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Valencia Dress
August 26, 2009, 10:09 pm
Filed under: food for thought, no it's just food, Shopping, Summer, Travelling | Tags: , ,

I’ve been doing a terrible job keeping up with my HK days. You know the feeling where you’ve had a long day and want to do nothing but shower and go straight to bed? Exactly that. To do some justice I’ll continue to document each day but they don’t necessarily correspond chronologically to the date that I post them.

Day 4 HK: My brother headed out early to math class and my dad and I joined him later in the afternoon. So what did I have for breakfast? Fish ball noodles with cold iced tea. Hmm. Oh wait! Also freshly made right out of the oven pineapple bun. Whoever has eaten a pineapple bun elsewhere, you need to eat one here to taste how it’s really done. After waiting at the Chinese Chiropractor for my brother (after his math class) we went to go eat some more cold tofu dessert together. That can settle in my stomach any time of the day.

Grandma’s big birthday bash is the next day.

PANIC.

Called up Michelle to take me everywhere to find a dress & shoes. Who would have thought finding a dress would be so hard in HK. Which makes sense since I’m not a total HK fob and some of those dresses honestly does not match me at all. Tried to look for something more classic and elegant not short short dresses and very low cut upper half. OH! NOT black and white either. Chinese people associate those colours with death. Kept finding so many decent dresses that were black. I thought it’d be more colourful. Browsed through Time’s Square lower floor, Sogo mall, and designer stores that brought much dismay. Surprisingly, BCBG here doesn’t have a very big dress collection as I would have expected like the one on Bloor and in Eatons back in Toronto. Finally, the last store we went into ended up being the place. CK. They had a lot of one piece dresses which made me happy but also made me look way too old. So what I ended up opting for was the one piece sleeveless orange (valencia) dress with a hanging collar. Bright and suitable for my grandma’s birthday. Luckily it was early in the afternoon otherwise I’d be competing with 3/4 of Hong Kong. If you want a peek at my dress just head over to my flickr account to look at my pictures.

Dinner was at a cafe my dad has been to before that is famous for the Malay Thai chicken rice. Brother had steak and I just had a club sandwhich. Haven’t had time to digest all the food from yesterday and today. I’ll bring my camera next time to take pictures of all these food. At least you can all eat it with your eyes.

Shoes…

Couldn’t find them that day so give your eye a rest.

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Prom Dress. Checkmark!
March 25, 2008, 4:08 am
Filed under: Shopping, the educated imagination | Tags: , ,

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