My friend Paul Gor rolled into town and asked if I wanted to take pictures.
So I put on my best green polka dotted dress and Toms (just because I could) and proceeded to Central where we posed for shots for Paul’s big-ass camera and let HK’s pedestrians gawk, wondering in their heads what the hell we’re doing.
Sis needed shots for her food blog anyway so she also came along and we got some GREAT STUFF for her! (I say “we” even though it was really all Paul and her but you know, I held her bags…and swept away her stray strands of hair…and ate chicken wings while they shot together…and stuff…)
Ooh! I made this (above)! Impressive, no?
Someone asked me if I feel weird when I pose for pictures.
The answer is heck yah I do! Especially when it’s the more serious “modely” kind. I’ve even written a whole blog post on it before. (A serious case of investigative journalism there, I tell ya.)
Inside, I always feel more like this…
Goofy, overly exuberant…
It actually takes a lot for me to control my facial expressions. But sometimes, I come out pleasantly surprised with the results.
Apologies for the lack of updates as of late. Still adjusting to my new job so setting aside some Media Maid stuff for the time being.
But I do have time to post up pictures of food!
Xiao Long Bao. Juicy juicy. I heated up these frozen ones for lunch one day. They looked so pretty I could barely stand to eat them.
…Ah who am I kidding. Gobbled up within seconds!
Sis and I live right next to a cooked food centre but we never visited until one adventurous lunchtime. It was surprisingly really really delicious! (And the price tag didn’t hurt either *wink wink) I frequented another one on a workday lunch with my coworkers one day. Still good! Still cheap! You must try it if you don’t mind all the construction workers ogling at you (if you’re a girl because it was pretty much men that ate there).
Happy hour with good friends are always such an enjoyable thing for me. Sushi lunches with family as well. <3
Desserts. I am really itching to try more more more HK desserts. Like these egg custards in actual eggshells on the left! So cool I would have taken an egg shell home but then Sis would just harp at me, saying, “You’re such a junk collector” and it’s just not worth it. Right) Ingenious milk and cookies from Gusto in Happy Valley. I was a happy girl, I tell ya.
The past couple of weeks have been filled with parents and friends in town and job hunting. It was a good balance because I really started to dig deep and apply EVERYWHERE for EVERYTHING. Hopefully something pans out! But in the meantime, just wanted to share my good friend Shirley’s baby.
Lest you think that my friend birthed a full-grown woman in a wide-rimmed beach hat and all, Shirley’s baby is actually a magazine that she created called Minted.
Minted is a quarterly online women’s lifestyle and business magazine aimed “for the modern career girl.” This latest issue has special sections focused on eco-friendly living and for soon-to-be mothers! The cover even features eco-friendly swimwear designer Mallory Curlee of CurleeBikinis.
Dream big, boys and girls!
I’m so grateful for friends.
The ones that, even though I don’t get to see many times a year, when I do, it’s like nothing has changed. Friends that support and build me up. Friends that don’t judge. Friends that give, give, give.
I’ve already had a few visitors since being in Hong Kong (apparently, it’s one of those places people just pop in and out of). Mek, JLo, SkyWood to name a few.
I get very excited whenever new people visit because I get to play tour guide (even though most times, as my friends can attest to you, I barely know the place myself and they end up suggesting something to do even though they’re the visitors, sigh…)
Ah well… it’s not the destination but the journey and the company, right?
Thanks for visiting, visitors!
Ah, what a regal affair this British afternoonly (it is a word because I say so) ritual implies.
Sipping on some caffeinated concoctions…
All the while admiring THIS view 100+ floors above ground.
High tea indeed!
Jlo and I high-tea-ed at Tsim Sha Tsui’s famously towering Ritz-Carlton Hotel where we giggled like giddy schoolgirls while dainty tai-tai’s and powerful execs surrounded us.
Oh yea, I also made this semi-shaky video documenting our afternoon at the Ritz.
Pardon the giggling, when you’re with one of your best girlfriends, you can’t help but to laugh a lot.
I had a super fun weekend this weekend. But this post will be about last weekend because I was a lazy bum and didn’t post until now.
Last weekend was fun too.
One where I didn’t need to go to the gym afterwards for days.
It all started on a cool Thursday night where my cousins and I jumped and grooved to Lady Gaga live in concert.
The concert was amazebaaaaaalls. Lady Gaga is pretty weird sometimes but one thing’s for sure — she is a talented and hardworking artist who genuinely seems to love her fans.
Then on Saturday, I attended one_eighty, which is my church’s youth ministry and danced again! For the glory of God. We danced with our fellow African refugees and I had the most amazing time seeing everyone’s joy in performing for the Lord.
On Saturday, I did this thing called clubbing (“po” in Cantonese) and I danced again! Except this time it was at Play, this super crowded popular club in Hong Kong and… I actually didn’t get to dance much at all. Ah well…I think the other two days made up for it.
Did you get to let loose and jive over the weekend?
Why…a music video shoot, of course!
This one was for Jin for his latest single, “Brand New Me.”
Carmen and I happened to be visiting our friend, Carl (top of the ladder in the photo above) and we were
forced at gunpoint politely asked to take part in helping to make the music video. Honestly, I think we totally made made the video (if ya know what I mean) but Jin was pretty good too *wink wink.
What exactly did we do for the video? Well, let’s just say, our lovely clean feet went from this:
Even though I was butt tired after leaving the shoot early, I kinda loved it because there was just so much passion, laughter, camaraderie, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get things done, present on the set. The shoot’s vibe had all the makings of putting together one of those video projects in high school in the best way possible. Definitely was feeling the love.
To find out what Jin gets put through in order to become a brand new him, catch his new music video when it comes out June 4th!
It’s funny what a difference one floor can make. Though I landed at the wrong floor of a building (and nearly went into a brothel!), I finally ended up on the right floor where my intended destination, Shanghai Street Studio, is located.
The space was seriously cool! So much random mish-mash of stuff to photograph! I played amateur photog.
I’m really amazed by how God put people in our lives at certain times. Who would have known that I would be able to spend so much quality time with this girl I met with a group of friends at Disneyland that one time a long long time ago. Funny how through God, we are put on this path to guide and love on one another.
Love you, girl!
My best gal pal Helena married her love, Alex earlier this month. I served as the Media Maid of Honor for the wedding which a BEAUTIFUL AFFAIR.
Because I was busy running around doing Media Maid of Honor-ish duties, I failed to take a SINGLE picture of the wedding! As we wait for the pictures to come in, here is the lovely wedding video. Enjoy!
The end of December is kind of a shaky time to throw an outdoors party. You gotta worry about the weather, for one thing.
But sunshine was on our side on December 31st where Helen and Alex’s wedding party came together and tossed out one big festivity for the lovely bride and groom-to-be’s.
Who knew cereals in paper bags would look so gorgeous?
A pancake station!
Despite it being one of the busiest days of the year, many loved ones came to celebrate with Helen and Alex. Thank you all for coming!
The wedding party, led by the ever-theatrical Julian, held a skit for the man and woman of the hour. As you can see, it was very well-received.
Less than 40 days left before my dear Helena gets married! Still have to:
Get my dress hemmed
3) Throw a bachelorette party
4) Plan 10 minutes of sumthin’ sumthin’ for the wedding reception
5) Cling onto Helen at her last days of singledom! Gahh!! (Jk, jk, I’m so not the clingy type…)
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