Today, I’m going to bring you around upper Sheung Wan, or PoHo, or Sai Ying Pun, or the western district of Hong Kong. Whatever its name is.
Truth be told, I don’t even know why I’m writing this very SEO-unfriendly blog post. It goes against everything I learnt about managing web writing content at HK Magazine. But since restarting my blog, I gotta admit that catering to SEO while producing content is tiring at times. Sure, it’s fun when your readability and SEO hits the green light on Yoast (ignore me if you have no idea what I’m talking about), but at times it takes the joy out of writing freely.
What the hell, back to topic.
Outfit of the Day
My outfit of the day wasn’t anything special but it was weather-appropriate in Hong Kong’s humid heat. And it was certainly upper Sheung Wan friendly for hiking up the way up to Tai Ping Shan Street, where I ended up. I wore my basic white t-shirt from H&M, a pair of grey exercise shorts again from H&M but from the kids’ section, my white Keds and the faux leather backpack I’ve been neglecting all my other bags for from Bunkaya Zakkaten 文化屋雑貨店.
Green Monday Summer Carnival
My first stop and the whole reason I even decided on spending my Sunday in upper Sheung Wan was to visit the Green Monday Summer Carnival in PMQ. I dragged Jason along, who wasn’t enthusiastic at all because he has a thing against PMQ (he think the events held there are usually shitty – well, they aren’t amazing or anything because the central courtyard of the place is small… but what can you expect with Hong Kong’s lack of space?), but he shushed when I got him a free banana smoothie that I powered myself on the bike in the photos above.
I actually forgot how to cycle in the first few seconds on the bike. There were crowds of people watching me while lining up for their turn and it was so cringeworthy. I genuinely thought I wasn’t strong enough to get the wheels on the bike going and freaked out. The girl in charge was like, “relax!” I am an embarrassment to human race.
Next in the upper Sheung Wan exploration, Jason and I trekked upwards to Shing Wong Street’s Common Ground, a little coffee shop opened by Caleb and Joshua Ng of Twins Kitchen who also founded the pancake eatery Stacks (next destination for me?). Common Ground has both indoor and outdoor seating, and we opted for the latter after seeing how full the shop was. But man, even the Hong Kong heat proved too much for me in the end, so we moved back inside after about five minutes.
Last on our agenda for our upper Sheung Wan exploration was a continued walk upwards to Teakha, which I’d been to on a few previous occasions. Actually, it wasn’t on our agenda, but we decided to check out the trendy Tai Ping Shan Street anyway since we had a bit of time to kill before dinner time. Don’t ask me why I ended up taking pictures at Teakha. I suppose I’d always loved their exterior seating area and it was a rare photo opportunity because no one was sitting outside thanks to the unbearable heat. The camwhore in me strikes again (the Instagram Husband‘s worst nightmare).
This is an abrupt ending to this post because I’m not sure how else to end it. Have a nice day! 🙂