Monday, December 1, 2008

I miss Kai Tak airport

Do you remember when planes used to descend over Kowloon after turning 90 degrees once in view of the red and white checkerboard and landing only 20 minutes away from my home.

But I do love the new airport too.

What thousands must die, so that Caesar may become the great

Infernal Affairs forever, The Departed never.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's changing


Thursday, December 27, 2007

GM Tee discount code!

I came across a most unique T-shirt site, called GM Tee. The prints are gorgeous and epitomize all that I've grown up around while living in Hong Kong. It is based in Hong Kong but the designs wield a whole range of beautiful Asian sights.

What is even more wonderful is everyone can enjoy a 10% discount at their online shop with Get Dressed Hong Kong!'s own discount code - gdhk - which will expire on the 10th of January.

All the women's T-shirts look lusciously long, which is so hard to find in Hong Kong, my favourite of the women's Tees:

'Maneki Neko', literally means "Beconing Cat" is the cute lucky cat we see at every shop entrance. This is my favourite and I'm definitely getting myself one.

'Geisha' is so beautiful.

A 'Samurai Teddy', I love the colour of the Tee and the image is so wonderful.

And of the men's:

'Rainmaker' Toad of immortality with a cherry blossom print pattern.

'Japanese Castle', that resembles every pagoda HK children ever spent their childhood running around.

'Chinese Dragon'.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My mission

I'm back and I have the greatest mission of all time: to stock up on the warmest clothes ever. England weather is colder than anything I've ever had to endure and I'm terrified for January. Waking up is the hardest. My warmest clothes consist of a denim jacket, jeans (which have a hole at the knee and lets in a draft of cold) and a few holy socks!So, I've made a list of essential winter clothes I need to collect while I'm back in Hong Kong! And each time I find an item I will post where I got it. It will be my winter shopping diary.
* Good thick socks
* Beautiful tights and leggings

photo by gpwarlow

* Warm coats and jackets
* Scarves
* Pashminas (I'm especially interested in the patterned ones)
* The compulsory Ugg boots. (I've never been such a fan of them until recently, I think black ones look killer with a white pair of tights)
* Wellington boots for the infamous UK weather
* Gloves

While I've never bought anything on ebay before, there are a few items I have been watching from this shop. I've also got my eyes on a black pair of Ugg boots on ebay. 

I can tell Granville and I will be reunited very soon. <3>

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Coming home soon!

It's been way too long and I miss Hong Kong excessively. The only shopping I've done in the UK has been at Primark. Being a poor poor student doesn't create many pathways that lead to Reiss or Topshop or Whistles. It's scary how badly I need retail therapy. Everytime I see something in the shops here I just think how much cheaper I can get it for in Hong Kong. I walked into River Island a few weeks ago and a dinky little sequined vest was £50!!! With the current exchange rate that's HK$800. I remember when the exchange rate was $12 to a £.. does anyone remember those glorious days?

I do drool at shop windows here in the absence of actually being able to purchase anything, quite inelegantly too. I'll just salivate everywhere until I can even think about stepping within. I'm thoroughly procrastinating now, I have a pile of work to do but instead I spend time surfing online shopping sites:


And then just these beautiful designers:

Helena Horstedt
Velerie Tolosa
Nicola Finetti
I'm pretty sure I found these on this Livejournal community.

Feast your eyes on this beast. I'm going to make an attempt at making something similar when I'm back home. The shiny colours are actually really small sequins which I absolutely adore.

'Indie' style is the current fashion phenomenon here, I'm probably part of it but not extremely. It's all inclusive of boys and girls, just as the diminishing 'New Rave' was. I've fallen for a boy who only listens to indie music and wont flash a glimmer of a smile at anything above he norm. We went to watch Soko together and it was gorgeous and I want to marry her. He now loves her too and we fight over who she wants to kiss more. Of course it's me.

I will be home in 2 weeks.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Regrettably, this blog will be on hiatus until Christmas time because I go to UK in 2 days.
Unless something Hong Kong style wise comes up while I'm at university there will be minial activity here.