Tis the season – no, actually The Day itself – so we thought we’d take a quick break from the back log of blogging all the amazing places we’ve been in the last few months and slip in a big, fat waterfallsandcaribous MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!
A quick bolt between IKEA and the flash supermarket in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, tonight found us bang smack in the middle of the cool Lego Christmas display outside Times Square. We’ve been admiring it for weeks but what better time for an imprompu photo shoot than Christmas Eve!Dan even had a bit of time to freak out the locals – what’s new, eh?!
The crowds are pretty nuts in Hong Kong, so naturally, we’re absolutely loving the change of pace from the sleepy village. City life suits us. In the midst of moving into our gorgeous new apartment, a Christmas tree was top priority. Taking a photo of the wee fella tonight, we were impressed that our the super white walls of our modern pad gave the tree a pretty magazine style setting. Sweet! Please note the Christmas pudding ornaments (an H-J splurge that cost exactly TEN times the amount of the tree) and the Christmas Caribou! Woohoo. We so theme.
A new apartment, you say? Here’s a sneak peek at what’s very much a work in progress. See the lovely Louis Vuitton box…hmmm, sadly only used for packing some lovely glassware out of someone else’s multi million dollar HK apartment but yeah, potentially the closest we’ll ever get.
A quick glimpse of the carnage that is our living room at the moment. The couch has become a calm spot due to the blinging fact that it has lazy boy chairs at each end…pimp! In true ‘us’ style, the first thing that was totally finished and decked out was the kitchen, notably, the coffee gears and the fridge magnets.
Um…well, actually that’s the only thing that’s complete so far! We are getting there though – guest number one arrives in less than a week (YAY!) and we’re amped for more thanks to the very un-Hong Kong like aspect of our apartment, space and a decent second bedroom!
So wherever you are in the world, we hope you’re happy, healthy and full of great food. Or at least intending to be. We used the lovely City Super voucher gifted to us by our boss at the staff Christmas party to stock up on a fridge full of gorgeous cheese (was five different types excessive?!), olives, rocket, New Zealand salmon, New Zealand lamb, middle bacon, ginger beer…basically all the things we felt deprived on in rural Korea that are now scarily available to us again. Bliss!
From us guys to you all…
FROM H-J and DAN!
Merry Christmas, guys! Keep on blogging in 2013!
Still trying to catch up on the last few months of 2012 and SO much more to come! Hope your Christmas was a fabulous one 🙂
Merry Christmas!! Happy New Year! Nice to hear that you to are back in the neighbourhood again, as it were. 🙂 (Hong Kong is much closer than India)
Its great to be here! And all the best for the happy/silly/festive season to you also 🙂
Merriest of Christmases to you both!
Merry Christmas, Dea! Hope you have a wonderful day 🙂 xxx
Hey hey you guys safely made it to HK! I hope your transition from South Korea to Hong Kong has gone smoothly. Looks like you guys fit in well with the chaos of this bustling city. I love it there! Have fun!
We’re certainly having fun so far…and already mentally extending our time here, there’s just SO much to do, see and, most importantly, eat! Hope the holiday season is treating you well.
Yes today was the first day we got snow. Its been a pretty green christmas so far in Toronto! I know! There is so much to eat. Do you like ramen noodles? Try a place called Butao in central. Mad crazy joint with lineups as early as 10:30am!!! but its because their pork ramen noodle bowls are the best on this planet and get this, they only serve 200 bowls a day! Good luck if you get to try this lol!
Funny you should mention Butao…we accidentally stumbled across the Causeway Bay outlet in our first week in Hong Kong. We were intrigued by the line outside (usually a sign of something good in HK with its saturation of restaurants!) so headed to the back to join the crowd…only to find out that that WASN’T the end of the line and that it continued at the other end of the block!! Of course, this made us even more interested so we patiently waited and were rewarded with some of the best ramen we’ve ever eaten. We’ve been back since to try further ramen there and it didn’t disappoint. Determined to try out all their styles before the year is up. Its seriously fantastic ramen and the hype just adds to the experience!
ho ho MERRY CHRISTMAS once again 🙂
Awesome fridge magnets! And no, you can never have enough cheese, the more the merrier!
We love ou fridge magnets – they travel with the world with us, breeding in each new country, hehe. And we agree totally on the cheese front. The more, the cheesier!
five cheeses excessive, not by comparison to ours we have six from Scotland alone, all the best for Christmas
Someone with more cheese in the fridge than us – inspirational! Hope your Christmas was merry and cheesey!!!
Merry Xmas to you. Yours is quite different though. 😉
Every country we stop in seems to do Christmas a little differently! Who knows where we’ll see the next one in…?!
Merry Christmas again! ^_^ I love your fridge and I’m so excited about you guys exploring a beautiful new place this year! Keep rockin’ out!
Our fridge magnets travel with us from country to country, hehe. Hope you had a great one!
Five different types of cheese is *never* excessive! It’s just practical. =) And that Lego village display is amazing.
Exactly! Different cheeses for different purposes, right?! Glad people understand 😉
Hope it was wonderful!
It was perfect – great food, a new home and a cool new city to explore!
Love this place. I spent the last year there. The Lego display doesn’t surprise me. Your pics are awesome! Glad you enjoyed the change of pace. (p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please stop back by! I’ll be back to yours 🙂
Thanks so much Jessica! We look forward to checking out what you get up to in 2013 🙂 Happy New Year!
A very merry belated and happy, happy Christmas to you both. I’m super sorry we missed out on a catch up in HK but I promise I do return every year to visit family etc so I’ll definitely be swinging by and hopefully you folks will still be enjoying Hongkers. City Super is the best and the plethora of Christmas goodies sounds like the best way to celebrate and enjoy the new year. I hope you guys got to catch the fireworks over HK island and Tsim Sha Tsui and just think, Chinese new year is just around the corner and it only gets bigger & better!
Sad to have missed you while you were here but life just gets in the way sometimes, right?! Hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends 🙂 We’re super pumped for Chinese New Year….!!! Exciting!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year + congrats on the new apartment! You guys are taking Asia by STORM!!!!! I seriously loved the picture of Dan scaring the locals. So classic.
The best bit about that photo is that we didn’t even notice until we got home and looked at what we had snapped! So, so funny! Happy New Year to you – hope that 2013 is treating you well so far 🙂