Moon cake festival is coming

Not an advertisement for Starbucks but look at what I spotted today while out and about, Moon cakes! (I will say that the packaging on these are quite stunning and the flavours sound quite delicious! 😍)

It has me excited thinking about how fast my favourite Hong Kong Festival, Mid Autumn Festival is approaching! September 24 will be here in no time, and I live in anticipation of moon cakes and lanterns lighting up Victoria Park.

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Simple pleasures @ Pacific Coffee.

It’s rainy season here in Hong Kong. Thankfully it’s not the winter rain we get in Melbourne that chills you straight to the bone; it’s summer, so it’s hot, humid and super wet. I’m sure the raindrops are a hundred times bigger here. Well perhaps not that much bigger, but close enough!

While at times I will brave the rain, today was not that day, so off to Pacific Coffee I went as it started to pour.

I just had to share this limited edition paper cup from Pacific Coffee.

Recognise the colours? It’s the pattern of the red, white and blue striped bags, the kind of bags I used to drag to school camps as my family did not own one suitcase between the six of us (funnily enough, I now own a few too many suitcases and have at times lived out of one!)

Also featured on the cup are illustrations of Hong Kong icons.

Simple things like awesomely illustrated coffee cups amuse me. It’s so nostalgically HK, I love it!

Oh and by the way, these are also available in plastic keep cup versions for the environmentally conscious.

Probably not the best photo, but you get the idea!

Simple pleasures, making my day once again! Thanks Pacific Coffee!

Feeling hot, hot, hot!!

Have to love this view from The Peak;

Looks glorious but it’s a hot one today. 🌞

Apparently we have had the longest streak of hot days in May since 1963, with 9 days above 33 degrees so far and another five more days forecast to be as hot.

Keeping in mind that it is technically not even summer yet.

To quote the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard Of Oz, “I’m melting, I’m melting!”

By the way, those specs amongst the clouds are birds!

Hope you are cool and comfortable wherever you are today!

K.G 🐨

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! Wishing you all a happy and peaceful day.

I found this delightful little guy at the recent Hong Kong Flower Show, which I will be sure to blog about ASAP. (Panda and I have had a ridiculously busy month!)

Until then, enjoy your Easter eggs & hot cross buns… i have! 😂

K.G x

Christmas tree at Statue Square, Central.

On boxing day, Panda, Panda cuzzie and I decided on a whim to check out the Christmas decorations at Statue Square.

I had driven past the area a couple of times during the day and noticed the giant tree but had not given it much more thought since Hong Kong has so many other Christmas displays around.

Well, I am so glad we went. It was by far the most glistening, sparkliest, dazzling tree I have seen. But really the best part; the location!

All year round, Hong Kong brightens up the skyline with its light displays and in this case, the sky line somehow complimented the beautiful tree display, making it so uniquely Hong Kong!

We tried to get some good pictures, but of course (understandably) there were many others gazing on the trees luminous glory, so the photos do not do the trees justice sadly, but hopefully it gives you an idea.

Merry Christmas!

Just when I thought koalas liked to stick to Eucalyptus trees, look what I found on my Christmas tree!

I spent a good month searching unsuccessfully for the perfect decoration to ‘finish’ my tree, as I felt that it was missing something ‘special’.

A couple of weeks ago, I received a package from a friend in Austria (that’s Austria in Europe, not Australia, the outback!) and look what was in it… this delightful little fella who was exactly what I had been looking for that whole time and the perfect decoration to complete my tree!

Let me take this opportunity to wish every one a wonderful, happy and safe Christmas wherever you are in the world. May it be the best one yet!

Best holiday wishes,

K.G. 🐨