A hastily-planned hike which eventually morphed into a barbeque at the beach with only 30 minutes’ worth of hiking each way, not that I’m complaining. In between time spent in the crystal-clear waters and ice-cold cups of rosé wine, there was that best barbeque I’ve had in a long time (small selection of simple, delicious food, well cooked not burnt) ! It was as if we were on vacation in [insert name of random tropical beach paradise], if only just for one afternoon.
It was actually the first time I’d been there outside of Outward Bound School. Our neighbor, who used to live in Pulau Ubin as a child, was with us and she still seems to know everyone (friendly hellos, discounts here and there). We had dinner outdoors at dusk, where it grew a little too dark for us to see the tasty food we were eating, next to a table of beer drinking middle-aged men. Got to say that was a pretty pleasant outing, we should try to go there more often.
Tat and Vi of Graphic Airlines from a drawing workshop I attended a few weekends back.
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.
We embarked on quick two-day-one-night trip to China on the day of Hong Kong’s return to China. That sounds rather appropriate, doesn’t it ?
I was the girl who almost missed her ferry because she was stuck in long changing room/ cashier queues in a bid to buy discount Esprit undies.
We were at the beach, different ones, on both our days in Zhuhai. One of the beaches comes with horses, friendly dogs, a pool, RMB 25 mugs of Carlsberg draft beer and no noisy expats. We would go back to Zhuhai just for this. Parfait !
My first haircut in six or seven months didn’t turn out too shabby. I treated myself to a hair spa too.
Ok, have to admit that it was quite a self-indulgent weekend. I treated myself to sunnies (my first pair !) and a sleeveless white blouse that I’ve been looking for a while. So close to buying something cheap on ASOS but ended up with Greyhound’s version. I’m telling myself it’s a good thing to support Southeast Asian designers.
Spent an enjoyable afternoon at the relatively quiet and non-crowded part of Causeway Bay where I had a very tasty late lunch of orecchiette with zucchini and asparagus washed down by a glass of honey thyme tea.
I watched A Fistful of Dollars without actually realizing that Joe the Americano was Clint Eastwood.