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Lashes Done Right

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Today I had an appointment at Bodiguide Beauty Care Workshop to get eyelash extensions done. The shop is located in Causeway Bay, one of the more popular cities of Hong Kong. I find that shops here are more upscale and hygienic as compared to most in other districts. Bodiguide was no exception. The place felt very welcoming and the staff were especially nice. They lead me to a room where they actually have beds with blankets for you to lay in while they perform the procedure. It was very comfortable. In fact, I almost fell asleep a couple of times. I couldn't be any happier with the results. I got eyelash extensions done in Beijing, but they looked so ridiculous. I felt like a drag queen... I'm not even kidding. This time it actually looked natural and flattering. I would highly recommend them.


I had no time to waste afterwards, so I hurried to Mong Kok to meet my dad for dinner. We were supposed to eat at this Thai spot that I loved when I was younger, but unfortunately they closed down. Sadness. We ventured around to find a good spot for curry and ended up all the way in Jordan. Turns out the spot we were supposed to go to closed down as well. So we just tried out a random spot called Ah Long Pakistan Halal Food. It was packed when we got there and the space was small, so it wasn't too easy to get to our seats. Seemed like a happening spot! My dad and I ordered three curry sets to share: beef, beef tendon and lamb. Every time I go out to eat with my dad, we tend to order so much food. It seems like my dad loves to eat just as much as I do, or maybe even more. I definitely take after him. I see the resemblances more and more now.


When dinner was over, it was time for my favorite time of the meal! DESSERT! Only in Hong Kong do I look forward to dessert time this much. I absolutely love Cantonese "tong sui." We went to 明記甜品 (Ming Dessert) for some ja ja, a mixed bean soup. You can have it either cold or hot. Now that I've tried it in actual Hong Kong, the one I normally get at Phoenix comes nowhere close. I'm going to miss this when I leave.


My dad also gave me some barbecued meat from Bee Cheng Hiang. It's a Singapore brand. Honestly, it's the best tasting jerky I've ever tasted. Okay, it's not really jerky. I can't explain it really. I think it's meat covered in sweet barbecue sauce? Whatever it is..... it's absolutely delicious!


Less than 4 days left!! Eeek.

Posted by jenniferfer 21:03 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged food family beauty Comments (0)

Buh-bye Streaks!

Lately I have been naturally waking up around 8 or 9AM and it bugs me. Why can't I sleep in when I am actually allowed to?? I had a quick lunch at the infamous Cafe de Coral downstairs. I swear their menu changes every single time. Got myself roast pork with rice. I was disappointed that I couldn't find that anywhere in Beijing... It was love at first bite.


I headed over to my appointment at Tokyo Hair Salon after lunch. I seriously went in circles a few times looking for the place. Maybe it's just me, but I find it extra hard to find places in Hong Kong because all the signs are cluttered everywhere. It becomes overwhelming at times. Finding a store is like finding Waldo. I finally found the small hair salon after wandering around aimlessly for 30 minutes. Got my hair cut and dyed like I originally planned. I chose to go with ash brown. I'm happy that my streaks are gone! Would I recommend the salon? No. I felt that it was pretty rundown, disorganized, and not too friendly. I will definitely choose elsewhere next time.


Went to check out the Sasa Outlet afterwards. I can honestly spend HOURS in Sasa just looking at all the different things. The outlet has only a few selections compared to the actual store, but everything is sold with huge discounts so it's totally worth the trip. Only picked up a few Tony Moly eyeshadows. I got them in shades PK01 and VL03. Pigmentation seems only decent from the one I opened. It applies pretty sheer.


Met with my dad in the evening to go have dinner with my uncles. The restaurant we went to was called Eky's Banquet. I have to say that everything was delicious! We mainly ordered seafood and everything was made just right. Now I'm curious of how their dim sum is like. They also had one of my favorite desserts! I fell in love with it back in Beijing at a spot called Honeymoon Dessert. The dish is basically mango pomelo and sago in sweet soup. I love sago. There's actually one in Times Square, too. Must make a trip before I head back to Los Angeles. It's so goooood.


No plans for tomorrow as of now. Hopefully I can actually sleep in this time.

Posted by jenniferfer 12:42 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged food shopping family cosmetics Comments (0)

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