Slightly Peckish Monday: Breakfast in Hong Kong
31 March, 2014
The food posts keep rolling in and I still haven’t finished talking about what I ate in Hong Kong. So check out what we had for breakfast in Umami Mart: Slightly Peckish! No toast for me!
In bookish news, I’ve finally started reading The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton on my kindle as it’s just too heavy to lug around in hardback on my commute. It’s only my second book which I’m reading on my kindle even though I’ve downloaded a gazillion titles since I got it this Christmas. Ahem. But I’m finding it delightful. I’m also tucking into a new novel featuring Margery Allingham’s Albert Campion, Mr. Campion’s Farewell, a novel begun by Allingham’s husband, Pip Youngman Carter, and completed by Mike Ripley with the co-operation of the Margery Allingham Society. I’m a huge fan of Allingham’s mysteries so will see how this compares.
I also went to see Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive starring the wonderful Tilda Swinton and morose yet dishy Tom Hiddleston with supporting roles by John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Mia Wasikowska – all superb, an existential vampire film that is beautiful and reminiscent of Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love. My favourite scene is of Swinton’s character Eve packing to visit her depressed husband Adam, played by Hiddleston, and the only thing she packs are books. How wonderful. And with a cameo from the enigmatic Kit Marlowe himself, this was a gem of a film. I highly recommend it.