時代

時代

曲:謝國維
詞:林夕
編:John Laudon(On Your Mark)
監:古巨基

共渡著患難叫肩膊劇痛
而無人成為負擔心更痛
有人為怕告別春風 放棄過冬
每晚新聞幾百噸 誰將好景催促成惡夢
彷彿有沒有病痛亦有病容

為何被逼必須開心 逼得更悲
為何還未呼吸你便喘了氣

風雨急 歲月趕
每滴光陰一額汗
誰竟懶得抹乾
污跡應洗燙未洗燙
入夢時綿羊全變狼
不再講 人須經過甚麼 會更加強壯
一刻不開朗便沮喪
為失望而失望
這麼緊張的心 怎能放

在樂活道上那一對伴侶
如何疲勞仍沉溺工作裡
有人害怕再沒工作 無法進睡
哪個膽敢不進取
誰因安居不安而顧慮
走得太慢怕被這潮流沖去

#風雨急 歲月趕
每滴光陰一額汗
誰竟懶得抹乾
污跡應洗燙未洗燙
入夢時綿羊全變狼
不再講 人須經過甚麼 會更加強壯
何妨任陰影壓下來 心晴朗

時代令天空塌下來 更會珍惜 陽光

I’ve been listening to this song on repeat today. I feel like it’s really…Hong Kong. Which is funny, since I have spent most of the day planning for Taiwan – booking hostels, hitting up Lonely Planet, and perusing travel blogs. I’m so excited!

Highlight of today: Pizza date with Mr. Potatohead! We munched on the Meat Lovers Pizza (I know, typical right)…only to discover that PHD (Pizza Store) is actually Pizza Hut Delivery! What a random but nice slice of home!

M

First Facial + Massage in HK

Woke up feeling meh…and was pretty much nauseous and fatigued most of the day.

I MTR-ed to Jordan for my 4:30 pm appointment with Beau Style, and experienced my first facial + massage in HK. I had a great time conversing with the Thai lady who did my aromatic oil back massage, and seriously had a lot of fun chatting up a storm in Ching-lish with my GUINOT facial specialist. The service was quite good despite the language barrier, and lasted a good three hours.

By the time I re-emerged onto Hillwood Road, it was already 8pm. I rushed around Kimberly Rd to look for congee to bring back to poor K.

It was a torturous journey back from Tsim Sha Tsui to HKU Pok Fu Lam….with my HEAVY backpack & purse, getting jostled by bajillions of people on the MTR & road to the minibus, all while attempting to balance 2 bowls of jook & a cup of horlicks. Definitely memorable though, and well worth it enjoying a nice dindin with my Mr. Potatohead.

Taiwan in 2 days….

M

11 Months :)

Today was K & I’s 11 months. Very eventful indeed – we both woke up sick/nauseous/food poisoned-y.

I went over and took care of K, and we dragged ourselves to Wan Chai to pick up our HKIDs. I now am the proud owner of a spiffy Hong Kong Resident Smart ID Card! 🙂

After some congee, we returned home where I proceeded to pass out until now. First monthiversary where we were both sick. Kind of romantic actually. Cheers to the Potatoheads!

M

Tai Wai

Tai Wai in New Territories was the prime destination today. K & I ate a delicious dinner with his family friends at Yuet Hing.

Lazy weekends part 2: I woke up at noon, and headed to Queen Mary Hospital canteen for lunch (may seem like an awkward dining choice, but it’s close, relatively tasty, and cheap with the fat student discount). JP, Nick, K & I chowed down and engaged in lively conversation on career paths, the Occupy movement, and Mexican food withdrawals for quite awhile. At 5, we headed out to Tai Wai for din din.

After din din, we checked out the area and I got myself some spiffy silk pjs. I like the vibe of the new territories; it’s more quaint and in some ways, more real.

M

Cheng Chau Island!

Today was devoted mostly to Cheng Chau Island. We feasted at Tsui Wah and explored some alleyways before making it to Pier 5 for Cheng Chau Island, a bell shaped “Long Island” 10
km west of Hong Kong.

We managed to catch an express ferry right before it departed, and arrived on the island shortly. Upon first impression, Cheng Chau was a quaint and vintage small town not unlike Lamma Island. Even the slight gray and drizzly weather was similar as we strolled down the waterfront. However, Cheng Chau quickly proved to be more lively, vibrant, and colorful. Colorful tricycle carts adorned the sidewalk, and boats of all sizes bobbed up and down on the green waters.

Cheng Chau!

We rented mountain bikes for 3 hours, and headed to the temple for our first stop. We payed our respects with incense, and got our fortunes read. As we emerged from the temple, a dog darted past us with a woman’s bootie in his mouth. He gnawed and fondled his conquest with great fascination, when another dog hounded into the picture. The two dogs faced off and bared their fangs. The newcomer was ultimately successful, and the loser dog slouched off with a whimper of defeat. Aww!

Speed on wheels!

Chuckling, we worked our leg muscles going uphill on the squeaky bikes. We biked through the narrow streets and took a sharp turn. We were greeted by the beautiful beach and a stunning landscape of mountains and crashing waves. Apparently Cheng Chau is the destination to go for windsurfing. We biked along the beach, enjoying the salty breeze.

At a fork uphill, we decided to dismount and explore the “Little Great Wall” on foot. We climbed what seemed to be millions of slippery steps to a Pavillion. We decided to go further, and found ourself near the water, in front of huge rocks. We explored the crevices between the rocks, which formed a sort of minicave. We proceeded to climb as high as we could, given my choice in footwear: beige Clarks sandals….

We made our way back to our bikes and resumed our exploring. We sampled delicious cakes (featured on TVB!) like Osmanthus and white sugar.

After a brief biking showdown, we returned our bikes and continued our adventure on foot. We nibbled on frozen fruit skewers, freshly made real potato chips on a skewer, more cakes, and big curry fish balls. We even sampled a pound of local Chinese candy. We even saw Hello Kitty waffles!

Hello Kitty!

I ❤ Cheung Chau!

We ended the night with some delicious xiaolongbao (little dragon baos) at A Weng’s La Mien Xiao Long Bao. At 6 30, we were the last ones to successfully hop on the ferry back to Central.

Now, we are chilling at IFC, waiting to watch This Means War at 10.

Happy Saturday!

M

Lazy Fridays

Friday symbolizes the full start of my weekend. To fully live it up, I woke up lazily at noon. The bed was so comfy and my pillow was so soft that I decided to stay in bed, reading the news, perusing blogs, and humming softly to soothing ballads.

By the time K woke up & texted me, it was already half past four. At 5, I decided to take a leisurely stroll and inhale some fresh air. I ambled down Sassoon Rd. No makeup, bed hair, mismatched but comfy outfit. Organic state.

I ended up walking all the way down the mountain down to Cyberport. The view was amazing along the way. To think that I lived so close but had not bothered coming downhill til now.

Beautiful

 

The Cyperport shopping center is beautiful, modern, yet oddly quiet. There is no typical Hong Kong-esque bustle, and only occasionally did a shopper walk past me in the halls.

I explore Sea View Terrace, and craving Taiwanese food, sat down to eat at Kuku Restaurant with me, myself and I.
The coconut taro pearl milk tea was delicious, but my oyster pancake was a disappointment.

Intricate, yet isolated.

It’s dark outside now. Should be interesting as I try to find my way back.

M

Thrilling Thursday: Food Hunt & Celeb Sighting!

Today started off horribly, but has improved dramatically as the day progressed.

My morning, involving a lost Sennheiser earbud, heavy rain with no umbrella, and missed shuttles, improved drastically through yummy Starbucks, lunch with Steven, and a magical 2pm return home since my 4pm class was cancelled. My roommate wasn’t home yet, so it felt so nice to enjoy the afternoon breeze flow through the window. My side of the room was clean and decorated with my personal flair. A faint rosy fragrance emanated from my freshly washed clothes, hung up around my room to air dry. I realized this was the first time I was able to enjoy alone time immersed in my personal space since coming to HK. I watched some Glee, whatsapped Farrah, and reflected on past experiences/lessons.

My Desk 🙂

Under K’s pouty face attack, I dragged myself out to explore hole-in-the-wall Cha Can Tengs. Star Cafe was our first stop, located in a seedy basement littered with cigarette stubs. The tomato egg noodles were delicious.

Star Cafe!

Our next destination was Five Generation dessert. On the way, we bumped into Yu Wen Le (Shawn Yu), a famous Asian superstar featured in movies like Initial D, on Kimberly Rd. He was so cute albeit kind of short in person!

Perhaps our celeb sighting brightened our taste buds, but Five Generation Desserts was delicious! We feasted on Angel snowflake ice, mango coconut roll, and strawberry souffle.

YUMMY!

Angel Snowflake Ice

After more roaming around TST, we ended the night exploring ISquare and grabbing my first froyo in HK. Although pricey, it was delicious! Definitely gives Yogurtland a run for their money.

At the end of the day 🙂

On the minibus back up the mountain to HKU now. The driver drives like a madman.

M