Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fun Food Friday: A Meal With A View

The food at the Beachcomber Restaurant at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai is as wonderful as the view!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fun Food Friday: Cendol

A refreshing, icy cendol in Penang, Malaysia.  No amount of coaxing could get B to try this one!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lego Delight at In’s Point Mall, Hong Kong



B and I actually happened upon Lego paradise at In's Point Mall in Hong Kong by accident… We headed to the mall specifically to buy Daddy a souvenir at the Bruce Lee Club store on the second floor (http://www.bruceleeclub.com/) and found ourselves surrounded by the most amazing selection of Lego sets and figurines.






Having fun with our purchases

Unfortunately our visit was in the early afternoon and only a handful of shops were open.  But even with only a limited number of stores, the selection was amazing.  We found plenty of mini-figures and harder-to-find sets - at very reasonable prices, and many of the newer, easy-to-find sets were less expensive than sets we priced out at Toys R Us at Harbour City.  In addition to Lego, the shops were also full of new and vintage superhero action figures and other collectibles.







In’s Point Mall is located at 530-538 Nathan Road in Mong Kok.  If using the MTR, go to Yau Ma Tei Station and take exit A2.  Take the escalator or elevator up to the 1st and 2nd floors (if using a stroller, be aware the elevators are quite compact!).  The shops we visited accepted cash only.  From a cursory scan of shop hours, the ideal time to visit is after 4 pm on weekends or after 6 pm on weekdays when most of the shops open.  Many of the shops sold similar sets/figures so it is a good idea to bring a pen and paper and do a bit of price comparison between vendors.  I was so busy window shopping, I forgot to take pictures but this image from http://thebrickblogger.com/2012/05/lego-hong-kong/ gives a sense of the place.