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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hong Kong Day 2 and Day 3

My Bong-Blog. LOL.. Sorry for not updating, but it’s definitely more happening and MUCH more merrier in Miri, my little sweet hometown.
Alright… so I’ll update it based on the days that I missed.

ps: I am no longer the owner of my kickass Versace sunglasses. They have found a better suited owner, my aunt. Cos they look great on her, and it suits her loads more. So yeah, gotta find a new pair to replace that!

May 2 2009, Saturday
Places we went to:
1. Wong Tai Sin
2. Mongkok - Ladies Street
3. Mongkok - Bo Hai Kai (Sneaker Street)
4. Mongkok - Men’s Street
5. Mongkok - Jade Market
6. Tsim Sha Tsui - Avenue of Stars
7. Tsim Sha Tsui - Symphony of Lights
8. Causeway Bay - Dinner

The night before, Doris said she’d be sleeping in because she was super tired. Me and Tony decided to wake up early to go for breakfast and let her sleep in. Unfortunately, I went to bed at 6am and that was when Doris woke up. So far for sleeping in, lols. I was watching my Taiwan shows all night. I had enough sleep from the plane, since all I did was eat and sleep.Took some pictures of Tony sleeping.. Took some pictures of the view outside our hotel room…Then went to bed myself.

First stop was Wong Tai Sin.We went to the temple, prayed, gave our respects and took loads of pictures. Its really pretty there. We took some crazy picturest too. Did LOADS of touristy stuff.. Then it got too hot and ashy so I started to tear and we left for breakfast/lunch/brunch.
We went to Mongkok and Jordan Street (actually I‘m not too sure if we actually went there), and Tsim Sha Tsui, the main places people go to shop. Did not find anything (because apparently there’s actually little staircases in the buildings and elevators and that actually brings you to the real shopping wonderland. Didn’t realise that til the next two days) I had a BAD bloody nose in Hong Kong that day. Did not have tissue, had to buy tissue for 3HKD and it had menthol on it so it made my nose all minty and it just made it feel worse. Bloody noses are bad… so I had LOADS of drinks.

Ladies Street, is awesome. Loads of stuff. Fake stuff, cheap stuff, t-shirts, shoes, watches, bags, towels, pajamas, you name it they got it.Bo Hai Kai, is this CRAZY strip of small shophouses that sells sneakers, mostly adidas and nike, converse, vans and Birkenstocks. CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY, we went into so many that shoes were starting to look the same… so we ended up not buying any.Found a pair of adidas flip flops that day and switched into those so that I didn’t have to get more blisters from my crocs.

We went to the Avenue of Stars, and watched the Hong Kong Symphony of Lights. It was pretty awesome. The buildings would have their lights coordinated to the song tunes and it would look as if the whole of Hong Kong was dancing to the beat of the song.
Took pictures with the hand prints of some asian stars.. Had this reaaaaly good fresh cuttlefish, and then we headed back to Causeway Bay for dinner. We couldn’t find the street that had a lot of food selection so unfortunately for that night we ended up in a random restaurant. Still, HK food is pretty awesome :)

May 3 2009, Sunday
Places we went to:
1. Time Square - Super Star Seafood Restaurant (Dim Sum)
2. The Peak
3. Mongkok
4. The Toilet Restaurant

Woke up earlier today, I actually slept, I believe I snored too. LOL. Doris woke up at 6am again, this time taking my laptop downstairs to go online. After we got ready, we headed out looking for the Hong Kong DimSum we’ve been wanting. The hotel suggested us to go to “Hong Sing”, it was on the 12th floor of Times Square. Pretty impressive restaurant. It’s actually called Super Star Seafood Restaurant, and it has pretty awesome décor inside. They had people dressed up in nice clothes being the order takers, ushers and customer service representatives, and the regular aproned kinda women serving the food we ordered. Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch was just 100HKD and it was really good. So that was good stuff.

Tony then went to meet up with his friend, Christina, and Doris and I stuck around in Times Square to shop. We initially wanted to go to the washroom, but once we walked pass the cosmetics section in Lane Crawford, there was no turning back. LOL. It’s kinda like a Holt Renfrew in Edmonton, I’m sure every country has their own high end store. But yeah, told Doris that I was looking for my own perfume and we found it pretty fast! It was the new Flora from Gucci, sweet flowery scent. Good stuff.Doris was looking at concealers, and I was looking at stuff to cover up my baaaaad dark circles.

Then we went to Gucci, Coach and Burberry to look at travel bags. Found a really nice one in Coach but Doris didn’t like it. Met Tony and Christina around 2ish and we headed to The Peak. (You can basically see the whole of Hong Kong city from the peak)Loads of pictures, which you will see…
Then after the peak, we went to Mongkok. Thinking that we walked the whole of Mongkok, we were pretty disappointed with what we saw because it took less than a couple hours for us to finish walking the area yesterday. Little did we know that night, we took the stairs up and there were SO MANY MORE STORES on the higher levels!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! And our shopping spree began. LOL.

By the end of the night, we got really tired, and we found the restaurant that I’ve been looking for, The Modern Toilet, so we had our dinner there.
Doris posted pictures of what we had, but it was pretty good. The food wasn’t excellent though. I would of ordered something else if I knew that my crazy desert was going to be CRAZY.

Took the bus home, the double decker bus… because Doris has been wanting to sit on the double decker since the very first day we got there. So called sa-kai. LOL. They drive so fast there, its definitely not impossible for you to fly out the window. We were on the first row on the second level, and yes we had our seat belts on. LOL

May 4 2009, Monday
Places we went to:

1. Mui Wo - Lantau Island
2. The Giant Buddha
3. Po Lam Monastery
4. The Wisdom Path
5. Jumbo Floating Restaurant
6. Tsim Sha Tsui

Today was our big mission, we went to extreme ends of Hong Kong to visit places. First we went to Mui Wo, which was better known as Lantau Island. We had to take a 30-minute ferry ride and then a 30-minute bus ride to reach the place. And yeah, we slept all the way. LOL.

The Giant Buddha was pretty big, loads of pictures. Right around the area was the Po Lam Monastery, and The Wisdom Path. The Wisdom Path was a long winded road, then we reached this place where it had so many pillars with Chinese words engraved on it. PRETTY COOL =)Po Lam Monastery reminds me of places that monks would practice their kungfu all day.
Then we headed back to the city, and TOOK THE BUS AGAIN all the way to Aberdeen. Then we took a free ferry, and now to think of it.. It wasn’t exactly a free ferry cos the food was soooooooo super expensive! We had our dinner at Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

Then Tony and I went to Tsim Sha Tsui for more shopping and Doris headed back to the hotel because she was starting to get all coughed up from the seafood.

note: this took forever to blog.. because life is so much more interesting here. WOOOPIE! I LOVE HOME!
note note: i can't seem to upload my pictures right.. so ill try to figure it out.

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