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diet, cupcakes & bookazine novels

So I’m now on day 3 of my diet which was supposed to start after my eating binge over Easter, which of course I postponed up till now because of various very imaginative reasons. Today while walking to the bus from brunch club I happened to pass by Sift, a very yummylicious dessert shop. They had started selling cupcakes and boy am I a suh-KER for cupcakes! So I walked in and ordered the only flavour they had, which was Oreo. Needless to say it was yummylicious, really soft & moist with a topping that’s really sweet.

Then I proceeded to Lyndhurst Terrace towards my bus stop, passing by Antique Patisserie and guess what, they had started selling cupcakes too! Something with peanuts, and so I went in and got a takeaway. After all, really, a person on a diet shouldn’t be eating cupcakes, let alone gorge on 2 within a space of 5 mins of each other. Feeling a little full from the first cupcake I decided to take a taxi (another imaginative reason to be lazy). On the cab, on Arbuthnot Road, the cupcake actually spoke to me. It said “hey, why not just eat me now. The traffic is bad, the taxi’s going to be stationary for a while, and I’m a cupcake, I’m not going to spill all over the car, come on, JUST DO IT!” Wow, the cupcake’s been seeing too many Nike billboards…

And so I ate it, it was done even before we reached Robinson Road. It was good. Buttercream peanut icing on top. And that was how my diet ended. And I’m not even the least bit embarrassed about it, yet – I suppose the horror of my gluttony hasn’t quite sunk in. I’m actually in bliss, barely wanting to move, dreaming of a cigarette (if you do smoke, you’ve got to have one after a cupcake, or two). Funny how one vice can lead to another and another – I’m also considering taking a nap, but I shall refrain from being so decadent on a Wednesday afternoon…

And on to the other thing I want to let you know about, books, yes BOOKS! Bookazine has very kindly supplied brunch club SOHO with 10 of their bestselling novels, perfect brunch club reading, and of course, if you are a Bookazine VIP card holder, get a 15% discount on them!!! Here are the titles listed below:

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Ruins by Scott Smith

The Black Swan by Nasim Nicholas Taleb

Mr. Wong Goes West by Nury Vittachi

Step On A Crack by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (good movie by the way)

King Hui The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong by Jonathan Chamberlain

Great picks, aren’t they?!

Yes, you are right, and I admit it: two random topics put together in one post, but why shouldn’t you grab a cupcake and read a novel? I should have taken a picture of the cupcakes to put on this blog but as I had already explained earlier, I had eaten them before I had the chance. Hopefully next time the cupcakes would stand a better chance of having their eulogy on this blog complete with colour photographs before being chowed down.

So HAPPY READING folks, do come in and grab a copy of your fav title. Also please do participate and submit your book reviews to me and any of your personal recommendations for more books.

Moral of the story: If you are ever on a diet and have a mental disability for cupcakes like me, don’t walk by Graham Street (Sift) or Lyndhurst Terrace, the Upper part (Antique Patisserie).

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meet Jeffrey Archer!!

For those of you who know him and have read his books, need I say more?!

It seems his new novel, A Prisoner of Birth, is his most powerful since Kane & Abel. Now he’s actually here in HK and if you are a fan, don’t miss this opportunity to have lunch with him. Details below:


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read on if you are into books…

It’s another beautiful day in Hong Kong – its cool and its sunny, what more would you want. I am lost in an amazing book, enjoying the sun and having a latte at the brunch club yard. I notice there are a couple of other people reading here too. It is always interesting to see what others are reading. From the little “surveys” I’ve done, well besides our magazines and newspapers, novels are definitely the next category of “most read” here in brunch club!

So in the interest of our avid readers, we’d like to introduce you to the ongoing Man Hong Kong Literary Festival, and also to invite you to some interesting events that Bookazine is hosting in conjunction.

The aim of the festival is to encourage an appreciation of the written word and to foster a love of literature, and it does exactly that! By inviting acclaimed and favourite authors to Hong Kong, our readers get a chance to meet with the sources of many wonderful stories that so inspire and move us. It is also a great opportunity for one to get to know the good array of quality literature out there, so you’ll never be at a loss for ideas when choosing another book to read. If you find this interesting do check out their website www.festival.org.hk for more information.

Bookazine, an amazing family-run company in Hong Kong, we love them because the owners are passionate about books and are always organizing interesting meet-the-author events for its readers. Imagine reading an inspiring book, a beautiful story, and then getting to meet the author in person in Hong Kong! We’ve listed here some of the events they are hosting that may be of interest to you. Better still, print out this blog and get 10% off the ticket price for the “Irish Coffee with Anne Enright” event!

We really want to bring you more on books, so stay tuned to this space!



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