Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

lunch with sam

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i have always liked the name sam. when i was young my imaginary friend’s name was sam. sam could have been the perfect name for a girl of a guy and i like the androgynous quality of the name.

and samantha brown fitted the bill. when i told my closest friends we were having lunch with samantha brown from tlc, some who don’t watch the channel asked – which one is that?

my best friend chris described her well – she is probably one of the most down- to – earth ones, there is nothing annoying about samantha brown.chris is spot on.

while we were walking up to the splendid bo innovation, there she was in the same lift as us. my eyes lit up and said – SAM!!!!!!

and she said oh -” i like your jacket”.

i said,” ya, i feel like michael jackson”.

” did you buy it here?”, she continued.

that’s sam. the girl you could fall in love with at first sight and the girl you will miss if she was gone for too long. and she has been on the road for 10 years

sam has a new friend for her roadtrips.. i told her, let's steam it. well a live crab isn't like a pet gold fish, you can't flush it down the toilet

samantha brown – the girl who gave us passport to europe, great hotels, passport to great weekends and passport to latin america.

i wonder if there are mornings where sam wakes up and wonder – where am i? which hotel? she is on the road 230 days a year and for all of you who think  you could do a better job, i’d suggest you think again. for her job – she has to sleep on ice ( eeeekkkkk!!!!), climb mountains, goes swimming in freezing water and the list goes on. she may have escaped the boring desk job but for sam – every day is a hard day’s work. i think it’s the type of job – if you don’t a good attitude and passion, you’d be a flash in a pan.

in her latest great weekend season – watch out for the episode on sundance, christmas in new york where she gave a polar bear an xmas gift, visiting haunted places down south ( can’t wait !)

sam asked me - do you know where i can buy these good morning towels. i told her, i'll sell it to her and her family at a fair mark up! hello, i am chinese. we like to make money... instead her team took her to GOD - that's probably a 1000% mark up..

thanks tlc for the invitation. the food at bo innovation was so delicious!! i’ve always wanted to check it out. terribly grateful for the opportunity. good company, good food… what more could i ask for?

this is the bo innovation xiao long biao. i could eat 100 of them!!! no 200 !! so yummy!

this banana dessert was superb!! the crust was so well made. i could eat it daily for the rest of my life..

my new friend boon..


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