Friday, May 22, 2009

2 trips in 2 weeks

The blogging will be slow for the remainder of May. By an interesting turn of events, we are taking two small vacations in these two weeks. Check back soon to see where we went.

For all those in the US, Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy the long weekend.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

3 Pretty Things

Life has been moving along quite smoothly and steadily in Hong Kong. Today, I'll share 3 pretty things just because.

Modified pearls: I saw this great idea in a magazine. My pearls are too long for most of my outfits, but a simple knot turns it into a choker. I'm wearing them much more at this length. My orchid arrangement: in Hong Kong, the flower arrangements are exquisit, and pre-arranged orchids in nice pots are widely available but more expensive than doing it yourself. I am pleased with my first attempt. Beautiful animation I found on design*sponge:

Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

City of Life and Death

We saw the movie City of Life and Death this weekend which portrays the Japanese massacre of Nanjiing, China, the former capital. This movie is supposed to be shown world wide, but I'm not sure how accessible it will be for those of you in the US. If you can, try to see it. As expected, it is brutal and graphic, but the cinematography and depiction of emotions are outstanding. Here is a review.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy Spring

The weather has been so beautiful in Hong Kong recently--low humidity, in the mid to high 70s. Last weekend, we took full advantage of it during the 3-day weekend. On Friday, we went to Stanley and scored some good deals in the market and walked along the seaside. Sunday, was spent with our friend R hiking, beaching and eating. What other major city can you hike and go to the beach all within a 1 hour trip from the city on efficient public transportation? I heart Hong Kong.