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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
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SAINT VALENTINE!

February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine’s day to all! (:
Hope y’all had a good/sweet one with your loved ones. 
Just a few days before Vday, my dad got admitted into the hospital for stomach infection which shook me quite a lot so Daniel and I kinda aborted our “bigger plans” for Vday and decided to just have a simple dinner instead. Probably will have a staycation in March when things are more stable. 
Just so because E V E R Y O N E would be celebrating Valentine’s day, I told Daniel let’s just go somewhere simple and less crowded cos I didn’t wna squeeze in a noisy restaurant with so many people. So we decided to go back to the restaurant where we kinda had our first date when I was 19 years old which was….Coffee Club @ Millenia Walk. Not a posh or romantic restaurant for Vday I know, but that really doesn’t matter at all. What matters more is the meaning behind it so yesssss, we had our Vday dinner there!
All dolled up to meet my beloved date!
And was greeted by….
Yeap flowers in my fav color, PINK!
TQ Mel for putting them together (:
Here’s what we had!
Mushroom soup, too watery :/ 
Creamy linguine with duck!
And “mudpie” which cheated our feelings. Thought there would be pie/cake beneath but the whole thing is ICE CREAM supported by a thin slice of chocolate. -.-

Though the food wasn’t very satisfactory, I still felt very happy to be eating in our “first date” restaurant and sitting where we sat 4 years ago! Brought back so many wonderful memories~

Coincidentally wore plaids together hahaha!

Top will be up on TJM new launch this Sunday! 
Decided to try out this Coconut cream sago from HK cafe after dinner cos I tried a super nice one in HK. Anyone know where I can get nice ones in Singapore??
Daniel and I took a bus from Suntec back to my house, just like old times and I love it.
Thank you for this simple but heartwarming Valentine’s day. I’m truly thankful to have you, who treats me well on other days through the years. I love you.
XX
Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong
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Online Gambling Strategies

February 14, 2014

Online Gambling Strategies

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