Thursday, 30 June 2011

Shopping Four










Okie so this wasn't really shopping per se since I did not buy anything, though I was highly tempted to at my favourite shop - Zakka House. But they unfortunately did not have a new My Melody Makeup Case for me to buy and the one left there had a huge stain down her face. Boohoo. :(

The real reason we went to the Chinatown Markets was due to my Food Connoisseur Bunny who had some major Bak Kwa cravings. At 4 dollars a slice, it's pretty exorbitant considering the quality but I guess he was able to overlook it. 

Since I was a little girl, my parents would buy me Bak Kwa from a brand called Kim Hock Guan in Singapore, and they have since spoilt me for other Bak Kwa brands. They only use sliced pork (whereas other top brands use minced pork) and when you bite into it, it's tough but also chewy and not as fatty. 

You can be sure I would buy myself some when I get back, hopefully they have not raised their prices to more than 50 dollars per kilogram by then! 0.0

The photos are arranged in the order they were taken. We walked in, and immediately saw some stalls selling cute beanies and slippers. The lighting and type of wares just brought me back to Hong Kong's Temple Street in an instance! Hmm... I guess I am still morose we are not flying to Hong Kong this July for our annual Shop Like I Have Bill Gates As My Father trip. 

Bunny got his Bak Kwa (no, I did not share it with him), and while he was demolishing it, I stopped by Zakka House. As we walked back to the car, I had to take a snap of Luna Park's Ferris Wheel, the lights were so pretty. We also gawked at the long queue for Mamak and I thought the marketing behind The Gentle Dentist was pretty solid. 

Dentists do not really faze me. I have had some really gory things done to me in a dentist's chair, but that is a story for another day. ;) 

xoxo

111 comments:

  1. I love china town. Its always so busy and there is always something fun or cute or interesting to look at. AND Om nom bak kwa! now i too have a craving but there is not a single place down here that does it. Grrrrr.
    Gorgeous post lady xx

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  2. ouuu my god, i love this kind of photos! (not more than your outfits, but well they're also so so nice) i'm always pretty fascinated by cities at night ♥

    and i also wanted to tell you that your blog has developed so well the last time. although it was already very good at the beginning!
    please keep on blogging this way :)

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  3. I love those slippers + they look so cute and warm.

    Wyetha

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  4. wow lots of cute stuff! what is Bak kwa anyway? is it like a snack food? what ever it is, it sounds yummy to me.

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  5. Oooh I had to google what Bak Kwa was but then I recognised it when the cantonese name for it came up. I love that stuff too! I miss the days when relatives used to bring it over to the UK as souvenirs. Damn strict custom rules that mean no meat products. Boo! This means that I eat my fill when I go back out to Asia.

    Love the China town photos!

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  6. lol.. gentle dentist! the irony! i am a dentist too..


    hugs,
    Nelly
    www.massacredmascara.blogspot.com

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  7. Nice photos, I really love the colors and the idea that they are telling us an story :)

    See you!

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  8. Such a fun place!! I love all the colors and that dentist's sign is pretty cool:)

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  9. you're so pretty!

    <3lace
    http://singalongforever-laceface.blogspot.com/

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  10. i lvoe the chinatown markets! you can find some excellent stuff there :)

    also, talk about a line at Mamak!! I used to got here when no-one knew about it, those were the good old days. :)

    you make sydney look so pretty!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  11. Oohhh you finally got to Chinatown markets! :)
    I didnt know what the flat meat was called but now I do thanks to you!
    I used to have it when I was little too and remember it being quite expensive per kg?
    The line for mamak is insane right? I genuinely don't think it's THAT good. Ive eaten there twice and it is pretty similar to street food in Malaysia but I've also been to Malaysia a few times! That's probably why I don't see what the rave is about lol.

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  12. Oh my gosh, you are sooo lucky to have such cute shops where you live! Where I live in Iowa we don't have any Hello kitty or other cute characters in shops! I wish I lived where you do!

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  13. Hi!!!!
    Thanks for your visit in my blog!!!
    You are very beautyfull!!!
    Sara(sarasaracoteando.blogspot.com)

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  14. aw how fun!!! i love markets like these xx

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  15. I wanna go to Zakka House too. Those fluffy slippers and stuffed toys look so nice. I've heard there absolutely a lot of great shopping finds in HK. That's why it's called Shopping Capital of the World. :-)

    Much love from Mystic Nymph

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  16. Those are seriously adorable stuff. :) And that dentist's clinic is cute. I never liked dentists myself...they're my least favorite doctors in the world. Haha! Do share your stories!

    Mars of fashion insouciance

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  17. Great photos! The gentle dentist thing is cracking me up, awesome window design and all.

    Liked your comment on my blog about National Treasure--I am also not a Nick Cage fan, but I thought that was probably the best I've ever seen him.

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  18. oohh I am now intrigued to hear your dentist tale (:

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  19. Thank you for your comment! I really like your blog, I follow you.
    XX
    Noëlla
    http://livelifeliveblond.blogspot.com/

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  20. These slippers are so cute...

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  21. I want to go to China! I han a chinese friend and she says China es wonderful. very nice :-)

    xoxo
    bluedresseddoll.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful :)-lovely blog!
    x, Jesa

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  23. nice blog ! ♥


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  24. Aww, those plush animals and slippers are so adorable!!<3

    <3 Kristina

    www.mycupofteafortwo.blogspot.com

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  25. I love how colourful the pictures are!!!

    Btw... is Bak Kwa the moist beef/porj jerky? I love eating that stuff during Chinese New Year!

    Also, re: LV watercolour speedy - unfortunately my sis in law is no longer speaking to me, so no such luck of borrowing hers! Though, I will be in Paris in early August, so have been planning my LV purchase!!!!!!!!

    xoxo

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  26. Cute post!!
    Love your blog so much.)))

    I need your help...
    In August I depart to Greece on two weeks. I don't want to sit there on one place, I want to look at all most beautiful places.
    You were sometime in Greece? If yes, that there it is necessary to look and where it is possible to make beautiful photos?

    Thanks for earlier.)

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  27. I loooove the pirate slippers!! Great photos :o)

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  28. Hello Addie, just wanted to say that you got a very fine blog here :) Going to follow

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  29. oOoh I'm in love with those slippers..they are so adorable :)
    Love,
    Anastasia

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  30. wow, fab pics!!!!
    let`s visit our blog!
    fashion-ache.blogspot.com

    kisses k&M

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  31. good photographer :)

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    or
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  32. Ahh I love the pictures, it looks like you had a wonderful time! I would love to go to chinatown some day, it looks such fun!

    Girl about Town XxX

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  33. omg!!! i so love all these pics the first one made me smile <3 it

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  34. Loving your blog! Thanks for dropping by mine :)

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  35. I love the sleepers they're so cute!
    You didn't buy anything ? whouaah I'm impressed ahah!

    www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  36. Very inspiring. I want to eat that food your sharing. =)

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  37. the pictures are so much fun!

    what is Bak Wa?
    can you explain?

    xoxo

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  38. SO many cute pics!! I think you had a lot of fun, isn't it?
    Come back visit me soon!
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  39. OMG!! i love this pics!!
    Sooooooooo cute!! =)
    kiss

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  40. haha..the slippers are so cute. You love Bak Kwa? It's funny we have it here all year long, nobody eats them, and then there's always this crazy queue at every chinese new year. People actually send their workers to queue for them. It's insane! Haven't tried Kim Hock Guan, Lim Chee Guan is the one with the insane queues. Haha..I just saw a Gentle Dentist at Jurong East recently. Looks like they expanded their business.

    love~mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  41. CUTE OVERLOAD. I always look forward to your posts because I know that there's something i'll fall in love with. x

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  42. Hey, thanks for your comment (:
    Yeah, they're both so beautiful. :D

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  43. I want to go to Chinatown! cute photos and nice blog! many kisses and thanks for visit my blog :D

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  44. Amazing photos, I am delighted with your post!!!
    xoxo

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  45. but nice slippers! wants them!

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  46. Hi sweettttie! Many thanks for your visit and comment on my blog!!

    I like your blog!!! it's so interesting! :) I love the sleepers too!!

    Besos from Barcelona!!!

    http://demodayaloloco.blogspot.com/

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  47. Such cute slippers, your photos are great! I've never had any dental problems, but I'm always afraid of going to the dentist.

    xoxo

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  48. i would buy all those cute stuff!!

    http://fashionindahat.blogspot.com/

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  49. I love all your shopping item, dear :)
    they are soooo cute! I love cute items too
    where do y live? Asia? cause, in Asia actually China there are so many cute things like 'em :)

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  50. Love these slippers!

    greetings from Turkey to Sydney^^

    Nisa Ercan
    http://eflatunkedi.blogspot.com

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  51. You're so lucky! This place looks fantastic.

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  52. I like your photos. That's cool. :)

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  53. Thank you dear! :) You´re so cute!

    xoxo

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  54. The food must be so gooooood!!!
    Monia, Rome
    http://moniantinori.blogspot.com/

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  55. Hey, thank you for your comment!

    You have such a lovely blog, I have to follow you right now!

    Where are you from? :)

    ♥Mira

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  56. very nice photos:)
    http://shu84.blogspot.com/

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  57. I am laughing from the picture with a gentle dentist:-) Is there such a thing?:-)Thank you for your nice comments. Enjoyed the rest of your pictures as well.
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com

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  58. Thank you for your kind words!
    Come back soon, I'll be wainting you!

    http://cosamimetto.blogspot.com/

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  59. I love it! Very kawaii!
    Oh and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment for me. I really do appreciate it!
    Now following your blog!

    Love,
    Camie

    http://lovecamie.blogspot.com

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  60. your blog is amazing and your outfits are very cute!! i love your pics
    xoxo

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  61. you shopping post are gorgeous, but you know... they are so unhealthy! I want shopping right now

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  62. The slippers are really adorable! Lovely pics:)

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  63. Nice pictures ! Waw !
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  64. Addie, I had to google "Bak Kwa" but when I saw pics, I knew EXACTLY what you were referring to. Oh my gosh.I LOVEEEEd it when I was a kid, which was probably the last time I had it. Now, I will have to go search high and low for a place that carries it here in small city, Midwest. hahaha. I can't believe you didn't buy anything at Zakka House. Just by looking at the window, I am sure I would have gotten at least one thing. Maybe some cute candy? hahaha.
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  65. haha, that last pict is so funny, love them all!
    thanks for stopping by my blog!
    i'll be following you!
    come back to visit me anytime.
    xoxo

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  66. lovely photos, those little toys are so cute! and what a good idea to call it the gentle dentist xx

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  67. Hey :)

    Your pictures are sooo cute, as usual! :)
    Have you ever been in chinatown in Paris? ;)

    I really love your Blog! ♥♥

    xx

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  68. lovely !

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  69. Sweet Pics! Cool Blog! Greetz

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  70. nice pictures! :)
    & thanks for your comment!
    http://the-world-is-my-book.blogspot.com/

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  71. Wow, so q, so q! Such a fun and festive area to shop in...those little stuffed animals and fuzzy slippers are adorable! Color me happy, love how vibrant this post is!

    Thanks again for visiting my blog, hope to see you back soon! Happy Weekend!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  72. lovely photos! i love those stuffed animals in the first one

    -Erica
    http://allaboutitt.blogspot.com/

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  73. Those sleepers look cool!
    Thanks for stopping by xx

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  74. aww thank you!

    I really like your blog:)

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  75. thanks for stopping by my blog! you have such an adorable blog! following! would love it if you would follow back! xx

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  76. such crazy and beautiful images!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  77. i wanna read the other story :D and thanks so much for that big compliment *-*

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  78. Lovee the pictures!
    this loooks like a beautiful city! I'd love to visit it some day :)

    Jamilah X

    http://shewearsthetrouser.blogspot.com/

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  79. Love these photos! Those slippers are adorable!

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  80. Those slippers are adorable!!

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  81. woahhh i love shopping, nice photos ..

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  82. looks like a fun time in Chinatown :)
    that ferries wheel is pretty!

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com/

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  83. beautiful pics ! It looks like such a lovely place !!!! xxx

    hope you're having a good weekend =)

    http://ja-mata.blogspot.com

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  84. mmmm! lovely pics! I'd like to visit a place like this sometime! I swear!

    G

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  85. oh gosh looks really fun
    and dentists are terrifying
    what an unpleasant job

    thank you for commenting on my blog, sorry it took a long time for me to reply.

    visit me !

    www.fantailflo.com

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  86. i'm not scared of my dentist either, she's lovely! these are such cool snaps :) xx

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  87. Awww! The bunny slippers, they really are the cutest!
    xxxx

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  88. I think I'm in love with the little girl rabbit slippers in red I'm very precise ;)

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  89. Wow girl. this is soo cool!
    amazing pics!
    thanks for the comment babe

    New outfit post : New kimono
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  90. Hey thanks for visitin my blog!
    This looked like a fun shoppin trip, I love Chinatown in London, but it's usually pretty busy, so I can only stay for a few hours without gettin stressed :p love the slippers X

    themissingk.blogspot.com

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  91. what a fun day! i love those cute little slippers. i would totally buy those for sure. my girls would love 'em. and how funny about the gentle dentist. my whole family is a bunch of dentists and my sister's a little sensitive saying "i don't cause pain, i relieve it." haha.

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  93. your blog is tooo adorable! love that plushie store! :)

    thanks for commenting and visiting my blog :D
    www.christinebalram.blogspot.com

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  94. oh so cute!

    love,
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