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HONG KONG PART 2!

February 25, 2014
Hi!
I’m back with HK part 2 which consists of even nicer visuals ๐Ÿ˜€ 
To kick start day 3, here are some pictures of just Ange and I camwhoring while waiting for princess Vera to get ready hahaha.
Since we had already explored Kowloon (Mongkok area) on the 2nd day, we decided to spend the 3rd day in HK island. Took a train down to Central for lunch. I prefer HK island to Kowloon but I particularly like Central a lot. Maybe cos people there dress up to the nines, Wellington street has a wide array of good food  coupled with a few good ol’ cafes and the whole place is just damn chill and laidback.
Guess which cafe/restaurant we were hunting for!!!
Favorite HK outfit!
Didn’t think this red and black stripe scarf could go so well with my tartan skirt ๐Ÿ˜€

Wellington street, the street of goodies. Famous dimsum, vietnamese pho, wanton mee, roast goose meat, Beijing handmade noodles etc etc!


And yes we were there for…MAK’S NOODLES! Apparently HK’s most famous/best wanton noodles. Not sure if it’s really the best but it’s the best I’ve had so far (:


Cha chan teng style!


And yes this is the divine bowl of wanton noodle. It’s really light and savory, pretty damn perfect. The only downside was that this small bowl of wanton noodles cost around SGD$7! I’ll definitely come back for more even tho it’s a bit more pricey.

Prior to the trip, I read online that Tsim chai kee (just opposite Mak’s) is nicer and cheaper so we decided to give it a try right after trying Mak’s hahaha.


The portion at Tsim chai kee(TCK) is bigger, almost twice the size of Mak’s and it’s only about SGD$5.
However, we all preferred Mak’s Noodles still. The soup at TCK is a bit too thick for our liking. So, Mak’s  the winner for us!


We aimlessly strolled around Wellington street and landed ourselves in a rusty looking cafe joint, Mana’s slow food. I actually tried it the last time I went to HK and remembered the coffee was decently good so we hopped in for a cup of coffee.

Pretty girl!

Posing queen really hahaha


So pretty too aiyo!!!


Best girls <3


Hahah it’s damn awesome to travel with all girls, can slowly take our time and take a lot of pictures!


After that, I told them they need to try my favorite egg tarts in HK. It’s none other than Tai Cheong Bakery located at Lyndhust Hill (also at Central)!

Really eating non-stop hahaha


Verdict :  They all dig it so much. At first Vera was a bit unconvinced that egg tarts can be that good until she took a bite from my egg tart. After that, she was like “OMG I ALSO WANT TO BUY!!! IT’S SO NICE”.
And we all ended up dabao-ing like 2 dozens back to Singapore?

After all the hours of non-stop eating, we decided to head down to Tsim Sha Tsui to catch the light show at Avenue of stars at 8pm. But some shopping at Harbour City first!

My favorite building in HK!
Hong Kong skyline which is honestly breath-taking! 
We missed the light show cos we spent too much time in Zara ๐Ÿ™ Zara really has our hearts completely.
And dinner near Ashley road!

That was it for our third day!

On the 4th day, we decided to hit Hollywood road which is the fusion of contemporary and traditional. Very interesting place, lots of cafes, art galleries and wall graffiti etc. A place I can see myself wandering about alone and immersing myself into the “culture” and “tranquility”. It’s also kinda like a place for hipsters?


Extremely in love with the Zara tartan coat which I snagged during the year end sale. Need to find a chance to wear this in Singapore!


These 2 siao zha bors forever posing like vainpots and crazy women. I feel like their mother sometimes hahaha.


My favorite pair of shades!


Girl band shots hahaha.
The mother joined her kids in the end.


We all decided to settle at this cafe called Nosh cafe!


And after tea-time, we took a cab down to Sai Kung for seafood dinner! Sai Kung is like a fishing harbour but mostly clad with seafood restaurants now. It’s pretty interesting cos we could pick our own live catch and the way we wanted it to be cooked.

We were pretty conservative with our picks so we picked prawns, scallops, lobsters and fish.
But just check out the cool huge fishes or whatever they are.

Huge ass crab aka monster.
And God knows what this is but it looks creepy. 

Now some normal seafood which were very yummy~~


Me at my hungry beast mode.

Ange and I snuck out of the restaurant to get Vera a birthday cake cos her birthday was the next day and it was nearing 12am then already. Happy birthday again BB <3 we love you so much!!


After that, we went back to the hotel to wash up + change then headed to party at Lan Kwai Fong! Such a fun and memorable night!! Sadly, we didn’t take any pictures. Partied till 4am then went straight to the airport to catch our 7am flight!

Really enjoyed myself so much this trip and I can’t wait for a repeat. Miss the food in HK so I’m probably going again this year with my mum! And the girls and I are making year-end plans to visit Vegas and California! Can’t wait!!!

So that was about my HK trip! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope y’all enjoyed reading it.

Really like some of my HK pictures so decided to print them out into stickers along with some of my other photos! Thank you Sticker Gram for printing these great memories out for me (:

Sticker Gram is a newly established company that transforms your instagram pictures into stickers! I love how convenient it is. All I had to do was pick the pictures and it was delivered to my house within 3 days.

$10 for $12, with free delivery across Singapore!

Quote “Sophia” 3 free customized name stickers with every deal!
Important people hanging in my room!

I’ve also printed quotes on stickers to paste on my organiser!
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have and the decisions we waited too long to make.”
Hehe I can see myself printing more stickers from them! Get yours now and show me the name stickers (even I don’t have it!! only my readers get it)!!!

Anyways, for those who are curious as to why I haven’t been answering my ask.fm questions, I’ve decided to stop answering cos it takes up quite a fair bit of my time and I’m really very busy with TJM and school already :/ But no worries, y’all can always comment on my blog! ๐Ÿ˜€

XX
Sophia
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THREE BLIND MICE FLEA!

February 20, 2014
Three Blind Mice Flea – โ€œSingaporeโ€™s Largest Fashion Gatheringโ€
Event details:
Date – 22,23 Feb 2014
Location – Pit Building
Time – 11am to 8pm
There will be 5 BIG event highlights you won’t wanna miss!
1. The flea brand with the best blogshop brands line-up in Singapore is back again.โ€ happening right after CNY!
And that includes TJM of course! Will be bringing all the past collections down to SALE IT ALL!
Also, expect big brands such as Ohsofickle, Ashincans, Young Hungry Free etc!
There will be 120 booths packed with staggering steals for clothes, shoes, accessories and handmade nicknacks. So be prepared for tons of fashionistas and shoppers
who are looking to add purchases to their wardrobes!

2. Raid my wardrobe section
YES PLEASE COME AND RAID MY WARDROBE!!!! I’m bringing my wardrobe down (like really, I cleared almost half of my wardrobe for this) so come and buy all my preloved stuff! Ai si ni men le <3 Not to mention, you get to raid 13 other bloggers’ wardrobe! Awesome much?
3. All new โ€œSoi 15โ€ segment!
TBMflea newest section! For the first time ever, a flea brings you
the essence of street shopping!! Vintage lovers and enthusiasts will be in for a treat! TBM has
specially collaborated with boutique styling and vintage rental company heavenwildfleur.com
to design the entire section. Along with you favorite and biggest street brands in Singapore
such as Butteredgun and Ashincans, expect to find a variety of sale items and new arrivals,
plus a collection of ray bans inspired shades, shoes, bags, snapbacks, and even a guys rack!
4. FOOD AND LIVE GIGS!
Weeeeeeeeee so excited there’s gonna be food cos I love food! And of course, you must at least be there to hear Daryl sing! He’s damn awesome!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
(5) Premium passes giveaway!
I’ll be giving away 10 PRIORITY PASSES! Each pass allows the
holder + 2 of her friends to
(1) Priority access to the event on both days
(2) Carpenter & Cook Voucher
(3) Sakura Day Cream Minis by Garnier
(4) Wingstop Vouchers www.wingstop.com/
(5) A chance to win a Nakedglory vintage watch worth $32

SIMPLY EMAIL ME YOUR
NAME, IC NUMBER AND CONTACT NUMBER 
to sophia.chong@hotmail.com by Friday (21 Feb) 12 noon!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/threeblindmiceflea
Instagram: @threeblindmiceflea
XX
Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong
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HONG KONG 2014 (PART 1)

February 15, 2014
Sometime last month, I went to Hong Kong for 5 days with two of my best girlfriends Vera and Angelyn and it was such a goooooooood trip I don’t even know where to begin. I guess I will always enjoy HK for its food, familiarity/roots, that homely feeling I get (cos my maternal gramps were from there and I speak canto at home), the awesome cooling weather during winter, the style and…good-looking boys hahaha. Ok la the girls are damn pretty also but whatevs, the boyz are (Y). And of course, travelling with my two BBGs was the highlight! <3 Super happy this trip materialized.
Part 1 will cover day one and two cos there are too many photos.
VISUAL TIME!
WELCOME TO HK! The iconic bridge on the expressway from the airport to the city!
Arrived at our hotel at 7am, just imagine how exhausted we all were! Check-in was only available at 3pm so we decided to waste no time, and go for Breakfast nearby (Jordan) then head to Ocean Park! Yeah, imagine Ocean Park with barely 2 hours of sleep.
My two babies who were so spontaneous in dressing up with me! :*
And breakfast at none other than…AUSTRALIAN DAIRY COMPANY!
Super silky and soft steamed milk pudding! I prefer the white one though!
People always say the macaroni is damn normal and overrated. HMMM NO???? IT’S DAMN YUMMY, WE ALL LOVE IT. Comfort food is not suppose to taste exquisite and shit. The simpler the better, and that’s what this is about!
And the best scrambled egg + toast!
Such a pity I didn’t get to try this ride :/ and I probs won’t go to Ocean Park anytime soon cos it’s not exactly very thrilling for me.
We all looked damn groggy from the plane ride and lack of sleep :/
Behind these photos, we were actually freezing like crazy cos it was super cold and windy on the first day! It was pretty damn insane but…I love it hahah.
Spent about 6-7 hours in Ocean Park playing roller coaster rides, visiting the Ocean Aquarium, and taking the cable car. By the time we left it was 6 ish and it was a PAIN IN THE ASS to hail a cab cos the queues were insanely long. I wished I knew the number to call a cab.
Headed back to our hotel to check in, and here’s our room!
It’s very small but standard Hong Kong room size. We stayed at Eaton Hotel which was very pleasant. Pretty near to a lot of food stalls/Sasa and 10 mins walk to Jordan MTR station. It was also off Nathan road which was really convenient. The room was very clean and the service was pretty good. Will consider staying there again next time (:
Dressed up as taitais-alike and detectives to camwhore before heading out for dinner. Yeah, girls…. hahaha.
Then we went out as normal human beings hahah
Pretty glorious plate of chicken and charsiew rice but I can’t remember the name of the stall/the price :/
After dinner, we roamed a bit around our area and headed back to the hotel for an early night!
We decided to spend our 2nd day in Kowloon area for street side shopping and food!
Started our day with Dim Sum at Cheers restaurant just a stone throw away from our hotel! Read about it on tripadvisor that it has very good dimsum!
Overall the food was nice but it wasn’t shockingly nice. Maybe 7.8/10? I remember it was very reasonably priced tho!
Love the scarf I got from Zara!!!
After dimsum, we took a train down to Prince Edward for….Fa Yuen Street!!! The street of cheap shoes, bags and clothes. 
For those who are interested, take a train to Prince Edward and take exit B. There will be road signs that will direct you to Fa Yuen street (about 5 mins walk away). Don’t walk on the main Fa yuen street cos they sell mostly fruits, stockings, socks etc etc. Walk along the side pavement of Fa yuen street where there’s a line of shops down. The quality of the shoes/clothes aren’t super good but very worth the price you pay. Eg, one knitted top is about $8 – $12SGD. A faux fur jacket is usually less than SGD$20. Shoes are about $15 – $30!
The start of Fa Yuen street!
Shop along the shops on the left side (the one with brown signboard) then once you’re done with the lane, cross opposite and do the same.
Refreshing thai coconuts!
There are a lot of street food stalls in Mongkok so you can take your pick! There are things like smelly tofu, curry fishballs, small intestines etc etc! Personally, I don’t really like it a lot so I don’t buy from them but it’s a hit among the locals and tourists!
 We walked further down to Argyle street for more shopping and COLD NOODLES!!!

YUMZ TO THE TUMZ
I love HK cold noodles so much I’ll never leave HK without eating it! 
You can find it at the 1st level of Argyle Centre!
Shopped super a lot that day we were so tired and famished so I brought them to Sushi One for supper! 50% after 10pm!

Over ordered much? Hahah we left feeling like pigs…and we went to Macs to buy more fries after that hahah!
Headed back to the hotel after supper cos we were damn tired from shopping and eating lol. Such an awesome life to be tired from eating and shopping. 
Will continue with part 2 soon!
Meanwhile, launching new collection TONIGHT at 7PM.
The white shirt and ripped denim jeans I wore in HK on the first day will be up in the collection as well (:
XX
Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong