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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!

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Macau

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So here are some photos from my adventure in Macau. For those that were wondering, Macau is an island near Hong Kong that was a Portuguese colony for 400 years before returning to China in 1997. It’s main industry is gambling in their many casinos. They rake in more moolah than Las Vegas. Crazy. But you won’t see any photos of casinos here. I went for a wonder in the Taipa village to see traditional Portuguese architecture and Chinese temples/shrines. It was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of HK.

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Thanks for reading!

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P.S. Girlish Whims!

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.

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P.S. Wardrobe Wednesday & Trend Spin & Fashionably Modest & Watch What I’m Wearing & Monday Bloom & Monday Must Haves & Style Sessions & Totally Posted Tuesday

Plannings

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Happy Weekend Friends!

The Boy and I have been on a planning frenzy lately.

These past few days we’ve booked our trip to Spain and Morocco (for January), to Kaiping in China for next weekend (eep visas!) and tomorrow I’m going to Macau! It’s been BANANAS.

If you’ve been to any of these places I’d love to hear some tips. Also generally useful travel tips, like how to be safe or to save money are always welcome.

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I’ve stolen The Boy’s university tote. Just ’cause I can.

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I have to say that I’m mighty happy that it’s cooled down enough in HK to wear long sleeves. But I’m still wearing sandals so clearly it’s not actually cold yet. Boo.

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Details: Headband – Etsy. Necklace – gift from The Boy. Shirt – Esprit outlet. Belt – street market in HK. Jeans – Target. Sandals – Saltwater.

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In other wonderful news, on Monday I hand in my last assessment for passing the bar. I’m sooooo close to actually being a lawyer (assuming I pass – eep!). Wish me luck and have a great weekend!

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P.S. Monday Funday + What I’m Wearing + Monday Bloom + Monday Must Haves

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?

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Welcome Home

Hello old friends,

We’ll remember that time I said that I was just popping into Africa and that I’d be back soon? Yeah, well, I guess I lied. That was almost 2 years ago!

I suppose that I’ll catch you up on what’s been going on in the past 2 years before continuing with blogging.

I went to Ghana for 3 months. It was exceptional and life changing and rewarding and hard. You can read about it at my other blog, here.

I returned to Australia and my boy moved from Sydney to Melbourne. We continued with our university studies. I then went to the Northern Territory in Australia to do some good work with Indigenous Australians. You can read about my experiences, here. 

After that, back to uni. Then New York! I interned at the Center for Constitutional Rights for 3 months doing International Human Rights law. More hard and rewarding work. You can read about it here and here. For a little bit my boy joined me in the Big Apple after his adventures in India.

Then it was back to university for both of us. But luckily for me it was my last semester of law school. After almost 6 years of studying! And then I was offered a job with the Australian Attorney General starting in February 2014. And then I got married! There’ll definitely be blog posts coming up about that, but in the mean time you can check out some of our photos here.

Right after that we moved to Hong Kong!

So I guess you’ll forgive me for failing to blog, but life’s been pretty hectic the past few years!

So currently the boy and I are living in Hong Kong for his film studies and I’m working on passing the bar so that I can work as a lawyer when we get home.

I thought this blog could be a great place to record our adventures while we’re away!

Anyways, I hope you’re as happy to have me back as I am happy to have returned!

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