162 life-size elephant sculptures were spotted in Singapore as an environmental awareness campaign for the conservation of elephants. I had the pleasure of meeting all these very creatively designed elephant sculptures where they were all featured for a final showing at the Botanic Gardens. Below are some of my favorite:
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I love chocolates, I love all things sweet. I want to sink my teeth into these chocolate sculptures!
Today, I stopped by Time Square for a soft pretzel before heading to the salon to get my hair done. It looks like London’s King Cross and the platform 9 3/4 have arrived in Causeway Bay. So cool for Time Square to display the Hogwart’s Express, and so many Harry Potter’s fans are snapping pictures!
Yes, there are pizza joints and pizza deliveries in Hong Kong, but if you grow up eating American pizza, you would not be happy eating Pizza Hut’s thousand island sauce pizza with tuna and shrimps. You would also wonder if these people know what real cheese taste like, we don’t want processed cheese or scallops as pizza toppings!
Yes, we do have a few pizza joints that deliver American style pizza to cure random cravings, but definitely very difficult to find a shop that sells you pizza by the slice. I do need to point out rent is extremely expensive in Hong Kong; but to be fair, people would rather pay 30 to 40 bucks ($4-5 USD) for a giant plate of baked pork chop rice or a plate of fried noodles… it comes with a free drink of iced coffee, iced tea, or iced lemon tea.
Upon discovering a small shop in the shopping district of Causeway Bay that sells pizza by the slice which looks American style, I got super expcited! Walking down the street, I saw people walking past me with a slice of pizza in their hands and some even chewing as they walk! There aren’t a lot of selections when I walked into the shop, but oh yes, they are indeed American style pizza! There is a bit of gimmick..the size! It is a huge slice!
After paying for a slice of mushroom and sausage, I picked up my steps as I zoomed back to the office and sink my teeth into my slice of pizza! I still have a 50% discount coupon left, and I am happy to say I’ll use it to buy another slice! The shop uses real tomato sauce and Italian mushroom, so I am super happy! Oh yea, the cheese is real cheese, yummy yummy!
To be fair, I have had better slices of pizzas before that aren’t reheated in the oven. BUT selling pizza by the slice is very very very very very rare in Hong Kong…in fact there is only one joint I can think of that sells sliced pizza, so it is very very very very very rare!!!! Now, I know where to go if I have pizza craving and I only want a slice for a quick bite!
When I spot weird things happening in Asia, I got to share. So there is a trend picking up in Taiwan created by two girls where they PK on the street. Basically they just lie face down on the street and start taking pictures….arghhh…SeRiOusLy????!! The two girls call this creative, but I honestly think they have nothing better to do with their time. Oh wait…remember the mastercard commercial and the famous U Tube video of the guy doing his funny dances in different countries…OMG I hope mastercard won’t like this one too much!
I haven’t been snapping pictures of the city lately and got inspired tonight walking in Jordan. I was attracted to all the crazy bright and vibrant neon signs and billboards against the backdrop of the night sky.
I spotted this seashell craft stall and completely understand the principle of profit maximization. There is no one manning the stall of seashell crafts, if you are interested in the pieces, you run next door to pay. Next door is a huge outdoor seafood restaurant, any shells that are discarded will be made into art pieces to be sold next door at the art venue.
There are some very creative pieces that I really like.
It seems like lately, many shops have been renovating and upgrading their images. The giant McDonald’s on Hennessy Road in Causeway Bay feels the need to change its name to McCafe even though the coffee section takes up less than 5% of its counter space. Even a premium brand like Swarovski is suddenly changing from its classic blue color image to shards of silver crystals as its definitive shop image.
I was on the tram (ding ding) the other day and sat at the very front of the top deck taking pictures of the older parts of Hong Kong. The ding ding stopped at a red light and there was a cop on a motorcycle in front of the ding ding. I couldn’t help taking random shots of him getting off his bike and chuckling a bit at the shots when I was flipping through them on the camera. It became a little action film, haha.