Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Down by the bay

Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday, it can be easy to forget how lucky I am to live this close to the scenic beauty of the country park and the bay.

So, on the last day of the Easter break, the hubby and I took a little walk behind our house to explore photo spots in the bay.

As long as I live, I know that part of what creates a sense of home for me is living in close proximity to water.  As a child, I grew up on the east coast of Malaysia.  The beach and the sea are an important part of many memories of that time.  

Then, when Joey and I were first married, we lived near two lakes.  Summertime was spent wake boarding and waterskiing, having barbecues and enjoying the sights and sounds of boats along the water.  

Now that we're here in Hong Kong, our kids are growing up in a setting that is very similar to my own upbringing.  Slow afternoons spent lounging on the beach, or strolls along the water with the familiar smell of sea air are becoming their childhood experiences, too.

I'm so glad, too.  It's not the kind of thing that most outsiders to Hong Kong really think about when they see pictures of our cityscape.

But it's our Hong Kong.

And, the mossy green of the rocks, sidewalks and stairs paired with the greenish blue water were a perfect compliment to my newly altered vintage dress (took the sleeves off) from Flin Flon to Hong Kong's Etsy shop.

p.s. I really do wear my Moheda Swedish clogs this much.

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