Sunday, June 30, 2013

Finally, the flea market...

Perfect weather for the Discovery Bay flea market this time. Ok, a bit too hot but better than last week.

Next one's in about two months' time.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bebinca spoils the weekend

So we didn't go to Motion in the Ocean on Saturday because the weather report said rough seas and heavy rain. Only to find out they did go ahead with the event.

Then we went for the flea market only to see this sign:

Apparently it too even the sellers by surprise. They said they didn't know until they had lugged all their stuff to the plaza... by which time it was too late. But a flea market of sorts did still go on.
 Many enterprising sellers set up shop by the walkway.
 And under the umbrellas in the plaza.

It turned out to be surprisingly fun. And I managed to get some bargains as the sellers were just interested in ensuring they didn't have to lug all the stuff back again.
But don't forget, the flea market proper will be on June 30.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Flea market collection

Spotted this sign while on one of our village walks. To be honest, I was more excited at the prospect of there being a flea market on September 20 and 21!

Or if you are an animal lover, PALS is always looking for donations for its Discovery Bay flea market stall. The next flea market is on June 23 so now's the time to give Jacqui a call and see if her little PALSmobile is going to be anywhere near your home.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mui Wo sartorial style

He's keepin' it real.

Btw, he put on special clean pyjamas for his trip into Central.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Some days, the bear gets you...

China Bear's refurbished kitchen and toilets look nice.


The food prices have also gone up.

We went there for our usual breakfast and found that most items were about 50 percent more expensive than before. Ouch!

Going by the crowd, I doubt it will matter much to the Discovery Bay exiles and the pilot families.

Not for us poor villagers, though.

I think I'm going to have to persuade Buffalo Wilbur to go for yum cha more often instead.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rose apple harvest

We were walking round Wang Tong when we came across some residents taking advantage of the bountiful rose/wax apple harvest.
Seeing our interest, they offered us a fruit. It was a strange combination of bitter skin and sweet-sour flesh. An acquired taste, perhaps, but it did quench our thirst and, best of all, was free.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Speed bumps on South Lantau Road now!

This picture is from Lindsey Price. Six cows were killed outside Tong Fuk this morning. And from the extent of the carnage it has to be a big truck that just plowed through a herd.

First Gavin Spier, now a whole herd of cows.

What are the traffic police doing? What are they waiting for? A kid? How horrible does it have to be before they actually do something?

The police have had it easy these past few years but now traffic is getting heavier on South Lantau Road, with more people moving into the area.

I heard that a lot of these people are not moving to Lantau because they love the easygoing countryside living but because they have been forced out of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon thanks to high property prices.

So they bring their impatient city lifestyle with them... and that includes not having the patience to wait for a few cows to amble across the road.

Something needs to be done now. Just a few speed bumps could make a difference 1) in making all cars slow down 2) in stopping supercar racers from entering South Lantau Road -- the bumps will do damage to their oh-so-expensive chassis.

Some Lantau folks are getting up a campaign but in the meantime, report all cases of reckless driving to the traffic police here. Let's make them do some work rather than while away their time on endless McDonald's runs.  

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Dragonboat festival 2013

This year's dragonboat race took place during a Very Hot weather warning. So don't expect too many photos from me.
 I was too busy taking cover under the shade.
And munching on burgers from Silvermine Beach Hotel. I always look forward to events on the beach now because the hotel sets up a kiosk outside with very basic but very yummy burgers (HK$30 each).