Work and Play

Boyfriend has contacted me today after over a week’s haiatus. Smart boy, he contacted me while at the office — when I knew I couldn’t really make a scene. He said that in the alps, he’s been staying at the low-class hotels where there’s no Internet and hence, couldn’t write. “I thought you were dead,” […]

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A Lazy SunDAY

Our Sunday brunch menu featured some delicious Xinjiang Fare in a restaurant at the corner of Water Street and Pok Fu Lam road) in the company of new friends. To the inexperienced, Xinjiang food uses a lot of heavy mutton and hot spice. Just check out this HUGE piece of meat which we had to […]

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5 Observations about HK

My blog is often so text-heavy, you feel that you’re reading the encyclopedia (zzzzzz…). I often wonder how most of you can take it. Hence, here’s some photos of my observations on my 3-week stay so far in Hong Kong: 1) Desserts here are hai-hao (so so). Though they look oh-so-yummy, desserts here pale in […]

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The Slow Disappear

I think I’m too rational for my own good — too logical, even-minded and fair. I had previously mentioned that men like drama. Sure, they get all pissed off and claim that their girl is psycho, but soon enough, you see them running after her once again as if she’s a crack addiction they just […]

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Merry Christmas!

Though am spending the holidays alone, there are three things to celebrate about: 1) Just found a home and signed a contract (God help me… the rent is mighty expensive!). 2) Heck, we get two days off, can you believe that?! In Taipei btw, Christmas is not a working holiday. 3) Still have a job. […]

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Oh shit.

One depressing thing about being in a new country is that you have no one to spend Christmas with. No lover, no friends, no company, nada. Come to think of it, I’ve never really spent Christmas cuddled up with someone, and this is not the year I’d expect this to happen. Actually, I should cry […]

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Dad’s in Town

My parents are in town. As usual, the Commander in Chief (my dad) has more than a few ideas on how I should live my life. Just my luck, this is the week that I go househunting, and this Sunday morning, have dragged my parents around town to hear about their opinion — because otherwise, […]

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Some depressing updates — what to do?

Tired due to some constant overworking. Today was quite productive and even applied for a HK Smart ID Card, a bit of will to really prove that am actually living here and not just passing by. Also made an appointment with my designated travel agent who is more than happy to try to get me […]

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Hai Ho… Hai Ho…

…it’s overwork I go. Man, doesn’t this feel like normal? ūüôā Whereas for the last few months, I’ve been talking about my love life (zzzzz…), all of a sudden, life takes a sudden twists and all I mention is my days of adjustment in Hong Kong and yes, my career/work. Believe it or not, just […]

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My New Life

Work long hours. Feeling the pressure. Stop to eat. Only food place near the office is Cafe de Coral, a ubiquitous Chinese medium-tiered Hong Kong fast food chain, and expensive deli sandwiches which are delivered to your floor. Rice bowls cost around freaking HKD 60, while meager sandwiches cost almost like an entire meal in […]

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Managing the Downturn

Everyone is afraid of the next redundancy exercise that’s coming in January. Imagine that, you’re tanned and toned from your Christmas vacation, only to find yourself axed with a small package to support you in the long job-searching months ahead in one of the worst economic environments. Not the warm welcome you expect, yes? My […]

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Resurfacing

The bus rambles from the background. I hear it from my huge window, covered with a sheer curtain. In her beautiful shoebox, Bonita is lonely. It’s been awhile since I’ve ever felt this — being truly alone. A stranger in an unchartered land with much to discovery and yet fearful of the dangers lying ahead. […]

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