In The Middle of a Cloud
No, the title of the post isn’t how I’ve been feeling. I’m being extremely literal. We decided that yesterday (since it was a day off for the hubs) we would stay home. Then out of nowhere, we can’t see out our windows and guess what? BOOM – LIGHTNING. Right outside our window! It was like that for hours and once the cloud passed, I took a picture. I was too much of a wimp to take it during the storm. It was kind of exciting to watch the storm from windows, lightning is so pretty and thunder is nature’s percussion.
I have a huge, HUGE—– love for ribbons and pins. I have some sort of clip, pin, ribbon, or comb in my hair all the time. Usually because I hate having my bangs in my face, which is funny because I always get my bangs trimmed. (Only to pull them back) These are the pins I bought while we have been living in Shanghai. There is a store called yiboyo that sells Korean accessories. I’m linking their taobao (which is like Chinese amazon/ebay) but I usually buy it in person from their stores. (They have two under the Science and Technology museum, aka the fake market)
I thought they might speak Korean since they have Korean writing everywhere, play Korean music and have Korean celeb pictures everywhere. Haha, nope… but they like to call me 언니 (older sister) and use the words they learned from Korean drama. They are SO cute.
We’ve been eating healthy at home, getting our produce and meat from Helekang. Overall, I like them a lot and their prices are excellent compared to going to the (organic) supermarket. The only problem I have is when they deliver, I don’t know how to tell them something is missing, since the drivers speak Chinese. And if something is sold out or out of stock, I don’t find out until the delivery guy comes, but then I have no idea what they are saying… so it makes it a bit difficult unless the husband is home with me. But I do have to say that I like everything that I’ve ordered, with the exception of one rotten onion. If anything was missing from my package, I just gave them a call and they had the delivery guy bring it back for me. I definitely like that. I’ll do a proper post on Helekang another time.
As if this post couldn’t get any more random…. Kin brought back the most delicious butter cookies from Hong Kong for us. I’ve heard a lot about Jenny Bakery butter cookies. I’ve heard they are the BEST, I also heard that they are over hyped. The last time we were in Hong Kong, I tried to go every single day but they were closed. (Ugh, typhoon!!!)
I was so excited to give these a try and they are the most amazing cookies I have ever had. They are not over hyped at all. My favorite ones of the bunch were the original butter cookies, they MELT in your mouth and have the greatest buttery taste. I didn’t like the round brown ones, they were crunchy… I don’t really like crunchy cookies. When I think back to eating butter cookies, I think of those blue tins, with an assortment of butter cookies and I remember them all being super dry and crunchy. I liked them but I don’t really fancy crunchy cookies.
But these cookies… whoa. It is heavenly.
If you find yourself in Hong Kong, give it a try. If you don’t like it… you can mail it to me. I’ll gladly take it from you.
I’m slowly planning the hubs birthday, I already reserved a place (he has no idea where) and I have some ideas for birthday gifts.
I don’t like to buy expensive gifts for him because:
1. he’s picky
2. he works in fashion (see no. 1)
Plus, it’s always so much fun to see him open gifts because he usually has absolutely no idea what to expect.
I still want a few more gifts for him to open. I wish I could share what I have so far but I think he reads my blog every now and then. Don’t want him to see!
Do you have any suggestions? Something funny or quirky… (or something I can make?)