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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Chocolate mudcake, daisies and forget-me-nots

Blow the candle and make a wish?
Birthday bouquet

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for all the birthday SMS-es, emails, MSN messages, cards, phone calls and hugs. Also to all four (!!) people (LL, LR, PL, GK) who were involved directly or indirectly, voluntarily or involuntarily in the planning and co-ordination of the surprise bouquet delivered all the way to my extremely surprised self in Sabah, thanks a million- I'm really touched to bits.

I think I should have no room for doubt if anybody in this world really cares for me (which in my darkest emo-moments, I often find myself wondering) because evidently a lot of people who matter a whole lot to me, do.

My sincerest thanks!

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Found: Shoes for dress

I blogged previously about my last minute search for the perfect pair of shoes to go with my very pink bridesmaid's dress for the wedding this weekend. Having exhaustively searched all shoe shops in Midvalley, thankfully, I managed to find the perfect pair in a shop in Central, Hong Kong- it's a simple design in a light gold colour which is not too flashy for a church wedding, I think. I love it! I've included the address of the shop below in case anyone is interested. They have VERY nice classy designs! Trust me, because if you don't already know, I have a shoe fetish. ;)

I just hope the shoes won't bite my feet too badly and give me blisters, because I simply have no time to break them in.
Ah, the sacrifices women make for the sake of beauty!

Vickie Shoes Co
6, Li Yuen Street East Central, Hong Kong
Directions: Exit D2 at Central MTR (turn right at exit, turn right again at the corner and you will be walking along Queen's Road Central. Walk until you see Emphasis Jewellery. Li Yuen Road is just before the shop)

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Zhou sun" from HK

Hong Kong Skyline from the Avenue of Stars

Good morning!! Today is my fourth day in Hong Kong. I absolutely love it so far! The weather is just right for walking- you can wear short sleeves comfortably, with a light cardigan and yet, not sweat and get all sticky while walking. Perfect!

The shopping is crazily fabulous- literally at every corner, you will bump into a Giordano, Bossini, Hang Ten, Watsons or Sasa outlet. Crazy...it's paradise! *big grin*

The sushi here is also so fresh and yummy! The Hana Maki here is fabulous- Thick, succulent slices of raw salmon (about 3!) wrapped around a samll 20-cent sized ball of rice and heaped with Japanese mayonnaise topped with generous amounts of ebiko, I'm in love!

OK, I got to run now. I need to find a pair of shoes for my bridesmaid's dress really badly cause the wedding is this Saturday! OMG! So last minute, right?! I hope I can still fit into the dress what with the copious amounts of sushi, egg tarts and nai cha (mik tea) I'm ingesting...

Hugs and kisses,
Someone totally in love with HK

p/s Today's my dad's birthday! Happy Birthday dad! Not that he reads my blog, but anyway...:)

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

My new Pilates class

I attended my first ever Pilates class today and survived it!

Hahaha, I think I'm just relieved that most of the students were just ordinary people and not models with sculpted abs who could perform all the poses in flawless, picture-perfect motions.

The instructor (a really toned lady with an upbeat, drill-sergeant-like voice) had us perform a series of poses, one of which is pictured above. It's not as easy as it appears and uses an incredible amount of abdominal muscle strength! A lot of the exercises used a lot of abdominal muscles and arm muscles. Though I could not perform all the exercises perfectly, I thought it was a good body workout and I liked it. The instructor was quite good as well, demanding yet friendly. She could hold all her poses pefectly, while instructing us at the same time!

She did tell us we all needed to try harder since what we are learning are just basic poses that had to be mastered before we could proceed to intermediate or advanced poses. I personally thought it was kinda difficult to try any harder when all your belly muscles were screaming bloody murder from pain. But perhaps, this is where you have to learn to control your mind over matter, which according to Wiki is the central aim of Pilates. Nevertheless, no regrets in signing up for this self-inflicted torture class.

Lest I expire, in the least it could be engraved: Herein lies a person who Always Gave Their Best.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Package from UK

I've always enjoyed receive things via snail mail, other than the usual flurry of bills that I more often than not receive of course! I think it has something to do with the simple thrill of being able to recognize familiar handwriting and already guess the sender of the letter before it is even opened and the anticipation of what the letter will divulge. Nowadays, especially ever since emails and SMSes came conveniently into the big picture of communication, sadly, snail mails I receive (other than the odd wedding invitation) and send are far and few in between.

So imagine my delight when I received this in my mailbox last week from Jacz all the way from Glasgow, chock-full of goodies waiting to be disbursed!!

Card with pressie for the blushing bride-to-be, tiny cutesy top for the radiant, expecting mom-to-be and pretty bracelets for me and the housemate- since we aren't at the present moment, preggers or engaged to be married! ;)

Thanks Jacz for the bracelet. Your letter has been placed in a prominent place of honour in our apartment- on our refrigerator!

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Election day!

According to the 100% accurate kennysia.com Who-To-Vote-This-Election Decision Generatorâ„¢, I am voting for...


Who Should You Vote For This Election?

Haha...If I were registered to vote, that is which ashamedly, I'm not. I will make sure I register for the next election within this year, that's a promise to myself!

Because every vote counts!

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