Happy new year, long time no blog~ Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas holiday!
Like most people, every year one of my New Year resolutions involve exercising more to stay healthy and in shape.... and then a few workout attempts later forget all about it.
This year, it's even MORE important that I keep this resolution to exercise regularly because I've had so many health problems last year (some still ongoing) that, with doctors' orders, require that I exercise regularly to help...Read more
I went to the Alicia Keys concert last night in the HK Asia-World Arena, and I gotta say... that girl has such an AMAZING voice, so soulful and powerful! If you listen to her songs, you can tell that she truly gives it her all. She's beautiful, and of course so talented, she played on a grand piano for many of her songs and she sounded incredible live.
She really made the crowd work hard for the encores, both of them, each time only coming out for one song. Of course we all went wild though when she came back out for the first...Read more
Yesterday evening was the opening of the photo exhibitwith images by four AnD photographers, Berton Chang, Chris Lay, Ohm Panhiroj and myself. Some of us made a trip up to Shenzhen to catch the opening party, which included a fun musical performance by Dirt Star. The exhibit runs for two weeks at Triple J Cafe, a cozy and cute little art cafe in Shenzhen, China. I had a good time and it was nice seeing familiar faces there and ...Read more
First of all, Happy New Year! May the Year of the Rat be a great year for you all!
For anyone in HK who likes books and artwork, let me tell you about a cute little used bookshop in Central (LKF). It has a colorful, cozy setup with sofa and armchairs, a nice livingroom-feeling to it. Sadly, since it's on the second floor, it's sorta hidden so most people don't even know it's there. Other than books (English), they also sell original paintings and photos, which is displayed all around the shop.
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I feel like a lucky girl... In one week, I got to attend two big concerts... and best of all, both for free!
On Sunday, I got to see the Jacky Cheung concert again for the second time. It was the same tour as the concert I attended back in August, which I had blogged about here. This time it was held in a large outdoor venue, and our seats were a little better. The only thing was that it was outdoors on one of the few i...Read more
Yesterday, I joined my husband's office in their sponsored Christmas event with a local children's organization called Heep Hong Society, an organization which provides services for children with disabilities and their family members. As both sponsors and volunteers, we joined the staff, 40 of the children, and their family members for a day at a ranch where the kids were able to ride horses, ride in a cow-cart, play games, have a BBQ dinner, and r...Read more
For the last few days on the movie shoot, one of the crew members kept accidentally mixing me up with Renee. She kept calling me Renee, while calling Renee Ivy... and then corrected herself right afterwards. It was pretty amusing...
According to her, Renee and I look kind of alike from the back and side profile.... I suppose we're both the same height (shorties), same length of straight black hair, we've both been wearing baby tees everyday, and we both occasi...Read more
It's been a busy but exciting week... here's a recap.
Last weekend, I was in Zhuhai, China with my husband and a few friends. It was a short ferry ride away from HK and we spent our time eating, getting a 2-hour massage, partying, and eating some more. Thanks to Shan's suggestion, we ate dinner at "Seafood Street", which is literally a street of seafood restaurants with seafood vendors out front. You buy your own fresh seafood and then take it to your restaurant of choice where you pay...Read more
Last Friday night was the big AnD/Diesel event, the opening party of the new exhibit by photographer, Terry Richardson. His exhibit, "From Rio to Hong Kong", featured many interesting photos, many of which involved naked people, including himself. Definitely not something you see often in HK... The second portion of the evening was a party with awesome live performances by three bands, My Love Puzzle, Hardpack, and Qiu Hong.
I had a great time checking out the exhibit, watching ...Read more
To celebrate my husband's birthday this past week, we went out for dinner and drinks with friends on Friday. We had a delicious dinner at a French private kitchen, where we were served a 6-course meal in an intimate, apartment-setting. (For those who aren't familiar, a "private kitchen" is a small restaurant set in an apartment or commercial tower where they serve quality food while giving a sense of being at home. No bigger than the size of an apartment, they generally can seat only a f...Read more