Tuesday, November 28, 2006
A home alone weekend means walking around unshaven (for two whole days!) and being glad that it’s a rainy Saturday afternoon, cos you now have an excuse for staying indoors and playing World of Warcraft online. Awww come on, it’s not as bad as it sounds. I did leave the apartment to have dinner at me folks’ place on Saturday nite.
Sunday morning is laundry morning. Hang them high! And hang them dry! That’s what I say…er, metaphorically speaking of cos…hmmm, no, I don’t normally talk out loud to my laundry either…
Weekend home alone also means whipping u p a cool dessert like this, anytime of the day! Vanilla ice-cream with new mint choc Bailey’s.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Some breakfast pix I managed to snap. Starting with macaroni and ham soup, a very thin ham omelet and of cos, me favourite milk tea - done Hong Kong style. But I got to say, I really enjoyed all the food there, all my meals. They were great!
Yes, they really loooove their macaroni here. Here, McDonald's muscles in on the lucrative macaroni market too!
Lunch was a little too hit-n-run for me to snap anything. So here's a couple of dinner pix instead. Something porky with pieces of bread to wrap them in.
A very, very nice (medium) steak at Suzuki cafe. Yes, that's mayo. Really.
Oh wait, I do have a lunch pix. Was the lunch I had near me hotel, just before heading to the airport. Wan Ton Mee with mango pudding dessert. Apparently the restaurant is pretty famous. Was there a previous nite for dinner and was told that the guy sitting behind my table was some TV actor. A minor supporting role kinda guy although I have no idea who he is or was or whatever.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Geek that I am, I finally found me Battlestar Galactica ship at Toys R Us at the Festival Walk mall. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Plus a ...er...'friendly version' of the new Doctor Who season one DVD in Mong Kok.
Speaking of Festival Walk, here's a pair of really comfortable shoes I got. Don't ask me how much they cost cos I don't wanna remind myself!
OK, now at the time when I saw these sirens, I thought it was a really cool idea to buy them!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Am back from Hong Kong. Allow me to geek out a little first. Probably one of the most memorable things getting there was the inflight TV show on SQ. After almost 20 years, i finally got to watch a new sci-fi episode of Doctor Who. It's from the latest season, single episode called "The Lady in the Fireplace". Great story, brilliant twist ending. Always been a fan, remember reading a whole ton of Doctor Who paperbacks when I was a kid. Anyway, if anyone is flying SQ this month, be sure to catch it. Gawd, sounds like I'm working again.
And here's the view from me 4th floor hotel window in Tsim Sha Tsui. Man, you guys should see that United Colors neon sign light up every nite! Right smack in me face! I kid you not.
Anyway, coming back to Hong Kong after all years, I did noticed a few things that have or haven't changed.
1. There are no fat or overweight people in Hong Kong. Despite all the good food everywhere, it's hard to see anyone who's out of shape. Amazing but true. More on the good food in me next post.
2. There sure are a lot African touts at almost every street corner. Just like in Japan, there seems to be influx of them.
3. My Cantonese still sucks!
Monday, November 06, 2006
Should I write bout what happened there? I dunno. Maybe one day I will.
Anyway, was wondering if anyone out there could fill me in on ...well... anything that you think I should keep an eye out while in Hong Kong. Thanks in advance!
Friday, November 03, 2006
Ah…but the highlight of the day was the return of the old gang, thanks to the new WOW TCG. Went to Paradigm Infinitum that night and almost everyone was there. Some I haven’t seen in ages. Most were familiar faces from the days of LOTR and VS. It was pretty cool, looks like the old fellowship is coming back. But that’s gonna mean spending more money again as well as the neverending quest for more storage space. Sigh.