Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stanley Beach and More Mangos: A Photo (Video) Essay

I say "photo essay" because while it was not too hot, it was freakin' humid and that means that I'm tired and it's nap-time before dinner somewhere not too far away from here.

Like some weird version of New Orleans without the heat but with all the humidity and the feeling that a massive rain is on the way -- looks like rain but not sure if it'll get here today -- today in Hong Kong felt like it did when I landed here for the first time last August.

Ronald Cheng and Ah Sa's secret marriage is still the stuff of tabloid fodder. Better than the Kardashians back home, eh?


Fan Bing-Bing on the cover of HK Cosmo...


At Hui Lau Shan, I had this new treat which is mango pudding filled with Hokkaido milk and yogurt. I had a peach one too!


The weather was not great so Stanley was not too crowded. Besides, most people are at work now...


Carmelite Monastery on the way down from Stanley...


That Mango Place! (Otherwise known as Hui Lau Shan!) Eat your heart out Anthony Bourdain!


The rarity of a female cabbie in Hong Kong! AND, more importantly, she was friendlier than any other cabbie I've encountered here so far AND her English was a lot better than those other taxi drivers...