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MY Beginner’s Guide for FOOD Shopping

Hey there! I’ve noticed a lot of new followers lately, so welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I started blogging in 2012, to document my journey of living abroad. Despite occasional attempts to focus on specific subject matters over the years, I always come back to the personal blog format: I write about myself and the stuff I think is worth sharing. I thought it would be fun to reflect on this crazy journey by re-posting some of my favorite posts over the years. I hope you enjoy.

Of all the emails I receive from readers, the number one question I always get is where to buy food. I promise, there’s food on the Island! You just have to know where to look.  

Originally posted August 19, 2013

Let’s talk FOOD!

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A Look Inside Hong Kong’s Governor’s House

Home to 25 British Governors, 4 Japanese Governors and 3 Chinese Chief Executives, the Hong Kong Governor’s House has certainly seen its far share of change.  Built in 1855, under British rule, the original structure was influenced by the Colonial Renaissance movement, which was sweeping across Europe at the time.  In the early 1940’s, under Japanese rule, the home went through an extensive remodel resulting in today’s more Japanese-neoclassical form.

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tbt: I’ll have a Blue Christmas

Hey there! I’ve noticed a lot of new followers lately, so welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I started blogging in 2012, to document my journey of living abroad. Despite occasional attempts to focus on specific subject matters over the years, I always come back to the personal blog format: I write about myself and the stuff I think is worth sharing. I thought it would be fun to reflect on this crazy journey by re-posting some of my favorite posts over the years. Check back every Thursday for #tbt (throw back Thursdays) posts! I hope you enjoy.

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CAGED living

The other day after work, I went to the flower market to pick up some Autumn.  I’d gotten to the point where I needed a reminder that it was, after all, November!  After running through all the shops within the 3-4 blocks that make up the flower market, I ended up leaving with orange tulips.  Not exactly the Autumn bouquet I was hoping for, but none the less, they were beautiful and they were orange.

While waiting to cross the street near the Prince Edward MTR entrance (trying to let go my frustrations of not finding a single potted mum…), I was looking up at the buildings around me.  I’m no Peeping-Tom, but whether driving through the streets of Highland Park in Dallas, or walking down sidewalks in a major city,  if a room is exposed by an open window, I’m going to look!  I like seeing how people live.

Anyway.  While standing on the corner, I could see what appeared to be a cage-like structure inside a window.  The more I looked, the more I realized I was looking at a caged apartment.

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