It’s one of those days when bad things happen to people you don’t know very well and you know they’ve got loved ones who are hurting so much more right this moment as you type. RIP.
Here’s to three years and many more. My first omakase, decadently mind-blowing as it should. Thank you, J.
2/F China Tai Ping Tower, Phase II,
8 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Slightly annoying that it’s been raining way too much this new year of the snake in Singapore so far. Nevertheless, may your new year be filled with good things and pleasant surprises ! Huat ah !
p/s I’ve been finding it somewhat hilarious to say “Huat ah !” of late even if I don’t quite agree with the overwhelming emphasis on getting rich everytime we ring in the new year.
With chuan’r on wheels, who needs McDonald’s delivery ?
Not very good.
Omg so good.
Erm yes, turtle and snake herbal hotpot.
CHICKEN CARTILAGE CHUAN’R ! Om nom nom.
Extra servings of dishes that I like.
And I’m not the one who ordered smelly tofu at 3am.
On this note, am off to France tonight for a rainy and white Christmas so this is looking very likely to be my last post of the year. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year boys and girls ! Don’t do anything that I wouldn’t and see you around next year.
Contrary to what I had been advised, I feasted on seafood within a week after the freak accident which had left an open wound (thank god for no stitches). In my defense, the dinner was scheduled weeks ago and I couldn’t possibly have cancelled last minute. In any case, I’m trying my best to stay away from dark soy sauce for the foreseeable future. Boy, the seafood that night was good.
Even if it is so hard for us, we know you are now safe in the arms of God in heaven free from pain and stress. I am sorry, Ah Yi. We love you and we miss you.
Chinese New Year, fraught with customs and traditions, as it should be. Happy to be home spending precious time with my closest family, I’ve missed them so much. Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a fantastic year of the dragon ahead. 身体健康，心想事成！
Part two of our wedding celebration took place in September last year, in the same arrondissement where maman lives and where we stay each time we make the trip back to Paris. Happy to have family and friends who traveled the distance for us and to finally meet some of J’s friends that he has always spoken fondly of. It was also the hottest autumn day in Paris that day, so warm the chefs couldn’t get the macarons to stick on our macaron tower wedding cake. A touch of Singapore left over from part one, I suppose.
I can’t believe it’s 2012 already ! Where did my 2011 go ? Oh dear, and I still feel like a FOB in Hong Kong. On the bright side, this will mean more explorations in the new year (hurrah) ! Have a smooth-sailing merry year ahead as I leave you with two photos taken late November last year in Shanghai, the first from my old neighborhood and the second from a familiar bar now relocated in a new neighborhood.
Of course I was delighted and honored when P asked if I would be keen to contribute a post to her new My Asia column. Unsurprisingly, I ended up with a mini-guide to Shanghai since I’m still feeling my way around Hong Kong.
By the way, don’t forget to check out the rest of her gem of a blog that I’m reading regularly to see what I’m missing out on the creative/ artsy front back home.