day 1973 – annual turkey feast

another year has gone by and it’s time for another tong’s family turkey feast on christmas day. this year features the main event juicy turkey stuffed with fried rice, with baked pork loin, cod and cilantro, baked potato crisps, grilled asparagus and choice of wine pairing. so many dishes on the table we almost ran out of real estate. i didn’t get to taste every dish before i got way too full. everything tasted really good and of course the turkey was my favourite of all. i think it’s safe to say i need to go on a cut after the holiday celebrations

Advertisements

day 1970 – girls potluck

my christmas holiday officially started for me which means no work, much needed rest and endless eating. an afternoon potluck party with ex and current company girls. i brought homemade turkey pies to the table to add to the sushi platter, air fried wings, homemade cookies and safeway cheesecake. besides eating, the next couple hours was spent watching some chrome cast and getting the down low on things that went wrong. good times and good laughs with the girls

day 1605 – hd potluck


this is my second christmas potluck with hd and i’d say i enjoyed this one a lot more than the last. this year, acquaintances became friends and friends became good friends. i set out to accomplish a lot at work this calendar year and certainly i did it. i received year end thank you cards with from the words of my manager and big boss – amazing what you’ve accomplished this year! i made majority of my deadlines in the overworked months, and my break is definitely earned. there’s a lot more in store for me when i return, but for now my job is to recuperate and get ready to rock it in the new year. everyone’s waiting and watching on my comeback year

30 share it [twenty four]

image
attending my second christmas party in as many days. walking into a larger crowd only knowing one person, but didn’t feel the awkwardness because everyone was welcoming. mo and i got there just in time for the start of dinner and a counter top was already filled with food. there was a large selection to choose from including of veggies, meats and desserts to choose from. i didn’t have the stomach room to try all the dishes, but of all the dishes i tried, salmon was my favourite

solo series [day five]

image

another day of sub par sleeping, i am beginning to believe it’s not a result of jetlag. perhaps I just miss my own comfy bed. waking up at 4am has been the trend this whole trip

walking the streets of mongkok and yau ma tei on saturday mid day is not the brightest idea, but that’s exactly what we decided upon. as if the mtr and city streets were not busy enough on weekdays, weekends can be described as scary busy. a hamber friend took me to a nice waffle restaurant for lunch. of course, we ordered a savoury waffle plus a salad to share. we also grabbed bubble waffle; one of the items on my must-do list before i leave hong kong crossed off. we talked a lot and caught up on what’s been going on related to school, work, family, boys and life in general

my left knee is hurting throughout the day. i’m a little concerned as i’ll be needing my legs for tomorrow’s hike. this will be my main source of exercise on this trip as i have given up on acquiring trial gym passes

day 1025 – waffles waffles

image

a fellow hamberite showed me hong kong life through waffles. we were very ambitious when we decided to hit up mongkok area on a saturday afternoon. we shared a savoury waffle for lunch and then later shared a bubble waffle for afternoon snack. so much eating and no exercise isn’t making my body very happy. to be fair, there’s a lot of walking around involved, but it’s just not the same

day 770 – summer wrap up

image

this was actually from yesterday night, marking the end summer vacation with the sweetness of shaved ice. icepik was jam packed tonight i guess many people had the same idea for closing out a good summer. the weather was cold, but my stomach is feeling happy after some heart warming pho and frozen dessert. i haven’t eaten so much in such a long time, unfortunately i don’t think my body thinks that’s a good thing