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As some of you may know i’m not much into Chinese food.  I’ve even written somewhere that it’s my bottom choice during date nights.  IDK, i must have had too much when i was growing up, so my taste buds are numb when it comes to Chinese food.  but see, that’s Chinese food in the Philippines.  So i was quite excited to eat Chinese food now that i’d be visiting a Chinese cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong.  We got to Hong Kong quite early so we had breakfast … at…wait for it… Mcdo hahaha.  so i ordered something in the menu that isn’t available in Philippine mcdo branches.  presenting.  chicken sopas, Szechuan style.  yes, the chicken was spicy LMAO.

but at the harbour city mall…we ended up here.  crystal jade was super queuing, so there.

weee i like this diner, what a cool interior.

huge onion rings! and the breading is really substantial and does not flake apart when you bite into it.

our burgers, hehehe TGIF? naaaaah more like Johnny Rockets!

hehehe 100% beef medium well for the hubby ☺

our drinks hehehe my ♫milk is better than yours, better than yours♪ 😛

for a true diner feel.

but they have wet wipes LOL

at the venetian though this is what we had for lunch O_o busog! below is the hubby’s portuguese chicken stew or something

while this is mine.  oh ha karpintero si ateh Marge hahaha good grief i think there was at least 3 cups of rice in this.  beat that binalot! if you can LOL

hay salamat, crystal jade, finalllleee, hahaha neigh not in greenhills

the usual wet wipes.

xiao long bao…my dad said i’ve had this, once upon a time, but frankly i do not remember if that occurred in ongpin where my toddler years were spent or that restaurant in front of the US embassy, jade garden nga ba yun?
huwow, hang sarap naman, i have a pic of this half bitten, so you can see the soup inside, phhht hindi na upload, i’ll update this later.  this is so good! walang sinabi ang xin dian ti sa crowne plaza na ang mahal naman ordinaryong ordinaryo naman ang lasa.

i super love love love my noodles and beef soup.  just the right beefy taste without any gaminess.  and the noodles al dente!

behold!

naturally there’s always room for dessert.  gelato hahaha

just as good as gelatiSSimo ♥

hahaha what’s going to a Chinese city without visiting a happy lemon?

LOL the queue here aint as bad as it is in manila, thank goodness!

yet another milk tea, this time this fr a kiosk at the venetian.  hahaha ang chaka bobo-tea LOL

the next set of pics are from a side street resto who’s name i forget.  the ‘ambiance’ or lack of it, the quick service and good food reminds me of wei ling along masangkay street in ongpin.

but withOUT the extra hilo (nausea/dizziness) fr the msg.

this pic i snapped at sino center, just a few stalls but all dedicated to kpop LOL  yeah, kpop idols endorse soda drinks hehehe

hahaha eh ako na addicted sa milk tea hahaha

ahhhmmm, sari saring food.  medyo maski ako di na take yung amoy ng baboy so ayun we moved on.

our last night in HK we had dinner here.

it took about 30-45minutes for us to get a table.  O_o

but the ambiance

nice huh?

and the food was well worth the wait.  beef ulit! LOL

my rice bowl, pata with egg.

fried rice

and walang kamatayang xiao long bao hahaha

awwww imma gonna miss eating here, as in like the whole eating experience in HK.

not once did i get a head ache from eating at a chinese restaurant, like i do when i eat chinese food in Manila.

I miss HK, i miss the fact that my makeup doesn’t melt off even after an entire afternoon of walking and hehehe eating.  i miss the variety of cosmetics i can shop for here and at a less expensive cost.  i also miss seeing the ladies with their different boots.  it’s so trendy.  i like wearing boots, it hides my short pudgy legs, para kunwari long legged, hahaha melanie marquez? :p

 


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Some of you who liked my facebook page may have seen my HK travels album here and saw that HK is indeed a shopping city LOL.  the hubby and i were there for three days and half.  we did the nathan road shopping thing.

and naturally, since my current addiction is Laneige, i came home with a few goodies from that brand.  full sized items are cheaper in Manila.  but the sample sizes are found in HK and are for sale O_o.  the water sleeping pack was about 800+ on the street, i just didn’t get it since at the time i haven’t really tried it, and i already have several sample size of the water sleeping pack for me to try.  oh yeah, next to bonjour and the body shop, laneige stores were abound.

apart from sasa, that sold samples from guerlain to estee lauder to elizabeth arden, colour mix was a store i visited in two locations.  they carried lioele, skin79, the face shop and this taiwanese brand called shills.

i got these at sasa.  ah the famous dollywink.  kala ko naman kung ano, maganda pa packaging ng ever b at careline or halos pareho lang.

In Macau though, at the Venetian, i found this boutique, phew! one boutique to conquer all!  It’s a Korean cosmetics shop!  oo may Laneige din dyan, samwerz.  spotted, etude house and tony moly!

 and a section dedicated to that slave management label called sment, phfft.  yep, the sales girl said that they were commissioned by sment to sell their original and official SMEnt merch.  (sment is the label that manages super kpop groups like super junior, tvxq, shinee, and girls generation, not to mention kpop mainstay BoA). so here below are the uber expensive mugs, clear file folders, and other office supplies with our favorite kpop idols.

From that store i came away with my missha snail cream set and a holika holika tinted lip balm/gloss.  from that purchase they gave me their sweetmay makeup case and a face cream/essence in a sachet. 

so yeah, sa Macau yung may libre.  so it really is a Korean thing to give away freebies with purchase.  the Laneige store in Harbour city mall didn’t give didleee squat, hay, it was about 500 bucks cheaper at Laneige harbour city mall branch but well, from the point of view of a pinoy, pupunta  ka pa ng hk para makatipid ng 500, eh di well, sa shangri la na lang or trinoma (moa or robinson’s place) for your laneige fix may libre ka pang kung ano anong anik anik, sa hk wala!

back in Hong Kong.  theBenj found Sino center for me, this hole in the wall vira mall type of mall (circa 1980’s as in before the fire vira mall).  this is the place to buy kpop official and unofficial merch.  the big bang stuff is official while the leader stuff well, fanmade.  

From Page One i got a catalogue mag.  these asian magazines often include goodies with the mag.  the tweens often by the mag for the goodies.  this was the last copy of this Arashi mag.  and this mag made miss my sister in Asian-pop madness, Dek.  ayan nakunan ko na ng picture.  the bag stays but once i’ve taken photo’s of jun, i’ll ship the mag off to you na.  i used that bag at the office xmas party lmao!

Along Nathan road, there are side streets, one of them is Shun Yee street and on one corner there is camille road.  at that area i found this st francis/vira mall type of boutique (so no fitting allowed) where the prices of the clothes are half the price compared to most of the clothes i’ve seen so far through the many malls along nathan road.  the name of the store is in fashion.

for the office i got a few blouses.

a dress for date night ^_^

ahhh well y’all know i can’t keep away for the corally-peachy blouses.

and a pair of hose(s)

a nice blouse for the Christmas party.

which i wore at the Christmas party.

below is the black vest thing.

all the blouses didn’t go over 450 O_o where as compared to the malls, both in HK and in Manila, blouses of such designs would go for double those prices. hahaha i am proud to say, including the boots from naf naf, my entire outfit for the Christmas party was roughly about PhP1200 O_0 oo, HKD50 (around 300peTot) lang yung leggings with felt type of fabric the blouse was only HKD49 (around 280petoTs) so around PhP500 blouse and pants na.  then the naf naf boots were on half off sale last oct ba yun, so asa 700 or less. hahaha.  sorry peeps, i’d rather spend on skin care than on clothes.  though that may change as well. but i’m far from posting outfits of the day, but who knows, there’s a korean owned store in greenhills with roughly the same prices as this in fashion shop in HK 

disclaimer:

except for the holiday edition lip duo and blush from laneige, the items above are Christmas + 8th year anniv gifts to me from the hubby.  so to the judgmental people out there, eh well, grind your teeth for all i care. 

hahahaha may ganon? la lang each time i post a haul vid on my youtube channel, as in each time, i have a thumbs down. like i said grind your teeth hahaha

 

are we traveling again soon? maybe, i’m hoping to catch leader in Sg, or once big bang releases their new album in 2012, and when they tour, i’m hoping to catch them in BKK or Sg (historically, they have not visited HK, but who knows..)


i kinda liked the weather in HK it was winter but the temps were only around 16 degrees.  it was Macau that was bitingly cold at 11 degrees with WIND.  i loved the fact that my makeup didn’t melt of regardless of the long walks hahaha.  i hardly blotted the oils off my nose!


ahhhh til we meet again.  nga pala HINDI KO NAHANAP ANG REVLON LIP BUTTER anywhere.  and halos ka presyo lang ng pinas ang revlon photoready O_o at mas ok ang duty free ng changi airport compared sa hk hayz hehehe marami na daw ako nabili sabi ni Lord hahaha.


til next time folks 😉