Earphones and Asian Dramas

We went and had yum cha in Wan Chai today. There’s a computer centre in Wan Chai, not sure if I’ve mentioned it before. We like going there for all our electronic needs. I needed a new pair of earphones. I wanted to get a wireless pair, as it’s hard to practise dancing without headless earphones, as I have to hold my phone the entire time, and I can’t move my arms around as easily, which is necessary in Latin. We found a pretty cheap pair, as I don’t really need anything fancy, especially if it’s really more for when I’m practising. I could easily lose it, or break it, so an el cheapo pair is perfect πŸ‘Œ

And so I used them tonight at the gym. It doesn’t have much of a bass, but like I said, good enough for my purpose. I felt so free today! πŸ˜„

And we finished off the evening with another episode of the Cantonese drama, The Exorcist’s Meter. It’s not a bad drama. For some reason, it’s taking us forever to finish it. Oh, I know why: because N has been travelling so much for work lately! Ugh. He’s in HK all of next week, at least. I am currently juggling about four Asian dramas at the moment, it’s a bit insane πŸ˜‚ And I’m not making much headway on any of them as I’ve been busy working on my goals lately! Which isn’t a bad thing 😊

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Not much luck shopping

I am so into my Korean drama at the moment, Sky Castle. It is sooo good. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a drama as much as this one. It’s all about how wealthy parents in Korea push their kids into medicine or law. I think it’s relevant all around Asia, with parents being so competitive in this part of the world. I wonder how the drama was received in Korea. Of course it’s a satire, so there are elements in it that are just so silly and ridiculous, which adds to the fun of the show. But some scenes are also pretty full on, and unfortunately, I can see some of these being re-enacted in real life πŸ˜” So I am totally loving it! I’d like to finish it this weekend, if possible, I only have a few episodes left. Just need to do a bit more binge watching to get to the finish line! 🏁

We went to Wan Chai today to visit a Victoria’s Basement of sorts, only to discover that the store was closed for Chinese New Year – and will reopen on Valentine’s Day! So I guess they’re taking a nice long break 😊

So we then proceeded to head over to Causeway Bay to buy some Crabtree & Evelyn. And there I find out that their store has closed down! 😩 So I went online to find another Crabtree & Evelyn store in HK, only to find out that they’re slowly closing down all their physical stores in both HK and SG! Whaaat?!? Apparently they’re moving 100% online. Boohoo… So I guess I have to embrace this whole online shopping business a bit more now!

And we finished the evening with the next movie in the Marvel series: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Not bad, and definitely much better than the first Captain America movie πŸ˜† But I have to say that out of the ten movies that I have seen so far, the Iron Man movies are probably my favourite. The two Guardians of the Galaxy movies are up next 😊

The universe is laughing

I was still really tired when I woke up this morning, but I only really have one full day left in HK, so I pushed myself to get out of the hotel room at a decent time and make the most of the day. I was supposed to meet my friend for lunch today, but she pushed it back to tomorrow, so that meant my day was suddenly freed up – and I had no idea what to do! I’m not good with thinking on my feet πŸ˜‚

I went and had brunch at this cafe on Swatow Street in Wan Chai. This street has quite a few western style cafes, interspersed among an otherwise rather local street. One thing that I cannot (or probably more, refuse to πŸ˜‚) change is my affinity for western style breakfasts. I do have the occasional SG local breakfast, but by and large, if I’m going to eat out for breakfast/brunch, I will tend to choose a western style place over anything else. Even if I’m somewhere in Asia, where such breakfasts are hard to find, are expensive, and won’t necessarily be any good! πŸ˜”

While at brunch, I decided to look for a dance studio for N to train at while he’s in HK for the coming week. I went to visit a few potential places, one of which was in Tin Hau, an area that we walked through yesterday that is near Victoria Park. And since I was in the area again, I decided to walk through Victoria Park for the second time in two days. For a weekday, it was still surprisingly busy!

Somewhere along the way, I realised that I forgot my umbrella at the first studio that I visited! It would’ve been fine if it was my umbrella, but it was the hotel’s, and I didn’t want to be charged for not returning their umbrella! So I had to go all the way back to my starting point πŸ˜” And that’s assuming that no one has nicked it in the few hours that I left it there.

I got out of the subway station nearest the dance studio, and the first thing that I noticed was that it had started to rain! Argh, how ironic to be heading back to pick up my umbrella, only to be caught in the rain while doing so! πŸ˜†

Luckily it was still there, so I picked it up and then headed back to the hotel afterwards. And of course, there was no need for the umbrella at this point, the rain had stopped! 😫 It’s like the universe was just laughing at me today!

I got the chance to go to the gym in the hotel before going out for N’s birthday dinner. Apart from all the walking that I’ve done the past few days, this was the only exercise I have managed to get in during my time in HK. I am hoping to perhaps get one more session in tomorrow before I fly out, but that may not happen, since I still have a few things to do tomorrow. But we’ll see 😊