A lovely weekend

18 March 2012

This weekend's weather in Hong Kong has been glorious and a balmy 28c which has been a bit of a shock to the system as I was wearing sweaters and scarves in the week. Hong Kong's weather is a bit bizarre and it's like pressing a switch from Winter to Summer with not so much in between. Below is a picture I've taken countless times on my trips back to Hong Kong, it's the view from our apartment and my family live not too far from the Sanyo sign on Hong Kong Island.
sanyoweather
I've been loving my new routine and managed to do a teeny bit of shopping over the last few days. One of which is grabbing a cheap bubble milk tea on my lunch break which was the hugest thing ever and also ridiculously cheap compared to back home. The evening picture of Causeway Bay/Sogo dept. store at night was taken after I finished work one evening. I catch my bus just outside SoGo and it's always buzzing with shoppers and tourists. I guess it's pretty much the equivalent to London's Oxford Circus. At the weekends you can barely move here!
sogobubbletea I managed to do a bit of shopping finally. I've been putting off shopping because this time, I am here for such an extended amount of time- it's not just a short holiday. I just don't feel the need to shop and also, I find things so much more expensive this time round. I knew I would finally break but I have family that are incredibly persuasive and love clothes just as much as me! I was lucky to find a few things in the sale over at Bauhaus which is a shop that is everywhere in HK...and the sales assistants are particularly persistent. I bought a checked red blouse which is a little cape-like and a cotton knitted sweater dress which has quite an interesting shape to it.
cape-checked blouse sweater dress Dress (Bauhaus, HK), Belt (Accessorize) Shoes (Zara)
The one thing I love about HK is that my favourite magazine, ViVi is only about £5 which makes it super affordable and about the same price as Vogue back home. It's been ages since I bought myself a copy because it's just so ridiculously expensive back home. So it was nice to flick through the familiar, visual-fest that is Vivi. The cover star, Ayumi Hamasaki is ageless...
Vivi I love make up and especially Japanese/Korean brands because they obviously work well with my skin tone. This makes reading Vivi here particularly dangerous as I can pretty much buy most of the brands that are featured inside. I bought my favourite eyeliner which was in this limited edition pink. kpalette eyeliner I love all things cute and I'm a sucker for Hello Kitty so couldn't help but buy these Sanrio cases. I really need to stop buying these but phone cases are everywhere.
iphone cases Today I spent the day catching up with my friend Claire who works as an English teacher at an International School in China. She popped down for the day and I took the opportunity to catch up and have some yummy Japanese food! Originally, I wanted to go to a sushi place I visited last Summer with my sister but in HK, the soaring rents mean that shops and restaurants close down all the time. We randomly stopped by Ka Ma Do at Lee Theatre in Causeway Bay and despite the quiet atmosphere in the restaurant (which sometimes is an early warning that the restaurant may not be there for much longer!) we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sushi. 
sushi claireand sushi me and sushi My set lunch was huge and cost me the equivalent of about £10 and this isn't considered cheap in HK, just about average. Seriously, if you like Asian food then you really have your fill for a fraction of the price back in the UK. I totally should become a food blogger huh? 
cord holder A little random but I bought this earphone cord tidy because how could I resist? It's the most kawaii accessory ever and the bear looks like it's been lassoed by my earphones! I can't believe it's almost 3 weeks since I arrived in HK, this makes me so nervous. I really need to press pause because time is really flying. I have lots planned next week as my uncle is visiting for 2 weeks which means lots of eating out, let the feasting commence...

41 comments:

  1. I want to be a teacher at an
    internation school aswell :D
    sounds awesome!

    The food pictures looks really
    nice! The earphone cord is
    beyond cute!

    xx

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  2. aaa cool it's so nice to see a post from you Winnie! I love all your pics and explanations I feel like i'm there too, and I would love it if we had magazines from China here...I can just imagine how interesting it would be to flip through :)
    I can't wait for more posts :)
    XO stephi

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  3. So many lovely things! Love that pic of you with the bubble tea. That's so great to catch up with your friend with such gorgeous foods.

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  4. you've been tagged chick :P
    http://chiikalivelovelaugh.blogspot.com/2012/03/ive-been-tagged.html

    XO stephi

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  5. Oh wow that bubble tea is HUGE, and that sushi lunch is making me all kinds of hungry. I really can't wait till I go back to Thailand in the summer I'm missing it so much, make the most of your time in HK although I'm sure you'll be back soon after xoxo

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  6. fun pics! delicous food!

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  7. Wow, what a lovely view from the apartment. I'd love to visit Hong Kong one day, especially for the gorgeous cuisine. The phone cases are so adorable! :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

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  8. just found out your blog, and it's awesome! nice post :)

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  9. I miss the HK skyline!! Love it. Glad you're enjoying your time in Hong Kong!! Love reading about all your adventures.

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  10. Oh, its so good to see how things are going there. Great post. Love the foodie pics, too. Very interest plaid. Is that a poncho?

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  11. What a busy place. I'm so glad you've spotted so many cool places there. Great post!

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  12. It's so great to read these updates - I'm longing to get to HK. When I was in China the weather was crazy - major snow in Beijing one day then scorching T-shirt weather in Shanghai the next! xx

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  13. Aww cute love this! :) Just found your blog, it's really cute:)

    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xxx

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  14. Eeeep that Hello Kitty popcorn case! Why did I choose such a stupid phone w/ no phone cover options?! I've been looking at one-way tickets to HK lately, think England has finally cracked me hahah! xx

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  15. Snap!! I just bought a new bag from Bauhaus!! Got 15% off since we bought two items ^^ I noticed some of the Japanese products are as cheap as Japan if not cheaper.. Interesting. However I saw the japanese food were like triple the price!! Definitely appreciate living in Japan a lot more! Great pics! Looking forward to finally meeting up :)

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  16. Nice pics! That bubble tea is making me super jealous, since you can't find it where I live. The plaid shirt looks really cute too.
    Also the views from your flat are so cool I'd love to visit HK one day...

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  17. I love the dress that you're wearing!

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  18. yay, I'm glad you're enjoying every minute of it :)) your new buys are awesome, it must be great living in a city where clothes/stuff/food everything is just cheaper, don't you feel super lucky? :))

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  19. Sounds like an amazing trip! The food looks stunning. Can you not send me a doggy bag!?

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  20. Such cute things! I love hearing about your time in HK! It's all so exciting!

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  21. Such cute things! I love hearing about your time in HK! It's all so exciting!

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  22. Beautiful pictures! If Hong Kong is anything like Singapore, then I'll love it!

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

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  23. I always see 1 Day Tattoo liner at my local Japanese market and have always wanted to try it! And as usual, your food pictures are making me jealous!

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  24. mmmm that bubble tea looks amazing! You should totally be running a food blog - I would definitely read that!

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  25. You are going to have to take me to HK, it looks AWESOME!

    Maria xxx

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  26. I love your blog...:)Have a nice day:)

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  27. I would love to go to HongKong
    someday. I have heard it's so nice to
    shop there.

    P.S. Thank you so much for your comment, darling. Would you like to follow each other on
    GFC? Let me know, would love to follow you
    back.

    http://www.momfashionworld.com/

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  28. Winnie you look so happy!! =) it's contagious! I love the Bauhaus dress, it looks fantastic! And the first picture is so stunning... I want to go to Hong Kong!!!! please!! =)

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  29. what a kawaii collection of photos =D thanks for sharing hun xoxo

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  30. everything look awesome there :D LOVE the post

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  31. the head phone cord is so cute! and i love the photos and vivi! i get it every time im over there :p the pink edition looks so cute!

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  32. i love all this! the bauhaus dress, the food, and that little bear! so cute! xx

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  33. how cool!

    Love it!

    xoxo my friend S2

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  34. The cord tidy is so cute! I need one haha!
    xxxx

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  35. Amazing items and photos! I love it :)

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  36. I guess koi is better than gongcha :P the best bubble tea in sg :D

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  37. nice post :D i love the phone case, so cuteeee <3333

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  38. Wow you live behind the Sanyo sign? haha I face it as I am living on the Kowloon side! I swear one day we can try doing flashlight signals to see if we can spot each other but then again the Sanyo sign is kinda obnoxiously bright.

    yes let me know when we can meet up!! I'm waitinggggggggg. I can come to CWB? Hahaha.

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  39. So nice photos;)

    http://chaoskontrolowany.wordpress.com/

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  40. Ahhh I am so jealous! I love those Hello Kitty cases x

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