Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Rove You Rong Time!

Finally got round to telling you guys about my little summer adventures in August!!
So I didn't actually do anything exciting and definitely didn't stick to my initial plan of slowly moving things home since I finished art college back in June. ^^'
So on 10th August David came over for a few days and we did the usual - eat, drink, sleep, snuggle and the like. But since we do very little, we were determined to do things since it will be the last time he visits me in Middlesbrough.
My sister came up to properly meet David and she got to see his fun, silly side ^^ he just thought she was weird haha, I agree xD
We soon ventured to the Tea House (that's probably the almost time we'll be there together...at least for a long time anyway ;__;) and he actually had a cup of tea that he did like, there's was just too much of it for him - can't blame him, he's not a tea lover (it was strawberry and kiwi by the way) but then the icing was put on the cake when we were joined by a few other friends. I still remember the first time we were there back in January when my sister and our friend Steph joined us, he was painfully shy bless him but he seemed pretty ok that day, I must have broken him already haha. 
SIDE NOTE: Carli, that Caramac Cake was GORGEOUS! It was well worth the wait!


 
He laughed at Redcar beach but if I'm honest, it really has nothing on the beach at Port Stewart ^^' We strolled along the beach for a while and it was SO windy resulting in us both getting really windsswept (I never knew how far the beach went along the coast O___O)  the donkey rides tickled him too - I'm guessing they don't have those over in Ireland? They also don't have lemon top ice creams and they are FANTASTIC so we had to go get some!
(Lol, here's the first photo on my blog of us together and we're both windswept...fantastic)

On this day we had meant to go to York but missed 2 trains. #1 because of the bus and #2 because of the woman who took like 10 minutes to get the bill to us at Pizza Hut. However, we still wanted to go somewhere so while browsing upcoming departures we decided to go to Saltburn and it was a LOT more scenic than Redcar haha and had an amazing pier. I didn't remember it until I saw it but I finally saw all those crazy knitted things along the pier! Apparently they just popped up overnight one at a time. There was a Golden Jubilee collection and an Olympics collection. It was rather impressive!
We also watched the Olympics closing ceremony - it had nothing on the opening ceremony.


On Tuesday we flew back to Ireland together - I really love this travel buddy ^^
He had to go into work a lot of the days so it was my turn to play wifey or at least I felt like wifey. Getting up, cooking, laundry and generally waiting for him to get home...I may as well have been all See Lai and gone 'honeeey, you hoooome!' as soon as he walked in. I don't ever want to be a house wife... it's boring and know where EVERYTHING in his kitchen is!
Oh and he picked up one of my most commonly used Cantonese phrases 'see dan ah'  which basically means whatever or I don't mind, it sounds so cute in his Irish accent >w<
 But when we did get up to the north coast it was pretty nice. We went to Port Stewart again, Portrush and somewhere where I went across a road bridge. I'm scared of heights but I wanted to have the experience - now I can say I did it!! :D

Then we went to Scotland for his friend's wedding. I won't go too much into that because this blog post is getting REALLLLLY long @___@  but it was my first experience of a Christian wedding and it was interesting but it didn't strike any chords with me. 


 
Now I knew I said I wouldn't buy more lolita until I moved into Huddersfield but going to a wedding was a good excuse and I LOVE this dress!!! Aren't we pretty haha xD 
I don't know if anyone's interested but I'm used to doing this with outfit posts so...
Suit: River Island
Tie: River Island
Shirt: River Island
(someone has a favourite shop :p)
JSK: Bodyline


When we got back to England we FINALLY went to York! o^^o
We went to Costa and saw a GIANT custard cream that we had to get. Here's wifey showing demonstrating how big it is. He finally shows his pretty face on my blog and he's EVERYWHERE hahaha xD

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Oh, and since I was in Ireland I started speaking Engrish a lot with my favourites and most commonly said being 'herro', 'rove you rong time' and 'rearry'. Now before accusations come flying, I'm not taking the piss or mocking or being stereotypical of Asians sometimes making R's sound like L's and vice versa, I'm Asian too and I just love the way it sounds >w<

Hope everyone else had a good summer!!!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Heart Attacks

It's official, I've taken up knitting...AGAIN! :D
I first learnt to knit when I was in single digits, probably about 7 or 8 when y auntie always used to knit but I was never good at it and always ended dropping stitches so I gave up and decided I no longer wanted to play ^^'
When I saw Grace's Batman jumper I decided I wanted to knit one too...

Today I met up with Grace at the wool shop by the station (the woman was so nice!) and picked up our bundles of wool and she taught me to knit once we got to the Tea House and ordered some Japanese Green Cherry tea to share, cake was later ordered to reward ourselves  *___*
I learnt 2 ways to cast on and found that I much preferred the first way with the looping and by now I can actually do it fairly quickly though not half as quickly as Grace ^^' (of course!)
She taught me garter stitch, casting off, stocking stitch and casting off in purl, rib and how to tackle those little loops I kept picking up. (Funny considering I used to get frustrated because of dropping stitches, now I'm picking them up.)
In the end I ended up with 3 beautiful pieces of false facial fluff xD

 
I don't look pleased ^^'

So tonight I made a start on the jumper and started nosying at the pattern. 5 rows in and I was so pleased, I hadn't dropped a stitch nor had a picked up a loop yet and it wasn't all holey! 8 rows in and ohmygod I had a heart attack. I didn't even know for sure if I was doing stocking stitch right O__O
I need to stop doing that to myself...it actually said at the bottom of the page that stocking stitch was 1 row K, 1 row P, etc -___-

Oh crap...now everyone know I've a dude...

I'd keep wearing my mustache if id didn't tickle after a while ^^' but I'm having a lot of fun right now, thank you Grace!!

Monday, 6 August 2012

YEAH YEAH

 
Apparently a lot of people in Hong Kong either pretend they can speak Mandarin or wish they can. I've never particularly cared about whether or not I can speak Mandarin but I do wish I could fluently read and write Chinese.
BUT...since Ghetto Justice 2 started on TVB I was like 'omg they're using the old theme song!!' (It's No Time to Regret by Hanjin Tan and M.C. Jin for anyone who's interested.)
 It's a strangely catchy tune but sadly I just 'duh duh duh' to the tune until the bits I can sing come along which are pretty much 'yeah yeah' and 'so what' along with the odd bit of Catonese xD

P.s. Law Ba, I love you!


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Three Kingdoms RPG - What ARE You Saying?!

So I've been watching TVB's latest ancient drama series Three Kingdoms RPG (ε›žεˆ°δΈ‰εœ‹) for a while now and I've decided that I like this version very much so despite being a bit miffed that they redid the drama after I'd seen the trailer for the original but homina, homina! Raymond Lam the King of 'chok' is here *___*

 
Official poster 

I was quite interesting to watch it as a lot of films including Red Cliff have given me an image of the Three Kingdoms period and key bits of history so it will be interesting to see how TVB does that scene where Lau Bei 'borrows' arrows from Cao Cao. BUT...that's not the best part of the series, the best part is Kenneth Ma's (Wan Sun) use of Cantonese slang used in Hong Kong...

My favourites xD
Chok - to appear sexy or handsome (used various times by Kenneth to describe Raymond Lam's character)
Sok - sexy 
Sei Bat Por - bitch (used by Kenneth to describe Madam Choi)
Kai - someone who is mad/ crazy (my friend's called Kai O__O)
P.K. (Puk Gai) - drop dead. More commonly used to called someone a prick or bastard.

However...my all time favourite is 'Chiu Siu' (blow water) meaning to bullshit ;D

Friday, 3 August 2012

The Specialities of a Fatty-Chan

Did another trip to York today and oh my, t'was finally a case of being in the right place at the right time and good god that NEVER happens! O__O

There were random people giving out FREE ice tea O___O
I feel like we've robbed them but as if it's free it's hard to and stupid to resist ^^'

We went into BHS to do food and god there was a lot of food 


My 8 piece breakfast (chips not shown) & Natalie's 10 piece breakfast 
This is usually WAY too much for me at 10:30am and too much for Natalie anyway but omg bacon so we exercised 'The Specialities of a Fatty-Chan'.

The Speicalities of a Fatty-Chan
* Looks that are unsuspcious
* A stomach with an expansion setting
* A mouth that can eat more and more and MORE!
* The ability to surprise and amaze people with the amount you can actually eat.

And of course...can't go to York and not get any Bubble Tea :D


Lychee Green Tea (lychee and passion fruit poppings), Original Milk Tea (Topioca), Passion Fruit Green Tea (lychee poppings) & Original Milk Tea (Topioca)

What's your favourite flavour of Bubble Tea?