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hong kong tong laus

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there is a saying about hong kong’s intimidating density – if you ever ran out of salt while cooking, you could always reach out over to your neighbor’s house to ask for some.

hong kong tong laus are residences above shop lots. they are usually about 3-5 storey high. they are old and they have a lot of character. compared to most residential areas, tong laus have higher space efficiency. don’t know if i could ever live in one though because the city is so noisy. i actually know of a girl who sleeps with earplugs on.

all pictures are taken over a bridge in prince edward, kowloon using an iphone.

pop art hong kong

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my old office at the bank of china tower - loads of memory of growing up and working with very special people

i love wanchai- it has so much character. i like the amalgamation between the old hong kong and the new one

afternoon tea at the mandarin oriental connaught road

worldwide football fever

ted baker in pacific place always have very interesting window displays

one of the best burgers in town shake 'em buns and they definitely have really good onion rings

coke out of a bottle is so much fizzier..

the germans have oktoberfest, we have the dragonboat festival

all the neons along nathan road - brings back a lot of memories of my walks from tst to mongkok when i first came to hong kong

4 really cute stationeries……

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i could spend hours at city super’s log on shop. they have the cutest and most frivolous stationeries, it makes me want to be a kid again. when i was young, i had a stack of stickers and a jar of erasers. it was my most prized collection. i won’t let anyone touch it or see it ( see i liked collecting things ever since i was young)

since i can’t go back in time and be a kid again, i can however shop at log on because they have such great gift ideas for literally anyone of any age. the next time you need to give someone a special present, do check log on out. they have a brand new shop on the 2nd floor of isquare, tst.

4 gb robot usb. they come in six different colors. this is my favorite - i call it my mod robot. it's hkd 220 each

so cute.....

converse all stars pencil case

these shoes aren’t made for walking – it is a converse pencil case. it comes in four different colors – blue, pink, red and black. when i was 15, i bought my first pair of  converse, so this is a little nostalgic for me.

erasers replicating all of my favorite sweet stuff - can you believe it, it comes in a plastic container. HK$ 35 each

you should check out the eraser section – i almost died of happiness. they had like little erasers of food stuff, fruits, carbonated can drinks. japanese people are just so insane when it comes to making cute stuff.

stuck on you personalized stickers

recently i received a very cute gift from my friend. they are called stuck on you . stuck on you stickers are personalized labels that goes on everything and anything. i wished i had them when i was a kid. there was a point in time, i like putting my name on everything including the walls in our old house. check out their website. the basic vinyl name labels are HK$ 169 for a set of 50. they are waterproof, microwave free, dishwasher safe and uv resistant.

besides name labels, you can also do funky bag tags and dog tags. i need a funky bag tag because sometimes at the baggage claim conveyor belt, i have to flip a few black bags to make sure, i don’t take the wrong one! sophie needs a tag too. i can’t wait for my godson jake to go to school – i want to give him a personalized set of stickers, water bottle…:)  you can get them delivered in 2-3 weeks time!!

sealed with a kiss...

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

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