Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hong Kong - Nov 30th 06

Hong Kong 30th Nov 06

A few days absence from the blogface, I’m sorry.

Sunday and Monday were days off. Perfect days off!

Can you imagine a lovely summer’s day in November? Well that was what we had! It was great. I spent Sunday variously walking around the island, eating or reading the end of Royal Flash and starting Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow on the beach.

Walking round the island was magic, there are so many bits to it that are tricky to find. The cemetery here is massive – and it even has a pack of friendly wild dogs that run about in it.

Apparently you only get a ten year lease on a plot in the cemetery here. Then you have to be dug up, packed in to something smaller, I guess like a big urn, and then taken elsewhere.

I had the most perfect broccoli I’ve ever had here on Sunday night. Steamed, and then lightly fried in ginger and garlic. Oh yeah!

The restaurant across from the B&B here is so worth checking out if ever you find yourself in Cheung Chau. It’s called the East Lake and it’s just great. The staff are so friendly.

On Monday we went back for dinner, and had a pudding from the place beside the B&B. My goodness. What puddings.

A black sesame soup (yum), a pumpkin and sago soup like pudding (yum!), several little rice flour balls filled with peanut butter (yum yum!) and a coconut, filled with hot coconut milk in which parcels of black sesame floated (yum yum yum!!!).

I’m going to go back for more pudding next week!

Work continues on a pace, and I’m really loving it. It’s hard work, but boy is it good fun. It’s very sweaty. Lots of running on the spot frantically waving ones arms around in a physical stylee.

The only thing I don’t like about the island of Cheung Chau are Hong Kongians who come across with their dogs in little prams! Let the buggers walk! That’s what they want to do! Grrr!

[Photo of an nice beach to follow soon]


At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wait,

You're on a magic island eating and reading books? How do you decide what pages to eat and what pages to read?

Sounds like you're having an amazing time, for sure.

I'm interested in the magic island. Are the tricky to find bits like Zelda? You have to play flutes and do little missions for people and it opens a new section of the map? Have you found any enchanted swords yet?

You're invited to help us eat 6.5kg of venison tonight by the way. Although, I doubt you'll make it unless you've uncovered the Waterfall of Teleportation on the magic island.

Take care Al.



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