How about some CHOUX for afternoon tea?

Travel Hong Kong Must Eat Tsim Sha Tsui Owl's Choux 香港必吃Happy Friday 🙂

Friday for me is always a happy day, because the weekend’s coming!! Com’on, who doesn’t like the weekend right?

“Better days are coming, they are called: Saturday and Sunday!!”

Usually during Fridays, my colleagues and I will go out and enjoy a nice relaxed lunch. Since we moved our office from Shueng Wan to Tsim Sha Tsui East, it had been a bit difficult for us to look for nice relaxed boutique cafes and restaurants… Until today we stumbled across a little corner placed called the “Owl’s”. We were attracted by the White and Deep Blue decorative facade, and decided to go in and have a look.

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The moment you step thru their door, you could already smell the aroma of baking!!

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Freshly baked choux, smells sooooo good!

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Brisbane Power House

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Doesn’t time pass by very fast? We are already half way into 2016!! (And I have achieved nothing from my new year’s resolution list so far lol)

So, back to the topic “Brisbane Power House” – it is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, often have performances, exhibitions, band gigs etc here! The reason it’s called the Power House is because, well, simply because it’s a power station of the 1920s reborn as an art centre on the Brisbane River.

“There is a big blue sky waiting just behind the clouds”

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I remembered when I was still a high school student over 10 years ago, we had a school trip here to see a Japanese Taiko Show here for our Japanese class, and that was the only memory I had of this place. I didn’t really like the place then, because it was kind of in a ghetto area. However, this year in March when I went back to Brisbane, because I had to surprise my parents who’s doing Tai Chi in a park nearby, I had a chance to re-visit this place, and I absolutely fell in love with it!!

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The architecture itself just look stunning! The old brick exterior with the very modern industrial interior matches very well, and the location is right by the river, a perfect hang out spot for a lazy Sunday afternoon!

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Appreciating Australia

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My family and I migrated to Australia in 1997, when Hong Kong was handed over back to China by the British government. It was a historic moment for us Hong Kong locals, and like many others, my family were not so sure about the future of living in Hong Kong, therefore, they have decided to move somewhere else.

As a little kid, I had no choice but to follow them. I had to leave all my friends, my relatives, and everything I ever known of, and move to a completely new place. Instead of moving to Sydney or Melbourne like a lot of other Asians would do, we moved to Brisbane instead. A little background information – Although Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia, when I moved there in 1997, it was like an old boring city. The fashion there was HORRIBLE, and most of the stores, including the supermarkets closes at 5pm everyday (except Friday night shopping which closes at 9pm).

“We never fully appreciate what we had until we don’t have it anymore”

Australia Brisbane South Bank 02I never really liked this place, so I’ve decided to move back to Hong Kong by myself in 2009, and had been here since. Although I love the people, the city, and my job, the longer I’ve stayed and worked in Hong Kong, the more I miss Australia. To be more precised, I miss Brisbane – I miss the food, I miss the weather, I miss him (Ok, I shouldn’t, someone slap me please), I miss everything about it.

It took me some times to realized, as human beings, we tend to forget how good things and people are, or how much we already have in life – we tend to focus on what we don’t have, or how bad thing and people could be… Until the day we lost it, then we start to look back, and noticed that, we already had everything. If you learn to appreciate even the littlest things in life, you will  be a much happier person 🙂

I will share more about the different places and restaurants around Australia in my next few blogs, so remember to stay tune.

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Welcome

Hello, and welcome to Kaleidoscope Living
“Kaleidoscope” – a constantly changing pattern or sequence of elements
“Living” – the pursuit of a lifestyle of the specified type

This blog aims to bring you to the different corners of the world, sharing with you what I see from my travels.

The idea of blogging all started because of a bad breakup that I have went thru a little while ago.I was so traumatized that I couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat, and couldn’t go to work. I felt like my world has collapsed, everything seems dull and meaningless, and I find no joy in life. People who went thru depression would understand the helplessness feeling – no hope no colours no nothing…

After some psychologist sessions, and with the support from my friends and families, I was finally able to walk out from the dark, and get back on track with my life. It was not easy for sure, but if you are determined to stand up from where you fall, you will be able to do it!

“Remember to love yourself”

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So, during my recovery period, I was encouraged to keep myself busy, by spending time with friends, or learning something new, picking up a new hobby etc. This strategy worked very well for me, the more busy I get, the less I remember the breakup that caused me a lot of pain. (Ok, sometimes I still think about it, but it hurts much less now)

I started to see that there are so much more to my life then this unhealthy relationship I was in. There are so many interesting things around me waiting to be discovered. I started to see colours back in my life, I started to laugh more, I started to realized that my life is worth so much more than what I used to think – I started to love myself 🙂

“If you just keep moving forward, you’ll amaze yourself”

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The blog aims to share what I see in my everyday life. It will mainly be around food, lifestyle, and travelling. I hope you will enjoy the content, and stay with me on my journey ahead.

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