Kyoto was our second stop in Japan. There were no skyscrapers in this city; rather, there were many temples, shrines and educational institutions. We stayed at a ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) the first night. This was the outside...
Osaka was our first stop. The first things I noticed were the CLEAN streets and the crisp cool FRESH air.
In Osaka, we tried many different delicious foods. One stop was the DUMPLING KING stop, pictured below.
GYOZA galore! It was dumpling stall after dumpling stall! Read more
Our trip to Japan last week was almost RUINED. We got to the airport Christmas morning, went to the check-in counter with our confirmation emails... and the check-in person told us there was NO flight booking under our names! Apparently, we had two tickets (i.e. seats on the plane) but no flight booking- as a result, we weren't allowed to board! I hadn't hea...Read more
I got my nailsdone for the holidays (see below).
Would you be scared of or lose confidence in your doctor if s/he had PURPLE nails with silver sparkles on them? When MrAC saw them, he was like, "You're going to...Read more
'Tis theseasonto bebusy. I know. Everyone is busy. Well, for me, apart from the 3 days I stayed at home last week due to a cold (or was it the flu?), here are some snapshots of what I've been up to...1) Eating with friends, shopping and enjoying the outdoor decorations...IFC had aFERRIS WHEE...Read more
To all the TWILIGHTfans out there who've blogged a million blogs on the topic, I FINALLY know what the hype is all about!!! I watched Twilight over the weekend and to say I enjoyed it is an understatement. I thoroughly loved it. I'm nota big fan of vampire stories, but this love story really melted my heart. And- Can someone tell me WHY Robert Pattinson is only 22??? In his opening scene, I thought he...Read more
Saturday found me enjoying my first ever outdoor BBQ in the month of December! The weather was amazing and so was the venue. It was at a friend's place- we booked out the entire 2nd floor for the BBQ. Very nice views: Read more
Last Friday was MrAC's annual Christmas ball. It was at the new W Hotel right beside Elements in Kowloon. The hotel boasted very modern and chicdecor... Even the servers were very modern and chic (and good-looking!).
The food was pretty good. Typical 5-course meal. Here it is (I'm missing the soup pic ):
I met up with Wildorchid and her three sisters for dinner.
We met at Pacific Place in Admiralty and had dinner at a nice French restaurant, La Fourchette. The restaurant had a 50% off all main meals plus a lucky draw to win $1000HK at another fancy restaurant. Hmmmm. Probably trying to draw more customers in the midst of the financial crisis. We didn't mind. Read more
If you're a CBC or ABC (or Etchy- - or grew up outside of Asia) and you know how to read/ write Chinese, what was the driving force and what the process like?
Born in Hong Kong but raised in Toronto since 2.5 years old, it took me some time before I learned to embrace my identity rooted in two cultures (well, if you count Canadian culture as a "culture"- because technically it's a myriad of cultures!Read more
Je suis médecin. Absolutely love my profession (and seeing the occasional celebrity at work). Also love to blog, write for different magazines, play with my dog