Treat Yourself with Good Food 

When you are upset, what do you usually do? Which living and nonliving thing do you usually turn to? What would usually make you feel better?

If there’s anything that most of us, if not all, must have in common, it is probably our love for food. There is nothing that food cannot fix.

Empty stomach? Food.

Heartbroken? Food.

Angry? Food.

Sad? Food.

Disappointed? Food.

Anxious? Food.

Depressed? Food.

Whatever you are feeling, all you have to do is get some food and stuff your stomach until you feel better. It’s always effective, at least, for most of us.

And for me.

I don’t always tell everyone how hungry I am almost all the time. Not even my best friend can hear it from me. Not even my mom. Not even my boyfriend.

I’m that type of person that when I go hungry and there’s no food, I sit and grieve in silence. Luckily for me, I have the most amazing people who can easily detect my hunger and recognize my hungry face.

Today, I was feeling very anxious and a little demotivated. The weather wasn’t so good and the sky was so uninviting. It was only seven in the morning and I kept looking at my bed. I could feel my urge to go back and just snuggle with my body pillow.

It was raining cats and dogs and it’s the weekend. What was I supposed to do? I had no important project to finish and I was kind of slacking a little bit.

To keep my mind off my desire to go back to sleep, I made myself some coffee and visited my grandmother’s garden. I sat down with my cup of coffee, my Spotify playlist playing on a loop in the background.

I sat in silence and closed my eyes. In my head, I was trying to convince myself to feel better and get that daily motivation I needed.

Then I thought of food.

Oh God, was I hungry? I remembered how much food could affect my mood. It could totally turn my negative vibes around.

Last time I was this upset, I asked my best friend to have brunch with me at our favorite cafe in Sheung Wan. The funny thing is, when I was feeling upset and I was thinking about having brunch with her, she was also feeling the same and thinking about asking me to go to the cafe.

We both felt incomparable happiness as we told each other what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go.

“Antipodean?” She asked.

“Antipodean!” I exclaimed.

For those of you who don’t know, Antipodean is a New Zealand-formed cafe in Hong Kong. They also have restaurants in Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia, and soon, in Manila.

My best friend and I normally don’t have breakfasts. We usually skip it because 1) I always wake up late, and 2) She’s always rushing to work. Haha.

So when we both get to have breakfasts, we really carpe the diem out of it!  We ordered so much food. And we were in the restaurant for three hours. Our tummies were like an abyss of an endless black hole if that even made sense!

Here are all the foods we had:

It was an amazing experience. It was like our disappointment with the world suddenly disappeared as soon as we took our first bite of our food. We had the French onion soup, some kebabs with vegetables, fruit and yogurt, fried salmon, salad, and waffles.

Their coffee also had a very satisfying effect on me. I tried their sparkling coffee for the very first time, and it was legit great!

And for my best friend, well, she had something healthy, as usual. It’s a mixture of greens and whatever. I don’t remember. All I can remember is how happy we both were.

Treating yourself with good food helps a lot in making yourself feel better especially in your dark days when your dopamine level is way too low.

When you fill yourself with good food, you feel more encouraged and motivated. So don’t forget to treat yourself once in a while. Spoil yourself. Eat anything and everything. Forget about your diet. Eat what makes you happy and be happy.

Do you have any questions? Want to talk to me? Leave a message in the comment section below and I will do my very best to respond to you as soon as I can. ❤️

Extra: My face when my babe bought me good food. 😂

Chasing the Sunset

05/27/2017

On this day, my love took me to a somewhat secluded beach. It was my first time going there. Whenever I am in Hong Kong during the summer, my best friends and I often times go to either Cheung Sha Beach in Lantau, Repulse Bay Beach or St. Stephen’s Beach near Stanley, but this one can never compare to those places. This one is magic. It’s a work of art. 🙂

Once I had set foot on its sand, I felt the serene atmosphere and I loved it. I loved how quiet it was though there were people laying on the sand, still soaking up on some sun although it was already coming down.

These awesome photos were all taken by my love. <3 I’m not gonna tell everyone how to get to this place, or else, it’s gonna become popular and crowded soon. Hehe. Do you love sunsets? Check out my Instagram’s travel page: www.instagram.com/sundowndiaries for cute photos like this! 😛

Travel Ideas: Cape D’Aguilar Trekking

There’s this one place in Hong Kong where both locals and tourists like to go to regardless of the weather. I can’t blame them though, this place has magnificent views and being there makes you feel so relaxed and stress-free. That place is Cape D’Aguilar.

Cape D’Aguilar, also known as Hok Tsui is a cape in the south of Shek O located on the Hong Kong Island. It is believed to be named after Major -General George Charles Cape D’Aguilar who was a British Army officer who served in Hong Kong from 1843-1848.

To get there from Central, you will have to take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan station and exit via Exit A1 or A3. Then, board into Bus No. 9 or a mini bus going to Shek O. The bus ride will probably take 15 – 20 minutes, and then alight near Cape D’Aguilar Road.

Upon alighting, you will have to walk until you find a path going to the Cape D’Aguilar Marine Reserve. Just follow that path until you reach the end.

It was a little bit cold and the waves were huge. There were also too many people when we were there, but we still managed to take cool photos.

 

I was trekking with my boyfriend and his friends, and we were also able to see the lighthouse near it. Look at these aerial photos my boyfriend took!

Isn’t it beautiful? What do you think? I wish to go again this summer if I get another chance!

Do you have other travel ideas? Let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

 

Travel Ideas – Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden

This is my first post about the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden since I am also planning to write a post about it, but focusing on my outfit.

The place is a combination of a zoo and a botanical garden (well, obviously, duhh?), which is a little different than usual since most places like this that I have been to had the zoo and the garden separated.

To get to this place, we just had to walk from my boyfriend’s house since it’s not really that far. It’s located on Albany Road in Central, so it’s not that difficult to find it. You can either take a taxi (it’s not going to be that expensive).

I did my research and found out that this is one of the oldest zoological and botanical garden in the world. It was opened in 1871! Imagine that?It’s quite big, actually. It consists of seven hundred animals, which I didn’t really get to see all since it was a bit cold at that time.

I also didn’t take photos of the animals, as I was distracted by the flowers. Here’s a proof:

But of course, it’s not only beautiful flowers and plants are there, you can also find lots of different animals and…bamboos…and monkey statues. Hah!

This post does not do any justice to how beautiful and relaxing this place is. There is also another good spot you can go to when you finish strolling the area. The Hong Kong Park is located just a few meters away from it. There is a big pond where you can see lots of Koi fish and turtles swimming around like a boss.

Whether you need a place to take cool Instagram photos, see a new place you haven’t been to in Hong Kong before or just a place to pass time, HK’s Zoological and Botanical Garden is indeed a wonderful spot.

Have you ever been to this place before? Or is it in your list of places to visit? Well, it should be! You’re missing out, brother! If you liked this post, please feel free to click like, comment and share. <3 :3

**All photos of me were taken by my boo, look for him on Instagram by clicking this link**

10 HK Spots that Will Raise Your Instagram Game

Looking for ways to raise your Instagram game? Here are 10 more cool spots to visit in HK!

01 Nan Lian Garden

 

 

Can't be bothered 😌 #hk #diamondhill #hkig #travel #travelgram #discoverhongkong #summer

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I took a pill in Diamond Hill 🙅🏻 #diamondhill #hk #hkig #travel #summer #discoverhongkong

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02 Chi Lin Nunnery

Can't be botheredddd. #findme #hk #hkig #wandering #summer #travelgram #travel #hongkong #discoverhk

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03 Silvermine Beach

Still can't be bothered. ☀️ #HK #hkig #wandering #islandlife #island #summer #travelgram #travel

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04 Mui Wo

05 SoHo

06 Tsim Sha Tsui

07 Repulse Bay Beach

"So what did you do at the beach?" "I waited for sundown to get sunset pics." ☀️

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08 Dragon’s Back/Shek-O

 

09 Wong Tai Sin

Monkey warrior at #WongTaiSinTemple ✌🏽️

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Please tell me I am not the only one who likes seeing Chinese lanterns! They are so cute and colorful! So meaningful as well. 😊 #hk #hkig

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10 Garden of the Star

I kinda knew I was being photobombed. 🙄

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Anywhere else

Zebra + Elephant Print on Print ❤️ Happy #Sunday!

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