Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Timelapse Hong Kong

timelapse HONG KONG from Dreamer317 on Vimeo.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video.  Life in Hong Kong is beautiful, and I want to share it with you.  This is amazing, and similar to the timelapse at Coachella last year.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Emilie in Love

Getting back to work ain't easy these days.
This adorable Asia diary was brought to my attention by a friend.  The illustrations truly capture what it's like living in Hong Kong.  Take a moment to enjoy Emilie in Love

360 Mezze Platter

Pita, tzatziki, falafel, tabouleh, lentils, hummus 
Why did it take me 3 years to find my favorite meal ever???  This glorious sampler can be found at ThreeSixty.

Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph, thank you for everything we had.
A friend posted this amazing tumblr on facebook, and I had to share it too.  The concept is simple: take a picture from the past, in the present.  The results are unbelievably moving.  Kinda wish I thought of this. 

Please check out Dear Photograph

Happy 4th

I hope you all had a lovely 4th of July weekend.  Yesterday I walked into our bbq party, heard this song, and could have easily cried.  I love America!

This is my all time favorite version of this song.  This is what America sounds like.


Maybe I'm getting used to the elevator self portraits.
I dig this outfit.  This is actually a couple Fridays ago, from work to a triple-decker house party.  With my Kindle copy of American Gods in tow!


Ann Taylor Tank
Zara skirt (recent)

Moving right along...

Monday, July 04, 2011

Junk Shot 2.0 Season Highlights pt 1

This is what it's all about.  Not just winning, although we do that pretty darn good too.  I love love love my teammates.  They are my family.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

8 + My Closet Application

Dress from Nordstrom rack
FYI these are my fashion choices from last week.  I think I'm up to Wednesday and it appears that I was too tired to deal (more on that in another post) and just wanted to thrown on a dress and get on with my day.

Before I lose my entire readership, perhaps I could entice you with an application I've been using called MyCloset.

I have been DREAMING for just over half my lifetime of a computer program that could style outfits and itemize a wardrobe like the movie Clueless.  Half my lifetime.

It only occurred to me last month that I should do some research.  It's 2011, surely a comparable program has to be out there!  And there are some, but I'm a busy lady and don't have a whole lot of time for wardrobe management.  So I took this search a step forward.  Clearly, there must be an app for that!

It's possible that the equivalent iphone app is better, but the one I use on my beloved android is simple and good enough for me.

MyCloset, which is free on the android market is very very basic.  You enter your wardrobe items (meaning you need to take a picture of everything individually) and coordinate your outfits on the calendar.  Categories include: tops, bottoms, outerwear, accessories, shoes, and other.  This is actually quite limiting and probably my only complaint.  For me and prob just about everyone else, tops would include dresses, sweaters, vests, and even under the category of shirts there's tanks, tube tops, blouses, button downs...  Yes, possibly my only complaint.

Once you got your wardrobe in there, or at least enough to get you started, you can sort things by color, note what you wore on what day and also sort by how frequent you wear something.  I know I know, it's totally geeky, but simultaneously totally fab.


Nick & Mo jersey blazer, striped dress from Nordstrom Rack

I hope to be less boring once caught up with blogging.


M&S Faux Pearls

Target dress
Target Sandals
Mondays are not fun, and I took the easy route.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


H&M striped tee / Old Navy camo shorts
Two very big nights out (I'm talking dancing queens and past 4 AM people) this is all you get for a Sunday.  It was Singapore wedding photo swap night, and I wasn't convinced until the very last second I was well enough to show up.  But I'm glad I did.  I swear, Sunday hangovers used to be cuter.

Monday, June 27, 2011

End of the Season Dball Party

i. love. them.
Before the end of the season dodgeball party at Pi, we had our own team celebration at The Globe.  We were instructed to wear black, and there would be some surprises for us.  I had a sneaking suspicion we'd be wearing JUNXEDOS!  Coach Dominador presented us with our own personal medals before we received our Division 3 bronze medal and team spirit award.

The night was pretty epic.  I got very drunk.  And then after it all we got some kebabs and somehow recruited the kebab guy to play with us!

Please enjoy our association's highlight real with plenty of appearances by Junk Shot, and even a special feature of me :)


@ Azure, Hotel LKF
My cousin and  his GF just got engaged and we celebrated on not one, but two rooftop bars that evening!  And yes, it is a bit windy at the top...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Slack Lust Magazine: Housewives Edition

My dear friend, former co-worker, writer and artist Stacy Elaine Dacheux co-founded the online magazine Slack Lust, and asked me to contribute.  Stacy has always encouraged my creative pursuits, and I jumped at the chance to work with her again. 

Slack Lust is an online magazine based in Los Angeles dedicated to cultural investigations. Contributors are artists, writers, actors and musicians who aim to discover more so than promote. 

I have always (ok since that road trip in 2005) said that our stories must be told, and the editors of Slack Lust have compiled relevant pieces from amazing talent for your reading pleasure.  I hope you will take a look around, and maybe take a peek at my article Made in Hong Kong: Real Housewives.  Let me know what you think!


H&M dress / H&M top / Old Navy belt / bracelet - gift
I'm pretty much over the work elevator self portraits.  I hope it doesn't offend you as much as it offends me.  Here it is.  Day 2 of the 30 x 30 challenge.  Wanted to go for something a little more fun.  I hardly ever wear this dress, which is why I included it in the challenge.  I also got complemented on it by some creepy old man in yet another ride in this lift. 

The shoes are not on the "30" list because they live in the office.  And that doesn't count.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Nick & Mo jersey blazer / Target dress
Day 1 is easy.  There's tons to choose from.  I need to find a better self portrait spot.  The door-people must think I'm a nut.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

30 for 30 Challenge

Tops from Off 5th/ Arden B / Urban Outfitters / Gap / H&M / Ann Taylor / H&M
I am taking the 30 for 30 challenge. That's 30 articles of clothing to make 30 outfits for 30 days. The official rules are here and you can participate too.

Thursday, June 09, 2011


Junk Shot 10 vs The Incrediballs 7
Last night was a great game and it's not just because we won the bronze.

What I Wore: Washables

Sweater: Old Navy / Dress: some HK Market / Shoes: Aerosoles / Necklace: LogOn
It's kinda sad that I have to budget my dry cleaning, but if I didn't my weekly laundry bills would deplete my cocktail budget, and we can't have that.  I force myself a couple of times during the week to wear some washable items.  Everything pictured is 1-3 years old.  And those shoes reside under my desk so I can commute in flip flops.  Commence judging now.  At least I got a good pic of the carpet. 

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

What I Wore: The Ride to Work

Tank: Ann Taylor, Skirt: Banana Republic, Belt: Banana (old), Bag: A Che
I don't have a personal photographer or space for a nice tripod shot at home.  So get used to the creative self portraits.  I'm sure building security gets a kick out of me taking self portraits in the lift!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Team Junk Shot, Team Streetfighter
How could a dodgeball team that looks this awesome lose?  Yeah, I don't know either...

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Bologne Lunch with a View

I've been meaning to try this place forevers. There's a location right by my friend's place in Central (technically Sheung Wan on that side of the street) and one close to work. Bologne is a Japanese restaurant, that makes Danish bread, located in Hong Kong?  I have no idea how this relates to bologne, but the bread is delish!

Friday, June 03, 2011

HK Style: Big Bad Mullet Edition

I wish this were a clearer picture.  I wish you could have experienced this mullet in its full glory.  It amazes me that the mullet is not an extinct or even rare species, and can be found in its natural habitat all over the globe!  There's the Euro mullet, the Asian mullet, and the good ol 'merican mullet.  May you live long and prosper, and if you're out there, I'll hunt you down and post you on my blog!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A Shout Out from Skinny Runner

Back in April I got a very nice shout out from the lovely Skinny Runner. She's a talented runner and all around fun gal, and I'm a big fan of her blog.  If running is your thing, check it out for sure.  Thanks SR!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

It's June!

Passing the Aqua Luna on the ride home.  Life is good.
Where has this year gone?  It's been flying by and I hope I've done something worthwhile with the first 6 months of my 30s...

Rice Paper

Rice Paper is one of my favorite restaurants and more specifically, it has one of my favorite dishes: Veggie Curry.  I could drink it for days.  I also love the fresh baguettes.  It's a cute place with outdoor seating right on the harbor.  The other dishes are tasty too, but I don't usually stray from this curry :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Spicy Rabbit

This was probably the most carnivorous moment of my life. For Sunday dinner, we ate this rabbit, then put it back together.

Sunday Funday Dim Sum

If there's one thing you know about Hong Kong, we've got got dim sum like whoa.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday in Stanley

I get visitors so rarely here, which is a shame because I love to host.  But every now and again an unexpected visitor will surface...  like the mom of one of my besties!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Current Obsession: Style Blogs

(to the tune of Usher's Confessions) These are my obsessions!
Continue reading for the list of goodness on my radar.  It's really that good.

Dodgeball Playoffs: A Quarter Final Victory

Ten games in the regular season, undefeated.  Last night was our first appearance at the playoffs!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I Wore: Practicing the Art of Resolve

I now interrupt the wedding posts for a style break

Wedding in Singapore Morning: Gate Crashing and Tea Ceremony

 I will preface this by letting you know that I took very few pictures on this day.  Completely against my character, I know.  However this was the groom's request (so we wouldn't have a ton of pictures of people taking pictures) so I'll just have to steal everyone else's photos.  In the meantime, we'll work with mine.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Welcome to Singapore

With a very new passport in hand, I headed to Singapore for the very first time.  I was pleasantly surprised by so many things...

Wedding #3 of a Series

Wedding season is in FULL FORCE!  That's 2 months, 3 weddings, 3 countries, as a guest, bridesmaid, and groomsgirl!  Since insomnia has kicked in out of nowhere, perhaps I'll get caught up on my blogging. 

Wedding #3 in Singapore: we surprised Groomie at breakfast with these shirts!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wedding # 1 of a Series

I've been on vacation so there's LOTS of catching up to do.  Big news, C & H got married!  They didn't want pics to leak just yet, but I had to offer you something.  Check us out, dancing fools on the dance floor!  And no, the bride and groom are not in this pic.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Saturday at the Sevens: South Stand Streetfighter Edition

Day 2 at the 7s.  Dress up like Streetfighter?  Yeah, we can do that.

A Lesson in Rugby: My 1st HK 7s

For real deal info on the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, you can check it out on wikipedia here.  But what you really need to know is it's 3 days of excessive drinking, visitors from all over, crazy costumes, oh yeah and rugby!  Imagine Halloween + Mardi Gras + the Superbowl on drugs and maybe you'll have a rough idea.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Run this Town Tonight

Harborside Run, around 10k
Still amazed, I live here!  Yep, I sure did take this photo from my phone!