Back in January of 2018, after my first 100 days in Hong Kong, I took a challenge upon myself to write 50 blog posts in 50 days. It was modeled after similar challenges I had done in the past (31 posts in 31 days in May of 2014; posting every weekday for the month in 2015). In both cases, the commitment to post caused me to write many posts I never would have gotten around to writing.
Writing those 50 posts back in January was a lot of work and took a lot of discipline! What helped a lot was that I wasn’t working a full time day job yet, nor had I started studying Mandarin Chinese intensively (that happened in April, when blog writing activity slowed down for a couple months).
After accomplishing the 50 days of straight posting in Hong Kong in mid-March, this blog took a “break” from Hong Kong and traveled to other parts of the world, such as Tokyo and Hakone (Japan), Sonoma (California), Yunnan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Xiamen (both in China).
Well, now my backlog is HUGE and in much great need of another boost. So, I’ve decided to do ANOTHER 50 posts in 50 days, starting tomorrow! 😬😱
This time, I’m working a full-time job, still trying to study Mandarin Chinese, and taking conversational Cantonese lessons. Heh, I have my hands full, but I’m committed to doing this. I know that if I commit to it, it will get done.
I may play around with different formats of writing up posts for restaurants, so don’t be surprised if things look a bit different sometimes. Heh, if I’m really inspired, I may even write up a recipe or two. I’ve resolved to start cooking more again, so we’ll see where that goes. The richness of the produce that is available in the farmers markets around here is too tempting . . .
Anyway, enjoy the ride! There will be lots of new posts about cool day trips within Hong Kong as well as all the various restaurants I’ve tried in Hong Kong in the past six months!
Cheung Chau Island (Hong Kong day trip)
Kin’s Kitchen (Cantonese)
Mercedes Me Brunch (European)
Kwan Kee Bamboo Noodle (Cantonese)
Old Bailey (Jiangnan, China cuisine)
Saravanaa Bhavan (Indian)
Mott32 (Peking duck)
Tsukiji Yamataka Seafood Market (Sushi)
Mercato Hong Kong (Italian)
Tsukado Nojo (Japanese beauty hot pot)
Santorini Hong Kong (Greek)
Day Trip to Tai O Fishing Village
Lantau Island and the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
Brass Spoon (Vietnamese)
Galician Beef at La Ramba (Spanish)
Chifa Dumpling House (Chinese Peruvian)
The Chairman Four Person Set Menu
Northern Yuan Dumpling
Zhejiang Heen (Jiangnan, China)
Crabtain (crab congee)
Chachawan (Northern Thai / Issan)
Ning Po Restaurant
Che’s Cantonese Restaurant
Frites Belgian on Tap