Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2016

The 8th annual CCB (Asia) Wine & Dine Festival will be held on coming 27th-30th October. This year's Wine & Dine Festival returns at the Central Harbourfront event space, promises to provide visitors with an unrivalled epicurean experience.

Festival visitors will enjoy both photographing and tasting adorable eats in the Food Zone that are simply too cute to savour. These inclue Happy Penguin Cuttlefish Balls, Six-colour Soup Dumplings, Rainbow Grilled Cheese Toast, and over-sized "Octopus Takoyaki", which is cooked octopus on egg waffles, a traditional street snack in Hong Kong.

Drunken Pot Happy Penguin Cuttlefish Ball

Takoyaki Octopus

Another highlight will be the Star Food Booths, where Grand Wine Pass Holders can sample sensational dishes from a collection of the trendiest restaurants in Hong Kong, including Little Bao, The Ocean, Chez Ed, Jinjuu, TRi, BIBO, Mercedes Me and Harlan's.

Participating HK Chefs

At the Hong Kong Bar section, visitors get to sample awesome cocktails concocted by talented mixologists from some of the hippest bars in Hong Kong, including CÉ LA VI, Maison Eight, Angel's Share, Bao Bei, Stockton, Fu Lu Shou, Sohofama, The Envoy, NEO Cocktail Club and Seafood Room. Make sure to try the HK-inspired cocktails, such as The Envoy's Haig-a-Horlick, which combines whisky with malted milk, turning a childhood drink into an adult indulgence.  There is also Angel's Share which takes the classic Hong Kong drink Sprite with salted lemon and adds Taiwan's best-selling single malt Scotch whisky to evoke the flavours of caramel, orange peel and ginger candy.

Participating Mixlogists

Selected Cocktails available at the Hong Kong Bar Section

Visitors can look forward to sensational indulgence during this four-day event, and will definitely not be disappointed with the gastronomic experiences in Country Pavilion, Street Eat, Whisky Corner and Cheese Parade.

Admission fee for adult is HK$30, while wine passes are available at the range of HK$100 - HK$600.

For more details of the Festival and purchase of the tickets, you may visit:
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/promotions/winedinefestival/index.html

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Something to Ponder Upon

Lately, a friend shared a message with me, which I find it meaning and worth pondering upon...  Here, I would love to share with all of you.  May you take a few minutes to read through below and hopefully you gain something...
As we grow older, hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a SG$30,000 or a SG300 watch - - they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a SG$30,000 or a SG$300 wallet/handbag - - the amount of money inside is the same.
Whether we drink a bottle of SG$30 or SG$3000 wine - - the hangover is the same.
Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3,000 sq. ft. - - loneliness is the same.

You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sung songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth - - That is true happiness!!
SIX UNDENIABLE FACTS OF LIFE:
  1.  Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.
  2. Best awarded words: "Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food."
  3. The One who loves you will never leave you because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.
  4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.
  5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!
  6. If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!
SIX BEST DOCTORS IN THE WORLD:
  1. Sunlight
  2. Rest
  3. Exercise
  4. Diet
  5. Self Confidence and
  6. Friends

Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.