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kat hing wai..

Just a forty minutes drive from my house is one of the last remaining walled villages in Hong Kong, Kat Hing Wai. Kat Hing Wai was originally built by the Tang clan to protect against rival clans, pirates and tigers. Oh my!  The inhabitants were also not pleased to be leased to colonial rule by the Chinese in 1898. So a year later Kat Hing Wai was the site one of the last British skirmishes.  




The entrance to the village. 








I was so obsessed with this vase. I have never seen one like it in all of Hong Kong. I had already spent all my money and had to borrow from my friend . The old lady and I bartered furiously. Her with an abacus and I with my iphone calculator app. Now she's happily sitting in my living room.











xox,
c


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It's gotten to the point that I no longer flinch at bad translations anymore. Of course, if you think I didn't enter here then you'd also be wrong. They were doing some work on the flooring so maybe that was the situation, but then again the sign appears to be old as well. And their restroom mirrors come with signs that state, for sight only. ??? Oh well, it's Monday again and I though I'd share some goodies.

* I don't always love ikea furniture, but sometimes it's a quick and inexpensive option. But did you know there are companies that customize ikea furniture? They are not an option for me in Hong Kong, but when I return to the states I may just have to give them a whirl.

* Having two children who love legos, I was enamoured to learn lego presents it's long term employees with GOLD legos. Real Gold. And the can be used with regular legos. Maybe it wouldn't hurt so bad when you step on it?

* The WSJ recently published it's most expensive cities for expats. No Big surprise Hong Kong is third on the list!

* I was searching for something new the other day on hulu. By Any Means by BBC. Have you seen it? Pretty sure I'll binge watch all week. Try it.


Well, that's it friends. Last week was a combination of no wifi for three days, T8 typhoon, and a nine year old birthday. Here's hoping I can get down to brass tacks this week. Happy Monday!

xox,
c




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Well, happy first September Monday friends. I miss Fall. There aren't any colorful leaves here in The Kong. And temperature hasn't dropped. We are still hovering in the 30s (Celsius) most days. October's when it usually begins to cool off a little. I'm looking forward to it.

* Did you see this crazy man in Hong Kong? Eating bananas on the fifth tallest building in Hong Kong? No thank you.

* Last week I was all fluster about instagram's gingham shirts. This week it's classic art embellished with dramatic fashion pieces. My fav so far is the American Gothic. If I might be so bold to suggest  Degas' Little Dancer with a Pucci turban.

* I just ordered Red Scarf Girl.  It's a autobiography of a twelve year old Chinese girl in 1966 during the Cultural Revolution. My son read it last year for school and liked it. Pretty much the only fiction book he's liked in a long while. I was sold.

* My favorite show in the states ended. Chelsea Lately. I love it. I've read all her books. I kept trying to find the finale on you tube, but it keeps telling me 'not available in your country.' Grrr.

Happy Happy September! Pretty much all the women in my family have birthdays in September so it'll a busy one here!


xox,
christine




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