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Cinco de Mayo

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!  Even though it seems like only Mexican restaurants perpetuate this holiday in the United States, it’s still a fun time if you’re into Mexican food and Mexican beers and tequila.  Or even just hanging out with your friends.  Which of course can have mixed results.

Unfortunately, today’s a work day and Mexican holidays are not as popular in China as one might think.  Or perhaps they are if you think like a normal and rational person.  I’m eating a smoked turkey and cheddar sandwich with lettuce, cucumbers and Mayo with a bag of Doritos to celebrate in my own special way. And it’s 2-for-1 dinners at the local Caramba mexican restaurant in Discovery Bay on Mondays so Muse and I will probably be having some of that tonight.  We shall see.

Yesterday we went on a boat cruise and saw pink dolphins swimming around in the wild.  I’ll post a couple of pictures from that later on.

Weekend recap

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Muse and I finally did something on the weekend! Yay for us! It’s a long story. Anyway…

On Saturday it rained and rained and the wind just kept on blowing like crazy. And then we had to clean up. You can read the details of that problem here. Muse already wrote it so why should I? So we went to Tung Chung in typhoon-like weather. We ate (soaking wet) at a local Italian chain restaraunt called The Spaghetti House which has a decidedly Hong Kong influenced menu for an Italian place. They have good baked spaghetti though and that’s all I ever get there. The place was dead because no one wanted to walk outside in the wind and rain.

On Sunday we travelled to Causeway Bay and wandered around a bit. We found a new shopping mall called Delay No Mall. It’s related to the same company that got me into trouble with my office mates before. It’s not a bad place, but the layout is kind of wonky and you could easily miss a few of the stores due to bad locations. All the stores kind of flow from one to the other like someone just started plunking down racks wherever they felt like it. Not the easiest place to navigate, but interesting and worth a look if you are in Hong Kong a lot. It’s not too far from the Sogo area.

Muse got a crepe from a Japanese chain that specializes in them called Marion Crepes. Which I found odd since crepes are French but whatever. After looking for that link it seems that crepes must be very popular in Japan. I had no idea. I had a couple of bites and it was really good. I wish I had one now.

We ate at an American restaraunt called Tony Roma’s at Times Square which always has pretty good food. It’s a bit pricey, but so are most places in the Causeway Bay area.

We looked around some clothes stores and I checked a game shop or two. It was good to get out.

Taco Bell is cruel and sadistic

Friday, November 16th, 2007

We miss many things from the States. Especially when it comes to food. But one thing we consistently crave is Taco Bell. It’s cheap and relatively good and the menu is always changing (which isn’t always a good thing). So what do I find in my e-mail today? A freaking e-mail from Taco Bell telling me all about their newest menu items. Bastards.

I findz treasure!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Oh, kick ass!

Look what I just found in my backpack!

Snickers Almond Bar

MMmmm…. pre-lunch snackity-snack.

I like it, butt…

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

I really like some of the local restaraunts here, but they give me some serious gas. I’ve only been back from lunch at a local place where we had a bunch of dumplings and dan dan min for a few minutes now and already I’m farting up a storm. Luckily, I usually can’t smell my own.

Oh yeah, I have to pee too. If there are any other bodily functions you’d like an update on, just let me know. I’ll probably poop in about an hour or so. No need to ask, there you have it.