Am back!!!

Oct. 16th, 2011 10:15 pm
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So, what did I miss?? Any dramas worth watching? How is Man of Honor? Tree with Deep Roots? Something else I should be watching?

Am currently fighting sleep deprivation by watching Veer, which is the most chesetastic awesome Bollywood thing ever.

Also, by checking out Don 2 trailer:



I really enjoyed the first one and it's a total treat to see (a) a Bollywood movie whose protagonist is a sociopath (talk about different) and (b) SRK returning to his bad guy roots. It is, after all, how he started out before he became a megastar and lover supreme.

Oh, and I want him and Priyanka's character please please please have hot hatesex. Kthanks.
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
is to watch The Princess' Man on the train.

The guy next to me kept goggling (he, himself, was perusing Perez Hilton on his iPad :P)

Heh.

(Yes, proper post for ep 18 coming up, once I recover from travel).

If I had to pick a favorite drama this year, TPM would surely be in the running.
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
is to watch The Princess' Man on the train.

The guy next to me kept goggling (he, himself, was perusing Perez Hilton on his iPad :P)

Heh.

(Yes, proper post for ep 18 coming up, once I recover from travel).

If I had to pick a favorite drama this year, TPM would surely be in the running.
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
is to watch The Princess' Man on the train.

The guy next to me kept goggling (he, himself, was perusing Perez Hilton on his iPad :P)

Heh.

(Yes, proper post for ep 18 coming up, once I recover from travel).

If I had to pick a favorite drama this year, TPM would surely be in the running.

YESSSS

Aug. 31st, 2011 11:02 pm
dangermousie: (Farscape: Jool by icequeen3101)
We bought our tickets to Peru! So excited! We will probably be doing the very touristy circuit of Lima-Nazca-Arequipa-Cuzco-Machu Pichu.

This week, btw, will be pretty light on posts, drama or otherwise - Mr. Mousie and I are living it up and going out every night so...I mean, I love dramas but not enough to pick them over that :P

Have some compensation:

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Mr. Mousie and I have pretty much settled on our next vacation destination - Peru in the fall. I've wanted to go for years - there is Machu Pichu of course, and far-away living cities and all the adventure novels set in South America that I read as a child, plus my recent read of Terence D'Altroy's "Incas" (if you like non-fiction, highly recommended), and my general and slightly embarrassing crush on the continent (can one crush on a continent?). Plus, ceviche!

Anyway, any recommendations for where to go or on books/other materials about the region (fiction, non, travel, movies, even telenovelas). I am not particularly familiar with Peruvian literature outside of Mario Vargas Llosa. Hopefully translated into either English or Russian because my Spanish is pretty rudimentary.

So excited! It was either that or Korea and shockingly, despite my drama obsession, the former seems to have won :)
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
We went to Stanley today (2 hour verrrry slow but verrry fun bus ride) and walked about the market and the beach, and then came back and wandered around HK's markets.

But this isn't the post about that. I have been noticing the ads for the following 5 movies which tantalize me with potential for fun and frustrate me with their current lack of English subtitles:

Hot Summer Days: It seems like a Chinese Love Actually - 5 interconnected love stories. The ads for this movie are EVERYWHERE. Seriously - on sides of buses, playing on TV, in papers. So much so that I am beginning to think this is exerting subliminal pressure on me. One could have worse things to look at than Barbie Hsu and Nic Tse however. Because yes, that's right - my interest in this movie went from 'ehhhh' to 'must have now' once I learned that this movie has Barbie and Nic. Opposite each other. Playing an OTP. She is a biker. OMGMUSTHAVENOW. Angsty wuxia boy who fights with fans and Shan Cai, the most kickass heroine ever, playing an OTP? I didn't know this was my ideal casting until it happened. Oh, and it also stars someone named 'Angelababy.' LOL.

14 Blades: Any movie that has Donnie Yen, 'blades' in the title, evil eunuchs, and Wu Chun dressed as a pirate? Is OK by me. By "OK" I mean, I must have it.

True Legend: Just strted seeing trailers for it - period epic with fighting and beautiful ladies. Yes please.

Little Big Soldier: A period anti-war war epic with Jackie Chan wooooo.

All's Well That Ends Well 2010 It's a Lunar New Year comedy set in Ancient China and involving an Emperor and his advisors. It's top of box office here and if you think Hot Summer Days are everywhere, you ain't seen nothing yet - every subway stop had dozens and dozens and there are tie-ins with candy and just - I want.
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
We went to Stanley today (2 hour verrrry slow but verrry fun bus ride) and walked about the market and the beach, and then came back and wandered around HK's markets.

But this isn't the post about that. I have been noticing the ads for the following 5 movies which tantalize me with potential for fun and frustrate me with their current lack of English subtitles:

Hot Summer Days: It seems like a Chinese Love Actually - 5 interconnected love stories. The ads for this movie are EVERYWHERE. Seriously - on sides of buses, playing on TV, in papers. So much so that I am beginning to think this is exerting subliminal pressure on me. One could have worse things to look at than Barbie Hsu and Nic Tse however. Because yes, that's right - my interest in this movie went from 'ehhhh' to 'must have now' once I learned that this movie has Barbie and Nic. Opposite each other. Playing an OTP. She is a biker. OMGMUSTHAVENOW. Angsty wuxia boy who fights with fans and Shan Cai, the most kickass heroine ever, playing an OTP? I didn't know this was my ideal casting until it happened. Oh, and it also stars someone named 'Angelababy.' LOL.

14 Blades: Any movie that has Donnie Yen, 'blades' in the title, evil eunuchs, and Wu Chun dressed as a pirate? Is OK by me. By "OK" I mean, I must have it.

True Legend: Just strted seeing trailers for it - period epic with fighting and beautiful ladies. Yes please.

Little Big Soldier: A period anti-war war epic with Jackie Chan wooooo.

All's Well That Ends Well 2010 It's a Lunar New Year comedy set in Ancient China and involving an Emperor and his advisors. It's top of box office here and if you think Hot Summer Days are everywhere, you ain't seen nothing yet - every subway stop had dozens and dozens and there are tie-ins with candy and just - I want.
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
We went to Stanley today (2 hour verrrry slow but verrry fun bus ride) and walked about the market and the beach, and then came back and wandered around HK's markets.

But this isn't the post about that. I have been noticing the ads for the following 5 movies which tantalize me with potential for fun and frustrate me with their current lack of English subtitles:

Hot Summer Days: It seems like a Chinese Love Actually - 5 interconnected love stories. The ads for this movie are EVERYWHERE. Seriously - on sides of buses, playing on TV, in papers. So much so that I am beginning to think this is exerting subliminal pressure on me. One could have worse things to look at than Barbie Hsu and Nic Tse however. Because yes, that's right - my interest in this movie went from 'ehhhh' to 'must have now' once I learned that this movie has Barbie and Nic. Opposite each other. Playing an OTP. She is a biker. OMGMUSTHAVENOW. Angsty wuxia boy who fights with fans and Shan Cai, the most kickass heroine ever, playing an OTP? I didn't know this was my ideal casting until it happened. Oh, and it also stars someone named 'Angelababy.' LOL.

14 Blades: Any movie that has Donnie Yen, 'blades' in the title, evil eunuchs, and Wu Chun dressed as a pirate? Is OK by me. By "OK" I mean, I must have it.

True Legend: Just strted seeing trailers for it - period epic with fighting and beautiful ladies. Yes please.

Little Big Soldier: A period anti-war war epic with Jackie Chan wooooo.

All's Well That Ends Well 2010 It's a Lunar New Year comedy set in Ancient China and involving an Emperor and his advisors. It's top of box office here and if you think Hot Summer Days are everywhere, you ain't seen nothing yet - every subway stop had dozens and dozens and there are tie-ins with candy and just - I want.
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We went to the island of Lantau yesterday - it's one of Hong Kong's outlying islands and is mainly known for its airport and its long long cable-car ride - 2o minutes up the mountain where there is a huge reclining Buddha and an old Buddhist monastery. We took the ride up and it was amazing, over estuaries, skyscrapers and rugged rugged mountains. On top it was very cold (we had spicy food with fake meat to warm up and I also had a 'hot drink' - here they warm up milk drinks in cans and stick straws in them - I have never seen it before but it really was wonderfully warming), very crowded, and very wonderful - chanting and insense everywhere (the temple is huge), a gorgeous walk (and view) up to the Buddha, and the whole atmosphere with the remote and high-up temple and mountains shrouded in mists like something out of some king-fu movie where you go seek wise monk master for some tips on how best to kick people in the head.

Some people were crazy and were climbing up and down the same path we took on the cable car. That is pretty impressive.

In the evening, we went to the (in)famous Night Market - blocks and blocks of fortunetellers (every booth occupied), 'very very genuine' Prada bags and Rolex watches, bric-a-brac of every sort from reproductions of 1930s Chinese commercial art to bobblehead dolls and Hello Kitty underwear, pirated DVDs, food stalls selling mysteriously aromatic things, jewelry of more varieties than one would think possible, and movies involving ladies with very little on. It was great.

We walked back down Nathan Road, all neon-lit so brightly it looked as if it was day, past traditional pharmacies selling horrible-looking things in jars (Mr Mousie swears one of them looked like penises) and animal bones heaped on platters, food places selling little snack shrimps, sharp little clothes stores (only consideration for my spouse prevented me from exploring those further), jewelry stores (one had two Buddhist monks shopping in it - startling to say the least), and of course a 7-11 on every corner, serving the need for magazines, snacks, and the city's love affair with Ferrero Rochers.
dangermousie: (Default)
We went to the island of Lantau yesterday - it's one of Hong Kong's outlying islands and is mainly known for its airport and its long long cable-car ride - 2o minutes up the mountain where there is a huge reclining Buddha and an old Buddhist monastery. We took the ride up and it was amazing, over estuaries, skyscrapers and rugged rugged mountains. On top it was very cold (we had spicy food with fake meat to warm up and I also had a 'hot drink' - here they warm up milk drinks in cans and stick straws in them - I have never seen it before but it really was wonderfully warming), very crowded, and very wonderful - chanting and insense everywhere (the temple is huge), a gorgeous walk (and view) up to the Buddha, and the whole atmosphere with the remote and high-up temple and mountains shrouded in mists like something out of some king-fu movie where you go seek wise monk master for some tips on how best to kick people in the head.

Some people were crazy and were climbing up and down the same path we took on the cable car. That is pretty impressive.

In the evening, we went to the (in)famous Night Market - blocks and blocks of fortunetellers (every booth occupied), 'very very genuine' Prada bags and Rolex watches, bric-a-brac of every sort from reproductions of 1930s Chinese commercial art to bobblehead dolls and Hello Kitty underwear, pirated DVDs, food stalls selling mysteriously aromatic things, jewelry of more varieties than one would think possible, and movies involving ladies with very little on. It was great.

We walked back down Nathan Road, all neon-lit so brightly it looked as if it was day, past traditional pharmacies selling horrible-looking things in jars (Mr Mousie swears one of them looked like penises) and animal bones heaped on platters, food places selling little snack shrimps, sharp little clothes stores (only consideration for my spouse prevented me from exploring those further), jewelry stores (one had two Buddhist monks shopping in it - startling to say the least), and of course a 7-11 on every corner, serving the need for magazines, snacks, and the city's love affair with Ferrero Rochers.
dangermousie: (Default)
We went to the island of Lantau yesterday - it's one of Hong Kong's outlying islands and is mainly known for its airport and its long long cable-car ride - 2o minutes up the mountain where there is a huge reclining Buddha and an old Buddhist monastery. We took the ride up and it was amazing, over estuaries, skyscrapers and rugged rugged mountains. On top it was very cold (we had spicy food with fake meat to warm up and I also had a 'hot drink' - here they warm up milk drinks in cans and stick straws in them - I have never seen it before but it really was wonderfully warming), very crowded, and very wonderful - chanting and insense everywhere (the temple is huge), a gorgeous walk (and view) up to the Buddha, and the whole atmosphere with the remote and high-up temple and mountains shrouded in mists like something out of some king-fu movie where you go seek wise monk master for some tips on how best to kick people in the head.

Some people were crazy and were climbing up and down the same path we took on the cable car. That is pretty impressive.

In the evening, we went to the (in)famous Night Market - blocks and blocks of fortunetellers (every booth occupied), 'very very genuine' Prada bags and Rolex watches, bric-a-brac of every sort from reproductions of 1930s Chinese commercial art to bobblehead dolls and Hello Kitty underwear, pirated DVDs, food stalls selling mysteriously aromatic things, jewelry of more varieties than one would think possible, and movies involving ladies with very little on. It was great.

We walked back down Nathan Road, all neon-lit so brightly it looked as if it was day, past traditional pharmacies selling horrible-looking things in jars (Mr Mousie swears one of them looked like penises) and animal bones heaped on platters, food places selling little snack shrimps, sharp little clothes stores (only consideration for my spouse prevented me from exploring those further), jewelry stores (one had two Buddhist monks shopping in it - startling to say the least), and of course a 7-11 on every corner, serving the need for magazines, snacks, and the city's love affair with Ferrero Rochers.

Macau fun!

Feb. 18th, 2010 10:29 am
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So, Macau was WONDERFUL.

We rode the Vomit Comet to get there - it was labelled as a ferry but that was grossly false advertising - it was tossing us back and forth like match-sticks. They wouldn't even serve noodles for fear of them upcucking and burning us. But it was only an hour ride and quite entertaining due to hilarious, 5-minute long 'this is where you are forbidden to smoke' commercians on an eternal loop and delicious Japanese candy I bought by the bag.

First glimpse of Macau? Ginormous Sands casino - nothing undestated about it as they built a fake Dutch village out front, a fake Chinese fortress out the side, and a fake mountain next to it. That would make me less inclined to gamble there (because if they can afford to build all that stuff, I know where the money comes from - suckers who gamble there :P) but to each their own.

Macau is basically Las Vegas with better (or at least squirmier) food. There is a casino at every step and the way we got back and forth from the ferry was via casino buses (apparently even the locals use them instead of unpunctual city buses).

We wandered around the city (never saw so many jewelry shops in one place) and had a blast. The crowds were ridiculously thick but 99% Chinese so we sort of stood out (at one point a little girl was pointing at me to her mother, LOL). We wandered up to the ruins of Church of St Paul (I think) which has an amazing view of the city - it was crowded with tourists taking photos of themselves on the steps, as if to prove they were there, prior to running back down and going back to gamble.

I checked and did not see Ji Hoo Sunbae sitting on the steps with his guitar (alas!) but I did see them play the part where Jandi and Ji Hoo are on Macau streets in a loop at a particular food stall. Heeeeee. BOF = everywhere.

The food was so yummy. We never had a sit-down meal but gobbled random things - egg custards (which were to die for) and random things on skewers - you pick skewers you want, put them in a metal plate and hand them to the cook who boils them for you, takes them out and covers them with curry sauce. I had fishballs, mushrooms and something I am not sure about but I think was some sort of intenstinal meat (it was yummy). Oh, and shops everywhere were selling pork, beef, and chicken jerky and almond candies and we had some. YUM.

We wandered the narrow streets (Macau is an odd mix of gaudy and shabby - the apartment buildings are very tall, covered with clothes lines and due to the tropical climate look rather grubby), and ended up at a market (fish is sliced lengthwise so the heart can beat for as long as possible keeping it fresh) and then at a temple of A-ma. It was great as it was thronged with worshippers due to the New Year and people were burning firecrackers as a devotional act, making it sound like a war was on - everything was covered in red ash.

After our city wanderings we went to the Venetian casino. As I am married to a reasonable man and not a kdrama hero, I had a great time as opposed to having my heart stomped on (but compensated for it with awesome shoes). OMG. Apparently it's 3 times the size of the one in Vegas - it's enormous and has 3 canals (with gondoliers singing at the top of their lungs!), fake streets and streets of fake Veneitan buildings, and even a ake painted coudy sky. I think my feet were ready to fall off by the time we were done. It was sort of unreal. I am also wondering how they cleared up enough space to film BOF because the place was a mob scene. I think even at 3am they would have had to roust people out. We also walked about on the very very smoked-through casino floor - my first time in a casino and it looked - sort of boring. Clearly am not a gambler.

Anyway, it was a blast though sadly, Mr Mousie refused my suggestion that he could occupy himself, while waiting for me, by buying me a diamond necklace or two :P

Macau fun!

Feb. 18th, 2010 10:29 am
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So, Macau was WONDERFUL.

We rode the Vomit Comet to get there - it was labelled as a ferry but that was grossly false advertising - it was tossing us back and forth like match-sticks. They wouldn't even serve noodles for fear of them upcucking and burning us. But it was only an hour ride and quite entertaining due to hilarious, 5-minute long 'this is where you are forbidden to smoke' commercians on an eternal loop and delicious Japanese candy I bought by the bag.

First glimpse of Macau? Ginormous Sands casino - nothing undestated about it as they built a fake Dutch village out front, a fake Chinese fortress out the side, and a fake mountain next to it. That would make me less inclined to gamble there (because if they can afford to build all that stuff, I know where the money comes from - suckers who gamble there :P) but to each their own.

Macau is basically Las Vegas with better (or at least squirmier) food. There is a casino at every step and the way we got back and forth from the ferry was via casino buses (apparently even the locals use them instead of unpunctual city buses).

We wandered around the city (never saw so many jewelry shops in one place) and had a blast. The crowds were ridiculously thick but 99% Chinese so we sort of stood out (at one point a little girl was pointing at me to her mother, LOL). We wandered up to the ruins of Church of St Paul (I think) which has an amazing view of the city - it was crowded with tourists taking photos of themselves on the steps, as if to prove they were there, prior to running back down and going back to gamble.

I checked and did not see Ji Hoo Sunbae sitting on the steps with his guitar (alas!) but I did see them play the part where Jandi and Ji Hoo are on Macau streets in a loop at a particular food stall. Heeeeee. BOF = everywhere.

The food was so yummy. We never had a sit-down meal but gobbled random things - egg custards (which were to die for) and random things on skewers - you pick skewers you want, put them in a metal plate and hand them to the cook who boils them for you, takes them out and covers them with curry sauce. I had fishballs, mushrooms and something I am not sure about but I think was some sort of intenstinal meat (it was yummy). Oh, and shops everywhere were selling pork, beef, and chicken jerky and almond candies and we had some. YUM.

We wandered the narrow streets (Macau is an odd mix of gaudy and shabby - the apartment buildings are very tall, covered with clothes lines and due to the tropical climate look rather grubby), and ended up at a market (fish is sliced lengthwise so the heart can beat for as long as possible keeping it fresh) and then at a temple of A-ma. It was great as it was thronged with worshippers due to the New Year and people were burning firecrackers as a devotional act, making it sound like a war was on - everything was covered in red ash.

After our city wanderings we went to the Venetian casino. As I am married to a reasonable man and not a kdrama hero, I had a great time as opposed to having my heart stomped on (but compensated for it with awesome shoes). OMG. Apparently it's 3 times the size of the one in Vegas - it's enormous and has 3 canals (with gondoliers singing at the top of their lungs!), fake streets and streets of fake Veneitan buildings, and even a ake painted coudy sky. I think my feet were ready to fall off by the time we were done. It was sort of unreal. I am also wondering how they cleared up enough space to film BOF because the place was a mob scene. I think even at 3am they would have had to roust people out. We also walked about on the very very smoked-through casino floor - my first time in a casino and it looked - sort of boring. Clearly am not a gambler.

Anyway, it was a blast though sadly, Mr Mousie refused my suggestion that he could occupy himself, while waiting for me, by buying me a diamond necklace or two :P

Macau fun!

Feb. 18th, 2010 10:29 am
dangermousie: (Default)
So, Macau was WONDERFUL.

We rode the Vomit Comet to get there - it was labelled as a ferry but that was grossly false advertising - it was tossing us back and forth like match-sticks. They wouldn't even serve noodles for fear of them upcucking and burning us. But it was only an hour ride and quite entertaining due to hilarious, 5-minute long 'this is where you are forbidden to smoke' commercians on an eternal loop and delicious Japanese candy I bought by the bag.

First glimpse of Macau? Ginormous Sands casino - nothing undestated about it as they built a fake Dutch village out front, a fake Chinese fortress out the side, and a fake mountain next to it. That would make me less inclined to gamble there (because if they can afford to build all that stuff, I know where the money comes from - suckers who gamble there :P) but to each their own.

Macau is basically Las Vegas with better (or at least squirmier) food. There is a casino at every step and the way we got back and forth from the ferry was via casino buses (apparently even the locals use them instead of unpunctual city buses).

We wandered around the city (never saw so many jewelry shops in one place) and had a blast. The crowds were ridiculously thick but 99% Chinese so we sort of stood out (at one point a little girl was pointing at me to her mother, LOL). We wandered up to the ruins of Church of St Paul (I think) which has an amazing view of the city - it was crowded with tourists taking photos of themselves on the steps, as if to prove they were there, prior to running back down and going back to gamble.

I checked and did not see Ji Hoo Sunbae sitting on the steps with his guitar (alas!) but I did see them play the part where Jandi and Ji Hoo are on Macau streets in a loop at a particular food stall. Heeeeee. BOF = everywhere.

The food was so yummy. We never had a sit-down meal but gobbled random things - egg custards (which were to die for) and random things on skewers - you pick skewers you want, put them in a metal plate and hand them to the cook who boils them for you, takes them out and covers them with curry sauce. I had fishballs, mushrooms and something I am not sure about but I think was some sort of intenstinal meat (it was yummy). Oh, and shops everywhere were selling pork, beef, and chicken jerky and almond candies and we had some. YUM.

We wandered the narrow streets (Macau is an odd mix of gaudy and shabby - the apartment buildings are very tall, covered with clothes lines and due to the tropical climate look rather grubby), and ended up at a market (fish is sliced lengthwise so the heart can beat for as long as possible keeping it fresh) and then at a temple of A-ma. It was great as it was thronged with worshippers due to the New Year and people were burning firecrackers as a devotional act, making it sound like a war was on - everything was covered in red ash.

After our city wanderings we went to the Venetian casino. As I am married to a reasonable man and not a kdrama hero, I had a great time as opposed to having my heart stomped on (but compensated for it with awesome shoes). OMG. Apparently it's 3 times the size of the one in Vegas - it's enormous and has 3 canals (with gondoliers singing at the top of their lungs!), fake streets and streets of fake Veneitan buildings, and even a ake painted coudy sky. I think my feet were ready to fall off by the time we were done. It was sort of unreal. I am also wondering how they cleared up enough space to film BOF because the place was a mob scene. I think even at 3am they would have had to roust people out. We also walked about on the very very smoked-through casino floor - my first time in a casino and it looked - sort of boring. Clearly am not a gambler.

Anyway, it was a blast though sadly, Mr Mousie refused my suggestion that he could occupy himself, while waiting for me, by buying me a diamond necklace or two :P
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We bought Baby Mousie a big stuffed red and gold tiger yesterday and two pairs of really cute socks to take off and eat as she always does. Heeeeee.

We are having a blast. We rode thw world's longest (in the Guiness Book!) escalator which actually goes on the side of the mountain - it's an outdoor one taking you though neighborhoods. We've been riding the ferries a lot and love it.

We also took the trams everywhere - we rode one to almost the end of the island. We got off at some random neighborhood and walked through a market which would be a vegetarian's nightmare, with raw hearts and bloody slices of still twitching eel in buckets.

We went up to the Peak (amazing view but the bus ride down the really steep windy roads and sitting on the second floor was possibly even more fun).

We saw the world's smallest and most organized protest everywhere. And the building signs continue to be the best - Effectual Building, Honest Pharmacy, Sincere Insurance Company.

Oh, and I wanted to try more traditional Chinese cooking so we ended up in a place where we are a sort of caserrole made with fish intestines and eggs. I think I will stick to less exotic things from now on :)

Today we are off to Macau. EEEEE! According to Korean dramas I have seen, Macau is full of tough gangsters and weepy millionaires - hopefully we won't run into either as the former is too dangerous and the latter too wimpy. But I do have high hopes for running into egg custard deserts.

Oh, and I have never been in a casino so we'll stop by the Venetian. I will keep an eye out to avoid running into emo Jandi and her stylish boy posse :P

ETA: Forgot to mention. There are posters of Farenheit hawking Coke everywhere. I think this is Mr. Mousie's first look at them (though he has no idea who they are) and his comment? "Not a heterosexual among them." LOLOLOL Harsh, Mr. Mousie, harsh! :)
dangermousie: (Default)
We bought Baby Mousie a big stuffed red and gold tiger yesterday and two pairs of really cute socks to take off and eat as she always does. Heeeeee.

We are having a blast. We rode thw world's longest (in the Guiness Book!) escalator which actually goes on the side of the mountain - it's an outdoor one taking you though neighborhoods. We've been riding the ferries a lot and love it.

We also took the trams everywhere - we rode one to almost the end of the island. We got off at some random neighborhood and walked through a market which would be a vegetarian's nightmare, with raw hearts and bloody slices of still twitching eel in buckets.

We went up to the Peak (amazing view but the bus ride down the really steep windy roads and sitting on the second floor was possibly even more fun).

We saw the world's smallest and most organized protest everywhere. And the building signs continue to be the best - Effectual Building, Honest Pharmacy, Sincere Insurance Company.

Oh, and I wanted to try more traditional Chinese cooking so we ended up in a place where we are a sort of caserrole made with fish intestines and eggs. I think I will stick to less exotic things from now on :)

Today we are off to Macau. EEEEE! According to Korean dramas I have seen, Macau is full of tough gangsters and weepy millionaires - hopefully we won't run into either as the former is too dangerous and the latter too wimpy. But I do have high hopes for running into egg custard deserts.

Oh, and I have never been in a casino so we'll stop by the Venetian. I will keep an eye out to avoid running into emo Jandi and her stylish boy posse :P

ETA: Forgot to mention. There are posters of Farenheit hawking Coke everywhere. I think this is Mr. Mousie's first look at them (though he has no idea who they are) and his comment? "Not a heterosexual among them." LOLOLOL Harsh, Mr. Mousie, harsh! :)
dangermousie: (Default)
We bought Baby Mousie a big stuffed red and gold tiger yesterday and two pairs of really cute socks to take off and eat as she always does. Heeeeee.

We are having a blast. We rode thw world's longest (in the Guiness Book!) escalator which actually goes on the side of the mountain - it's an outdoor one taking you though neighborhoods. We've been riding the ferries a lot and love it.

We also took the trams everywhere - we rode one to almost the end of the island. We got off at some random neighborhood and walked through a market which would be a vegetarian's nightmare, with raw hearts and bloody slices of still twitching eel in buckets.

We went up to the Peak (amazing view but the bus ride down the really steep windy roads and sitting on the second floor was possibly even more fun).

We saw the world's smallest and most organized protest everywhere. And the building signs continue to be the best - Effectual Building, Honest Pharmacy, Sincere Insurance Company.

Oh, and I wanted to try more traditional Chinese cooking so we ended up in a place where we are a sort of caserrole made with fish intestines and eggs. I think I will stick to less exotic things from now on :)

Today we are off to Macau. EEEEE! According to Korean dramas I have seen, Macau is full of tough gangsters and weepy millionaires - hopefully we won't run into either as the former is too dangerous and the latter too wimpy. But I do have high hopes for running into egg custard deserts.

Oh, and I have never been in a casino so we'll stop by the Venetian. I will keep an eye out to avoid running into emo Jandi and her stylish boy posse :P

ETA: Forgot to mention. There are posters of Farenheit hawking Coke everywhere. I think this is Mr. Mousie's first look at them (though he has no idea who they are) and his comment? "Not a heterosexual among them." LOLOLOL Harsh, Mr. Mousie, harsh! :)
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Totally in love!

1. Very very organized and clean. Since last Asian city for us was chaotic messy Bangkok, this is rather a shock.

2. Our hotel is very swanky and with an amazing harbor view. With our rooms we get to go to some sort of 'executive' lounge (even though neither of us is an executive). They have free breakfast and champaigne (not at the same time) and it's all very swank - I feel a little out of place and half expect them to count the spoons when we are gone :P

3. The city is GORGEOUS. Enormous buidlings (my mind tries to shrink them) and huge misty mountain peaks behind them.

4. I have never seen so many shiny shiny ads anywhere. Short attention span girl loves them.

5. A lot of swanky stores, some of them with velvet ropes and people waiting to get in because to have a crowd would be oh so terribly downmarket.

6. Yummiest food ever. And tea so strong that I think my eyeballs are still vibrating.

7. It's sad. Have reached an age where when men whisper in my ear it's not sweet nothings but "bags, shoes, watches." Alas.

8. We took the ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong. It was glorious.

9. We climbed halfway up the Peak. It was a very swanky residential area with apartment buildings with modest names like "Olympian Terrace" and "Tycoon Plaza". Amazing narrow steep sidewalks, almost nobody around except for professional dog walkers and uniformed security guards for the apartment buildings. So gorgeous. Also made me realize I am so out of shape. Mmmm, I'll do something about it after I eat some more dumplings.

10. If I see one more ad for a movie called "Hot Summer Days", I will scream. They are everwhere. I think the movie is stalking us.
dangermousie: (Default)
Totally in love!

1. Very very organized and clean. Since last Asian city for us was chaotic messy Bangkok, this is rather a shock.

2. Our hotel is very swanky and with an amazing harbor view. With our rooms we get to go to some sort of 'executive' lounge (even though neither of us is an executive). They have free breakfast and champaigne (not at the same time) and it's all very swank - I feel a little out of place and half expect them to count the spoons when we are gone :P

3. The city is GORGEOUS. Enormous buidlings (my mind tries to shrink them) and huge misty mountain peaks behind them.

4. I have never seen so many shiny shiny ads anywhere. Short attention span girl loves them.

5. A lot of swanky stores, some of them with velvet ropes and people waiting to get in because to have a crowd would be oh so terribly downmarket.

6. Yummiest food ever. And tea so strong that I think my eyeballs are still vibrating.

7. It's sad. Have reached an age where when men whisper in my ear it's not sweet nothings but "bags, shoes, watches." Alas.

8. We took the ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong. It was glorious.

9. We climbed halfway up the Peak. It was a very swanky residential area with apartment buildings with modest names like "Olympian Terrace" and "Tycoon Plaza". Amazing narrow steep sidewalks, almost nobody around except for professional dog walkers and uniformed security guards for the apartment buildings. So gorgeous. Also made me realize I am so out of shape. Mmmm, I'll do something about it after I eat some more dumplings.

10. If I see one more ad for a movie called "Hot Summer Days", I will scream. They are everwhere. I think the movie is stalking us.

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