Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sending You a Christmas Angel

A Christmas angel with blessings written inside would be a wonderful gift to your family, friends and colleagues. Let the angels cheer us up at Xmas.

This is a 2-7/8” tall Christmas angel. Front view.

And the rear view.

Materials:

1.      A cardboard with one side gold or silver in color
2.      A die cut pattern
3.      A pair of scissors or cutter
4.      A string (for hanging if you like)

If you want a bigger angel, draw the die cut pattern and enlarge it with a photocopying machine. Or you can also do some calculations and enlarge it directly when drawing out the die cut pattern.

DIY Steps:

1.      Draw the die cut pattern on the cardboard.
2.      Cut accordingly.
3.      Write your blessings at the rear side.
4.      Fold the sheet to form a standing angel.
5.      Add a string if you like.

Write your blessings and give the angels to others.

Feel free to use the angel decorating your home and office. When Christmas is over, do not throw away this thrifty gift. The little angel can transform to a flat sheet with a simple unfold. It is easy for storage. You can also use this angel sheet as a bookmark. Turn it over to read the blessings whenever you want to have some warmth and love.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to send love to others and yourself. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy always.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Old Hong Kong in the 46th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo

Society keeps changing. Old styles become history. If you would like to see the old Hong Kong, don’t miss the 46th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo.

Old Expo (miniature)

Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo started in 1938. The purposes were to promote the Hong Kong industries and brands, and trading. Due to the Japanese invasion, the expo was canceled in 1941 and restarted in 1948.

The 2nd time cancellation started in 1974 due to lack of venue. The expo came back in 1994, just for that year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its organizer. A solid return happened not until 1998.

The Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo from 2004 to 2011 were all held in the Victoria Park, Causeway Bay. Nowadays it looks more like an annual big marketplace. It attracts many locals to visit and buy things. Tourists may find the special-themed exhibition more appealing.

Hong Kong Memories Miniature Exhibition

This year there is the Hong Kong Memories Miniature Exhibition. Visitors will see over 50 miniatures made by 11 Hong Kong Artists. Those miniatures show the 1960s to 1970s life in Hong Kong and what the old expo looked like. Though the exhibition occupies very little space, the miniatures show the old cultures of Hong Kong. Many visitors enjoy touring around and taking photos. Some elders take this golden opportunity to tell their grand children the earlier life.

Here are photos of some miniatures.

Chinese herbal shop

Chinese furniture shop

Chinese wedding accessory shop

A rickshaw

Public housing for low income residents
 
Old style buildings
 
Grocery store

The 46th Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo will last for 24 days. If you are staying in Hong Kong within the period from Dec. 10, 2011 to the 2nd of January, 2012, welcome to come and pay a visit. The entry fee is HKD10. No additional fee for the exhibition that locates in the middle of the venue.

A reminder for shopping, some stalls offer free trials of foods and drinks, feel free to enjoy. There are also discount coupons in the shopping guide. Keep the guide and the entry ticket for the “See and Guess”. Participants need to guess the total retail price of the products in a showcase at the Lucky Draw Station. Pick the correct answer and enjoy the lucky draw. The prize, big or small, would be a nice souvenir.

Tourist can try many local side dishes in the food plaza. There are many stalls selling different kinds of products, you can shop for souvenirs as well.


Egg custard tart (chesnut flavor)

The opening hours are 11:00am – 10:00pm (Monday to Sunday) except Dec. 12, 2011 (to 1:00am) and Jan 2, 2012 (to 8:00pm). No ticket selling and admission one hour before the exact closing time.  

Welcome to visit this expo. Enjoy yourself.

 
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