhibition and the whole thing has been together quite thoughtfully. The theme park was like a big zoo but all the animals were not real though. Lol




We wandered through the main museum which was interesting. (mostly because we were the only ones there! Made us feel like royalty.) We learned about Noah’s journey and how it could impact our world today. We had fun walking around and doing all the different exhibits. Most of them were for little kids but we still did them. Lol It was fun and made us laugh. (Shows our inner age lol)
The museum also had some animal exhibits, which to me was very amusing. (You know me and animals lol! Well, would of been funnier for you guys to read if there was a video attached of me trying to piss of a baby hedgehog. ) errhem, moving on..
I was impressed that the museum ended by highlighting pressing environmental issues on our planet with a 4D show. I thought this was a sensible and thoughtful message to conclude the exhibition, something entirely consistent with the biblical Creation mandate and yet something even unbelievers could affirm.
So we walked out of the museum not entirely sure what to think. It was well put together and professional, but I’m not so convinced of their evidence for the actual discovery of Noah’s Ark.

Anyway, we did see a Chinese Noah, who didn’t speak any English to us (but I don’t think he spoke much Ancient Hebrew or Aramaic either!).



After the long walk through the park(I will blog about this another day. There's a reason for it.), we walked around on the beach(Yes! they had their own beach!) It was nice to take our shoes off and walk along the water. I love that it didn't feel like i was at a theme park at all! Just a chillful day with some good friends.

It's such a shame that almost no-one knows about Noah's Ark in Hong Kong, it's such a waste. I mean, they even have their own resort! Me and my friends were trying to think of how they could improve. First - Advertising, very important and secondly, they need to get themselves a fucking panda - Just ONE panda and the people will naturally start pouring in. haha! Come on, it's Noah's Ark!

http://www.noahsark.com.hk/

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Applegreen.



Ewww.. terrible photo....Anyway! Saturday evening and originally i was planning to go somewhere new for "American Food" so i tired this place out that was listed under "American" - Ends up it was more like Western Fusion instead.



There was also a wild range of salads which sounded rather attractive. I had the Salad Diane, which was very light, yet nothing special. It was a bit like the salad that you get with Donner Kababs. LOL. The highlight of todays dinner was surprisingly the first thing we ate - The Portabello Fries, which was thin slices of mushroom "tempura'd" with a black truffle cream dip. It was magic!



Parma Ham and Melon Flat bread - Okay, so here's the dish i was a little confused on. Firstly this dish was huge! It was like a main dish yet it was placed between Appetizers and Salads. I would not recommend this dish if there's only 2 of you, it looked more like something 4 people would have as a starter, but anyway, that's just the portion. The melon and Parma ham was very thinly sliced, yet the Melon tasted overly strong and sweet for such a thin juiceless slice. - It almost seemed they put melon syrup to make the taste of the melon stronger. At the same time, it did taste rather different - in a good way.



As the main dish i chose the Carbonara. Again, nicely presented. Unfortunately, the heat from the dish ruined the garlic bread’s fresh crispiness a bit. The serving was definitely large, but i found the sauce coating the spaghetti a bit dry, but soon discovered that much of the sauce had accumulated at the bottom. I therefore proceeded to fervently scoop for the al dente strands further down on the floor of the dish (that’s right – al dente). The cheese on top was actually not that necessary as the creamy sauce was already sufficiently rich. There were also copious pieces of meaty bacon, yet I couldn’t help wishing there were also some crunchy, smokey bits of bacon as well.

The atmosphere was rather "Honky" if you get what i mean with several large groups of young people, who were rather...ummmm....loud. Ambience was bright and cheerful; lots of light wood in the decor. But all the surfaces are hard and the ceiling low (of course, this is HK), so the noise level was uncomfortably high. All in all, i would go back again, particularly for the Portabello Fries.

Applegreen. (+852) 2312 2488
4/F, Carnarvon Plaza,
20-20C Carnavon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Solitaire AUG/SEP.



The newest Issue of Solitaire is out and it's my second print appearance for Christelle.
I've been at the Hong Kong Jewelry & Gem Fair for the past few days with them too! - A lot of Ruby this year which means it's my luck! Did you know Ruby is the gemstone of Leo? :P

This was the Cover of the Issue.



Hope you like it. Let me know what you think :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pear Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad.



Fall and winter always seem to bring on a craving for slow cooked comfort foods like soups, stews and other similar hearty fare. But even in the chilly months, the fresh taste and crunch of a seasonal salad is a welcome change of pace.



Ingredients

1-2 Fresh Pears (not over ripe)
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
1-2 tsp white wine vinegar
2-3 tbsp Whole grain prepared mustard
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1/2 Pound or 1 packet of washed and well drained Arugula, spinach or rocket salad mix
Salt and black pepper
(Optional) Butter & Bacon cubes


Method

1. Mix the Fresh Lime juice, white wine vinegar, whole grain mustard and honey until well blended. Set aside.

Note: You can also mix it in one at a time later if you prefer.

2. In a small frying pan set on a medium heat burner, melt the butter and cook the bacon cubes with black pepper and salt until crisp. Drain well and Set Side.

(Optional) I like to place a couple walnuts into the bowl containing the drained bacon to soften. I like to have some crispy and some soft walnuts in my salad. hehe.

3. Peel(optional), core and slice the pears into thin wedges.

4. Mix the Vinaigrette, Rocket, walnuts and pears in a large bowl, crumble in the blue cheese and season with salt and pepper before serving.

This Autumn salad of pears, blue cheese, walnuts, bacon, and greens in a zesty mustard vinaigrette with a sweet edge which can be enjoyed either as a light lunch or an appetizer.
It is also optional if you want to serve the vinaigrette dressing mixed in our separately with the salad.

Another Option you could try next time is to brown the pears all over on pan with 2tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

The blue cheese takes away the whole bitterness of the Rocket while the fresh lime and the sweet pears balances the strong taste of the cheese back.

Let me know what you think! Happy Cookings and Good Luck in the kitchen! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Memories.



Have you ever heard a song from so long ago with so many memories tied to it that it made you cry? And didn't you with that wish you could go back into time when everything seemed so much simpler and carefree?
Those are the soundtrack of our lives, the songs that bring back childhood memories, best friends, love and heartbreak.

Taking the walk back to where i used to live, where i met some incredible people, where i laughed with joy on weekdays. Here is not were i grew up, here was not where i first loved. Here is where i found myself. Here is where i first felt appreciated for who i really was. It felt good breathing that positive atmosphere back into my system. Time to time i tend to lose myself in the busy surrounding of where i now live, going home lying on my bed, feeling knackered and angry with my life. Asking myself, why can't things be better? Why am i not satisfied? This is real life, we are told in order to grow and survive we must keep fighting even if it's tiring and makes you feel broken down. Why do we fight and work so hard? To grow? No, to buy ourselves another day from our carefree memory.

Yet, tomorrow is another blank page just waiting to be filled with your experiences. All you have to do is be yourself and live the story of your own unique life. Be Proud. Be confident and most of all, be happy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What's your M&M?



Yup, workers dressed in massive M&M costumes dancing and telling you to come in.
Slightly ashamed to admit I was in there sheltering from the rain today. Lots of people, but nobody seemed to be buying much…except me LOL!




I’ve been to the one in Vegas, and was super excited to see what this one had to offer. It was definately loud and really busy, but so much fun! The staff were friendly, enthusiastic, singing, dancing, etc. It’s definately built for tourists and M&M lovers. Definitely not somewhere for those who suffer from migraines or anxiety related disorders and grumpy old people who think its just a bunch of over priced plastic! Just because its not your cuppa tea, doesn’t mean other people won’t love it! It’s an amazing store, if you’re fun, an M&M’s fan, or just like to be in a welcoming, loud, party type atmosphere, definately a must!

PS. Please forgive the white balance. I forgot to set it to indoor lighting, won't happen again! Promise!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Moon Festival!



Everyone has the day off today! Why? To recover from all the moon watching last night.
As far as I can tell whether you call it the Zhonqiu or Mid-Autumn Festival or how i like to call it, "Moon Festival", it is really about two things: mooncakes and lanterns. Under the bright harvest moon augmented with lantern light, families get together to celebrate and eat moon cakes.

During the day n Hong Kong's Mid Autumn Festival, Hong Kongers seem even more rushed than useral. They are either rushing around in the jam packed Temples or out in the streets trying to get their hands on Mooncake or some seafood at the Markets for that nights feast like they were going to be sold out any minute - One of those people being me. I am not a Moon cake fan at all, so i tend to buy Haagen Daz's Ice-Cream Moon cakes but they are often sold out for sure!



In the Evening people are often having dinner with the Family. It's a bit like Thanks Giving. I went to my Grandmothers home today for dinner. I arrived at around 5PM and she was already super busy in the kitchen preparing so i popped opened a nice wine with my Grandfather - yes, we decided to get wasted before the dinner haha! Oh this is the view from their balcony. You see the bright lights on the right? That's where we headed after the dinner - Victoria Park's Lantern Wonderland Carnival!



So i talked down to Victoria Park with my family to check out all the festivities and boy was it packed! Roads were blocked, lot's of traffic and a lot of police and first aid. It started to look a little like Carnival back in London. LOL! But of course, more romantic since it was night lol!




Everyone camps out with their families and lights candles and lanterns to pay homage to the moon.
The picnicking in a park makes it a little like the Fourth of July and little kids wandering around with lanterns and glow-stick adornments makes it a little bit like Halloween.

The Japanese and Korean community in Hong Kong were also here to celebrate, men and female wearing beautiful Hanbok and Kimono, strangely it was the chinese that didn't really bother dressing up for this event, i only saw a few little kids wearing Cheongsam haha! It was cute still.

Pictures taken with Panasonic Lumix GF1 with Pancake lens.