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WordPress kicked my behind when it sent me that email with the stats of bonkersinhonkers. It did exactly what they wanted it to do; it got me at least to think about blogging again.

Reasons for not blogging

We are in our third year here in Hong Kong. Life has a habit of just being routine. Here we are in one of the most exciting cities in the world but when you throw in a 07:30-16:30 day job you become part of the normal working day life everyone has around the world. We travel back and forth to work in between towering apartment blocks, past local eateries, go through a tunnel through the middle of Hong Kong island and we get on with our lives. My family always ask me where the updates are to Bonkers and I look back and the last one was in September; that’s life getting in the way right there!

For sure, I find myself wandering the streets of Causeway Bay at times slaloming through the sea of humanity looking up at the awesome buildings old and new and realise how awesome it is to live here and to be experiencing what I am. I know ┬ápeople find it interesting what we go through but it’s hard for me to find it interesting enough to blog about after two years. So I need to get back to basics. I need to think about what people who have never been to Hong Kong would find interesting or at least semi-interesting. I look at the Cleveland SGS blog that I know very well and find the various scenes of Cleveland fascinating and I think I need to be doing the same here.

I will try. With a kick up the backside and a fresh perspective from WordPress, Cleveland SGS and also the 365 Project. I will try.

Which leads me on to this mess of a lunch and a passing nod to my recent foray in Hot Sauce Williams in Cleveland. I get this delightful tray of earthly delights quite a lot from the International store at Cyberport. It’s breaded and fried pork, a dollop of mayo, two sushi rolls (this varies every day) and a slab of boiled rice with a Jackson Pollock helping of a soy sauce type thing all over the top. It’s lovely and fattening and delicious and it’s about $25 HKD which is about $3 USD/2.50Euros.

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Saw these posters up in Cyberport during the week and thought it would be fun as we both like to chuckle at dogs around Honkers. I couldn’t help thinking of a Father Ted episode (the lovely girls contest) though…

Anyhue today (Saturday) was a washout here so we didn’t head to Cyberport; I don’t think it stopped raining all day. Probably because all this blue stuff hung around all day.

So we will see what tomorrow brings and we may have some dog acrobatics to look forward to.

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Nope, I haven’t popped over to the mainland unnoticed by the sentries but I have been to a Shanghainese restaurant called Beautiful Shanghai in Cyberport for a spot of lunch this week.

What can we expect from Shanghainese food I hear you splutter in between mouthfuls of Doritos?!
I really don’t know….perhaps a mixture of pleasurable taste sensations from my humble lunch time experience.
Here are some pictures:

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The dumpling on the left had a piping hot soupy mixture inside it which could have been nasty if I were not warned well in advance. The right side dumplings were mixture of veg and shrimp. Just popping in to shot some pork strip.Nice. Next!

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Hmmm Shanghai Noodles. Tasty thick glutinous noodles with a beefy oily sauce and a smattering of vegetables. The word smattering can only be used in the context of food.

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Didn’t have much of this. Stringy noodles in a bath of peanut broth. It was so peanuty don’t bother stepping foot inside of Cyberport if you have a peanut allergy. You’re in danger.

Would I dine here again. Yes. I would feast down upon a big dish of Shanghai Noodles making growling barking sounds to ward off any table friends wanting to share.

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It sure is everywhere in Hong Kong, almost to the level of America. But not quite. I’m in one now!
I’m drinking way too much Starbucks now since I got here.

The quietest Starbucks in Hong Kong is in the quietest building in Hong Kong… Cyberport! Which is near our school. This mammoth building complex was supposed to be next big thing for companies to come and set up their offices and for shops to set up branches in their Plaza. Nah, didn’t work out. You see more cleaning staff and security than office people or customers.
Which is great when you need a Starbucks! There are two little alcoves of Starbucks to enjoy and wallow in inner thinking and caffeine.In fairness Cyberport try to entice people to come with regular exhibtions. One recent one was The Art of Gravestone(sic). Yeah it was as bad as it sounded. Next up it’s Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2008. Should be a massive crowd puller I’m thinking.

Although Starbucks is an example of an American franchise that works over here, not so for Krispy Creme who just shut down their shops over here due to lack of people wanting to eat their donuts. Other chains you might recognise are 7-11 (one very five feet), Circle-K, Ben & Jerry’s, H&M, Espirit and probably more that I can’t remember right now.

Weekend ahead. I want rest and relaxation. And some football playing. Hamsap are up against Keenlex (I’m thinking they went for Kleenex but failed miserably). They are above in the table so will be a tough one. Good luck us.

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