15 March 2011

Last December


Hong Kong December 2010
I'm preparing for my German speaking test, which is less than 8weeks away. I'm really worried and stressed, so I thought I would look at old photos and reminisce...to calm me and to avoid work XD

Cookie and Mint Ice cream and 22nd December.
22nd December was a very important day, since people had to go back home to have dinner with their family. I think it's a really sweet tradition, and it was the first time I had celebrated it, since most of my family live in Hong Kong.

Totoro
I forgot to show you some of the pictures of a studio Ghibli exhibition on at a shopping mall, which was really cute. But, like Hello Kitty land it was nearly impossible to get a photo of yourself with the cute figures!
It was nice finding new things and exploring :)
Lucky Cats
With exploring comes buying if your in Mong Kok....
I miss buying cheap things and haggling,... I still haven't properly unpacked aswell D:

Whilst I was there,Hong Kong was really hot, but everyone still had puffer jackets and fleeces on. I felt very awkward and exposed XD



Do you have family traditions?Sunday dinners or Friday night dinner?
I wish I didn't live so far away from my relatives.


32 comments:

Katie said...

Good luck in your German exams!
we have a Sunday dinner.. Sometimes.
My family aren't very ...family-ish?
I mean my close family are great don't get me wrong its just my aunties and stuff XD i'd love to have a family like yours. Your HK pictures are so cute!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

that is a very nice tradition of Dec. 22. i don't really have any family traditions like that, but i should definitely start one.

good luck on your german test--you have a lot of time to prepare so i'm sure you'll do well.

Butters said...

Wowow! That exhibit is so cool!

Good luck on your exams :3

Pop Champagne said...

LOL I miss buying cheap things and haggling as well. I'm going to taiwan in may, so I can't wait for all the cheapies!!

GretchTM said...

These are nice pictures of your time there. Good luck on your exam!

The Cookie Button said...

Eeeee, a studio Ghibli exhibition in a MALL?! That is awesome!
I am so jealous of you!

Piperita Patty said...

Totoro! And cute shopping! *_____*

I don't think we have some particular tradition, but maybe I didn't think from outside.

Good luck on you exam!

Chanel Craves said...

Nice pics!!

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Piperita Patty said...

Thank you!!! I hope not marry soon tough :P I'm way too young.

siwing said...

nice pictures !! =D

hope you do well on your exam !

Melody said...

<3 Nice pictures.
I don't think I have much family traditions apart from maybe ..having dinners :\ but that's about it ;;

Good luck for the exam <3

Miki's scrapbook said...

Pretty pictures, Naka! Focus and try to re read as much as you can for your German test. Be confident and try to be as much prepared as you can ;). Best luck!

Miki.

sugar sugar said...

goodluck on your exams! =) thanks for sharing your cute pictures. :3 we have so many family traditions such as we normally spend sundays together and open our gifts on xmas evening.

featherfactor said...

I was in HK during that time too! I was amazed by all the puffers, I guess cold is just relative. I live farther from my family too, I understand missing them. Thanks for posting :)

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Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

Good luck on your German exam! I hope you ace it! :D

Aww, the Studio Ghibli exhibit is adorable! My family and I have random traditions...For Thanksgiving, we always have to cook two Chinese dinners for some reason. I think it's because my grandfather likes it, but he usually just munches on the turkey! XD

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GOOD LUCK KEKE :B
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Courtney said...

Lovely photos! Wishing you besst of luck in your German exams, i think they key is just revise+practise a lot, you've got 8weeks and i hope that gives you long enough to feel comfortably prepared! xxx

Rocking Doll Museum said...

Good luck with your exams!

Our family lives far away too, so we don't really see eachother except on birthdays!

I really like the dress in the last picture, it looks lovely on you!

venus1710 said...

Cute Pictures!
Good luck with your German exams. I´m German, and you can ask me any questions, if you have one!

Nice Greets!

Sher said...

I'm lucky to be living with my family still, we have dinner together almost every day:)

xx

michelle_ said...

i usually go lunch with the family on sundays after church :)
i've been to hong kong and i love it there !

thanks for stopping by at my blog !
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Saving Capulet said...

exam days can be quite stressful!! I'm always full of pimples then o.o good luck naka!! I'm sure you'll do well and as for family traditions, we have sunday sundae! xDD

♥ 熊貓girl ♥ said...

super cute totoro!! I love shopping in mong kok too >< Can't wait to go again

ivy's closet said...

Such fun pics.

My family sometimes have Sunday dinners with my brother here. But usually, just me and the boyfriend..cooking. He usually, cooks and I watch. We sometimes take walks on the weekend.

Winnie said...

I didn't know about the 22nd Dec tradition?! Though I guess being in the UK is a bit different isn't it? Chinese traditions just aren't celebrated in the same way- even with CNY! I can't wait to go back to HK in July. It's going to be SUPER HOT!! Better get used to wearing layers even in the heat so I don't stand out too much haha!

Heart Charlie said...

Awww you look so cute! I went to Beijing and Shanghai but I never made it to Hong Kong :( I want to go! I am so impressed you know how to speak German! So cool!

yiqin; said...

We only have church on Sundays :(

Lia Waroka Putri said...

Good luck on your test dear! And I love love Hong Kong! Planning to live there in the next 2 years =D

Tara said...

I love to eat ice cream...

Vanilla said...

Good luck with your exams :) thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Love, Vanilla

tijusai said...

Beautiful photos! And so sweet items...

我 MOI said...

Oh I don't believe I know the event of 22nd December?!

hehe I was the same when I went to Hong Kong. Everyone else was in their wooley jumpers/cardigans and I was in a vest, not even a t-shirt, a vest because it was so damn hot!