Sunday, February 27, 2011

30 things to do, before the Big 30 I am

It's officially the last year in my 20's  (Big sigh!) I have been meaning to write this post for ages but as usual I put it on my To Do List! Well wait no it 30 things to do, before the Big 30.
I was a little inspired by this great Iphone App my friend Lozzy had downloaded, you see Lozzy is getting Married this year and she wanted a countdown to remind her of how quickly this wonderful day was coming around. So she suggested I download this same app for something fun that's
happening to me this year.

And so was born the countdown.........

 Now I'm not one for New years resolutions, well I used to start them and never complete them. I know your saying 'Gee's good luck with this one then Court's'. But I would like to think I'm a little bit more mature, and plus I have already completed one of the things on my list and started another so I think I'm on the right track.

The List so far

#1 - Start a Blog   ( A Big fat tick for that one, thank you very much)

#2 - Get my Ass to Europe  ( half tick, Flights booked. Leave June 16 yayyyyyyy)

#3 - Get more sewing lessons so I can finally make something I can wear outside of the house

#4 - Write a Business Plan for my dream business ( more details to follow)

#5 - Start Yoga

#6 - Post more regularly on my blog - Maybe I should set myself one post a week

#7 - Run 10k without stopping

#8 - Learn how to use my Amazing Canon 7D Camera my beautiful boy bought for me

#9 - Start the ''Dinner Challenge" with my friends

#10 - Complete as many asian cooking classes I can, and then pass on my new skills to blog friends

#11 - Get my First Tattoo

#12 - Get a Puppy

#13 - Eat a Croissant in Paris

#14 - Eat Pasta in Tuscany

#15 - Eat Tapas in Spain

#16 - Pay off and close my Credit Card

#17 -  Save for a Deposit on a house

#18 - Eat my first Crayfish ( no I not joking)

#19 - Start Meatless Mondays

#20 - Get Involved with some sort of Volunteer work

#21 - #30 - TBA..???

Wish me Luck!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Modern Toilet

Have you ever wanted to eat from a Dunny...?  Scoop Sundae from a squat toilet.....? Drink from a urinal...?  No.......?

Are you Sure....?

Hong Kong. February 2009 ....(Well before I had even thought about starting a food blog.)

May I present...........The Modern Toilet

Toilet Story  -  . It all started when one in a group of self proclaimed "Muckrakers" was reading the manga Dr. Slump on the toilet – and the rest was history. In the beginning, they mainly sold ice cream – a big pile of chocolate ice cream sold in containers shaped like a squat toilet. This humorous spin became a great success. After much planning they finally took the first step towards realizing their dreams in May 2004 with the launch of the “Marton Restaurant”. The restaurant immediately caused a stir in Taiwan with its humorous “out-there” design. At the start, many people peered in at the restaurant trying to figure out what they were selling – then had a big smile on their face when they finally worked it out. By continuing to come up with great ideas and making improvements on old ones, they have expanded over the past few years from just ice cream into a fully-fledged theme restaurant with stores all over Taiwan.

Check out the Decor. Toilet seats for well..Seats, Basins for Tables and Poo lamp shades.

This is a sample of their Menu and Website. But to see full version check out it out here Modern Toilet 
I'm not brave enough to order a curry served in a toilet bowl, would you be?"
Jake and I had just finished the best Dim Sum ever from a Restaurant around the corner and were totally chockers, so we opted for the dessert section. Just a nice simple ice-cream in a squat toilet mmmmmmmm.
Yes I have to admit it is all a little unsettling and the demographic of clientel are pretty much high school kids.
But its all a bit of fun
They even sell Poo Merchandise......?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Shower anyone...?

So...if your up for a bit of a laugh, pop into The Modern Toilet. Who knows what they have on the menu now..and what they'll dish it up to you in! 

Mongkok Store Hong Kong
3B, MPM, 240-244 Portland St. Mongkok, Hong Kong