Thursday, May 31, 2007


Why is it that I find the combination of bad grammar, messed up spelling and cats so damn funny?

I Can Has Cheezburger

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Surprised? Nope!

You are a

Social Liberal
(78% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(10% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist (10e/78s)

Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Saturday, May 26, 2007

"lazy, word-addicted minds"

That's totally me ;)

From Sofiya, an article about a guy who thinks that blogging about books shouldn't replace book reviews.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Colbert and Rain

Colbert's Korean R&B Music Video. So funny. So funny.

I'm back!

I'm in Toronto, yo. More details to follow when not in a jet-lagged fog.

You are likely going to want to skip this post, if you know me in person

Vibrators are very heavy if you carry them around all day while shopping.

You should always buy them last, apparently.

Let's hope mom isn't reading the blog now that I'm in Canada.

It all balances out...

Good thing about living temporarily with the parents: the presence of grandchildren results in homemade waffles for breakfast.

Bad thing about living temporarily with the parents: the presence of grandchildren results in markers being applied to my laptop.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Great Last Night

I just drank a margarita that was the size of my head. When they say Jumbo in HK, they aren't fucking around. I am not entirely sober right now...

Monday, May 14, 2007


An artist whose canvas is discarded gum

Read about feminism at The F-Word Zine

A cool Native Artist

And check out what he does with Nike shoes!

I'm getting addicted to the humour of Ask a Mexican

Bus Plunge!

You know those tiny stories, the ones just a paragraph long, that you sometimes skim and that often seem to be about people plunging from narrow roads down mountainsides? Today's bus ride to Stanley had me thinking about them. Those little safety rails would do NOTHING for a double-decker bus!

I have the weirdest fear of heights. How is it that cable cars are fine, but the escaltor ride up to the cable car had me quaking? I am odd.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sea Legs

I had that odd sensation of moving even while standing still when getting ready for bed last night. Strange that it would finally hit so long after I had gotten off the boat - we'd been to dinner and taken our bus home and I'd checked my email before it hit.

Red is a Chinese Colour...

And I am as red as a lobster after a day out at sea on my first ever junk trip.

At least the red sort of disguises my mosquito bites. Which are so bad it looks a bit like i have chicken pox.

Friday, May 11, 2007


See the rest of the genius over at Indexed.

I wanna be a paaaaaaaperback wriiiiiiter

Candace, the Beatles, coffee, and chat.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Something is stuck in my eye and it won't get out. My god, it's annoying.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

No Ladies!

There are a lot of rest places in Hong Kong - basically urban parks/gardens with lots of benches. And they have so many rules. In fact, there are so many signs with lists of things you can't do in Hong Kong in general. I mean, sure, after a year in Korea with very little written English, any amount of English on signs would be noticable but HK has tons and tons. Elevators with rules against unaccompanied children even.

Anyway, one thing I've noticed about the rest areas is that they are generally only full of men. I sat in one to have a drink and I was the only female there. Usually the guys are smoking (totally against the rules) or playing a Chinese version of chess.

Tin Hau Temple

This temple is dedicated to Tin Hau, the goddess of seafarers, and has a shrine to Shing Won, the god of the city, and To Tei, the earth god.

The inside is full of incense spirals that make the air smell great and the sunlight looks all smudgy from the ashes. It was beautiful.

Margahritas on Lan Kwai Fung

Drinking margahritas and people watching. Spiderman even showed up!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Ooooooh, travel!

Thanks to The Summer Chronicles for making me dream about all those vacations to come...

Bold the places you've been and italicize the places you long to see. Add one place you've been and one place you'd like to go to the bottom.

1. Times Square, New York City, NY: 35 million visitors every year
2. National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. (Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the war memorials): About 25 million
3. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.: 16.6 million
4. Trafalgar Square, London, England: 15 million
5. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, Calif.: 14.7 million
6. Niagara Falls, Ontario and New York: 14 million
7. Fisherman’s Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, Calif.: 13 million
8. Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea, Tokyo, Japan: 12.9 million
9. Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France: 12 million
10. Disneyland Paris, Marne-La-Vallee, France: 10.6 million
11. The Great Wall of China, Badaling area, China: About 10 million
12. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee/North Carolina: 9.2 million
13. Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan: 8.5 million
14. Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris, France: 8 million
15. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France: 7.5 million
16. Everland (amusement park), Kyonggi-Do, South Korea: 7.5 million
17. The Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China: At least 7 million
18. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France: 6.7 million
19. Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando, Fla: 6 million
20. SeaWorld Florida, Orlando, Fla: 5,740,000
21. Pleasure Beach (amusement park), Blackpool, England: 5.7 million
22. Lotte World (amusement park), Seoul, South Korea: 5.5 million
23. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Japan: 5.4 million
24. Hong Kong Disneyland, China: 5.2 million
25. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France: 5.1 million
26. Tate Modern, London, England: 4.9 million
27. British Museum, London, England: 4.8 million
28. Universal Studios Los Angeles, Calif.: 4.7 million
29. National Gallery, London, England: 4.6 million
30. Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY: 4.5 million
31. Grand Canyon, Ariz.: 4.4 million
32. Tivoli Gardens (amusement park), Copenhagen, Denmark: 4.4 million
33. Ocean Park (amusement park), Hong Kong, China: 4.38 million
34. Busch Gardens (amusement park), Tampa Bay, Fla.: 4.36 million
35. SeaWorld California, San Diego, Calif.: 4.26 million
36. Statue of Liberty, New York, NY: 4.24 million
37. The Vatican and its museums, Rome, Italy: 4.2 million
38. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: More than 4 million
39. The Coliseum, Rome, Italy: 4 million
40. American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY: 4 million
41. Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, Calif.: 4 million
42. Empire State Building, New York, NY: 4 million
43. Natural History Museum, London, England: 3.7 million
44. The London Eye, London, England: 3.5 million
45. Palace of Versailles, France: 3.45 million
46. Yosemite National Park, Calif.: 3.44 million
47. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt: 3 million
48. Pompeii, Italy: 2.5 million
49. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia: 2.5 million
50. Taj Mahal, Agra, India: 2.4 million
51. Angel Falls, Venezuela
52. Pyramid Kukulcan in Chichen Itza, Yucatan Mexico
53. Temple of the Descending God in Tulum, Quintana Roo Mexico
54. Dunns River Falls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
55. Star Trek: The Experience, Las Vegas, NV
56. Space Needle Seattle, WA
56. Machu Pichu, Peru
57. Amber Palace in Jaipur, India
58. The Smithsonian in Washington DC
59. The Galapagos Islands

60. Butchart Gardens, Victoria BC Canada : 1 million
61. Stonehenge, Wiltshire England : 800 thousand
62. Antarctica
63. Mt. St. Helens, Washington, USA

64. Beer Halls in Munich, Germany
65. Petra, Jordan
66. Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan, Thailand
67. Borocay Island, The Phillipines

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Interesting Evening...

Last night Candace and I met up with some of her friends in LKF to see a band called Nude for a charity event... because it's all about the chairraising ;) Had some drinks, did some dancing, went on to another bar... and then the evening got weird, but in a fun way. But very weird.

Amanda wrote:

you will not BELIEVE what I did last night. Not even
sure I do!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Samarra wrote:

you had sex with a blind midget who has six legs and a
tattoo on his/ her left shoulder?
Not this weird though! Hahahaha!

Friday, May 04, 2007


Aside from loving the show, that I am really getting into (Save the cheerleader, save the world!!!), I need a hero.

One that can stop the girl upstairs from continuing her bad karaoke (And then a hero comes along, with the strength to carry on...)


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Find a Different Sign

I can be a very anal person. I must read every book and magazine from cover to cover, in order. I must finish things. Including movies.

However, when Zodiac stopped working because it was a dodgy copy, I can't say I was sorry. So boring!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I'm Back to Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

I arrived in Hong Kong mighty hungover and exhausted. Candace met me at the airport and a coffee fixed up the worst of my problems. We took a bus and a ferry to Tuen Mun, in the new territories. Candace's apartment is beautiful and just so Candace. Simple and relaxing and beautiful, with an incredibly relaxing view of the sea. Palm trees along the path out back and a pool! Nice! We went for dinner at the Gold Coast, which is an apartment complex with a lovely restaurant and quite a number of expats. The great food, the lights, the yachts. Lovely.

On Tuesday we went to the tuen mun city centre mall, which reminded me strongly of Vancouver. There is a Lenscrafters! It's weird having all the shop names be so familiar. That night we went to see a movie with Candace's friend Hoy, The Reaping. All three of us screamed. It wasn't a great movie or anything, but it was fun and scary and Hilary Swank looked hot! We went to some bar in the IFC and all I can say is Hong Kong is sooooo much more posh than Korea.

On Wednesday we went to a little beach just down the road. Nice to be out in the sun and I started turning pink in just an hour. We had dinner at Rat Alley with Sarah, Marlon & Christine, and Dom. Rat Alley is fun - lots of Thai/Malaysian food and definitely not posh. I saw a very big cockroach. Ahhhh, hot countries. After we headed to Bacar, a wine bar that is near the world's largest outdoor escalator, which runs all the way up the hill. Candace has been making fun of me a lot over the fact that I had been singularly unimpressed with the Hong Kong skyline from the bus, but loved the escalator. What can I say, I'm odd.

On Thursday, I had to venture into the city by myself to meet up with Candace and Co. at Soda in Soho for Pod Warz. Can't say I much liked the music, sadly. On Friday we went to Whitespot! Whitespot outside of Vancouver!!! I love that white sauce, whatever it is. With Martine and Paulina we checked out the new H&M (clothing shopping will be easier here) and then headed to a cute little bar called joyce isn't here. It probably sounds like I drink as much in Hong Kong as in Korea, but in fact I don't. We seem always to be in bars, but never for more than one drink. My liver is no doubt thankful.

On Saturday I turned 29. Only one more year of my 20s left. Can't say I'm that bothered, things only seem to get better as I get older. Candace and I sat and chilled and she spoiled me completely. I got birthday brownies, kahlua coffee, and a birthday chocolate croissant. That night we went out for fantastic vietnamese food (Vanessa would be jealous, the pho was amazing!). We then headed to a bar called feather boa, which had fantastic strawberry & chocolate drinks. Candace took off early because she had a 10k run the next day, and I went with Jolee and her friends to Bar George on Lan Kwai Fong, then to haha club, and a private bar called drop (too posh and bad music!). I took the bus home at quite a late hour and hence spent Sunday being very, very lazy.

On Monday I had to take in my passport, and so met Candace and had lunch at stormies on Lan Kwai Fong. We came home and watched Russell Peters, very funny. Tuesday was more active - we went to the ladies' market in kowloon,where I bought a new purse. Then we went to see the light show of the buildings in the harbour, which is when I finally got why everyone talks so highly of the Hong Kong skyline. It looks great from Kowloon side. We wandered down the walk of stars to see Jackie Chan's handprints and then went for indian food. And OMG the food. Soooooo good. I haven't had Indian food so good since I left Canada/Scotland. Indian food in Korea had never, ever impressed me and this was lovely. And in the quite unposh but fun Chung King Mansions.

On Wednesday, Candace and Martine got manicures and then we headed to stauntons for dinner and drinks. Thursday we took Martine to the airport on our way to Ladies' night. We stopped for some lebanese takeaway and then went to a very posh bar for free vodka drinks. There were even cloth towels to dry your hands with. On the way home we made videos of ourselves singing Justin Timberlake songs on the bus - apparently I've become a lightweight in just two weeks, cause 3 drinks had me acting crazy!

Friday we went to a house party in Fortress Hill and had a good time mingling and drinking red wine. I then went on to Wan Chai, which I didn't find as raunchy as reported. Granted, it would be hard to live up to the raunchiness of Itaewon! The dancing was fun. Had an interesting time trying to find my way home and didn't make it back till breakfast! Thus, Saturday became the perfect day to spend napping and watching House episodes. I am a bit addicted.

It's been a chill weekend, with Candace being ill. We watched a movie and ordered in pizza and then yesterday went to the Gold Coast for more delish food (damn they make good pasta!) and talked with her friend Jerry. He does uni part time, which sounds fun. Something to look into.

May is here!