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Posted on: 27 April 2012

Time for my latest Instagram post! I love that it's now available on Android, so many inspiring feeds to check out. Instagram is still the best way of documenting my days here. So here we go - hello to April in HK! 
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At the beginning of the month it was Ching Ming Festival (Ancestors Day) which explains the brightly coloured paper which are part of some traditional Buddhist rituals. Mango and Yuzu sago which was a complimentary dessert after our weekly dim sum. Bright dragon fruit, I've always loved the vibrancy of this fruit but always disappointed with the bland flavour. Hot Lemon Tea, perfect after a filling meal! Old 70s Chinese cookbooks I discovered at home - how to make char siu buns, egg tarts and pineapple buns, yum! The happiest piggy bank that I ever did see! Chiu Chow style dim sum and some amazing baby oyster congee. My usual view when I'm in one of the infamous red HK Taxis- traveling over from HK Island over to Kowloon side at the weekend.
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You might notice a distinct lack of food pics from this point onwards as this is when the detox started! I am done with the detox on Tuesday which is ace as it's a holiday! Woop. Anyway lots of architecture. The first pic is a building I always see and the 'green' sections change colour from red to blue! Next is another picture taken after work from a footbridge of the local area around Wan Chai. A pic from the weekend before the detox showing Taro Bubble Tea and some Piggy buns (Toasted buns with butter and Condensed milk- totally yum). A photo of the local area near where we live on HK Island and then some colourful milk cartons! I hung out in Monki looking for new things to buy and left with a new t-shirt and a necklace, of course I'll show you guys soon! The weather here seems to be on par with the UK, Thunderstorms and rain aplenty apart from the fact it's about 28c here and super humid. Giant Hello Kitty Pez in a shopping mall in Causeway Bay, what's not to love? A random picture taken from my bus stop after work one day.
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There are so many Asian make up brands that I still want to buy. I'm not usually one for Jill Stuart and it's overly princessy make up packaging (but I suppose it IS cute) and I'm not sure I will be buying from them again as this lipstick is pretty but super sheer which is such a shame- I so want to love it! (I'm looking forward to sharing some of the make up I have bought over here with you guys at some point!). A photo of me in the lift at work. A dinner of grilled Shishamo (Dor chun yu in Cantonese - one of my favourite things ever!) along with my grandma's nutritious Chinese soup. Next...another view of the traffic after work and a super busy Causeway Bay of probably the busiest crossing in all of HK.
ig 6 cWeekends are for chilling out and traveling about on the MTR (but I hate getting the MTR on a Sun, too many people!). Supermarket shopping again with brightly coloured packaging of familiar cereals...but all in Chinese. One more photo of me in the lift at work and then finally the X.O. sauce (shrimp/chilli/garlic based sauce which is well known in Asia) that my grandma bought for me because she knows I love the stuff- so much that I included it twice in this last collage haha (oops!). I can't wait to bring it home and eat it with dumplings, noodles and rice dishes!

I'm so happy it's the weekend! I only have two more days of work left in Hong Kong and also just a few more days left on this detox. After that, I will no doubt miss the routine of work but I will LOVE having a few weeks to catch up with friends and family, eating all my favourite foods before I have to catch that pesky flight back home. Even during my first few weeks in HK, I had dreams where I had caught a flight home early for some reason or other and I woke up relieved that I was still very much firmly in HK.

Honestly? I would REALLY quite like to stay here.

44 comments:

  1. Your posts always make me hungry! Look like you are having an amazing time.
    take care
    xx

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  2. These were beautiful. I'm so glad you are having a great time there, too.

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  3. What an adorable post! Love the colors and the places things you've had a chance to enjoy!!

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  4. The money bank reminds me of percy pigs! Love the hello kitty pez :)

    Caroline x
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  5. Mmm that mango sago looks amazing! That's possibly one of the main things I miss about HK! The sago in England doesn't compare (that I've tried anyway!). Ah that lipstick looks really nice from that photo, I quite like sheer lipsticks, but I guess they're not worth the money as such :P xx

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  6. yuuum! food looks delicious and that bubble tea looks even better
    xo,
    LMQ

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  7. I really love all of your colourful instagrams. Looks amazing! I really need to make more use of Instagram.

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  8. We're so addicted to Instagram too. We're on Droids too! So couldn't be happier :) until Facebook took over.. but we'll see about the effects. Especially love your shots of the HK city (the ones below the lipstick and fishies). Life is so fun with filters

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  9. oh my gosh yum cha and congee looks goo!!

    I'm not a fan of Jill Stuart makeup either.. I find it too hyped!

    good luck with your detox!

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  10. Ahhhhhh as per usual you have made me hungry and envious of all the pretty things you've seen! I am becoming such an instagram addict now, should be getting one of these posts up soon, I think they're worth doing if you can capture things beautifully and I love the randomness of it all. I am determined to take another trip east next year.

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  11. I love how Instagram can totally document every day of our lives. It captures the small moments.

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  12. What can I say?
    I love it, so jelly
    over the places
    you have been!

    Love XO sauce *__*
    always add them
    to my noodle soups..
    xx

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  13. You are so adorable I just have to follow you! x

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  14. Looks like you're having an amazing time! I would lovee to visit HK someday. also would love some bubble tea right now! great photos.:)

    PS: to bad you didn't enjoy The Artist :/. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your thoughts. :)

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  15. i always love all of your posts! all of these images just make me want to jump into your life - your outfits, the food you eat, the places you go! and all those adorable things - i love those hello kitty pez disp.s and that pink lipstick.

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  16. Really Winnie? Is there no way you can stay there if you really want to? Cause it does seem like an awesome life haha XD great pics as always! XD I specially loved the one in the taxi, it looks like it's from a movie hah XD

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  17. Your love for Hong Kong definitely comes through from all your posts - it really makes me want to visit! Also those 70s cookbooks look not dissimilar from the English 70s ones my parents still have!

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  18. your instagram pics are really cool x

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  19. Ah I just love your posts Winnie, it always looks like you're having a lovely time! Not to mention your food pics always look scrumptious! Have an amazing week:) Xx

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  20. You're so good to capturing the best of HK. How much longer do you have before your UK return? It looks like I'll be spending my summer in Asia, as well. So I'm very excited about the food/shopping/etc. :)

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  21. hhahaa instaswagggg hhaha! love the shots and grrrr i wanna go to HK so badly! haha hk looks so similar to Taiwan!

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  22. LOVE the colors in these photos. It makes everything look so whimsical and lovely.

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  23. Awesome and distinctive choices!!
    I love the milk cartons and the little piggy :)

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  24. Wow - the streets are so busy! The food looks awesome! xx

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  25. you really suit the colour red! lovely photos as always!

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  26. You really are enjoying your time in Hong Kong, lol....hope you have fun with the remaining weeks you are here:)

    No work today due to public holiday!!! So goood eh, hahaha

    Cinz
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  27. Beautiful pictures, I really want to visit is looks AMAZING !!!

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  28. Love your photos! They are all so wonderful and the vibe is whimsical. You look adorable. X

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  29. The right XO sauce sure makes all the difference. : )

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  30. hungry already good post]
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  31. Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, I am your newest follower Would love if you followed back!

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  32. thank you for your lovely comment. isn't it strange when you have two homes in different parts of the world. it means that you are always missing somewhere but always heading somewhere new too! HK looks amazing. i'm very jealous of you living over there. love reading your blog :) x

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  33. you look like youre having an amazing time

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  34. I just love how you see life, so beautiful...

    S2

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  35. you're already done with work?!! I can't believe how fast time has gone by. . . I would want to stay in HK, too. but the UK looks great too!! I'm so jealous of you! those are like the two places I really want to go ><

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  36. oh my goshhhhhhhh so jealous!!! these pictures are exactly why I want to visit HK or Asia in general- it's just so freakin lively and awesome!

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  37. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

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  38. I really hope to make there one day.
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  39. That festival looks so cool and you have such good instagram photos. Definitely love all the food photos. Following you now & on twitter.

    xoDale
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  40. i just love your tone..."you might notice a distinct lack of food pics." you crack me up. you're gorgeous, have amazing style, and take great photographs. hope the detox is going well! I'd try one out if i wasn't at home with strep for the last week anyway...that seems to be doing the trick on its own. xo.

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