17/ 11/ 16
It’s finally fall. The weather in Hong Kong is hcurrently at its most perfect. Although we don’t get any change of colors here, you can feel it in the air. It’s time to breakout in shades of red, yellow, and green!
Now I never thought of fall as my favorite season or anything because I enjoy warmer weather and in most places, fall means its starting to get nippy. But in Hong Kong our barely there fall season is really beautiful. During the day its warm and sunny with a great breeze and at night you’ve got a comfortable cool temperature that makes you actually want to be outside because its so perfect. It’s also the perfect time to get married in Hong Kong, especially if your wedding is going to be outdoors. That’s why October and November, and even December are really popular months to get married. Very low chances of rain or typhoons and a temps usually in the mid to low twenties means it’s the best time to host a big event!
However, fall in Hong Kong can be pretty random. Last month we had a double typhoon hit Hong Kong and it was mid October! It was the first time a T8 hit Hong Kong in October in more than twenty years. Suffice to say, you can never predict the weather here, you can just hope for the best.
So on that note of loving fall weather, we’ve finally gotten our wedding date fixed after having to wait a few weeks to see if any other members of the Hong Kong Country Club would release their hold on certain dates (I’ll write another post on why we picked the HKCC). Nov. 17, 2017 it is! 17/11/17 or 11/17/17 if you’re American. I think it has a nice look to it.
With the date being right in the middle of November we have a pretty high chance of having great weather not only on our wedding day, but also the days surrounding it as we’ll be having lots of out of town guests flying in. We’re hoping to be blessed with beautiful wedding week weather.
I’m writing this on Nov. 17, 2016 so pretty excited to be getting married in exactly one year from today! A year seems pretty far off and a lot that can happen in between. But I’m excited to enjoy this year of engagement!
29/ 09/ 16
I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while, but as the procrastinator that I am I kept saying I’d do it tomorrow. Well tomorrow has finally arrived! As Agatha Christie (or Mark Twain depending on who you’re talking to) said, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
There are A LOT of blogs out there for all sorts of reasons, filling all different kinds of niches. For me, I would want my blog to be like a timeline of what’s happening in my life. I want to make this a space where I can share my thoughts, experiences, recipes, and maybe even tips & advice (if anyone dare take it). I guess the idea is that even if no one else reads it, at least I can have a nicely organized reference of what I’ve done. It’s a way to document my life. If I take pictures, or stumble upon a really good recipe, or have travel experiences can have one home for everything.
Another reason I’ve wanted to start a blog is to get back into writing. I studied literature and writing in university and while I continue to read almost every day (thank you Kindle!), my writing has slowed down a lot. And by a lot I mean it basically doesn’t happen. I write every day, since I have my phone, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – I’m always writing little things. But I never sit down and think about what it is I actually want to say. I don’t have a place to put together all the ideas I have. With this blog I hope that I can develop myself as a writer. I hope that I something I say or share about will resonate with someone.
When I first started reading and following blogs a few years ago, I was most attracted to blogs that were more personal, often lifestyle blogs. Reading about their passions, struggles and daily insights was inspiring. They were telling their stories and that encouraged me because it was something I could do too. So instead of me just sitting behind a computer reading and absorbing, I could be doing and producing. I could create something and have something to be proud of. Something I can continually be working towards.