Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Report -Stardust

They've made a film as well, which I have seen and also adore, but the original is always better, I'd say.

At first the same book in Japanese translation was handed to me to try, but knowing that the words and phrases were all veiled, I just could not get into it for the life of me. So I honestly yet apologetically expressed my problem in reading a translated version of an English novel, which disappoined the owner of the book a little. Then a couple of weeks later, the original version was delivered and given to me. I cannot express enough how much I adore the gift. Thank you, T!

Had I read this book a few years ago, I would have not liked it as much, if at all. I would have probably not finished this book, or even worse started it. The whole idea of a fairy tale made for adults was something I would shrug off just as well as I would, say, a romantic comedy starred by J Lo.

So, for those of you readers who do not buy into romanticism or idealism in literature, this book should stay as far away from your bookshelf as a galaxy (you can take the very title quite literally, really). Those of you whose heart, or a piece of it, still remains alive in the mind of a child, dig in!

Until next time,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gone Gaga for Guava

Here is the drink that I had every morning the whole time I was in Hong Kong: guava juice with pear dices.

Amazingly amazing! Whoever thought to concuss guava and pear is a frigging genius!

Step aside, Minite Maid orange juice with lots of pulps! This one is my new favorite morning glory of a drink!

I often use the word "divinity" for something that tastes too good to be true. I've definitely added this one to my "divine" list of food that I'm bringing to my death bed.

Until next time,


Monday, May 17, 2010

Go Greek!

Slowing continuing with my Hong Kong trip update...

I did a whole lot of shopping while I was there. But my favorite find has to be the pair of Steve Madden Greek sandals that I loved oh so very much, I was going totally gaga at the store, which eventually made Y hooked with them too!

What are we, 7? Like two little school girls wearing the matching shoes, giggling. Well, at least we don't live together or near each other or anything, so we won't be caught with the matching sandals at least. Not that we would mind it if that were to happen.

I've shifted my footwear gear from pin-heels to flats lately, and was trying to find a great pair for the summer to come, so I'm smitten.

Until next time,


The View from the Top

I haven't blogged much about the Hong Kong trip that I have just taken. So far I've got "deserts" and "noodles" down, coming off like I only went there to eat. I've been spending less and less time on line, and on top of that I haven't really looked through the pictures I took either.

Allow me to regain cyber respect, and let me tell you the best thing that I came across during the trip... well, at the end of the trip, more like, but here goes.

The sunset, caught from the small window while waiting for the laboratory on the plane, was tear-sheddingly beautiful. I'm glad I stood up at that moment from the seat to go loo in the air.

Until next time,


Friday, May 7, 2010

Totally Noodled

Continuing with my Hong Kong updates, I have to blog about my love for noodle soups this time. I tried so many kinds while I was there.

Won Ton and Pho (above) are my favorite of all time, but the other kinds are surprisingly tasty, too.

Until next time,


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mad About Mango

So I was in Hong Kong for 6 days the past week, where I was totally hooked with mango deserts!

Madness is their deliciousness! I think it's the tapioca that makes them extra yummy. (Below is me pointing at the store in the guidebook when we found it quite by accident on our way back to hotel. Look how happy I look ).

Until next time,


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Film Report - Alice in Wonderland

The movie rocks!

I opted for the 3D and yes, my eyes were about to fall out in the end because the awesomeness of the film will make you not want to blink at all because you don't wanna miss anything, but it was totally worth the pain.

Until next time,