Recently

So what’s been going on?

Below: I made kumquat (a small citrus fruit) and honey cake. Yummy.

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Above: New favorite nail colour.

Below: Studying. But this week I finished my course for passing the bar! So close to being an actual lawyer!

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Above: Been reading this book about being a journalist in Hong Kong in 1997 when the country transferred from being a British colony to being part of China. It was a good book, but probably a bit too long.

Below: A blogger friend asked to see the finished product of the Kippah I made for The Boy for our wedding. So here it is, I crocheted it freehand, I just make patterns as I go. I use a .75mm hook if you were wondering.

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Above: Brunch at the local coffee shop. And yes, technically I live in China.

Below: Matcha latte. Loving everything Matcha flavoured at the moment.

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Above: How awesome is this building!?

Below: Sometimes Asia makes no sense.

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Above: coconut and mango dessert bought from the Temple St night markets. Delicious!

To summarise – I seem to be consuming a lot of sweet food and photographing it. Concerning?

Anyways, today The Boy and I are off to China, which means that I’ll be AWOL for a few days. Don’t miss me too much ;p

Thanks for reading!

❤ E

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Adventuring

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Hi Friends,

This post comes at you again from the early morning hours.

This morning I woke up with the grand plan of going to Macau for the day. (Nevermind that I planned on going on Sunday but the Grand Prix nixed that). So I was up bright and early when I realised that Macau is a different country and so I’d need my passport to go. Boooo! Because my passport was with the Chinese embassy getting my visa for the weekend travels.

So I rolled over and went back to sleep.

I gave up on the plan.

But then, mid-snooze, a new plan was born. I would go to the embassy and get my visa express and then hurry on my way to Macau.

So that’s what I did. It cost me like double, but it meant that I could salvage my Macau plans.

And it was a success! Thanks to the new plan I spent a lovely day in Macau!

And this is what I wore for my day as a tourist….

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Details: headband – etsy. T-shirt – H & M. Cardigan – Saba (from 2000, crazy right?). Jeans – Urban Outfitters. Shoes – Mong Kok Ladies Market HK (fakes)

There will be great photos from my adventures, tomorrow.

Thanks for reading.

❤ E

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Happenings

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So here’s what’s been going on in my life.

Above: our haul from the Shillin Night markets in Taiwain. It was all crazy cheap. Plus – notice a colour theme?

Below: An amazing date-banana-tahini smoothie from Mana. I die.

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Above: On a slightly more serious note I went with friends to visit an exhibit by the Society of Community Organisation about refugees in Hong Kong. It was really powerful.

Below: The Boy is OBSESSED with mint choc-chip ice-cream. And I’m on a dark chocolate kick.

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Above: Blue Jasmine was finally released in HK, only like 6 months after the rest of the world. We saw it the day it opened. I’m a total Woody Allen groupie.

Below: A birthday present from friends. When you live in Asia even your socks have cute cartoons on them.

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Above: A true but unfortunate but also hilariously named company.

Below: I’m getting really getting good at making Asian noodle soup at home. Keen for a recipe?

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Above & Below: The waffles that saved Saturday night from the Terrible play.

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So I realise that basically all that’s going on in my life is food. But that’s a) not so surprising and b) delicious!

Anything more exciting than waffles going on in your world?

❤ E

Deliciousness

One of the best things about living in a new country (Hong Kong) is getting to experience all the new food!

The Boy and I only eat kosher food (and I’m also vegetarian) so our Chinese food options are often pretty limited. But luckily there’s a great Buddhist culture here of strict vegetarian restaurants that both of us can enjoy.

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This amazing salad is from a fast slow food (ha!) vegetarian place just down the road from us called Mana.

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Loving the Dim Sum.

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Well, actually I made these myself. Battered and fried bananas. A sweet and not too guilt inducing treat. Maybe I should include a recipe?

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Bubble tea! On the left is coconut mango bubble tea and on the right is ginger and sugar cane juice. Both were made fresh in front of us at the Temple St night market.

I really love trying new foods, how about you?

❤ E

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