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kowloon – where the wild things are..

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kowloon and its multitude layers of texture. i took a walk along nathan road from jordan to mongkok yesterday at dusk. i think kowloon is beautiful. do you think so? if you don’t think so, let me prove you otherwise.


Written by smalltroubleinhk

June 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

hong kong hong kong

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i am biased to say this – hong kong, the most amazing city in asia.

somewhere close to hollywood road

a petal on the tarmac road

i am walking on hollywood road

still not famous yet

shoes, shoes, shoes

yes please

yes please

but i am scared of ghosts....

does anyone remember how film smell like?

mini world

my hubby's - i am thinking look

fishy wallets - so as long as my moolah don't swim away tooo

22 men on a green field - thats field day for us women

best kept secret in hong kong - uncle russ coffee. try the soy milk latte

weekend treat - a long walk and uncle russ

once every four years

summer's up!! for the vintage chick in me

on the deck of the american club

best cheese cake in hk - at sift the mascarpone cheese cake

you don't say

my sunset collection…over the years in hong kong

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i don’t wake up early enough to watch the sunrise and the sun rises very early in hong kong. over the years, i think i have seen a lot of spectacular sunsets in hong kong. i am putting together some of my favorites as a reminder that in life, we need free thrills to keep ourselves happy.. hope everyone had a good weekend!!

sunset in sunny bay lantau island

sunset in mui wo lantau island

sunset at tsim sha tsui overlooking the victoria harbour

sunset over ocean park

sunset at the zaha hadid channel exhibition

sunset at cheung chau island

sunset at the sai kung

sunset at cheung sha beach lantau island

sunset at tai tam reservoir hong kong island

sunset at fan lau lantau island

sunset at pui o lantau island

sunset at nam shan wai yuen long

sunset at causeway bay

sunset at pui o

sunset up on the peak

sunset at tai long wan sai kung

sunset at sheung wan

sunset in wanchai

sunset at home in discovery bay

have a little lomo fun…

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i am currently  going through this photo taking obsession phase and have been contemplating on getting a dose of cheap fun by getting a lomo camera. do you know that the hk club lomography is the headquarters for apac?

i initially thought you can either choose the panoramic ones or the fish eyed ones – i didn’t know the collection is so extensive. that is why until now, i am still undecided. they have dianas, holgas and limited edition ones – please see catalogue

priced between HK$400 – HK$ 800 ( not the special editions) i think they make perfect gifts for anyone. even if someone doesn’t take a whole lot of photos, i reckon they make nice decorative items at home or offices.

visit them the next time you’re in hong kong – it’s located at sheung wan, close to hollywood road central. there is a whole lot to see on that road

lomography asia pacific @ sheung wan - just a stone's throw from hollywood road

the lomo lubitel - i love the vintage feel.

tell me how to choose - i want all of it!!!

i think if i do this to the wall - my hubby will kill me!!!

i tweaked the photo to give it a very lomo feel

do you like??

go there even if you don’t think you will  buy anything, it’s definitely worth a look and i think it is one of hong kong’s undeclared attractions. just treat it as a small museum.

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Written by smalltroubleinhk

April 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm

textures of hong kong – around central

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prince's building central

8 1/2 prince's building central

8 1/2 prince's building

robinson road central. this tree is amazing, it is growing so well on a 45 degrees concrete wall. i always like to think that, life happens no matter the circumstance - sometimes you just have to believe in it

lin heung wellington street - rudest waiters the world, dim sum so freaking good

graham market, central. this picture gives me the creeps..

graham market central

armani fiori chater house central

armani fiori chater house central

armani fiori chater house central

exchange square central

diesel, queen's road central

diesel, queen's road central

zara ifc central

aberdeen street central. this building has so much texture, it's really quite beautiful

Written by smalltroubleinhk

March 19, 2010 at 5:25 am

you can buy, rent or sell your designer stuff

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i found this shop yesterday and i cannot wait to tell you about it.

you know the thing i love most about hong kong is the fact that i don’t read or write chinese, so i treat walking every street corner as an adventure. rents in hong kong are the fourth highest in the world and because of that, to find good things you need to hunt for it!!!!

when people talk about a holiday in hk, they never fail to relay crazy shopping stories. if you still feeling burnt from buying too much from your last trip, let me suggest how you can make some money to fund your next trip.

you can resell your designer goods. of course you can do that now at milan station but the resale prices are so low, you’d be insulted. i found this place yesterday ( which is very unlikely for tourists to find) at Jardine Bazaar. it’s called Icon Lady. you can put your sell your designer stuff on consignment. just name a price and if they sell it, they get a 20% cut from the transaction.

what if they sell after you leave hong kong? no problem, they can mail you the check or you can your friends who live in hong kong to do it for you. i’d be happy to offer you this service but you have to pay for postage. dope isn’t it?

besides selling your designer stuff, you can buy REAL designer stuff at a discounted price. depending on the brand, i’d say expect a 15% – 20% discount.

okie, let me get to the BEST part, you can also RENT a bag. yup you heard me right. funny right, in hong kong people are really obsessed about status. i have thought of renting cars, houses,electrical goods but i never thought of renting a handbag. the shop assistant said, the most popular rent items are clutches. which makes perfect sense because clutches are so darn small but expensive and most of the time, you only use it for a one off event.

how much is it to rent a clutch – between HK$ 200 – HK$400 for 2 day 1 night. look on their website to check out the renting procedure. it’s pretty simple and it’s so much cheaper than buying a non-branded bag.

so the next time your boyfriends or husband say, don’t come to hong kong, you will sure spend money like as though money grows on tree. tell them, i am going to do business too – i am selling my designer stuff!!

this is why trouble loves hong kong! it’s the only place in the world where people go to the extremes for capitalistic reasons – please use this system wisely and share it with all the shopaholics you know!!!

oh which the way – just for your info. the top brands they sell, rent and buy are classic LV, Gucci, Hermes, Miu Miu, Prada and Chanel

Look for this !!!

Icon Lady

3/F Golden Bloom Centre

25 Jardine Bazaar Causeway HK

Tel: 2116 1678


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