Day 17: Intestines In My Mouf

** Sissy and Brett got engaged! I is happy. Hopefully she’s not mad that I just shared it to the world. I cannot contain my excitement!

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Anyway. Day started out with a Weiner dog and egg tart. Mum and I waited for the longest time for PoPo to go dim sum with her but she already ate … and we found out a long time after. We were starving by then.

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Then I went to the mailbox to mail all those dang postcards. So cute .. it’s called a Letter Box.

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Then we ate at a Japanese Restaurant. Tea. Iced Lemon Tea. Salad. Seaweed Salad. Miso Soup. Sushi & Sashimi Box. Grilled Mackerel. YUM!

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VitaSoy afterward. Lots of shopping. I bought Chinese Made Easy for Kids 1st book … time to learn how to read and write! I already know how to listen and speak. But this is a little different. It’s for Mandarin … not Cantonese. But it shouldn’t be that hard. I also bought Pens and Watercolour Pencils! And then another VitaSoy … malted. YUM!

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Dinner … served.

Intestines. Duck. Celery with Squid. Veggies. Fish. More Belly Intestine stuff. Soup! BEER!

I should be on Victoria Peak (Hong Kong’s mountain top) later tonight watching the gorgeous view if the Thunderstorm has let up. It should look something like this. Fingers crossed.

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Peace and Love!

Day 10: Organic Foods + More Pigeons + Beer

First things first … I changed my layout! It’s very simple but less kiddish than the last one. I’m thinking of redoing my header but I’ll wait to think about that until I’m back in the States.

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Woke up and had brunch with mum at this place.

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Soya Bean Milk (Cold)
Sour Prune Juice (Cold)
Braised Eggplant with Garlic & Chili
Garlic Stewed Green Beans

The Soya Bean Milk was delicious. I can’t say the same for the Sour Prune Juice.

The Braised Eggplant was super salty while the Garlic Green Beans had no taste.

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Stir Fried Rice with Minced Pork & Preserved Turnip
Noodle Soup with Deep Fried Spare Ribs in Spicy Sesame Sauce

The Stir Fried Rice was to die for. I can go back and eat ONLY that. Actually that’s what my mum plans to do that and what’s below.

The Noodle was a fail. Nothing special and the Spare Ribs are just like any other Fried Pork Chop here in Hong Kong.

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Pan Fried Pork Dumplings

So good. They had a lot of juice in it. Just how I like my dumplings! A lot of it squirted out … which I was sad about. Sad smile

I love trying new foods but we seriously always order too much. It’s a good thing there’s something called a take out box.

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Then Mum and I went to an Organic shop next door. Happiness. I bought the Veggie Chips … let’s see if it tastes better here or in the States. I’m betting the States. Winking smile It’s all made in Taiwan … so if it tastes amazing, you better bet I’ll stock up when I’m there.

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I still haven’t gotten my haircut … because I’m lazy … so this is what my hair looks like … Every. Single. Day. I miss my bangaroos. But it’s so hot here anyway that putting your hair up feels better than having hair stuck all over your face and neck.

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Enjoying some ice cream Vincent and Rachel got me yesterday. Too sweet … but so good on this hot, hot day. I didn’t finish it all .. of course. Ice cream never was my favorite. I’ll save it for later.

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Mum bought some for Sissy because they were apparently on sale. But I think I’m gonna steal some. For those that don’t know what it is, it’s little Koala Bear Cookies filled with Chocolate. Brings me back to childhood. Winking smile

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Dinner came and PoPo asked Kathy to buy beer! Whoo hoo. The Asian way is no cups. In bowls. Smile with tongue out

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More pigeon. PoPo knew I liked it so she went out and bought Kathy, Mum, herself, and I one!! You can see the heads popping out. And that even bothers me. Luckily, they popped the head off of mine because that’s just straight up gross.

… veggies, tofu, eggplant and hot pepper with pork.

So. Damn. Good.

One thing I’ll surely miss when I leave is PoPo’s cooking.

Macau

Off to Macau later to stay in a hotel tonight with Kathy, Mum, and Rachel. I’m a day early so … I’ll already be there while y’all just start y’all’s Saturday. Weird huh? How it’s actually Friday right now but it’s Saturday for me? Smile with tongue out Then the fun begins the next day when Vincent and Alva joins us after work. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to go through without my HKID and with just my Passport so we shall see. Fingers crossed! If all goes well, we’ll be making amazing memories. Else, it’s back to the flat and to the mountain tops instead. Either way, win win!

2012 Houston Beer Fest

Sissy found a deal on some website for tickets to the beer fest for less than $15. She bought 3 tickets. One for me, herself, and Brett.

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So to beer fest we go on June 9th. It was scheduled to rain so I was very happy when by the time we left, it didn’t. It rained after we left. Good luck?

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They give everyone a cup with a map and 10 tickets. Tickets used to get drinks. whooo!

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It was so hot. Sweat. Sweat. Sweat.

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Only some of the beer brands we tried. Yum. I’ve never tried so much beer in one “sitting”.

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They sold beer holding belt buckles. Ridiculous? I agree.

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I bought a sausage because I was so hungry. All I had was 2 scrambled eggs. Gotta eat if I wanted to stay sober from all that drinking. Winking smile

$3 for that sausage … waste. It was very juicy though and filling.

Sissy and I went with my mum last year to their Inaugural 2011 Houston Beer Fest. And I must say, this one was definitely way better. It had to be because if they failed again, they will never have costumers again.

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Pappas Bar-B-Q
8777 South Main
Houston, Texas
(713) 432-1107
www.pappasbbq.com

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Rib Combo [1beef, 2 pork, 3 baby back ribs + 2 sides of your choice] | $12.95

I got the Mac ‘n Cheese side for Sissy. And the Yams for myself. I only at one and gave the rest away. It was too dang sweet with that brown sugar. I didn’t eat that slice of bread either. Smile

The beef was dry. But the pork and baby back ribs were delicious. I will come back here again for those two things. Smile

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Got this in the mail tonight. I cannot wait to see them walk down the aisle. I wish I had a boy … friend to go with to all these weddings. Smile with tongue out

Unexpected Fun

Jenny and I rarely get the chance to hang out. Yeah we do study together and maybe watch the occasional One Tree Hill episodes together. But going out and doing dinner and just straight chilling? Rarely.

So to my surprise, Jenny was craving steak and wanted to go out for it. Therefore we decided on Logan’s Steakhouse then drinks afterward at Flying Saucer.

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But since we realized it was Happy Hour at Logan’s we each got a beer. I got BudLight and she got MillerLight (I think). Double fisting both our beers for pictures.

Can I just finally say, I think I’m warming up to my red streak. It really shows up on pictures and in a way makes me feel pretty? Is that weird?

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Our table of yumminess. Jenny and I somehow ordered the exact same thing without knowing.

Our free bread. A mug of beer for each of us. And a plate of rib-eye, sautéed mushrooms, and a baked sweet potato with butter and cinnamon. I could have done without the butter.

I finished everything but my steak. Jenny finished her steak and beer only. That’s how great this meal is.

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I ordered these little shot-like desserts to share with Jenny. Brownie with ice cream, some kind of Nutter-Butter dessert, and Strawberry Cheesecake.

It was 3 for $5 so we decided to try them all. Oh did I mention you get to keep the buckets? Sahweet!

Jenny and I’s favorite? The Nutter-Butter! Definitely ordering ONLY that flavor next time.

We weren’t ready to go home yet so we decided to go to the Dollar Theater. Sadly, they weren’t selling anymore tickets since it was already 11pm and were already on their last showings.

Which resulted in Jenny texting her friend and asking her if she was still going out drinking.

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Jenny and I met her friend at Sparky’s Pub. It’s a gay bar so Jenny and I were out of place and felt out of place. Her friend as well. She was there for her friend’s birthday who is a lesbian.

We didn’t know what to do so we took pictures.

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Just fyi, that’s Jenny’s beer.

Afterward, I texted my friend to see what he was up to. We headed over to where he was. A place called Rush. It used to be called Posh but they fixed it up and changed its name. It’s the first time I’ve been there since they changed and I must say, it’s for the better.

I got to see people I rarely see and it just felt like everything was right in the world.

I would put up pictures of my friends other than Jenny but I don’t know how they’ll feel about it. Especially because they don’t know about this blog.

We got home around 3am and watched an episode of One Tree Hill. I woke up at 9am and fell back asleep. By the time I woke up again, I realized I was 10 minutes late for football practice with FSA. Whoops. So I hauled ass and had a great 2ish hours of practice.

It was a great night that I had. It was great to just go out and put off studying. Which was a bad idea seeing how I have a test on Tuesday. Eeep!

Wish me luck as I study my ass off!