Monday, May 30, 2011

Week 2

30 May 2011
  • Day off.
  • Accomplishing my tax form despite one less-than-helpful key person.
  • My BUPA health card
31 May 2011
  • My T is such an angel, according to Faj
  • My T is such a perfectionist, according to me.
1 June 2011
  • The support, the opportunity, and the trust from the powers that be
  • The support, the opportunity, and the trust from my Sleeping Beauty family
  • The parent that brought the kid that ran away back to us.

2 June 2011
  • Assessments, 85% done, 70% submitted.
  • Rems' road to self-rediscovery.
  • The invitation from stage manager extraordinaire Katy
  • A reunion with Uyot
3 June 2011
  • My HK friends

4 June 2011
  • The poached salmon and mashed sweet potato dinner that T so lovingly prepared for me
  • The lovely night spent with good friends
  • My undemanding, understanding T

5 June 2011
  • 6th year anniversary in Hong Kong!

6 June 2011
  • The lovely, rejuvenating, guilt-free day on the beach.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just Another 365 Project

Today, I decided to start my very own 365 project. But since I am neither a photographer or a DJ, this project won't feature still photos or chanson du jour's. Instead, it will be about stuff that I am grateful to Life and the Universe for. And since, I know, there are too many people, things and incidents to be thankful for on a daily basis, please forgive me if I write more than one entry a day. And more importantly, to everyone I owe gratitude who don't make it to the posts, forgive me too. Know that at the exact moment that you showed me kindness and love, I already have thanked you in my heart.

original photo borrowed and tweaked without permission from Jimbography

23 May 2011

  • My ex-dance students from the YMCA International Kindergarten School remembering, and missing, Mister Rye. They remembered my winged silver shoes too!
  • "You're looking really good. You look very happy with your life" -- Susie Young
  • "Miss you Chix!" -- Rai Lee via Facebook
  • T preparing my steamed salmon and mixed greens with avocado and parmesan cheese lunch for tomorrow.

24 May 2011

  • The clouds, the low humidity level and the half-hiding sun that made today's weather perfect for lunchtime picnic at the park.
  • MPF
  • YMCA International Kindergarten School, Fusion Academy of Performing Arts and Central Dance Studios for the income they gave me when the company that I was supposedly working full time for was going bankrupt and couldn't pay me my wages.

25 May 2011

  • When Life gives you a gift, you say "thank you" and take it; you don't give it back and say "i don't deserve it". After all, we ALWAYS get what we deserve. Always.
  • La Chiquitta is Rosebud in Golden Voice Entertainment's Sleeping Beauty.

26 May 2011
  • The morning off that gave me my much-needed additional two hours of sleep.
  • The courteous taxi driver that brought me to Bel-Air.
  • The ever-so-helpful Teacher Alisa
  • Our bright and adorable Bel-Air students
27 May 2011
  • My lunchtime siesta
  • The Universe's surprise visitor-- a person I didn't quite get along with in the past but proved to be such a big help today, as I was struggling to get through my day despite the flu.
  • The steak dinner that T had planned in lieu of Jacs' birthday barby.

28 May 2011
  • My bright, adorable and talented Musical Theatre kids who did well in their TGYP Exam
  • My dance circle girls who are starting to develop a sense of responsibility
  • My diligent Jungle Book cast who made tonight's rehearsal far easier than I had anticipated
29 May 2011
  • T's healthy, hearty breakfast
  • The opportunity to work closely with Fajee, a friend whose passion and artistry, I admire; and with her very hardworking kids.
  • Chaat Masala & Fenugreek-- my new favorite spices.
  • The fact that I don't like calling in sick anymore.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What's In The *Pink* Bag?

What's in the pink bag?

Laptop in a pink hard case, pink notebook, pink mouse pad, pink Bobble water bottle, pink mouse, pink summer umbrella, (more) portable device with a pink smart cover

My favorite color is Red.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Of Friends, Food & Macau (The Blog Entry) 4


After a bit of a caucus, we hiked (literally) to the Venetian to get Tiya Razel's Lord Stow Egg Tarts, and to have some ourselves. Then, it was time to ferry back to HK. But we changed our mind.

Soon after Noel mused how manic it must be going back to HK, we hopped on a cab and dashed to the only ParkNShop in Taipa to pick up ingredients for the dinner that Chef Noelito was preparing for us.

Three hours later, we sat around the table eating quietly. The hosts were probably exhausted from the party-slash-touristy weekend that they have just had. We, their visiting friends, however, were quiet because we were already winding down and (sadly) prepping ourselves for the trip back to HK which was gonna happen first thing the following morning.

By 11:30 that night, the house was quiet, and I was the only person awake. The only sounds that could be heard were deep snores and the ticking of my computer keyboard.

The following morning, the couple had already left when T & I woke up. After a little bit of tidying up and a quick shower, we found ourselves rolling our suitcase out of Noelito & Nak's flat. I paused and looked back before shutting the door, to check that our little thank you note was exactly where I wanted it to be, and to blow our foster home a kiss. I uttered a short prayer to keep the owners of the home safe, blessed and always joyous.

T swung by Cuppa Cup to get one last baguette before heading to the ferry that would carry us back to busy, hectic Hong Kong.

We boarded the ferry less than an hour later and then I had a sudden recollection. My blog entry. My "What's so good about Good Friday?" post. And this has been the answer. This year's Good Friday marked the beginning of a super weekend. It was far better from just Good. It was the Best Friday I've had in so long.


T & I would like to thank our darling friends for the loveliest time that we had in Macau.

Belle, thank you for spending precious time with us walking the streets of Macau and travelling from place to place when you should be resting at home scratching your belly and waiting for the baby to kick. Jojo, thank you for the beautiful photos-- the icing on our Macau trip cake. Verna, thank you for just being as touristy as we were in the mood to be. We've been friends for a long time but I don't think we've ever done that before.

Alisa & Alex, thank you for joining us to Cubic and adding even more fun to the night. Monica, thank you for being very available to us, wherever our plans or the lack of them led us to.

Noelito & Nak, thank you for opening up your lovely home to us. Thank you for the rockin night at Cubic, for the 4am pesto, for the Rosti and for sharing your invaluable time with us Noelito. Thank you for picking us up from the pier, for the curry dinner, for rescuing us when we were lost and for organizing the House Of Dancing Water, nak. We owe you biiiiiiig time!

We love you and thank you for making my first ever real holiday so memorable.