Thursday, August 25, 2016

Welcome to my Chi apartment!


Hi, long time no see! Sorry for not blogging so long. If you have missed the info, I am back in Holland again and still recovering from my jetlag. Again sorry for not blogging but the upcoming post will be mostly all about my HK trip. Starting with today which is all about my accommodation, an apartment tour!

Me and my dad and brothers stayed at CHI Residences which is a serviced apartment. Normally we stay over at relatives but this time we wanted to have our own place in HK. And I like having my own place. I slept, ate and showered in CHI #393 because this was the cheapest apartment. Go read all about it down below and perhaps bookmark it in your future HK trip?


Hoi, lang niet gezien! Sorry voor een lang tijd niet-bloggen. Ik ben alweer terug in NL en heb een heerlijke vakantie in HK gehad. De jetlag is er helaas nog steeds maar dat geeft niet. De komende blogposts gaat waarschijnlijk over HK voornamelijk en de blogpost van vandaag begint er alvast mee. Het gaat over mijn accommodation, mijn appartement!

Een tour blogpost dus en dit keer verbleven ik, papa en broerliefs in CHI Residences. Normaal gesproken verblijven we bij familieleden maar dit keer wilden we een eigen plekje hebben en dat beviel me best aardig. Ik sliep, at en waste me af in CHI #393 want deze is het goedkoopste appartement, kom gauw scrollen en lees er alles over hieronder!

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The hallway
I live on the 10th floor and it was a funny first time experience as well! Because once you stepped out of the elevator you already enter your hallway. No one else lives on the 10th floor besides me and this makes floor 10 my very own private floor. This also means no one can enter my floor nor I can enter the other private floors of the building.
The livingroom
This towel is an improvised yoga mat but did not work well unfortunate.
This couch and window area is absolute my favorite spot in my apartment. It`s also the spot where I eat my food too, so it`s a dining spot as well I guess.
The kitchen
Not an oven sadly, just a microwave. With grill function.
The bathroom
A tiny but clean bathroom with lots of light. The pictures at the website does not match with the reality because in these pictures the shower has switched places with the toilet and sink. But in my opinion I like the reality better - check out the floorplan at this link below:
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The study and sleep area
Would I stay here again?
Yes! This CHI apartment #393 is a wonderful home for 1 person (max. 2 person) and I had a comfortable 4 week stay. The location is also convenient with lots of shops and eateries around and the MTR and other public transport is very nearby too. Ovenfresh pineapplebuns every morning thanks to the bakery straight downstairs. Or fishballs and herbal soups and there`s a Mannings drugstore and a Wellcome supermarket down the road for your body care and groceries.

Though the location is very convenient, the area is also known for being boisterous and noisy with `shady` businesses around. My HK family was really worried in the beginning but hey, I survived didn`t I!

Furthermore to the kitchen facility inside the apartment which was not bad. You can borrow a rice cooker or toaster if you want to! However I really wish there was a pair of scissor included. 
Address: 393, Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon - HONG KONG

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Innisfree, my first timer!


When you're in Hong Kong you got to shop and buy something of course. By something like, Asian beauty brands that are not available in my country (The Netherlands) and yes I know you can order Asian beauty brands online nowadays but when you got the chance to enter a real flagship store, its so much more fun! And you might get great deals too. Like that day when I enter Innisfree shop for the very first time.


Wanneer je in Hong Kong ben, mag het shoppen natuurlijk niet ontbreken. Vooral het shoppen van Aziatische verzorgingsproducten want deze zijn haast onvindbaar in NL en ja, ja je kan ze online bestellen - I know - maar een echte winkelketen binnenstappen is veel leuker! En er zijn fijne acties. Net als die dag toen ik voor het eerst een Innisfree winkel binnenstapt.

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Then there was a membership card

Because I have purchased at Innisfree for over X-amount of money, I was legally ok to sign up for their member club! I told the nice saleslady that I`m from EU and therefor perhaps not possible for me to sign up for the HK member club, but it was fine! I then received a present of a member starter kit of facial washes which I gave to my niece.
Innisfree Aloe revital
From the Innisfree Aloe revital line I got the: soothing gel 300ml and the sleeping pack 100ml.

That`s right a free gift on Innisfree Aloe revital line when purchasing 2 items! Thanks for this miniature special kit version!
Lets try it out!
a little review

I have learned something about my skin today thanks to a Holika Holika salesman but this story-haul is for the next time since this post is all about Innisfree. Anyway. I`ve been told that my skin is dry! Or at least not hydrated enough. Aloe vera is the key to diminish dry skin apparently and so I`ve been using the Innisfree Aloe Vera revital for 2 days now, and I have news.

Soothing Gel

I apply the soothing gel after I washed my face/body and I must say, my skin feels softer than usual in the next morning. Which is good! I also applied this gel on my face and not only it feels soft too but my pores seems to be smaller as well. I can`t wait to see what this gel will bring me in the future because I am liking what I see so far.

Sleeping pack

I have always wanted to try out a sleeping pack because I remembered everyone raved about Laneige `Water Sleeping Pack` product but I find it a bit pricey. The Innisfree Aloe Vera revital sleeping pack suits better to my budget. The result so far is minimum. Nothing spectacle happend nor no break outs/allergy reactions either which is good.

I am not really that fan-girling over this Lee Min-Ho dude trust me.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

My life in HK so far


I thought I could handle it but I'm obviously slacking and delaying posting blogposts! Sorry! I've been making quite long days, full of family meeting duties, buyings and of course eating and therefor leaving no time at all to blog. Pretty a good excuse if you ask me and that's why a quick sneak peek of my recent HK life in todays blogpost.


Het wordt een eitje dacht ik, maar niet heus, want ik ben overduidelijk het bloggen links laten liggen. Excuses! Ik ben best lange dagen aan het maken met veel familie bijeenkomsten, inkopen doen en natuurlijk eten. Tevens ook mijn excuus voor het late blogposten. Daarom een snelle preview van mijn HK leven dusver in de blogpost van vandaag.

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Hiking in a dress at my first visit at Lamma-Island is perhaps not the best choice, but who cares if you got the chance to see this view!
Fresh Turkish coffee (or milktea) just a few blocks away from my apartment. @Coffee On The Sand
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It never gets bored.
One accurate thing: today I went to a cat café.
HK food makes my HK life quite good, thank you! Of course there will be a detox foodplan after I return home...