HKUPA (Hong Kong Ultimate Players Association) was held on Saturday and the theme was "In the palace". It was our first time attending (last year we were away out of town) and i was surprised at how much energy and effort people put into their costumes.
I was aiming for the fail-safe princess look and along with my cheap dress-up tiara, I wore my Eritrean christening dress given by Ghebre and Nigisty back in June last year at their son's baptism. Matt wore his Uygher hat, Thai shirt and cowboy boots - oh and a plastic cake knife tucked under my pashmina scarf that was wrapped around his waist.
There was a great spread of food, and from what i heard afterwards, we gave the restaurant the equivalent amount of booze business they normally would do over a few days.
At the after party, i thought to myself how nice it is to have a pretty tight-knit community of people from all over the world come together and play Ultimate a couple times a week, socialize at each other's place, attend touristy events together and just create an environment of "home away from home".