Today is my husband’s birthday!
This year, we’d agreed not to do anything birthdayish since we just arrived not too long in a new city. Just a simple movie and dinner date like the good old days.
So we made a trip to our favourite cinema at the IFC mall where we caught the latest episode of Harry Potter (yeah I am a fan of the series!). At HKD60 per ticket, it is one of the most expensive places around- definitely a treat only for the very special occasion. Once we sank into those unbelievably soft and comfortable leather seat, and the oh so generous leg room, I knew right away that the next 2.5 hours to follow would be well worth every penny of it.
I know it’s not a good excuse but in the midst of preparing for the move, I did not get ready any birthday gift for him. And even though he had assured that it is not necessary to have one, I still can’t help feeling a little guilty.
Since there was some time to while away between movie and dinner, I decided to surprise the birthday boy by making a reservation for a couple massage session at this place called Let’s Spa, which I discovered while researching online. Of the several spas that are highly recommended (many of which are hotel spas charging sky- high prices) , this place was chosen because it offers a wide selection of treatments that do not burn a hole in the pocket, and most importantly it is not some seedy joints. Admittedly, I am more of the massage enthusiast and was secretly more thrilled by my own ‘ingenious’ idea. Hee. The arrangement proved to be a delightful one as we indulged in a 60min treat before emerging all refreshed for dinner.
Located at the historic Fenwick Pier near the Wan Chai district, The Quarterdeck Club (yet another of my google find) is an open-air, harbourfront restaurant that offers views of Victoria Harbour. The place serves Australia style cuisine with seafood being featured heavily in the menu. We were seated indoor as there was a lively party going on in the al fresco section. The restaurant was nicely quiet on the Sunday night, the service was good, the food was so-so but most importantly the company was perfect.
We chatted throughout dinner and took silly pictures. We still couldn’t quite believe that we are really in HK if it wasn’t for the glittering skyscrapper cityscape across the harbour. That night, we celebrated his birthday and our new beginning together. Happy Birthday Honey.