Tonight I visited a cat cafe in HK. To my surprise it was just down the block from our apartment. Hong Kong is a vertical city, every building has the potential to be it’s own miniature city. It’s quite difficult to discover new stores/restaurants/etc here b/c space is soo dense and there is already soo much advertising on street level it’s hard to spot signs or advertisments that aren’t ginormous or lit with hundreds of thousands of LEDs. The only reason why I found the cat cafe was randomly surfing through HK’s version of Yelp, openrice.com.
The cafe also featured very cutely decorated desserts! Cat themed, of course.
Visited a tailor this morning to get a custom suit and shirts made for my brother. He’s is going to look SHARP. For $200 HKD ($26 USD) you can have a CUSTOM shirt made. How cool is that??? Here’s the tiny little tailor shop…
At a different tailor shop, I’m hoping to get my favorite coat copied (the one I’ve worn holes into). I’ve already bought the fabric at one of the fabric vendors. It took some serious haggleing skills to get this fabric. Started off at $850 HKD/yard (PER YARD!?!?!) and my aunt haggled down to $1000 total for 3 yards :) During the haggleing process I got soo uncomfortable I had to step away while it was happening. Can’t wait to get my favorite coat reincarnated!
The other night I tried snake for the first time. Snake soup to be precise. The bowl came out with really lovely garnish - crispy fried bits, wispy dried herbs, and chrysanthemum flower petals. I hate to say this, but snake tastes like chicken. It really does.
Had laundry done and the result is contact dermatitis on 40% of my body. Wishing Taskrabbit was in HK so I could send someone to find a kiddie pool, many gallons of calamine lotion, and intravenous benedryl.
Tomorrow is lunar new years eve….I’ll post more about the prep and the flower festival next, but in the meantime I’ll leave this here….