HK day TWO

On phone, my 姑婆 said that she would arrive at our hotel at 10am so we quickly headed back to the hotel. She arrived at about 10.30 and quickly took us for a walk to Discovery Plaza. It was located around the MTR station I think, but we walked for quite long. Just before we reached the entry gate, Henry called her and asked us to change direction to his clinic hahaha... It's so okay la.. :)

Though we were on phone the night before and I'd met his mother twice when she came to Surabaya, this was the first time I met him. He was nice on phone and even nicer in real life. And he looked like a real dentist maaannnn.... Patients will happily seek him for dental care while I have to put all efforts to convince them receiving treatment from me haha... His clinic was very very neat and tidy. It's not that small, though her mother kept telling that it's small.. for a private clinic, I think the size is just right.. I wanna own a clinic like that as well in the future :)

We stayed there until lunch and they brought us to yumcha! When he spelled the word yumcha, I was like going to smile from ear to ear, but I mind my own manner la.. it's such a pain-relief to our awful macaroni breakfast.. I believe that HK has the best dimsum all over the world, and its cuisine is awesome too.. You just have to go with right person so you can order the right dishes.. Me can't read the menus so that's why we mostly ended up with wrong order.. well.. beggars can't choose..

I was going to meet Jack from HKU in the afternoon, so we separated ways after lunch. My sister and I decided to spend some hours in Central as we're going to take taxi from Central to PPDH. Central was like a shopping superblock, mainly occupied with branded stuffs though you can still find cheaper brands store like Giordano or Bossini and other small designer boutiques. But our only destination was Sasa!!! There's the biggest Sasa store over there, we think so, as other Sasa stores we came in in MongKok and Tsim Tsa Shui were just smaller than this one.

to be continued///


HK day ONE

Getting lazier to blog nowadays.. it is not as interesting as before, and there's problem with either my modem or Speedy cos the speed runs reaaaalllyyyyy slow bleahhh...

So few days to spend there, so many places I wanted to go.

After arriving at the airport I decided to ask someone on the visitor center and he suggested us to go to our hotel by bus cos it's much more convenient and definitely cheaper. I planned to go by MTR though, as it's faster, but who wanted to lug around big luggagge from platform to platform btw? So I agreed with him. Taking bus A31 from Airport to Tsuen Wan only cost HKD17.8 per person. The journey was about 60 mins long. He said that Dorsett Far East Hotel was very visible from the bus, so we would be able to notice it before hopped off the bus.
I regretted not to take notes how many bus stops before our stop, and we didn't know at which stop we should go down then hahaha.. After 45 mins, I tried to locate where we were. The bus keep on driving like mad that once I found a big building, like a mansion or plaza, the bus just passed it by before I could find it on the map... My sister made a wise decision to ask a local guy sitting behind us, and thankfully he spoke English really well. He wasn't sure about our hotel location but he asked us to get down at the same bus stop as him cos even if we continued our bus trip, no one would be able to help us. When the bus door opened, I was relieved to see Cityplaza, which was only few metres away from our hotel, hahaha... Crap. I think the guy on visitor centre forgot to tell us that the hotel's name was only visible to passengers sitting on the left side. We sat on the right side thus we didn't see any.. =.=

It was almost 6pm when we arrived at the hotel.

The hotel was niccceeeee..... :) As expected, the room was very small (as any other room in HK, I think), the bathroom was even smaller haha.. But it's very clean, the staffs were helpful and spoke English too.. I booked it online, room rate was about HKD 340 plus 10% tax which was cheap. Of course, it's abit far from downtown area.. but I didn't mind as the MTR was fast and cheap also. With the same price in downtown area you could only get a hostel's room. The hotel we stayed in was a 3 stars hotel :) And because it's located in residential area, it's more quiet and homy too. Early in the morning, you could see people having exercise in the nearby park, highschoolers queuing on public light bus, parents taking their kids to schools, and office guys and girls having breakfast in chan teng (餐體) A good way to observe local's life hehe...

Our first dinner was in a chan teng near the hotel. The weather was quite cold and we're looking for something hot for dinner. The restaurant smelt good from the street and it's pretty crowded so I though their foods must be good too. I couldn't read the menu so I asked the young girl on cashier to help me haha.. Really, my Chinese was quite useless over there. I think they didn't always use the same character to explain one thing as in Taiwan. I am used to Taiwanese's style and I thought I could also survived in HK but I was wrong. With the help of the girl, we picked up something like ramen and sliced pork and egg, haha... Didn't know the name, but it's delicious!!! The next day was different. We tried other restaurant in farther block, it looked like it served roasted goose. It displayed pictures of goose dishes, so I said to my sister, "Wow. These look yummy, let's go in!!"

I didn't know that it didn't serve roasted goose in the morning. Apparently, almost all restaurants in HK serve different menus for breakfast time. The goose restaurant we came in, served regular egg and toast for breakfast. This time, we picked up menu with the help of the waiter guy, the only one who spoke English in the restaurant.

It should be only bread toast, scrambled egg, and bacon, plus lemon tea. But in fact, they gave us additional plain hot tea and a HUGE bowl of macaroni with salted vegetables and minced pork!!! Even me couldn't finish them up! Later I discovered that people here eat much more than our standards hehe... Eventually, the macaroni was left untouched and I didn't have gut to come back in the afternoon to taste their roasted goose. Seriously, the pictures looked very appetizing and that's a pity.... =.=""

Feeling so full, we headed back to the hotel and waited for our 姑婆 to pick us up...

to be continued/////


HK love story

Hai hai hai.. yours truly had arrived home safely on last Sunday and now enjoying free days before departure to Bali on next week mwahahaha... November is my travel month for sure hehe :)

About Hong Kong, I AM NOT SATISFIED AT ALL!!!!! C'mon, only FOUR days, how come I got satisfied?? I wanna stay FOREVER there!!!! I wanna move move there owww.. It was Autumn when I visited so the cool breeze felt very comfortable esp if you compared to Surabaya's hot weather which almost kills me everyday due to the heavy sweating.. I might die of dehydration y'noe!!

My new camera works so well, as expected from a Canon!! I've uploaded some pictures on my Facebook account if you want to check it there.. Sorry, I can't post the same pictures here as the connection dropped down =.= It's proven that a good camera aids in making good pictures. No need for heavy editing, just tweaking the color and apply lens correction filter to make the pictures look more dramatic! Awesome!!! Sure it's worth the price, how many times have I been telling you this?? Ahahaha....

Met my 'uncle' who's also a dentist in HK.. I should have called him 'uncle' cos he is on Mom's generation but he's only 30 something and mind being called as uncle haha.. Soo nice la! He explained a lot about MDS programme in HKU and now I'm getting more confused as I don't know what to choose wtf haha.. I like his clinic btw, small and neat and chic.. I so want to own a clinic like him in the future time! But I imagine that working in private practice is boring though you can earn a lot from that..

Met Jack Jichao also!!!! I'm soooo sorry we only could meet for one day! I only managed to visit the PPDH (and stupidely didn't take any photos there.. wtf was wrong with my brain at that time?!!?!?!?!!!) Next time I wanna visit the main campus.. saw from several photos that it's an old building so gotta be more interesting.. However, PPDH is greattt!! Making me dislike my campus even more.. That is what they call a teaching hospital maannn!!! Don't call RSGM a teaching hospital also.. I don't even dare to pee in the toilet as I might get urinary tract infection =.=

to be continued..


less than 12 hours

Tee hee.. yours truly is going MIA for 4 days starting from tomorrow!!


less than 48 hrs!

OMG I'm freaking lazy to pack luggage~!!!! Why should I bring luggage huh, even don't know what to bring!! It's supposed to be Fall now, regular temp is about 23-28 C, but just now Jack told me that it's dropping to 17 C these days... @_@ I so don't want to bring clothes here and buy them there hahah.. I already prepared the maps, complete with colorful tags, but almost forget to print hotel's name and address whoahahaa... wanna get lost there or what?? xD

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