Would it sound bad if I said that my first trip on Japan’s bullet train was a bit…. meh? I wasn’t disappointed, I just wasn’t that amazingly impressed. I’m not … Continue reading
The cows and buffalo that roam around in Mui Wo have it made. They are free range cattle — no farms, no milking, no ploughing the fields, nothing. And on … Continue reading
I live in a village, which means everyone knows everyone, and as a result you tend to err on the friendly side because if you piss off someone, you are … Continue reading
As I mentioned in previous posts, convenience is the most important thing in Hong Kong, and this extends, naturally, to its technological innovations. Let me present to you the amazing … Continue reading
In Hong Kong, as in most big cities, convenience is the most important factor, for most people, when it comes to choosing where to live. Within a 10 minute walking … Continue reading
So today was a momentous day — the very first time that I left Tiny Winy home with a baby sitter (other than my husband). She is someone who works … Continue reading
There’s an interesting website that I noticed circulating on Facebook called the Travelice Compendium, which describes itself as “a collection of observations, oddities, travel tips and techniques, facts, foods, dangers, … Continue reading
While on a recent trip to Thailand, I snapped a few shots in the local supermarket of all the millions and millions of beauty products and toiletries that have so … Continue reading
Delta, United, and BA, you can all suck it, because compared to Qatar Airways, you are all rubbish!
In the few years that I’ve been in Hong Kong there have been many a food scandal coming out of China. Fake eggs, fake meat, fake baby milk (which, tragically, … Continue reading
A lot of interesting things have been floating around Victoria Harbour these days. First it was a huge inflatable poo at the Kowloon waterfront: Then it was a giant rubber … Continue reading
So what’s with all the wild cows on Lantau island? Who do they belong to? And how did they end up just moseying around Mui Wo as if they own … Continue reading
A few days ago while walking around I noticed there was a lot of paper floating around, caught up in the grass on the side of the road. I grabbed … Continue reading
We all have a list of things we’d like to see and places we’d like to go before we kick the bucket — what’s yours? Bali? Paris? Kyoto? Kilimanjaro? It … Continue reading
Know what I hate about buying new drinking glasses?
Only in Hong Kong is it necessary to put up this sign in a kids playground!
So my mother is finally coming all the way from Trinidad to Hong Kong to visit The Child — and yes, that is with a capital T and a capital … Continue reading
A few nights ago I slapped my 9-week old daughter right in the face. Now before you accuse me of child abuse, let me say I did it for her … Continue reading