Black & White Photography, 31 Oct 2015

Backdated post. 

Since I resigned, I try to ensure that I don’t work on weekends so that I can start adjust to my jobless life. I also start to fill my weekend with personal activities. Hence I join another photography meetup activity on 31st Oct. The theme is black & white photography. It seems easy topic, but the selected location is challenging. It’s Shum Shui Po. In such a busy area, how can we shoot something black & white that requires very distinct outline and contrast to give the effect of black & white. To make it even more difficult, it’s a night shoot (low light!!!).

Seriously, after walking for the first 10-15 minutes, I was struggling to capture shots because it was more colourful than black & white itself. I also try not to limit myself to jut portrait shots, but more to capturing the scene, surroundings & other things that might catch my attention.

We try to steer clear of the busy area and headed to Shek Kip Mei side to get better shots. I like how we are confined to shoot within a certain topic so that we don’t go click-crazy on the camera. I only manage to take about 30 shots or so, of which I’ve only shortlisted a few which I really like.

Here are my Black & White Night Shots for the day.

Backline of Shum Shui Po…like the effect of the stairs stacked up.

A lady packing up carton boxes in the dark alley.

A fruit stall with busy customers picking up fruits.

Fruit stall owner.

I took this shot because of the distinct shapes of the wine bottles vs. the crowd.

Lady at the vegetable stall packing some vegetables for the customer. This shot was taken at the Shum Shui Po Wet Market.

A quiet street.

Another quiet street, away from the hustle bustle of the heart of Shum Shui Po.

Pedestrians busy crossing the street during the red light.

A team of young kids playing soccer at the local housing area of Shek Kip Mei.

Contemplative Photography, 17 Oct 2015

Living in HK and having a hectic work life means that I have little chance to meet other people apart from my colleague’s, hon’s colleagues & my kids. I have always wanted to know more like minded people that has interest in photography. Hence I’ve joined a Meetup Photography Group. Only until yesterday I manage to join the 1st outing organised by this Meetup Group.

The topic of the day was Contemplative Photography. A very interesting topic focusing on things that people rarely pay attention.

We all met at Sai Ying Pun MTR Station at 3PM, then started the Photowalk thereafter, exploring some very interesting streets in Hong Kong. I was in awe, mainly because I rarely venture to this part of Hong Kong (shame on me). The entire walk took us about 2 hours and we ended walking the trails along Hollywood Road and Lan Kwai Fong.

Most of us made it to Insomnia Bar at LKF for a quick drink and viewing of each others photos. It was definitely a good outing. I got to know some cool people, made a couple of new friends and exchange some numbers. We were also made to post 5 of our photos to the Meetup Group for feedback.

Here are some of my favourite for the day.

A mermaid having a taco wall grafitti

Old style lift buttons that caught my attention

A dysfunctional fan outside a balcony of a flat

Playing with shadow

Lines perspective from an opened window

A sneak peak into an empty shop house

A lonely bird sitting on the TV Aerial

This graffiti certainly caught all of our attention

came across some shops selling Chinese Burning Stuff and couldn’t help to take photos of these lovely folded Hell Bank notes.

More lines from the Chinese Burning Stuff Shop.

A cat dwelling in its dream.

A taxi driver taking time off by the road side to clean up his taxi.

Patterns spotted on a wall, which I cropped it

Of round, rectangular and tall plants.

June – Sep 2014

OMG, I’ve not updated my blog for more than a year. Clearing cob webs all over the place. Life had gotten too busy in the past 1 year. A couple of overseas trips, crazy workload and growing kids. That’s what kept me busy for the past 1 year.

I actually drafted this post last year, but totally forgot to publish it on the blog.

Here’s a quick flash back of what we were up to from Jun – Sep 2014.

In June 2014

After 2 of my projects go-live, I took 8 days off work and brave myself to bring Faythe and Vyktore to Tokyo. Yes you hear me correct, just the 3 of us. Prior to that I spent my weekends planning for the trip with both of them to ensure we cover as much as we could during our stay in Tokyo.

Happiness on their faces upon arriving in Tokyo.

We went to Ghibli Studio, Harajuku. Spent 3 Days in Disneysea & Disneyland (12 hours everyday). We also made a trip over to Odaiba to visit the Trick Art Museum where the kids had plenty of fun. Then we took a long trip to Hakkeijima to view some sea creatures and catch some fishes before heading to Yokohama to visit 2 Museums (Ramen Museum, Cup Noodles Museum). We had great fun and was totally max out by the time we return to HK before continue slaving myself at work.

Here are some photos taken from our trip.

Us in Disney Sea. We enjoyed the weather and all the rides.

DIsney Sea Performance during the day. The parade was performed on the Lake. We were so impressed with the performance.

Our favourite ride, Toy Story Mania. We went for the ride for both the nights.

The night time performance and fireworks is Amazing as well at Disney Sea.

Faythe & myself.

The Disneyland Castle lighted up at night. They were telling all the princess story with all the different lighting.

Alice in Wonderland projected over the castle. Love Love Love the performance.

Oh and Rapunzel Story portrayed on the Disneyland Castle.

The rainy weather never did dampen our Spirit in enjoying the Disneyland & Disney Sea.

We spent 1/2 day in Odaiba to visit Lady of Liberty. I love the the view of Lady Liberty, with the Rainbow Bridge behind her.

Here’s Vyktore pretending to be attacked by Shark. One of the reason we went to Odaiba is to visit the 3D Art Museum.

Faythe being attacked by a giant spider at the 3D Art Museum.

Hakkeijima trip was all for Vyktore, the animal lover. Various sea creatures, giant moon fish and whale shark. It was a very far trip, further to Yokohama.

The kids amazed with the tall fish tank and fish swimming in it.

Faythe had fun catching fishes at Hakkejima. The fish we caught were fried on the spot and we ate all of it.

After Hakkeijma, we went back to Yokohama for the Ramen Museum. This is a place where they have various Ramen served in different ways. We went to 3 different shops to try 3 Ramen and we all LOVE it.

On the last day in Tokyo, we went to Yokohama again to spend our time at the Cup Noodles Museum.

Various different type of cup noodles on display in the Museum. We also participated in decorating & selecting our cup noodle. Faythe was so delighted and thankful because we purposely went back to Yokohama just for the Cup Noodle Museum.

Our last lunch in Tokyo. Tasty Pork Cutlet served with Japanese Curry. The Pork Cutlet was crunchy on the outside, but the pork meat was juicy and succulent on the inside. Never had I tasted such yummy Pork Cutlet.

In July 2014

We went to stay a night at Macau and dine with Kungfu Panda and his clans. Then we visited the notable Transformer Exhibition which was a huge let down.

Us having breakfast with King Julian of Madagascar. The food served were mediocre, it was just the cartoon characters which were good.

Kids showing their excitement before going in to see the Transformer Exhibition.

Bumble Bee.

In Aug 2014

Elephants from Elephant Parade finally landed in HK and it was great that Citygate was one of the few locations where they place the Elephants.

Faythe picking the nose of the Dragon on the Elephant.

Myself with the Blue Elephant. Photo taken by Faythe.

Vyktore with his anxious face, taking photo with the Mahjong Elephant. This is so Hong Kong.

This is his Favouriter. Turquoise Elephant with the Dragon on it.

Then I brought the kids to work at HP Office to participate in the Annual Bring Your Children to Work Day. Kids had fun using Lync Conference and playing games. We also took the opportunity to take photos of more Elephants that was up for display at City Plaza.

Future HP Lady CEO, Faythe Hon.

Future HP CIO, Vyktore Hon.

All the kids listening to the briefing before the games start.

Kids, in meeting room. We did Lync Conference with other teams. Kids were all excited experiencing the technology they’ve never been exposed before.

Look we found the Orange Elephant in CP1, HP office.

Goldfish Elephant at display at CP1, HP Office. This is by far my favourite.

Souvenirs from HP, personalized photo frame.

In Sep 2014

Summer Holiday is over and kids are back to school. They went back to KL for a short holiday prior to that. We spend our weekends making Gummy Sushi and Gummies they bought from KL.

Gummies made by Faythe.

Sushi anyone? These are too sweet to my liking.

Faythe enjoying her gummy creation.

I also sign up for 2 baking classes with the kids. Learned to make Serradura & Brownies.

Reading instructions to make Serradura.

Enjoying all the biscuit crumbs leftover.

Faythe “curi makan” while waiting for the brownies to be ready.

Then we spent a night camping (the 1st time for the entire family) and star gazing at Pui O.

Beautiful sky at Pui O.

Gazing at stars and took this lovely shot.

Kids enjoying the hammock we setup by the beach.

Getting ready to go to bed. They are all very happy being the 1st time camping.

Early morning at Pui O.

This was where we camped last night.

Vyktore enjoying the hammock. He hates the sand so much he refused to get off.

A small crab by the beach.

What an exhaustive 4 months. I started off 2 new projects in July when I came back from Tokyo. AD & Exchange Migration Project. Very complex in an ageing environment, and I see that this is the “project” that will bring my career to greater heights.

I’ve been catching up with my Photobook Project. I completed Year 2008 Photobook and got it printed before the end of Year 2014. I have also completed Year 2009 Photobook and recently got them printed as well.

OK, lets hope I’ll squeeze some time to write about the past 8 months of 2015 in the next post.

Vyktore: The PvZ Addict

More about games we play at home. Plants vs. Zombies were introduced by Hon few years back. He was totally addicted to it. I didn’t like the game at first, but soon got addicted to it. It’s a very popular game since few years ago and recently they came up with Plants vs. Zombies 2.

When we first played PvZ, Faythe and Vyktore were very afraid. Afraid that the Zombies might jump out of the iPad/iPhone haha..Each time I play, they’ll sit quietly next to me to watch. But when I pass to them to play, 90% of the time they will refuse. Particularly Vyktore, the scary cat.

Look at him, concentrating fully and so serious hahaha…my boy has definitely grown up alot.

But he has outgrown that stage, he’s not a PvZ addict LOL. He spends his free time figuring out the power of each plants, the nature of the Zombies and tries the most difficult stage, fighting against Dr. Zomboss.

Personally, I feel that PvZ 1 was much more challenging to play as compared to PvZ 2. There were some stages which I was stuck like forever and took so long to pass it.

I also miss some of the plants they featured in PvZ 1, but no longer available in PvZ 2, e.g. the smelly garlic.

Hiking to Wong Lung Hang (黄龍坑道) – 6 May 2014

Before the weather gets too warm and start of summer, church friends organized another hike at Lantau Island. We were not told that it’s a rock/stream hiking trail. Only saw some beautiful photos on some blogs. Hence I packed my camera to ensure I snap some good photos.

Around 15 odd of us met the petrol station across across North Lantau Hospital. I decided to warm up and walked to the petrol station with a Katherine while the kids followed Hon and went there via public transport. Soon, everyone started arrive and we started our hike.

For the first 30mins, it was pretty easy walk along the road. Then we entered the Wong Lung Hang Picnic Site, and thereafter that’s where the torture begins (*.*).

Sharon told us that she hiked before and we need to be prepared to get ourselves wet as there are some parts of the hike we need to go in to the stream. *Gulp*. My biggest worry was not my kids of course. But instead of DSLR which I can’t get it wet.

As we go deeper into the stream and forest, the hike gets more tricky. At some point, you need to stand and plan your route to ensure that you walk through shallow part of the stream. While I struggle to hike up to the waterfall, both Faythe & Vyktore were doing fine. They were so fast and I soon lose sight of them.

In fact, I was the last arriving at the base of the waterfall. Of course the scenery was awesome and was worth the 3 hours climb!!!

The water was so clean and cold. Even the kids who wanted to swim earlier pulled back. We took our break and ate all the food we brought up since we’ve burned all our energy on our way up LOL.

After rest for a while and take some photos, we make our way down. Gosh, going down was much worse. This is because most part of the stream were covered with rocks and you can barely see what’s lying over the rock in front of you. Me being me, keep on worried about my camera getting wet.

This part is like a mini spa. It’s near the main waterfall, but a secluded spot where you can sit down and let the water gush down your shoulder after a tiring hike :) .

In the end, we took about 4 hours to finally reach the base. There were only 4 of us left. Hon, myself, Vyktore and Pastor Kevin. Gosh, my legs start to ache as we inch our way to have a quick bite where a few others waited for us there.

To take it further, we walked home after our tea. By the time we arrived home, I could feel the legs aching much more. Kids being kids felt nothing. They were still jumping around after taking their shower. But soon, fell asleep by 8PM.

I fell asleep by 10PM and the next day I woke up and try to remember what happened. I felt as though I was beaten up hahhahaha…

It was a great hike despite all the challenges. It’s worth it definitely. But I’d think twice if you ask me to go again. Definitely not gonna lug the DSLR along :) .

Look at the water, so clear, I could see my shoes LOL.

Wish I could swim LOL. This is definitely a rare scenery in HK itself.

Visit to Fanling & Water Baptism – 1 May 2014

What better to do on Public Holiday than to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Wanted to bring the kids out of HK since 1st and 6th was public holiday. But thought it would be crowded, so probably the better option is to stay in HK.

Church organized water baptism on 1st May at a farm in Fanling. Hence we decided to join in the fun. Hon also ordered a roast pig to be shared among fellow church goers. Something that we have not done for years.

Kids were all excited as they went there last year. They were telling me there’s goats, rabbits, fishes, tortoises and even cow there.

Church rented mini bus and we gather at Novotel Citygate at 9AM. Left for Fanling, which took us about 1 hour or so to get there. It was darn far. And it passed by the area at University Station that we went on our Geological Tour few weeks ago.

Everyone was excited about the roast pig and couldn’t resist to take photos with it. And of course savoring the roast pig once it was chopped into tiny little pieces by 2 butchers LOL.

Even bones and all the parts were not spared. All the ladies having a gala time dividing the remaining of the roast pig.

Kimchi fried rice with roast pork LOL. Yes we got creative later on.

We also setup the BBQ pit and even heat up the roast pork on it so that the skin stays crunchy and warm.Of course, after all the pig out session, it was finally water baptism time. There were 5-6 kids/teenager and a few adults to be baptist this round.

It was a great day to spend our Labour Day and weather was great as well, although at times it looks gloomy and about to rain.

We finally left Fanling at about 330PM and arrived at Tung Chung close to 5PM.

Serai. There were plenty in the farm and we helped to get rid of it by hoarding all the serai back. According to the ladies, these are expensive stuff in HK.

Kids surrounding the rabbits cage and trying to disturb them.

What’s everyone looking at? Check out the cow’s butt on the left of the pic LOL.

Kids playing with the water after the water baptism was executed.

Geological Trip at 荔枝莊 & Crooked Island (吉 澳) – 29 Mar 2014

I thought it would be fun to bring the kids to see some volcanic rocks and some remote island for a short getaway within HK. So i purchased some Groupon for a visit to Lai Chi Chong (荔枝莊) and Crooked Island (吉澳).

We headed off from Tung Chung at 645AM as the meeting point was pretty far, at University Station (Hung Hom Line). We arrived there 15mins early, hence I quickly bought some bread, drinks and snacks in case they get hungry between breakfast and lunch.

We waited till 0815AM and finally made the move to the Ma Liu Shui Pier near University Station and boarded the boat. There were 20 odd of us and the day was rather gloomy. Praying hard that it won’t rain, else we will end up sitting in the boat instead.

While we were on our way to 荔枝莊, we saw this huge Kuan Yin Statue. Apparently build by Li Ka Shing and spent millions on it. It took us about 30mins when we  finally arrive at 荔枝莊. We took a walk along the rocky beach side. The tour guide busy yakking and yakking, but we didn’t bother. We took our take taking photos and enjoying those green mossy rocks. The moss were amazing, like carpet!!!

The rocks were awesome too. Volcaniclastic sedimentary rock formed millions of years ago. Research has shown that this region has rather complicated geological setting and rock types, with Mesozoic volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks, tuff, rhyolite and Paleozoic sedimentary rocks occurring locally. The uneven stratum on the foreshore near the Lai Chi Chong pier is volcanic ash sedimentary rock. Displaying very distinctive foldings, faults and bedding structure, it is an ideal location for geological study.

seaweed that looks like zombie brain LOL.

Major outcropped sections of Lai Chi Chong Formation can be found on the beach west of Lai Chi Chong pier. Although less than 200m wide, these sections manifest extremely complicated rock properties that include tuffite ,tuffaceous sandstone, siltstone, coarse ash crystal tuff, eutaxitic fine ash tuff and porphyritic rhyolite in current bedding. Bedding development is excellent with a wealth of visible sedimentary structures, such as current bedding, graded bedding, convolute bedding and subaquatic slump. Signs occurring from folding, fault and discordance of strike directions are also clearly noticeable.

There were a group of students that came by too. Probably geologist students. It’s great stuff since I love Geography and I used to learn about Volcanoes. But just wondering how did these rocks end up in Hong Kong, since it’s not like there’s Volcano here.

There was this part of rocks that was black (like burnt) and it looks as if they were scraped by something. The tour guide called it the the dragon’s mouth or something. It forms a U shape, like the dragon’s mouth.

After finish “cerita” and snapping photos, we head back to the Pier and went to another side of the island, just for a walk. But it started to drizzle, so we all went back to the boat. The boat started to head for 吉 澳 and the rain got heavier. At one point it was so foggy, we couldn’t see those rocks formation that we were supposed to stop by. The tour guide quickly did some shuffling of schedule due to the poor weather condition.

Porridge. Faythe had 2 bowls of porridge. Vyktore opt for Rice instead.

We got off at 吉 澳 and headed to the restaurant for lunch. Nothing to shout about, but nice home cook food. They are known for the handmade cuttlefish ball. So yummy, and was lucky that I could have 2 since Vyktore wasn’t too interested LOL.

After lunch, it was still drizzling a bit but we took our chance and started walking towards the Tin Hau Temple at 吉 澳. It was a short walk and by the time we reach there the rain had stopped.

The tourist did his story telling thing again before we were given opportunity to take some photos around the temple.

On our way out, we stopped by a stall selling some local desserts. For once, I manage to convince my two banana kids to try Chinese Desert. Bought the Loh Mai Chi for them. The ones sold here comes with red bean stuffing apart from the normal peanuts stuffing.

We hang around at the Pier while we wait for everyone to be ready to board the boat. After the rain had stopped, the sky was so clear and what beautiful scenery we witnessed in 吉 澳. You couldn’t imagine that’s HK.

We continue our boat trip to look out for more rock formation since the sky was clear now. And we finally made it to witness the oldest rock formation in Hong Kong. Found around Pak Sha Tau and Wong Chuk Kok Tsui on the northern shore are called Wong Chuk Kok Tsui Formation.

A buddha face.

The rock formation was given all sorts of name due to it’s shape and how it’s formed. Some look pretty obvious by their name. Some you really have to squint your eyes and look at only a particular angle to get the meaning of it.

The monster fist.

The monster face.

Good thing is that we didn’t have to get off and walk. Else the kids might be complaining. They were busy eating the snack i bought and having some self entertainment on the boat.

Right after we finish all the sightseeing, it started pouring again. What a day!!! As it takes about 1.5 hours to get back, we all fell asleep in the boat while it sway along the border of China and back to Ma Liu Shui Pier. Yes we went right up to the China border!!!

We were all so tired, when we arrived at home, we were like jelly. Well, I did enjoy myself, seeing something different. As for the kids, they say no more rocks LOL.

HK Wetland Park,香港湿地公园 – 3 Feb 2014

Backdated post.

It’s 3rd Day of CNY and we have nothing much to do. Hence decided to head to Wetland Park to visit the Crocs. Vyktore first heard about this place when he was in Kindy. He’s been yearning to go there to see crocodile ever since then. So when I suggested 湿地公园, he was delighted.

It was an unexpectedly warm day during winter season. so we all went without our Jackets and layered clothing.

The place is located somewhere near Tuen Mun. Hence we took the MTR and changed to the LRT. It was the 1st time kids riding the LRT (they call it the mini MTR).

It was a bit of a walk after we got off from the LRT station and we were greeted by a Secret Garden Maze at the entrance of the Wetland Park. They both had fun going thru the Maze to get to the other side.

We finally got into Wetland Park after taking some photos at the outside compound. As it was still early, it wasn’t too crowded and we decided to do the outside area first. It was a lot of walking and looking at plants, which the kids weren’t too interested at. Vyktore was busy looking out for the crocodile, which was obviously not living in the wetland compound.

There was bird watching houses where people can hide and watch the birds. For someone that doesn’t fancy birds I find it rather boring. Even the kids got bored after watching the birds from far. 

We also went to the muddy swamp area where we saw some crabs.

It got really hot when we finally finished the outside, we headed in for lunch to find a tremendously long queue of people buying food. Then we finally got a peek at Pui Pui, Hong Kong Celebrity Saltwater Crocodile. She was found in one of the river in HK and was moved to the Wetland Park later on.

There was only 1 restaurant there by the way. No choice, they both went and find a seat while I line up to buy the food. We were all in a hurry to eat as there was a Swamp Adventure the kids can’t wait to try on. It’s like a jungle gym. The catch is you gotta line up to get your pass. And thanks to the crowd, the kids were willing to chomp down their food quickly and went to line up for their entry pass.

They enjoyed themselves in the Swamp Adventure (30mins) and when they finally got out, it’s time to head home.


Air Supply Concert – 11.08.2013

I’m was born in 1970s and I grew up with songs like Bee Gees, Air Supply and a few others, no thanks to the influence of my brother. Two months ago, I received the weekly updates of HK concerts and saw that Air Supply was coming to HK. Was so excited, I what’s app a few of my friends and hence we bought the ticket to watch Air Supply concert.

Although it was a much smaller scale concert compared with Eric Moo and Jacky Cheung, I totally enjoyed myself. The sound system was great and they sang so well no doubt they both are probably close to 60? We even ran to the front of the stage towards the end of the conccert to take a look at this duet pair.

It’s a pity I didn’t bring my camera, hence only took photos with phone. The photo here was taken by my friend.

After the concert, we could still hear the power of their voice humming through our ears. It has gotta be the effects from blue yeti pro microphone.



Cost of Living Review: Eggs


Eggs are something that you definitely eat at least once a week. In a family where there are 2 kids, we would probably finish a dozen of it within a week or so. My kids are eggs lover. They can eat ‘em in all sorts of form be it steamed, fried, scrambled, soft boil, hard boiled, poached except raw!! I recall once, my Cambo maid actually stir fry vegetables with eggs..OMG..speechless, but the kids ate it (=.=).

So lets look at affordability of eating eggs this week.

In Malaysia:
Since I’ve left for about a year, I’m not sure what’s the latest egg price, hence I did a google search and found about this official website (Federation of Livestock Farmer’s Association Malaysia – FLFAM) that puts the price of eggs sold in Malaysia in general. Are eggs controlled items in KL? Not very sure. Anyway, I got to know there are so many grades of eggs sold in KL. Ranging from AA up to F. F is priced at 0.00…broken egg LOL. Anyway, on an average, eggs cost RM0.35 cents. Pretty affordable. I definitely can afford to make egg sandwich for kids party :) .

Does anyone knows if Malaysia sell imported eggs? What about Organic eggs, how much do they cost?

In Hong Kong:
It’s amazing how many types of eggs you can find here, all from different country. They don’t have grades, and comparing the sizes, they are more or less the same. I spent some time to copy down all the types of eggs sold at supermarket and here’s an overview of how much they cost:

Organic eggs: HKD71.90 (for half a dozen)
US eggs: HKD29.00 (for 2 trays of 14 eggs) – promotion
HK brand eggs: HKD28.00 (for a dozen) – weird, how come US eggs are cheaper than HK LOL
Thai eggs: HKD28.90 (for a dozen)
Korean eggs: HKD27.00 (for a tray of 10 eggs)
Japan eggs: HKD40.90 (for a tray of 10 eggs)

Makes me wonder why they are importing eggs from so many country? Further reading found that back in 2008, they started doing egg testing on all the eggs from China for fear of melamine content :| . This made the supply slower and the prices soared. Also here’s an article that mentioned that egg price rose 15% comparing 2009 and 2011.

As you can see here, US eggs are the cheapest. 2 trays for HKD29!! We will usually grab these. This only happens on certain day of the week where there’s promotion, so you gotta catch the right time.

This works out to about HKD1.03/egg.

Assuming that we consume 5 eggs a week, this will work out to:
In KL: RM0.35 x 5 = RM1.75 (HKD4.25)
In HK: HKD1.03 x 5 = HKD5.15 (RM2.11)

The difference is not much, but if you are heavy eggs eater, you will probably feel the pinch. When we first came, they weren’t selling US eggs, hence we felt the pinch each time we purchase eggs. Eat sparingly was the motto back then :P .

It’s definitely more affordable making egg sandwich for party in KL rather than HK :) .

Cost of Living Comparison Round II: KL 1 – HK 1

Have a nice weekend and do check out the Organic egg price for me in KL ya ;) . As for now, any eggs for lunch / dinner tonight?