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In good company

Posted on: 21 March 2012

A very quick update before I call it a night here in Hong Kong, I apologise in advance for the blurry pics! I totally need a new camera. Anyway, last night I managed to finally catch Nic from Bang Bang She Shoots who has been visiting Hong Kong. It's a bit of a funny story actually, Nic is originally from Birmingham (aka home to me!) but who now lives in Tokyo with her husband but we met for the first time in Hong Kong. It turns out that her family actually know mine! I guess Chinese communities are quite close knit and everybody knows each other but it really took us both by surprise when we found out. Amazing.
Me and Nicole
I hung out with Nic and her lovely sister and in true blogger form, we caught up over some yummy food (Korean being the food of choice) at Kaya which I visited last Summer. Instead of opting for the Korean BBQ (which is definitely much pricier), I went for the Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice) which was super filling and yummy!
Bibimbap
Not only was she lovely company but she surprised me with some Limited Edition Kit Kats! I'm actually a bit of a fan of the Japanese editions because they are impossible to get hold of outside of Japan. The flavour she gifted me was Almond Tofu dessert (which is sooo good and if you've ever had Almond Dessert, the taste is pretty close!). They join the other Kit Kat's I've tried including Sweet Potato and Matcha which were both gifted by my aunt's Japanese colleagues. Thanks again Nic for the Kit Kats, I just wish I had bought you something too!
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Sushi
Lastly, I had a stupidly cheap Sushi lunch today. For well under £10 we ate our fill and had some soft shell crab uramaki. Though, this place is downwind from a Stinky Tofu shop which really put me off my lunch. Ugh, it really is the worst smell ever, I can't even begin to describe how bad it smells and I can't understand people (like my dad) who love the stuff. It's perhaps fitting that around the corner I found this shop and I had to snap a photo. Maybe someone should tell them that F.Art isn't such a great name for a shop! Lovely.
F.Art
Lastly, every day after work I cross a footbridge on the way towards Causeway Bay where I catch my bus home. I couldn't help but stop and snap this picture after I saw some tourists doing the same. I am definitely LOVING being in Hong Kong and moments like these, really make me smile!
Sunset in Wan Chai
So the weekend is fast approaching and my uncle has just landed in Hong Kong. My family have organised another trip to Macau to celebrate and I'm tagging along and staying at the same hotel. I can't quite believe my luck...

38 comments:

  1. f.art haha that made me lol! I know what you mean about the Chinese community being so close it's exactly the same with the Thai one here. I'm going to have to hunt out some of those kit kats as I've never had a fancy flavoured one before only the regular chocolate ones xoxo

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  2. Haha I totally get what you mean about Chinese communities being super tight knit! My family seem to know absolutely everybody, and I wouldn't be surprised if we were somehow 'connected' as my Mum was brought up in Birmingham and used to live there with my Grandad etc. until her early 20's! That Korean food looks so good, waaa! xx

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  3. That food looks delicious! Those kitkats look so cool, I've only ever had the watermelon flavoured kitkat :) That last picture is stunning! I'd absolutely love to go to Hong Kong!

    - Olivia xx
    http://that-is-my-style.blogspot.com

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  4. What a beautiful sunset!

    Hahaa..this makes me think of the time we past through Art, Tx..and someone had spray painted an F on the sign..and my Dad took a picture of it.

    Thats so neat getting to see someone so much closer than you knew.

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  5. Awesome post. Oh, what beautiful food. Love the last pic too.

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  6. Lov'n the foodie post! Wow, that you guys got together.

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  7. As per usual the photos here are amazing! Love the food pics :)

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  8. omg the food!!and the kitkats haha looks like youre having an amazing time x

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  9. Those kitkats sound amazing!

    So glad you are having such a wonderful time - it looks so beautiful there!

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  10. The meals you have always look too pretty to eat. :)

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  11. yummyy food! you guys look cute ;)

    http://www.yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  12. omg sushi looks yummmmmmm

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  13. Lovely blog!
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  14. Winnie & Nic nic ~~~> so cuuuute! (*^_^*) I would love to once meet some other blogger in such an awesome city! The world is so small! What a coincidence! Your meal looks so yummy! It's something I've never had but absolutely would like to try... and the last picture is just fantastic... it looks like out of a magazine!!!

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  15. I want all those kit kats!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  16. How cute you two look! the food looks so delicious , I love sushi! Great city shot! Enjoy your family time. -xxoo

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  17. Do I spy green tea Kitkats?!!! Mother flippin' LOVE those.

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  18. LOL that fart store made my day. i cracked up.
    and omg so much food porn! GAH! but i guess you get it a lot from my instagram anyway haha

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  19. Really inspirative blog dear!:)
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  20. WINNIE COME BACK TO US.

    hehe, i am loving these posts though, been showing so many friends - lovely snapshots of HK life :) xx

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  21. Almond kitkat?!!!! Amazing. It's so nice when you find people in common through an unlikely source :)

    Maria xxx

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  22. and i totally didn't realize that was nic nic!!!

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  23. If you're so inspired, try custom jeans

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  24. Your blog is amazing and you seem like such a nice person! haha :)

    Have a great day and lots of love,
    Daphne

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  25. so ironic and cool that your families know each other :) you two were definitely meant to be homies for life! in the Hmong community, it is common to become friends with a stranger and then find out you are related later haha :) hope you had a grand stay on your last night! muah!

    love, james

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  26. I never even knew there were so many different kitkats. So lovely to meet a friend when you are away.

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  27. I never even knew there were so many different kitkats. So lovely to meet a friend when you are away.

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  28. Cute photos, I love sushi yum! ♥

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  29. Oh wow, the same hotel! How lucky XD
    what lovely lunches, I miss korean food! and sushi! I just went to Chinatown friday though yay :)) one of those all you can eat buffets, I almost exploded afterwards! I blame all your food posts haha XD
    hahah f. art! :D

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  30. Cute photos, sounds like you had a lovely time! x

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  31. Ah, I LOVE, LOVE keeping up with your adventures in and around HK. My boyfriend and I made all sorts of happy excuses to visit like three times last year. :D Have you tried the matcha green tea pocky? Those were my favorite late-night convenience store purchases. Yum!

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  32. Wow Winnie, it looks like you had an amazing week!!! As you know, i had Korean for dinner not long ago as well and i gotta say, it is delicious! I actually don't eat Korean food most of the time but not sure why, lol...

    Gosh, those kit kat bars look delish! i really wanna try the sweet potato flavor:)

    And yes, i hate stinky tofu as well, i can't stand that smell!!! My entire family dont like it, lol..

    btw, the Japanese food looks delish but doubt i will be able to try their lunch as i dont work in CWB,boooooooooo

    You went to Macau? i thought so from your instagram photos, lol....so jealous that you get to stay at the banyan tree hotel!!!

    You know, i never admire HK's view when i'm off work cuz all i think is to go home ASAP! lol..maybe i ought to stop and admire the scenic view;D Thanks for the reminder dear! and i love that sunset photo you took.

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  33. i LOVE greentea kitkats!! can't find them anywhere but japan. the food looks delish!

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  34. that's great you got to meet up with an old friend! korean food is delicious ~~ ahh the sushi looks so good too.. lol your photos are making me hungry now haha

    -Joyce
    carouselstreet.com

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  35. what a small world eh?!

    I really enjoy our short but sweet outing together (and my sis) lol. I wished I had a taken a food shot - i think my sister may have one.. Ill have to steal it and blog about it then hehe. Glad you liked the Kitkats!!

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  36. f.art! haha that's awesome. I can't believe how many amazing kit kat flavous they have in asia!

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  37. haha..awkward story about chinese communities, me and my ex-bf were linked through relatives of relatives, though technically not related, still weird! I love tao daufu! But it does have a particularly pungent smell!! xx

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