One of my new favourite places in Hong Kong. Mido Cafe in Yau Ma Tei. The design it seems has not changed since it opened in 1950. The food is ok and very reasonable. But mostly, there’s just an amazing feel to the place. Check it out if you’re ever in Hong Kong. 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei.
So, I was thinking about pizza the other day…. The best breakfast pizza in the world (in my humble opinion) is found here. At Forno Campo de Fiori in Rome. And let’s not forget, it also has the most amazing market…
An afternoon with good friends ended up with the most delightful gift for our terrace: a driftwood table. The wood was collected on a walk to “our secret beach” and made on our terrace by Michael and Glenn. They are also part of 2 Years Ahead where you can see more driftwood projects. Thank you!
My parents’ birthdays are a week apart. Neither of them are around, but I never forget their birthdays. Today would have been my dad’s turn. My amazing and wonderful dad would have turned 70. Look how cute he was in 1950 when he was only 7!
Happy birthday to my wonderful, amazing and beautiful mother.
Yesterday we visited the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monestary in Sha Tin here in Hong Kong. It’s a lovely place to visit. Amazing views of Sha Tin, monkeys (some quite angry) and ok Chinese vegetarian food (as long as you look past the quite controlling waitress).
…and I was dreaming on renovating that incredible old colonial house there.
Don’t we all feel like this some days? Interesting quote though. It was the name of an anarchist affinity group based in New York City in the mid-sixties. The phrase was taken from the poem, “Black People!” by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones): “The magic words are: Up against the wall, mother fucker, this is a stick up!”
This artistic version is by Argentinian artist Rirkrit Tiravanija that was on show at the Hong Kong Art Fair 2012.
Sorry, not sure who to credit this photo to. It’s beautiful though, don’t you think!?
…she’s always tired… She sleeps all day long. But then again, she is a cat, and cats do sleep around 15+ hours a day. Apparently they sleep to conserve energy for those stints of running around the house while us humans are asleep. And of course for hunting. Something Annika does not do. (But Jeffrey does. He caught a bat a couple of days ago…)
Sha Tin bus Terminal, Hong Kong….amazing how all the seats are kept in one place!
Yesterday our homeschool group went on a visit to HK Farm in Nga Tau Kok. And what a visit it was! I just love that place. The people, the vibe…so inspiring! So cool in fact that we will be going back to help out soon. Thank you to Michael and Glenn for telling us their story.
Taken a couple of months ago during a trip across the border to Shenzhen.