Weekends are ours'....no hurry..no work...no botheration. Sleep till late..its catching up on the lost sleep of the week days.We woke up real late in the morning on Saturday, had a good tall glass of Banana-Cognac smoothie(talk about weekend drinking...lol), then decided on a restuarant we would go to for lunch...err brunch.It was a good start to what was going to be a tiring day, ending up in an unexpectedly harried search.
While on our way we spotted a huge gathering and hustle-bustle in place of what used to be the beautiful quiet Victora Park here. The HKBPE fair.
We decided that we would go for our meal, after a quick stop at the Hong Kong Brands Products Expo. It was mere curiosity that led us to the exhibhition, but we are glad we allowed our inquisitiveness to take the better of us. It was simply w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l! With so many top brands and so much to see...like all the vibrancy...all the colour that Hong Kong has ...was all at one place.
It was fun visiting each stall and trying out new things...like putting your palm in a tub of (mild) hot liquid wax (which initially you thought was water) so that I can get my skin tested..(ughh! it was sticky) and well my baby-skin was just fine for my age...lol. Then we went on to the Food-Zone (my favourite) trying all the sweet and savoury dishes on offer..the exotic fruits....sun-dried sea food...wines, sauces,blackbean garlic pastes etc, wafers, home made steamed cakes, varieties of green tea..even a guava tea....the sheer variety was mind boggling! After six hours of endless shopping and ending up buying so much stuff...that we exhausted all the cash(cards not accepted) we had just drawn from the ATM in the morning (and which was plenty because it was worth four three-course meals for two people). It was only then that we stopped...or rather had to..lol.
Now for the unpleasant and frantic part of the day--We came back home to drop off our shopping before we headed for an early dinner. While unpacking and sorting out the stuff , we realized that we had lost a big packet of stationery that I had lovingly picked as gifts for my nephews and sis back in India and (since I am crafty and creative) for myself too. A few picture frame balloons,paint-me and blow-up pictures, glitter fabric colours, stain glass cut outs and some D-I-Y stuff.
As the HKBPE visit was undecided, we weren't carrying our back pack..so all the packets were hand held, and one of it might have slipped without us noticing, in the heavily crowded fair. :(
We searched high and low but to no avail...it was S-A-D...I am batting my moist eyes even now as I write. We did register our concern at the Informations/Lost & Found Stall at the fair, though I do not expect any outcome of it. :(
I tend to get upset if I lose anything....my hunger had vanished...I wasn't tired anymore...my legs weren't paining any longer(or I couldn't feel )....I was searching frantically....all I wanted was my lost packet. Hubby dear made me some Banana Smoothie again to comfort me a little. He is the calming factor in my life...I am the one who gets worked up easily.
Anyways, after a lot of consoling and banana drinks...we did go for dinner. Whatever has to happen...happens! (s-i-g-h!!)
(for two tall glasses)
1 cup eggnog (Cognac-rum flavoured)
1 cup rum
2 cups of 2% milk, chilled
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon
2 tbsp brown sugar
chocolate shavings for garnish
Blend everything (except chocolate shavings) in a blender. Serve garnished with dark chocolate shavings.
Note: I skipped the natural/flavoured yogurt as I am a milk-child. :)
This is one of the few treats you only get this time of the year--eggnog, so we combined that delicious eggnog flavor with a smoothie-- a calming drink for harrowing nights like ours.
This goes out to Lubna (of Yummy Food) who is hosting FIC-White, an original creation by SunshineMom/Harini (of ToungeTicklers).