Ordering my first pair of custom made shoes

Psst..did I tell you I just ordered a custom made shoes from HK?

I thought I would just buy off the shelf, but the temptation was too hard to resist!

I just had to choose the shoes pattern, the colour, the straps, the heels (height & design) and specify my design of the add-on shoes accessories, have my foot measurement taken, pay a deposit..and the shoes will be ready in about 10 days!

Wow~ I didn't know it would be so easy to have your shoes custom made. And you have so many choices to choose from. Practically almost every shoes shop at the Golden Plaza (Prince Edward Street) can custom make your shoes. And the price starts around HKD260 for a pair of plain shoes. Think of it, you could even order the shoes for any formal occassion or even dancing!

I can only get my feet in it this coming November when I'm going to visit HK for the 4th time :D
I just wished Malaysia had more of these shops...*-*

Pre-wedding photo shoot in HK (Sept-17)

We got the photo shoot package from this shop (MyDreamWedding) in HK.

* Read about our pre-wedding photo shoot package hunt

All in all, we had these in our package:
- 50 photos (including softcopy in a DVD)
- 1 big photo with frame (for putting above the couple's bed)
- 1 medium size photo with frame
- 1 small size photo with frame
- 1 big photo album (for 50 pics, including touching up photos & artwork)
- 2 small photo albums (abt 4R size).
- 3 gowns for the lady
- 2 suits for the guy
- hand flower bouquet
- photo shoot props included
- a crew for the shooting day (1 photographer, 1 photographer assistant, 1 driver & 1 makeup artist)
- transportation to any three locations in HK for photo shoot (fuel & tolls included)
- abt 20+ handouts mini photos to ji-muis (I can't recall how many exactly)
- 1 HKD4000 coupon which we used to redeem for additional photos for a total up 50 pics
- 1 free set of accessories (bling-bling necklace & earrings)

And all these costs abt RM6.5K. We do not need to pay any additional charges provided that we do stick to 50 photos limit.

On that day itself, I brought my bustier and contoured undies (don't know if this is the right term to use). And also my high heels, and the proposal bouquet of little teddies as the only personal prop. No makeup is necessary, and you are supposed to wear a front button down blouse (to avoid messing up your makeup & hairdo when changing into the gowns).

We reached the shop at 11am, took an hour to "transform" me into a doe-eyed princess, but only 10 minutes to turn my "frog prince" into a handsome prince :P Then we were ready to set out around 12:15pm.

These were the photo shoot locations:
1. TaiPo train museum
2. Nam Sang Wai (a wetland area in Yuen Long, supposedly a popular place for movie/tv shoots, but i didn't see any movie stars while we were there)
3. HK Central (the glitzy-blitzy city center with all the shopping boutiques & a neon lighted buildings as backdrop).

It was lucky for us we had clear skies for all shooting locations. Though the weather was a tad too humid for us. I was practically melting! Plus sitting in the car with a tight bustier clusping your breast until you can barely breath...and the bumpy ride.. it was torture to me. I felt sick and vomitted before our last shooting location. But the show must go on. I felt much better after that, but my feet was aching by then.

There were these curious eyes from the people on the streets, looking at us when we posed in the middle of the street, with spot lights and a crew..woo~ I tell you...for a second, you would think you are the movie star! Or perhaps doing a shoot for a glossy fashion magazine.

I tried to smile as "sweetly" as possible. You know, smiling all day does cramp up your cheeks & lip. So I force myself to think happy thoughts, and smile! You can't really fake a smile, it looks horrendous on the photos! We finally finished the shooting around 8pm. Then we headed back to the bridal shop to return the dresses.

4 days after that, we returned to choose the 50 photos. We were quite pleased with the photos. Well, it does resemble what we saw in their portfolio albumns with those pretty models. I thought we both make a cute couple in those photos :P We took about an hour to finish browsing the photos, 15 mins to select from the first location shoot, another 15 mins for the second, and about 30 mins for the last location. Then another 45 minutes to review the selection, choose the photos to be enlarged, choose the photo frames, and finally choose photos for the mini-printouts.

So we now wait till year end to get our hands on the final results.

Phew...that was one big item off our To-Do list :D


Trip to Cheung Chau (HK)

I was spending my last weekend in HK, so N organised a trip to Cheung Chau island. It is one of the outlying islands in south of HK island. Mainly a fishing village there, so our plan was to enjoy a seafood dinner after a tour around the island.

We started off with a traditional Dim Sum lunch at Lin Heung Lou Restaurant in SheungWan. If I remember correctly, you should get out from SheungWan MTR Exit to get to this place. After lunch, we walked to the Central Pier to board the ferry to CheungChau. The ferry service to CheungChau is at Pier 5.

The weather was extremely hot and humid on that sunny Saturday afternoon. It made us (well, at least myself) sweated like icecream in the oven. Nothing much for sightseeing on the island - fishing boats, chinese temple, beach, ancient drawings on rock. I thought Malaysian beaches are much more nicer :P

For me, the best part of the trip was the food! After the stroll at the beach, we tried out the local delicacies - big fishballs (zha yu dan), tau foo fa & red bean paste biscuit (hong dau peng). We also tried the "taro swirl", which were commonly sold on the island. That was as tasty as your best potato chips, and there were many varieties of flavouring to choose from.

We then strolled along the main road of the island (the road infront of the ferry pier), searching for a nice restaurant for dinner. We decide on New Baccarat Restaurant (since it was recommended in LonelyPlanet guide). This restaurant occupies the last two shops in the row of seafood restaurants (near the Pak Tai temple's end / walk towards the leftmost of the street after coming out fr the ferry pier).

The food was cheap, with lots of dishes to boast - prawns, crabs, lai niu ha, soup, vege, clams, fish, pork, squids. It costs us abt HKD540 for 8 persons (abt RM242). Too bad I didn't take a photo of the dinner dishes :P

On our return journey from HK island to TsimSaTsui, instead of taking MTR, we boarded the Star Ferry across the harbour to enjoy the night scene of HK. It was a first time experience for me - short & nice. So here are some photos to share...

views from Pier

views near Cheung Chau Pier

Pak Tai Temple (oldest temple in Cheung Chau) & streets

Beach views, lifeguard

Snack attack- taro "swirl" & red bean biscuit

Horseshoe crabs (alive!), sunset view, dinner gang

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