16 October 2018

I had been drooling over this recipe for a while now and had been dying to try it.  The kids are on mid-term break this week and I thought it would be a good time to give this a go.  So full of flavor, quite easy to make.  It is a bit heavy on the tummy, though, but... I did do 30 laps in the pool this afternoon.  So.  I indulged.

Singwa - Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Singwa

Go ahead. Check out the recipe.  A word of advice:  Make sure you have plenty of room for these.  It's hard not to eat just one or even just two or even only three!  My son had six!


09 October 2018

w e d n e s d a y



I am so enjoying the cool, crisp weather that we are having now.  It's great hiking weather... sunny days with a brisk, cool breeze.  I think this is my favorite time of the year.

Life has been chugging along.  The kids will be on their mid-term break next week.  They are looking forward to being able to sleep in.  I am also looking forward to sleeping in!  I am looking forward to days with no scheduled activities, days where we can check out new dining places, days when we can perhaps explore a part of Hong Kong we haven't been to yet.  We haven't made any plans.  We'll just see how we feel and roll along...

Singwa - Wed, 10 Oct 2018


02 October 2018

My City



As with any city, there are good things and some not-so-good things. Hong Kong has been home for me now for over 20 years.  In all the time I've lived here, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives.  How the city got through the super typhoon (last week's post) is but one of the reasons.  Here is a one-minute video that gives you a better picture of how quickly the city got back on its  feet.


I love how efficiently things are run. Yes, my knowing how to speak the local language helps, but even if you don't, you can still get things done pretty quickly. Food here is great and (generally) cheap.  There is the convenience of city living, yet the beaches and the mountains are very close by.  

The transportation system here is top-notch - super convenient, super accessible.  Here is another minute-long video to give you an idea. 


There are a lot more things that I love about this city that I call home, but I'll save those for future posts.  Hong Kong is a place that you'll either love or you won't.  Not much middle ground.   You either love it with a passion or you don't.  It can be overwhelming, it can be rather in-your-face. Despite the things I find frustrating here sometimes, though --e.g. the crowds, expensive (and not enough) parking spaces, air pollution, just to name some, --I am happy and proud to call Hong Kong home.

Singwa - Wed, 03 Oct 2018

What do you love about the city where you live now?

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