Monday, July 7, 2008

Bag-a-razzi Exclusive!!! An "It" Bag in HK Wet Markets

I used to have a thing for designer hand bags. So, despite being so irritatingly stingy, I managed to build a small collection.

However, people's priorities change. That's bound to be the reason, isn't it? I simply grew wiser (I am hearing people saying "that can't be it" LOL).

Either that or maybe I realized that...
- "the collection" so far has been sitting at the dusty corners of my tiny flat. I got the drift when Little miss Louis Vuitton Trouville screams "OH YAY YAY YAYYYY...I AM GOING OUT!!!" every time I took her out (which is so rarely, if you told her that Hong Kong's sky has now turned shocking pink instead of blue, she will probably believe it)
- although most Hong Kongers clad themselves head to toe with brands (the country should have the highest population of LVs, it can be seen from morning peak hour train rides to the CBD, almost 4 out of 5 girls are carrying branded bags of some sort), I could choose to be the rare ones who do not
- branded hand bags do NOT improve my appearance of confidence. Yes, I am THAT hopeless
- the cost of 1 latest and hottest "it" bag = the cost of multiple short but luxurious culinary trips
- I spent all of my dough on food and shall not even dream about getting a new bag, let alone a designer bag

So, now, the latest "It" designer hand bags do not allure me anymore, not as much as luscious and rich dark chocolate does LOL.

But, recently, I got something in my mail from the good fellows at Foodbuzz. It's an echo friendly bag, which is wayyyyy hotter than Anya Hindmarch's "I'm Not A Plastic Bag" Bag, because IT HAS MY NAME ON IT! Hohoho! OK it's a pin with my name of it, but still...hehe...

So, one fine Saturday, I took it out shopping (I saw Miss LV Trouville went green with envy, poor thing)...and arranged for a bag-a-razzi to catch it in action.

Here's the bag, and me with absolutely no make up, no plastic surgery/botox (just yet), messy hair, and don't even mention the outfit...the bag-a-razzi reported:


Here's Mochachocolata-Rita at a Hong Kong's wet market, she seemed dazed and confused, probably was still hung over from last night's meal of carbs, carbs and more carbs. She should fire her stylist (if she had one), put on a decent face before stepping out of the door, and schedule another much needed lipo


She was a total MESS, but look at the bag she was carrying! Absolutely adorable and eco friendly. This is it. It is the new It bag!


She was in this fish stall, looked puzzled and clueless, until she finally selected a live mangrove red snapper. We bet she had to google the name of the fish.


It took her just a few seconds before she snatched this bunch of corriander. She seems to be addicted to this "substance". We think she's gonna get high later (on corriander!).


She was sooo gonna overstuff the bag, which remained fabulous


She wandered in to this food supply store, probably looking for some easy way out such as instant spice mix packets or instant noodles or feeding her addiction to non diet sodas


Unexpectedly, she got herself a box of powder. We smell some lousy baked goods coming.

Hmmm, the bag does make her look better.

Thanks so much, Foodbuzz!

26 comments:

White On Rice Couple said...

Wait, where were the food paparazzi? You are the totally the "it" girl there with your uber fashionable foodbuzz bag. Will we be seeing you on the cover of any magazines soon? ;) You look so cute!
Now I'm jealous, I want the bag too! :(

Peter M said...

Rita, I love your shamless promotion of Foodbuzz and of yourself...Rita,Girl About Town!

Maryann said...

You look so cute!
Neat bag, Rita :)

Lidia Sianturi said...

You still look gorgeous Rit..even without make up..

Dsini kebalikannya, jarang banget liat org nenteng LV...eco-friendly bags bejibun..hehehe..
Bahkan kalo mo plastik bag dr supermarket tertentu kita harus beli.

deeTha said...

tase apik mbok isi sayur, Rit?
hihihi
nek aku tak nggo wadah buku :P

Cakelaw said...

Love it! Fab bag and fab pics.

MiNDY said...

that foodbuzz bag is definetely an "it" bag. good for you that you have one, Rit. I'm jealous :D

Dhanggit said...

what a gorgeous way to do your marketing hehehe!! i just love it; the bag and you :-)

Dwiana P said...

Rita..... invitation nih buat lo ikutan foodie photography yuk buat celebrate 17 agustus. hayoh ikutan biar seru yah. add nya ada di blog ku.

ini buat seru2 an say. so ikutan yah

Sheila said...

Hihihi...dulu waktu jaman kuliah sering pake tas dari bahan itu. Cool banget, karena jarang yg pake :D. Tapi, di tempat gue sekarang malah bejibun yg pake...hehehe.

Beachlover said...

oh yes!.I did use twice that bag to cake decoration class,fill in with fondant and gum paste.At last it's torn !!sob,sob*

Zen said...

I'm surprised you're not wearing that Playboy stuff! Popular in HK. haha. You could put fishnet stockings on your head and still look good Rita. But wait..th..that bank robbery.. was it..was it you??

AAaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!

rita bellnad said...

suiiiittt.... suittt..... hahahah... u always bring smile to everyone's face. Gorgeous ! cah ayu....

daphne said...

I love that bag!!! It's so cool!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow girl, you did it and you look so cute with the bag!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

worc, yeah the cover of my own magazine lol...porn? oh yeah such a good idea. it sells.

hi peter, yeah, rita the shameless lol

hi maryann, cakelaw, dhanggit, rita, daphne and ching, thanks!

lidia, wadow, i dont believe in natural beauty (at least for me hehe)

deet, tak isi macem2 hehehe

mindy, hehe, gogogo, get it from foodbuzz ^_^

dwiana, daku pengen banget ikutan, bentar...bangun percaya diri dulu neh...daku minder kalo soal motret2 hehe

sheila, iya disini juga pada banyak yang make, tapi tentunya bukan foodbuzz punya hehe

beachlover, oh noooo, get one more from fb?

Lisa said...

Oh, sure—outdo me. Why didn't I think to do a post about the bag, featuring myself at our farmers' market?? Maybe I'll steal this idea and copycat you. :) It is definitely cute, and it's fun seeing your market, too.

Simplicity said...

wah asik dapet tas, gue ada foodbuzz kg pernah aktif nih..

Elsye said...

qiqiiqiq dulu jaman jadul doyan ba nget pake tas begindang...:D, sekarang malah kebalikan susah nyarinya disini :P

Camemberu said...

Oh yes, I love the softness of this 100% organic cotton bag! Almost too precious to be soiled with wet groceries!

KC said...

Hi Rita: Fabulous pictures. You look so cute and the bag is cute too. I buy cloth bags at garage sales and have a whole bunch of high-tech conference bags. People have come up to me to discuss topics of which I am clueless.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Foodbuzz is soooo gonna send u more stuff! i got mine last week too just when we were abt to get busy w moving. Gotta find tht bag!

The next time I go to the flea market, im gonna carry my foodbuzz bag with pride ala-mochachocolata-rita! look out for the pics soon. ;)

Lina said...

I got that bag too! I love it! I took it to the beach

CK Lam said...

Wow...Rita, what lovely and cute buttons you have to go with your casual yet 'yau yeng' bag.

A.G said...

wah selamat ya Jeng dpt tas cantik... :)eco friendly bags krn bs dipake berulang-2 ampe jebot tase hehe.. ga kyk tas plastik yg muahal amir skg.. aku jg punya eco frendly bags cuma ada mereke grundig n samsung hihi... :p

noobcook said...

next time I go HK, I will keep a look out for a cute girl with a foodbuzz tote bag... opps I sound like the paparazzi now =x Cute post :)