Time: 5 – 9 March 2014, Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
As indicated on the website, all buyers, a.k.a. visitors, must present their passport or Hong Kong Identity Card at the Buyer Registration Counter and visitors without validated badges will be denied entry. On each badge issued, there is a Visitor Badge Number. It is a permanent non-transferable pass to Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (4 times a year). There are 3 exhibition floors this time but I only finished touring the 1st one this afternoon. Of all the booths I saw/stopped by, this one caught most of my attention: Tiara Crown. XD~ I know it seems silly to obsess with a princess diamond crown. I mean except on a wedding, what occasion can it possibly be appropriate to actually wear a diamond crown ^^? However, since I saw a sparkling, magnificent, too-expensive-to-afford and not-anymore-in-store diamond crown in Chow Tai Fook K11 Mall branch, I’ve been enchanted =.=a~ It’s even been on my wishful list that so far has only two items: a diamond crown & 49% shares of New York Yankees (I know I am dreaming~ Ha~). If it still seems so baffling why a girl can be so obsessive with a diamond crown, a video clip of one of my all-time favorite TV series may explain why:
By the way, I got an email from Hong Kong Trade Development Council that organizes the jewelry exhibition. In the email, items related to my search written down on the visitor application form for the badge are listed and one company from Taiwan called King Star on one of the other two exhibition floors that I didn’t get to visit this afternoon seems to have my kind of product~ I will definitely check out King Star’s booth should I visit the jewelry exhibition this summer~
What caught my attention is NOT how expensive a Hong Kong skyscraper office is (it is hardly new, is it? ^^!) but the adjective “nosebleed” used in the title~ I find this particular wording amusing and am wondering how I would translate it if paid for *news editing translation* (see note). I would Probably go for something similar to “令人飆鼻血的香港摩天商辦高價租金”。 Anyway, regarding the crazy property value rise in Hong Kong, the rent of apartment complexes in “boring/quite/suburb” Yuenlong could jump from HK$6500~7500 to HK$10,000~12,000 in two years, to say nothing of that of skyscraper offices in business/tourist districts~
Note: News editing translation is different from accurate translation. Due to the nature of news time constraint, translators are more often than not asked to do summarized translation.
Pettitte at Yankees Camp
It’s always good to see/hear from Pettitte! Andy arrived at Yankees Spring Training Camp yesterday as a special instructor and spoke during Monday’s game about his own retirement and Derek Jeter’s final season~~ Here are some fun quotes:
Andy: It’s different this time. Cash was saying you didn’t throw a secret bullpen to anyone, did you? I said “no, I am good”.
Funny indeed~ They were joking about his first retirement following the 2010 season~ Also, Andy mentioned “he is a straight Mr. Mom right now! Taking kids to school, trying to pick them up & trying to get some decent weather!”. On the video link, you can see the historical moment in MLB again staring 3:23. Do check out the video link above!
Of all 70 something dresses on huffingtonpost, I like these four the best — I’m just talking about the dresses only, NOT looks:
Agree that these four dresses look glamorous & classy?
Nabe means “Nabemono”, meaning “different kinds of pot foods” in Japanese. There are currently two branches in HK, one in Tsim Sha Tsui and the other in Tuen Mun. The price ranges from HK$138 ~ 338 per adult, depending on what kind of beef you choose. For shabushabu (soupy hot pot), I think US supreme beef is good enough but for sukiyaki (stew hot pot), I think Japanese Supreme Wagyu will be a better choice though I didn’t get to have sukiyaki this time. With all-you-want-to-eat meat, vegetables & other yummy hot pot ingredients like corn, shrimp balls or tofu, you may easily slip into a “food coma”~ XD~ However, remember to save some room for dessert! I love frozen yogurt with chocolate icing and almond flakes! It’s also unlimited in supply! I couldn’t have enough of it due to the 90-minite dining time limit~ Don’t get me wrong. 90 minutes should be enough for most customers except (extremely) slow eaters like me ^^! Overall, I like Nabe One and will go again to try sukiyaki & binge on frozen yogurt!! Haha~
PS 1. Nabe One serves pan-fried rice with beef, chowder soup & curry with minced beef besides all unlimited hot pot food~ I like curry sauce a lot! It actually works surprisingly well with hot pot ingredients like Korean sticky rice cake & shrimp balls!
PS 2. In Taiwan, hot pot buffet restaurants are either like Nabe One or the ultra-convenient “food belt conveying” style~ I miss the latter because it has unlimited supply of my favorite seafood, clams & fish fillet chops in particular!!! Does any one know such a Taiwanese-style hot pot buffet in Hong Kong?