Sunday, 5 August 2007

Chef Extraordinaire

Last night chef Willy (aka Hong Kong Willy) cooked up a storm. At times the heat in the kitchen was a little too much to bear but the end result was spectacular!!

The menu:

good tunes
good vino
hippy pants
Kung Pao Chicken
Dan Dan Mien
more good tunes
more good vino
couch potato
bed - zzzzz
It was a relaxing night very much needed after getting through the first 2 weeks of OLQE.

We are slowly working our way through our favourite Chinese cookbook and are really enjoying creating interesting and different dishes (albeit you will be relieved to know that chickens feet has not yet featured - and I think it will stay that way)!!!!

Will's belated birthday junk trip

As you may know, we had planned to celebrate Will's birthday this year onboard a junk. Due to the torrential downpour that occurred the week of his b'day we headed instead to The Pickled Pelican (subject of previous posting).

Last Sunday we held the re-scheduled belated birthday junk trip in honour of Will's b'day. We headed to Lamma Hilton (not to be confused with the Paris variety) for a sumptuous seafood feast before cruising around to a quiet bay for skiing, wakeboarding, biscuiting (you will get the idea from the pics).

Thankfully this time we had beautiful weather!!

It was sooo nice to get "out of HK" for the day, catch some rays, go for a refreshing swim, and sip some bevies with friends.

Happy Belated Birthday HK Willy!!

Friday, 3 August 2007

A bit of humour for Friday

I don't really know why I am broadcasting this rather unsavoury male chauvinist joke however I thought the male readers amongst you might enjoy:)

Shopping in New York City...

A store that sells new husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates: "You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increases as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!"

So, a woman goes to the store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign reads: "These men Have Jobs". The second floor sign reads: "These men Have Jobs and Love Kids". The third floor sign reads: "These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking." "Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

At the fourth floor the sign reads: "These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework." "Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads: "These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak." She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads: "You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store."

To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opens a New Wives store just across the street. It too has six floors. The first floor has wives that love sex. The second floor has wives that love sex and have money. The third through sixth floors have never been visited.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Here's an interesting piece of trivia for you...

Did you know that today our four legged friends of the horse variety are celebrating their birthday? In the southern hemisphere, all thoroughbreds enjoy their birthday on August the 1st. Well there you go!!

Gab's Farewell

The Sunday before last (yes, I did warn you that my posting may be a little slower during the next few months!!) we headed (back) to the Intercontinental for our second Moet brunch within a month to farewell Gab who is heading back to the UK for a short stint.

You would be well impressed with the weather here recently (as can be seen in the pics) - we have been absolutely spoilt with blue skies and clear views - oh, I forget - this isn't being spoilt is it, it should be a natural right - or not!!! Perhaps I have been in HK for too long...
Anyway, we had a great day albeit very sad to see Gab go:(
Oh and did I mention - what better way to finish off a Moet Brunch than an afternoon at Red Bar with BYO Veuve Clicquot - very nice indeed!!!