2015-12-13

4 Ways to Get Festive!


It is mid of December now and you still do not feel any Christmasy? Perhaps there are few ways you can do to make it more joyful and fun in this festive month!

Way 1) Get an Advent Calendar! For those of you who might not how what Advent Calendar is.  It is a calendar with 24 box inside for you to open everyday until the Christmas day. It depends on what calendar you bought. If it is a chocolate advent calendar, you would get a little chocolate everyday. I like advent calendar! It is like I can get a little present everyday until Christmas. My personal choice  for advent calendar would be Lego and Friends. I can get a mini lego everyday to help building up a festive little household.  By the time of Christmas, I can see a very little cozy house with Christmas dinner ready, with dear outside the house and two little lades dress like a Santa. I know this might  be for 5-12 years old kid but hey.. there are so many people playing lego this day. Happiness with no boundary, especially in Christmas! Everybody deserve to do something to make yourself feel happy! 

Way 2) Buy a Christmas tree and decorate it while playing some Christmas songs! I didn't buy any decoration this year. I just use the ball ball light which I bought in Thailand (which normally place in my apartment as home decoration) and put it in the tree. It ends up looking really pretty, as the ball ball light already has lots of color, I just put some silver ornaments on to give a nice touch. If you want to have more Christmas tree decoration ideas, perhaps you can refer to my previous blogpost to see if you can get more inspiration! For the remaining ornaments which I bought last year, I just scattered on the TV table, window. Simply everywhere. 

Way 3) Baking Gingerbread Men Cookies! For those of you who seldom bake, you can always grab a Gingerbread Man Receipt and bake! It is very easy and yummy receipt, you may even like baking when you build up the confident! A little fun note: if you turn the ginderbread men cookies upside down, it would become a ring dear!  

Way 4) Watch Vlogmas in youtube! There are so many youtuber doing vlogmas in December. I love watching daily vlogging, it is always fun to see how people live in the other side of the world and how they catch the fun thing thing in life to vlog. It ends up making me aware more on the fun part of my life. In this month, the first thing to do when I wake up is to watch all the vlogmas. My favourite vlogger is The Michalaks (I love to watch their little family working so hard in their life, yet happy, joyful, stressful... full of emotions in a little London household), Lily Pepples (Lily is very presentable and so peaceful to watch), Tanya Bur (Tanya always wear a smily face, who makes you very happy whenever you look at her), Zoella (if you want to get festive, you have to watch her youtube video, she decorated her house really christmasy, she has so many differeent advent calendar, you would just get so inspired by her whenever it comes to a festive month!

I hope you enjoy my little Christmas blog post, Christmas is just around the corner and you still have time to get the festive spirit on before it's gone! 

Merry Christmas everyone!

2015-12-12

Easy Gingerbread Man Receipt




Ingredient for around 48 cookies (depends on the cookies cutter size)
1 cup of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
2 egg white
2 2/3 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground ginger

Steps:

1) Place the butter to the microwave oven to melt it a little.
2) Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (Around 2 minutes with medium spread).
3) Add edd white and beat it until it mixed together.
4) Add flour, baking soda, salt and mix it with wooden spoon.
5) Place the mixture in the plastic wrap and put it into the refrigerator for an hour until it firm.
6) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
7) Line a baking sheet on the bakinb tray.
8) Roll the mixture to 2.5 cm, using the ginger bread man cookie cutter to cut out the shape.
9) Place it in the tray and bake it for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are firm around the edges but are still soft in the centres.
10) cool it in the wire rack.

2015-09-20

Best Casual Lunch / Dinner Restaurant - Apple Green (House of Salad)



Do you fancy eating some strong taste, high calories yummy American Western food while you are on a decent diet for too long? There is a really lovely place that would make your treat day worth. You can also go with some friends to chill, relax and enjoy a variety high quality food in a decent price. 

The restaurant is called Apple Green (House Of Salad). It is located in Tsim Sha Tsui (full address will be stated at the end). You can expect some cheesy food, salad, huge steak, spaghetti, American/Mexican food in this restaurant. The best dish you can't miss is Mac and Cheese, you can either order original or with burger. Either one is taste absolutely delicious. 

The price is quite fair I must say. It is only around HK60-100 per dishes or HK150/person at lunch time. I think it is an extraordinary price for such a drooling food. 

Unlike the real American food, the dish is quite tiny. This is quite food for me, as I can try out a few different dishes in one meal. It will be the best if you eat with a group of friends, so you can try a lot more dishes. However, don't over order from the beginning, as I have mention earlier, the dish can be quite cheesy and you can become full quite easily. As the dishes is served quite quickly, you can order a few at a time, order some more in case it is not enough. Last time my husband and I went there during lunch time, we ordered three dishes (as shown in the photos above) and we are unexpectedly full afterward and gave a solid 10 out of 10 to this restaurant and would definitely come again. 

If you are interested to go there, you can book in advance and pop by. 

Location: Shop 2A, 2/F., Pacific Mansion
172 – 174 Nathan Road Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2312 2488
This post is completely not sponsored and solely my own opinion after enjoying the food. I hope you love it like the way me and my husband do! 

2015-09-13

HABA Lift-Up Serum Review


Sunday means time to let my body relax to prepare for a hardworking week ahead. I enjoy having some skincare routine to get my skin energise and.. this is something that I can't do during weekday..

Today, I would like to talk about serum. Last week, when I took a photo, I feel like my skin is not lifting up as it used to be. By that time, I know I need a serum which help lifting my skin up and tight. You know.. woman like our age really need to be very careful, when the skin is loosen, it is so hard to firm it up. You will need to try and stop it before it is too late. 

I start searching for one which have particular lift up function, and dada.. HABA Lift-up serum is exactly what I am looking for BY ITS name. Its pink package really catch my eyes and I used HABA's G-lotion, it works quite well on my skin, so I bought and try it. 

Price: HKD800 (60ml)

Texture: 
It is oil in texture.

Function: 
It is particularly used for firming up the skin and penetrate deep into the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and work on winkles. If you are looking for fine line due to dryness. 

How to use: 
Get 2 -3 pump and apply it after cleaning your face before putting cream on. 

Review: 
I must agree that I am too desperate to get a lift up serum and completely forgot that I am having a neutral skin type, but not a dry skin type. Oil texture product never work well for me. Makeup remover, eye serum, lotion, basically all skincare products that I am using are either gel or water (lotion instead of cream) in nature. Due to the oil nature of this serum, I found that there is some really tiny little oily spots grow after 2-3 times I used this. I know this won't work for me. This product may not be that bad, but it just doesn't fit my skin type. I really like this brand, but I guess I am choosing the wrong product line. 

Lesson to learn: Always think about skin type. You can get the most incredible skincare product, but your skin just doesn't like it.

I decide not to stop using it as it is quite expensive, so I apply it on my neck, it works quite well by far. 

Rating of Serum: 
1. Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate (shiseido)
2. Advance Night Repair (Estee Lauder)
3. Olay White Radiance (Olay)

I can't believe I didn't blog about Ultimate Power Infusing Concentrate. I think I will get back to my old routine, but that serum, take some good picture and let you know how good it is!

Please let me know what serum works best for your skin type and let's have a serum chat soon! 

2015-07-15

Best Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth



Have you ever have a bleeding teeth while you are bushing your teeth? If this problem arises, it's time to go to the dentist and have the teeth clean. Normally, we shall clean it every half years. But, we seldom take the time to take care of the teeth that we used it everyday... like multiple times. 

To take very good care of my teeth, I booked a dentist appointment and the dentist has given me some good advices on how I can have my teeth clean throughly. I also decided to change my toothpaste as I have been using the same brand for many many years and my teeth is still very sensitive after all. 

I jumped into a drugstore and chose SENSODYNE (repair & protect for sensitive teeth). I instantly fall in love with it and keep on recommending all my friends to use this. After I used it, I never have any bleeding teeth while bushing. My teeth is whiter than before and I feel my teeth are healthier. 

I feel like no bleeding teeth, healthier teeth and whiten have already summarised everything I want for a toothpaste and SENSODYNE is definitely doing a really good job in these areas! 

Tony Moly Foam Cleanser Review


Have you ever felt that you have been using your foam cleanser for too long that it does doesn't seem to have any effect on your face anymore? I am currently under this phase and has found a new cleanser which called TONYMOLY Intense Care Snail Foam Cleanser. 

If you are an Asia, you will know this Tony Moly Korean brand is very famous in view of its mask. I tried their mask before, it is very moisturising.  So, I am confident enough to try their foam cleanser. The result has amazed me. When I massage my face with the cleaning foam,  especially when it is on my nose, I feel like it is removing the dirt. After I rinse my face with water, I saw some little white spot on my nose that I can easily removed it. I feel so clean afterward. 

Before that, if I don't apply any skincare immediately after, I wouldn't feel very tensed. I guess it moisturizing nature is quite good as well. 

If you are not sure which cleanser to use, please try it out. I'm sure it will surprise you! :)

2015-07-07

My New Postcard Etsy Shop Has Just Opened




Many of you may already aware that I have a passion in water colour painting and calligraphy. I really hope that one day my passion can become my career. Instead of hoping it to happen, I have made the move and open a tiny little store in Etsy. The store's name is also called LifeWithAlk and will be mainly concentrate on selling postcards at an initial stage and will later selling painting (home decoration) as well. 

I have posted some of the postcard for you to have a look, if you are interested in floral print postcard , please feel free to go to my Etsy account to order or let me know here. I'm sure more products will be launched from time to time. Small steps at a time to my big dream. 

I hope you have found your dream too! 

2015-07-06

Olay White Radiance Review


Few months ago after I returned from Thailand, I found that I have some black spots grows around my cheek bone. I wonder what would be the quickest way to remove the spots? My answer is using essence as essence is the most concentrated among the skincare product and I can use it every day (unlike face mask). 

Why do I choose it? I do so many research on which one is having whitening function in particular, the best and most cost effective (as you may know essence can be very expensive due to the concentrated nature). Then, I found an online post which did a test on several brands' product. The result is very surprising that Olay is the second best (the best is SKII) among the other skincare brands. That might be true as I recalled my father has been using Olay all his life and his skin is very smooth and he looks a lot younger than his friends from his age. I guess it shouldn't be a great loss to invest in a drugstore skincare. 

How to used? Two drops every morning and night after cleaning my face and before applying eye cream and moisturiser. I would normally use a little bit less moisturiser if I used this essence as I don't want my skin to be too oily. 

How does it goes? For the first two weeks, I didn't feel much different, I have a phase of thinking if I should stop using it? But I am stuck with no essence at the moment as my Advance Night Repair has just been used up. I keep trying for another week, my black spots is gradually fading. It is the fourth week that I have used the white essence, I can say all black spots are nearly gone. One important thing is that it doesn't worsen the pore growing. The reason I have hesitation in using drugstore product is that I afraid my skin react badly and pore growing, you know once it grows, it is very hard to turn it back as a smooth skin. So far, I think it is quite satisfying in the function of minimising dark spots. 

2015-07-02

Eye Mask Comparison


I must say.. it will be a harsh blog post. I would normally love using the title of the best eye cream, the best mask. But this time, I feel like I can only say Eye Mask Comparison as both of them doesn't seem to bit up the sofina eyes mask, you can know more about the eye mask by checking out my review here.

The two products I would like to talk about is Kose Fitting Lift Eye Mask and Supreme Pacenta Collagen Eye Mask.

Kose Fitting Lift Eye Mask: I bought it from Log-on (Japanese Chain Stores). It said it has high moisturising function and I expect it would be very moist, however it is very dry and I can hardly feel the serum on the mask. It is just very elastic and I can't really feel the difference after I applied it. Maybe it does improve my skin under my eyes, I just can't feel the difference instantly by it looks. 

Supreme Placenta Collagen Eye Mask: This on the other hand is quite different. It is very moist and full of serum, even when you take out the eye mask, the serum is just all over the bag. You need to be super careful when you take it out, otherwise it will be very messy. This mask can help promoting the blood circulation and metabolism of skin round the eyes and prevent loss of skin collagen. It also helps diminishing dark eye cycle, eye bags and wrinkles. Although I still find my dark eye circle and winkles after applying it, I feel like I have a relaxing eyes after applying it.

The Best Pink Nail Polish





To get it straight and quick, I love Topshop nail polish, it dries quickly, it only requires you to apply one layer and it is exactly the color your want and more importantly, it has a very good constancy over which time you bush on your nail. More importantly, it always has the color that I want.

Last time I had a stroll in Topshop, I was shocked that it released a shocking pink color which I definitely love, it is called Wonderland. It is well fit to the summer weather especially I love wearing white right now, it is kind of good to have a pink nail polish to brighten the whole look up. 

What is even better is that it has a sparkling nail polish called Adernalin. I thought it will be a good combination to wear it together in different fingers or on top of each other. It just looks really really nice and I love it!

Instagram Diary


I know I have been off for while here, but just want to let you know that although I am not around here that often, I am quite active on instagram and my account name is lifewithalk too. Please feel free to follow me there as I have been trying really hard to upload as many beautiful picture as possible for you to enjoy! :) 

ON THE LEFT: my rose gold penholder from Franc Franc and newly brought flowers / me writing calligraphy / Designing card / Japanese food date night with husband / another cards designed / Cupcakes water painting / Me with my new hair / my favourite quote / beautiful yellow rose / designing poster / my new favourite mug and blogger / always remember to be kind

ON THE RIGHT: Room during our Thailand trip / my newly designed bedroom declarations / newly bought flowers which cheers me up a lot / Holiday must have / picking up a flowers on the swimming pool in the resort / enjoying the book under the sun / our very yummy breakfast / banana cheesecake / my favorite items / beautiful flowers with jelly beans shoes / Happy Friday! / home-made pancakes

The Best Day Cream



It has been a while since I write any blog post.  I think it is best to write a blog spot when I feel like it, rather than push it too hard to make it up. Today is the day I have so many idea that I would like to share and I would like to choose here as the platform to express. 

The other day, I have a skin test and the result shows me that my skin is 4 years younger than I actually am and the sales told me that I am actually taking good care of my skin. I took a lot of time look into the skin care product that I used, so far, I feel like Shiseido is doing the best job to my skin and the question is which line should I use?

When I was younger,  I love using the line of White Lucent, as it definitely brightens up my skin and I don't need to worry about anti aging. So, I have been using and repurchasing that for over a decade. In these two years, I start noticing winkles grows all over my face, I feel like it is time to change to a line that has anti aging function. For day cream/emulsion, my top priority is with SPF at least 15. Although many people said SPF 15 is no longer enough or you can always applying sun cream after your day cream. I just feel that it is too much of a burden to my skin if I apply so many layer to my skin everyday. The only other line that have anti-aging and SPF15 is Benefiance Winkle Resist 24 Day Emulsion. 

This product dooes its job on anti aging and protect my skin from the sun. However, it doesn't have brightening and whitening function. My skin start turning yellow day by day. So, if I am using the Benefiance product, I will have brightening mask at least two days a week to compensate the work that I didn't do on daily basis. 

I hope this make sense to you or give you a little bit of idea on Sheshido product. 

2015-03-14

My Water Painting Experience


I have written about my cailgrapghy class experience before. After I finished the class, I started following lots of cailgrapgher on Instagram. I found out that many of them are good at water painting as well. The water painting and cailgrapghy combination is amazingly beautiful. 

I used to love similar art when I was doing research for my wedding invitation. There was one flash in by head by that time that I should draw the invitation myself. I didn't feel like I can do it, so I dropped the idea and let my husband (soon-to-be husband by that time) to do the job. 

Now, I have took a cailgrapghy class, I did something I can't imagine I can do. My husband keep telling me I have some art sense, so I tried water painting as a relaxing activity. I can't believe it is easier than I thought it would be. The above pictures are the result. I won't say it is beautiful but I really enjoy the process and calmness that it brings. 

What I want to say is, you will never know the result if you don't try it. Sometimes you may be amazed by how much you are capable of in the way that you don't know! 

Have a lovely weekend!
Alk

2015-03-10

Don't Be Afraid of Ageing


I admit that when I see the winkles besides my eyes, I'm fully aware of and undoubtedly want to stop the ageing. 

I still remember, when I was small, like few years old. I keep telling my mum that I am old enough (an adult) who can make my own decisions. When I start my first job in the company, I want my colleagues to treat me like a mature human being, to treat and respect me more than just a kid. When I can make my own decisions, people respects me because of my achievement. I start to be caution of how random little kid addressed me as sister or "auntie" and start to use different kind of cream/mask to resist the ageing process. The birthday cake is now placed without an age candle. 

It is completely natural to wish to stop at certain age to stay beauty, but time would always say no to you. I guess for things we can't change, we need to strive for the best and accept the unchangable truth. I am not saying don't use anti-ageing cream, instead we should wisely use the product which help slow down the process and at the same time changing the mind set of ageing is bad, to understand and treasure the wisdom times have given to you.

People don't like to age because it's all about winkles. When we have a closer look at the winkles, it has so many history. The history brings us wisdoms on how to make good choices among the bad one. Experiences just grow when time passed by. I have seen so many women in the middle age are full of confident, because they gathered their experiences over the decades to control their life and make use of all this advantage to become a better lady. Their smile just shines a lot better than any lady who struggle to deny the fact that they are growing old.

Be confident of who you are, be happy for the life you have strive for so far. The charmingness will just come right through your eyes which no one can resist. If you are still not happy the current stage of your life, work as hard as you can to reach your goals. You will find the joy to your life. After all, the winkles on your face become the pride of your achievement!

2015-02-21

New Beauty Buy - By Terry Ombre Blackstar


I have added an eyes shadow into my daily makeup routine recently. The amazing eye shadow is By Terry Ombre Blackstar (Frozen Quartz). I don't normally do eye shadow daily unless I go on an occasion as the eyeshadow that I previously blog about is quite sparkly and may not suit the daily casual look. 

If you have read my blogs for a while, you may already notice I am a pink lover, however, I haven't owed a pink eyes shadow before, I tried it (from my friend), but it turns out that I look I have just cried my eyes out. Recently I found this ByTerry eyeshadow, it is not a bright red color, it is kind of pale pink and a little bit dark in tone. I thought I would give it a try given my addiction to pink. It doesn't fail me. I do not look I have just cried, I like this slightly sparkly and girly after the application. The little pen shaped makes it so easy to apply even I am in a hurry. I am using it every time I apply make up and I am sure I will repurchase it when it's used up. 

One little side note:  It is quite expensive (HKD398) as a single color eyes shadow, but I am sure you will feel it is totally worth it. I am addicted to it and I think you would too! 

Have a lovely weekend! 
Alk
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2015-02-18

Where to learn Calligraphy in HK?


My husband has kindly organised a calligraphy class as a Valentine's Day activity. Many of my friend ask me where I learn and how does it go? I think it would be nice for me to share my experience here with you as well.

For a start, I first learn about calligraphy from Emily - cupcakesandcashmere.com. She mentioned that she learnt calligraphy when she was young. She loves it so much and took the learning process very seriously. I once know that there is Chinese calligraphy, but have never heard that there is particular pen and style of English calligraphy that we can learn and be an expert in it. I know it sounds so lime, but when I was young, I love writing beautiful word on my homework, it makes me feel more passion to complete it. If there is english calligraphy in the world, I have no hesitation to learn it. 

Fun Fact! We learn English Calligraphy at Kalomakeart


It is a 3 hours workshop and it happens in a little workspace located in central (near Topshop). Kalo (the teacher) is a very talented lady, she prepared a kit set for us and kindly let us play with it for a start. We have no idea how to use it and so, we simply writing a lot of fine line and don't know what do to. 

She then teaches us how to press the pen to make different shape of lines and shows us her beautiful work on how words can turn into a piece of art. Knowing what you don't know and learning the skills is such a process and it happens in a blink of eyes. For the moment I enter the classroom, my whole body is shaking. I can't explain how excited I am to be able to achieve my dream, to do what I love and dream of for a long time. Listen to all her words on explaining how to get the skills just makes me even more excited. My hand what shaking so badly that my calligraphy a little bit shaky and doesn't look all that good (Kalo is well aware of that - but she thought I was sky in writing in front of her, but I am just to excited.) 

After all the practise on each word (from A to Z), we finally have a chance to create our own little poster with quotation which we love. My poster isn't really artistic enough as I am overwhelming myself with too many emotions that I can barely think. 

Anyway, if you are living in Hong Kong or you are going to travel to Hong Kong someday and you love to learn calligraphy, please go to Kalo's website and register a class. Her class is quite full, so be prepare to plan it in advance. The course fee is around HKD1,080/person.

Hope you enjoy it!

Happy Pancakes Day Tag


Happy Pancakes Day! I know I am a bit late for the party! But oh hey! I love pancakes. It is probably my favourite breakfast (except the hummus English breakfast). Here is a little Pancake Day Tag:

What is my favourite topping? Honey. I used to love maple syrup and jams, but it is a little bit adverse my current keep fit plan.   

What is my favourite fruit on pancake? As you can see in the photo, blueberry, I also like to put banana and strawberry on top as well. 

Do I cook pancake from raw material or ready made pancake? Um.. I am somewhere in between, I love buying ready made pancake mix in Citysuper. It is not completely cooked pancake for you to preheated, but it is a pancake mix that I can just simply add water, milk or eggs to make a pancake. You know it is not always easy to cook in the MORNING! :)

How many pancake do I have at a time? One or two big one. I used to cook mini-pancake as I think it is cute. But my husband and I would always lost count and end up eating too much! 

I think that's it for now and I would you have a lovely pancake days by eating as much pancake as you want! 

2015-02-06

The Best Lip Gloss




Now I am back to the blogging routine now. The first thing I would like to write about is lip product. I was never a lipstick or lip gloss lady in the past as I think that it is sticky and it is hard to eat food without messing up my lipstick. More importantly, I tried a slightly red lipstick before, it turns out it is too red for me and I look weird. 

However, recently I am obsessed with lip product. I tried out a few bits and see if I can be able to use it in a daily basis. To begin with, I use a lighter color lip gloss from Jill Stuart (001). Not to mention the beautiful packaging every girls would love, the sparkling lip gloss stick in the lip makes everything become more elegant! I absolutely adore it! 

I bought a few lip stick from MAC, YSL and tiptop, I don't know if it is because my lips is too dry or what, there is always some "dry line" coming up whenever I applied lip stick. I once would use my finger to smoothen it, but now I found that I can apply a lip gloss on top which can also make some variation of the color. This is such a win-win situation for me. At the moment I would to mix my MAC purple lipstick with my Jill Stuart sparkling lip gloss. It turns out to be a not so purple sparkling lips which is perfect for an every day look. 

A little tips: Never mix two strong color lipstick and lipgloss together, it will turn out strange in some way. 

Hope you have nice day! :) 

2015-01-29

Easy Banana Cupcake Receipt


It is this kind of a day where you are craving for a banana cake at home and would love to put in a mouth within 30 mins. Here is the receipt which suits your need!

Ingredient: 
50g              Butter
2                  Egg 
100g            Flour
1teaspoon    Baking Power
6 spoon        Sugar
1 1/2            Banana
25g              Walnut

Step:
1) Melt the butter and put it into the sugar. Use electric mixer to stir it till it turns white.
2) Add whisked eggs (little at a time) and use the electric mixer to mix it evenly.
3) Add smashed banana, baking power and flour into the mixture and mix it well (no need using the machine). 
4) Please the mixture into a six cup baking tray with paper cup placed.
5) Put compressed walnut on top of the mixture.  
6) Put it in a 180C oven and bake it for 15 minutes.

# Little Tips: The reason I place the mixture into a cupcake baking tray instead of a cake tray is that I found that if I put the mixture in the big cake tray, the centre of the mixture is always wet due to the banana moist. When I heat it up for longer, the other side of the cake has already fully cooked. So, a cupcake tray can solve this matter instantly.

I hope this give you a little insight and let me know if you have ever been baking a banana cupcake or banana cake is your favourite. Kindly share with me any receipt and I would love to try this out! 

2015-01-25

Chinese Red Packet Online Shop





Chinese New Year is coming in mid February! For those married couple, is your red packet ready yet? 

For the of you who are not Chinese, you may not know what I am talking about. There is in fact a tradition in Hong Kong or around the Chinese community where married couple would give red packet (Lai Sei) to the younger (single) to wish them good luck in the coming year. There is money inside the red packet. The amount of money you give to that person would vary based on your relationship with him/her or their parents. For those who are really close relatives or best friend's children, they might received HK$500 or HK$100 per packet. If you are a couple, you will need to give two red packet at a time to signify one is from the husband and the other is from the wife. If you are a very friendly guy with lots of close friends, simply saying you will be bankrupt in February. Of course, for those who are not very close, you can simple give HK$50 or HK$20 in each packet to minimise the damage! :)

Many of my Chinese friends who live abroad is very jealous of me being able to buy cute and funny red packet. They can normally get some old fashioned red packet from local Chinese restaurant or from their parents. So, I try to help them to search and see if there is any online shop which sells young style red packet.

I found a site called redpacketshop.com which can deliver many cute, elegant red packet all over the world. They have red packet for Chinese New Year (i.e. first two photos - it says good luck in the red packet) and even red packet which can be used in wedding day (like the last two photo - it states Happy Wedding in the envelop). As it is free delivery in the UK, US and Canada with very reasonable price, I guess anyone who interested to buy funny envelop shall check the site out! 

My friend found this is very useful and I hope you are too! 

Have a nice weekend and can't wait for the Chinese New Year to come!
 + Alk +