I have been back from HK for like 5 months, and yet complete my entry on this. I guessed too much photos do play a very very strong part. I have more than 100 photos to be edited and not forgetting editing that might takes me a good 3 days! And, I realize how long this gonna takes, even I have already selected the photos out from the many many. And, I found that, one of the best way to feature the journey of this magical trip will be video. So, I in fact pull all the selected photos and put it together into a video. I think this really make thing so much easier for me. So, sorry about the non-edited photos, and yeah, nevertheless, I love disneyland! :)
– This video take me like 3 nights/ 3 mornings to do it. Not that it is very good, but I really can’t find time except waking up early, and sleeping late for this. MY GOD!
(i was really busy the week before with parties, and now gonna be pack like sandwiches for works. and not forgetting the new ventures! look out for this space~ i’m sharing more this on coming weekend, maybe a scheduled post on saturday if i have really times to work on it on a friday~ I have noticed the busy period for now and realize it gonna be all the way till october, breathe breathe while i still have time to type this out~)
I missed disneyland so much, well, don’t ask me how much is the ticket because my cousin paid for it. Most of the meals are paid so I have totally no idea too :/
Day 3 is more like another normal day.
#Jordan station for a GOOD Breakfast
# heard alot of good comments from this shop. Read a few blogs on this. The scramble egg does LOOK very delicious!
# the queue is not short! but is fast moving!
# so cute right! the cat is sooo furry white!
# australia’s label, but super chinese-hongkong style lightbox.
# Breakfast only 26HKD with such big big breakfast! so teng and me shared the entire meal, and she ordered add on sandwiches!
# Marconi, cant say is very nice, but its reasonable for the price we paid.
#inside, very fast eatery, and people leave and come at ‘high speed’
# this is the scramble egg i say. I LIKE IT LEH! (though my brother can cook good scramble egg too)
but the rest doesn’t like it as much, and think it is not worth the queuing. But i like the egg! But, we think is better to do takeaway!
# not nice.
While we are still so early for any other thing. we decided to go causeway bay and stay there before heading for dinner. And seriously, we have too much time!!!!
# along the street. busy street. LOL!
#causeway bay station! :) i like!
# so, another touristy photo! LOL!
#saw this fortune cat! very different from what we usually see! LOL!!!
#time is too early, nothing much is open, have a sip at starbucks! :)
#time checked, its almost 1:30pm already!
# playing cluedo at starbucks to pass time! quite addictive! :)
#i think is about 330pm, when we start to leave starbucks and hang around malls and malls.
# collaboration with Neigborhood!
# I have no ideas about this, or what or who is this. But i think I heard Mayyin & Jobynn talking about it before!
# YA LOR, sales wanted! Every shoppingholic wish for one! LOL!
# So, after walking for a long long distance, we found GOD!
# SO CHINESE, SO HKG!
# POP UP!
# All the idols during your mom-dad time!
# actually look like lollipop!
# portable toilet!
So, then we ended the day with various walking. We were happily discussing how we should pay for the dinner later, etc, but then, thing just happened LOL! In the end, we went for Seafood meal instead of 大排當! My cousin and his family picked us up at MTR, somewhere we probably won’t go during HKG trip! So, together with my little nieces and nephew and cousin/-inlaw heading to seafood dinner! It look so much like, noryangjin actually! :)
# # like noryangjin….! Buy and Cook else where!
# Stone fish!
# A place, my cousin bought all the seafood for dinner later. It’s a family biz, and also my cousin’s client. :)
# live seafood!
# I think a good total of 5-6 stores of seafoods!
# headed here for dinner! And scroll down for more drooling dishes! :)
#roasted braised duck meat!
# my cousin say, coke from bottle taste much more heavenly. So he asked me to order it together with what I wanted – tea.
@ see this small small prawn but taste really good! think all of us love it! :D
# teng love it!
# crappy me love crab! :) Spring onion Crab!
#first time eating this. They say is expensive and nice. So, yes just give it a try! :)
# look good, taste good, and it’s yummy! :)
# FIRST TIME!!! :) TASTE GOOD like crab, but the meat very little! BUT nice! Must be expensive!
# YEAH to vege, and it taste different from our own kangkong!
# how can you not have fish for seafood? Yummy steam fish that I always love! :)
You might be curious of the bills? For the seafood it cost about 1500HKD, and we are so unable to pay for it because, my cousin just pay it with card directly after ordering, I doesn’t have time to pay :(
Yangru text me say, he will settle it beautifully when we are back to the restaurant…. BUT — he already paid LOL! Then we decided, maybe we could paid for the ‘cooking’ fee! And, Yangru did it successfully (cost about 1000HKD) while going for his ‘random’ smoking break.
And, time passes, many people leave the restaurant. It’s closing anytime soon. Just when my cousin and cousin-in law felt really weird, thinking why there’s no one collecting the bill… We told them, we paid and it’s okay! But my cousin insist! Brought yangru to the counter (not sure what happen) but, he paid yangru back in the end!
Thank you Cousin for the dinner, and treating everyone for the meal + sending us back to the hotel :) So for a meal like this, with dessert and drinks, for about 2500HKD (~400SGD) 6 adults and 4 kids.
And, guessed what happen? My cousin passed me this… I give them a bag when I just arrived, but I received 2 when I was going back! Aigoo, my luggage weigh! All dry food + some yummy stuff from china, heard that Ah Pek brought it from China to give it to grandmother! :)
# guessed how heavy this is? :)
# one last one, before we all go sleep! I told them, just imagine im in korea!
THIS SHEEP TOWEL just simply look funny! LOL!
Sleep early, it’s already 3am odd (i remember), heading over to disneyland tmr! :)
Photo from iPhone and S90 Canon.
Photo edited from Instagram/ Path and Photoshop.
2nd day of Hong Kong is pretty much Touristy
and some knowledges of Hong Kong’s Culture.
I think Hong Kong culture reflect very closely to their design and how chinese style and culture is brought out from design time to time. I think they appreciate chinese characters alot, and we get to see all chinese character all over Hong Kong. True enough, they speak canto more than any other thing. According to my cousin’s, this is the first year they start to taught English in English, last year my niece study English via Canto.
But design is not only inspiration but also, something relate to your daily life, the culture, your character and every other thing. True enough, my design is always on the safe zone, and it does relate how SAFE i am in everything. And, I have a wide wide range to explore, be it my design skill or any other thing. My friend have really done a great job by guiding me along the way, telling me where i should improve and explore as well. i really very thankful, despite, there’s some little argument along the way, but its a sincere one.
Even friends’ name wasn’t mentioned here, you know, I do cherish and appreciate a lot no matter what :)
# the MTR card. similar to our Ez-link card, Korea’s T-Money
#Prince Edward, our hotel nearest station. They love tiles and chinese. it’s so old-school style. and i like!
I think is one of the best design station among the place i travel! :)
#me and ronron ‘sitting’ … on air! :) yes we are both not sitting anywhere if you see it clearly! :D
#me and teng should give it a try as well. here’s DEY founders btw :)
#heading over to Tsim Sha Tsui’s 翠花 for brunch. Mistaken from a blog entry that it sells dim sum. Lucky the food is good.
and, 翠花 is like our Crystal Jade in Singapore. There’s plenty around HK :)
#this is what I ate, without noodle, so I have no idea if the noodle taste good? ;)
#yangru’s big big plate of seafood udon
#teng’s super lots of egg hor fun.
#mine after the chili. what’s a meal without it? :P
#and the famous bun in this restaurant! must try! the ‘outer’ is so crispy that i have clueless how i should describe it! :P
#me outside chocoolate with the broken bag :( both handle spoil, and eventually, I HAD to carry it in a plastic bag -.-
HENG, its a adidas paper bag! Seriously, I have to stop trusting this kind of bag! :(
#effort! told you designing is kind of effort in HK. every little thing!
#don’t you think he is the latest member of Super Junior? Same action! :P
# i totally missed it :( GARFIELD X CHOCOOLATE leh! OMG! how sad! Btw, I’m a Garfield lover, and Chocoolate is one of my favorite brand in HK!
#teng intro this stall saying the food is good! And indeed is good. Somehow, this make me miss BKK a lot.
#this very stall! :)
#teng with curry fish ball and sotong!
#and that’s me! and btw…….., my fringe looking very long. AND i have comb it to side now~ no time to cut!
#the famous thingy!
#passed by here, the pizza is FREAKING BIG like I have no idea how many people gonna able to finish the entire piece LOL!
#heading back hotel now. have a short rest before going to the Peak!
#white chocolate bag that look so pretty! If only SG adopt really nice packaging for buyer! the material is something i like. if one day i’m doing a book or packaging, i probably will use this :)
#my adidas watch! :) At such a good deal with extra 20% off! how not to buy!
I’m a watch lover, BUT this is the very first watch I bought for myself :)
No matter how, I can’t get over buying some no-brand watch…. keke!
# my feet say hello. happy feet lol.
#walking to the bus stop to get a bus.
#sunny poster! Kang So Ra’s movie up in april 12 in Hong Kong! WOW!
# in the bus with teng & yangru.
#ron with a twist! :)
#a touristy shoot. (I can’t remember if I went to THE PEAK 12 years back… but if that happen, it must be in a day time!)
#richest man i mean wax…!
#hello slant tram~
#inside view, the so call GREEN tram :D
#me, yangru, ron, and their friend that is so qiao to meet during the trip! :)
#this is like MJ 45 degree lol!
#heard that Jackie Chan’s house is here~
#the view of hong kong from 400+ level!
#yet another touristy photo again. i mean its been 12 years!
# the view
#ron me teng high up the peak!
#business huat ah!
# everybody HUAT ah!!!! :D
#and yes, a group photo is a must! :) // Hair look so curl here yet so flat now.. LOL!
#kinda like this shot, with the policeman, and the car that doesn’t look like one LOL!
#tot we should have a quick bite, before my cousin meet us for the night activities! :D
#a very ‘just-nice’ bowl for me. this is just nice for me totally! and it is sooooo nice, soooo good! :DDDD
# look like a dog! #signagefail
#typography look nice and interesting
And, we parted, left yangru ron teng and me heading over to meet my cousin. together with his friend, we went around Lan Guai Fang for a short experience, short walk. It wasn’t how I thought or expected. Its actually very alike to Holland Village’s pub scene. Super lots of angmohs/foreigners!
i’m going to find HJ/YS traits…. right here. LOL!
#four of us – a proof of us in lang guai fang.
# with more people. but can’t justify the CROWD that was there!
#different view, but still not very wonderful LOL!
So, we settle at some place where there’s seat, and my cousin did the call :) The funniest part is my cousin asking me if I wanted to drink anything yet, I thought him ‘oh coke’ LOL! He asked if I’m sure before he placed the order keke. While the rest drink a little, and we snacked! :D
#my cousin say i take a pic with the beer and post it up! keke!!!
#The fries and some really special chicken boney thingy! OMG it’s really nice. Rather hard for me to say certain chicken stuff that is really nice, but this is one of the case where I must say THIS IS REALLY GOOD! :)
#with cousin :)
#MCM in Hong Kong.
My cousin actually paid for the entire pub-ing experience. And, also invited my colleagues and friends for tmr seafood dinner as well! :) I really very thankful to my cousin for making my HK trip even a wonderful one. He also shared lot of experience with us, be it the standard of living and everything a Singaporean might be curious about. I didn’t know so much about it, until Yangru asked! I mean, I don’t KPO my cousin’s financial because we are one family. The blood that runs in us is so much important than any other thing. And, I really happy that I went for my ancestor trip in 2008 (more about the trip here), that keeps us really contact till now! :)
And we, the family, wished that this bonding will last till even we are not around.
so, after spending long hour outside, headed back.. AND…
#and of cos, mask is not a miss, beauty sleep with pretty face :P (9GAG rainbow vomit!)
A trip that consist work, family, fun, eat and shop. It’s been a good 12 years.
And, the exciting part of the trip is also — DISNEYLAND.
I am so going to DISNEYLAND, like a dream :)
Weather last checked: 24-25degree Cooling.
I guessed many people doesn’t know I’m going to HK. I can’t remember how many people I told, because its really a few of them. Maybe my cousins, family and a really really few friends and of cos, clients. Nothing I want to hide, just want to keep it low profile, very unlike me? I guessed that’s another side of me. (Gemini is such a headache!) and, I really want to keep it low profile. Nothing serious, Nothing bad i thought, at least. Even Mavis, Susze, Pie family, Six+One+One, Anne Char Rene barely know about it too. (Many know via IS/FB)
The funniest part is that, I didn’t want to tell my grandmother know about this trip, just in case they shower me with angbao again. I didn’t wanna them to give me, instead, keeping it for themselves for other usage ;) So, I only let my HK cousin know that I’m going aside from my daddy & mummy. But, my HK’s uncle and aunty knew, and asked my grandmother hur hur. And, lastly, they insist a dinner together on the day of arrival as well :) *Family is love, especially, when they are located oversea :)*
I was kinda of busy the entire month right after I am back from Korea. All the way, till the day I flew to HK. Even though, I wasn’t back in office on the wednesday (the day before the flight), I actually worked on my stuff till 12midnight, when I need to be in airport by 5am.
This is also the first time, I didn’t bring my MBA with me once I had MBA. Just want to be away from the work, and a good excuse of not doing any changes or amendment at any point of time during the trip :/
The good thing is I applied Data Roaming :) It is really so much easier for me to contact my cousin via FB Messenger and later on, LINE :)
#my luggage, but can you see my stuff? it’s heavy like 22kg, so much heavier than what I bring in Korea! LOL!
# I was pretty glad we manage to get SQ ticket at really good rates. And, I love SQ most! :) The service good, landing is good! :)
# we are early. and here’s our sexy luggage! :)
#terminal 3, powder room. I didn’t know there’s one here. But pretty good for ppl who have long transit hours!
#teng and me… i realize i have nothing to ‘touch up’ so, pretty fast for me :)
#that’s me :)
#while ANTZ getting his new iPad in duty free. there’s only black. so i didn’t get mine :)
#A step nearer to HK
#Ron & Teng :) *I took quite a good picture of this!
#they give us very weird seating 1-2-2. So i was alone, its okay but was sandwich between 2 strangers. but thanks to ANTZ he changed with me! hehe, so i was ‘saved’ from the sandwiches between strangers! it’s just soooo weird! :/
#since it’s special order – seafood meal, our breakfast come earlier than the rest ;D
#Our breakfast on flight :) Seafood Meal: Salmon Omelette!!!
#Are you hungry for Salmon? At least, I am… very! :(
#Rilakkuma rarely appear this trip, so Say hello before he went disappear again :(
#reached HK. and the queue is getting crazy!
#we are not foreign domestic helper!
#so after 12 years stepping here.
#This is Hong Kong!
# Huge Chinese text signage = Hong Kong!
# Red Taxi = TVB Taxi = TVB = HONG KONG :D
# Off we head to Mong Kok!
#5 seaters! SG can never do this :/
# What is this, 4 luggages with back view block is allow. Culture shock! :/
#the building you see from TVB
#it’s like soooo 真情 LOL!
#Metropark Mongkok – our hotel.
#our first meal in Hong Kong. A very HK style cafe like we usually see it on Tv.
# 很有 feel right! :DDD
# the bill. we don’t even know what is what just number lol.
# ANTZ ate this, it’s fish and taste good.
# beef, and both ANTZ and Yangru said its heavenly good!
# 傳說中的波羅包, that many say is really good. This with ‘feeling’ – butter! Taste really GOOD!!! :DDDDDD
#公仔面, that look normal, but the weird thing is that it is tasty! How come ah? :D Luncheon meat is nice but sinful :/
# TVB Bridge….
#notice board a good guide.
#heard that is good, so we give it a try. BUT the aunt is so rude, shouted at me saying that cannot take pic! and is not welcoming us for patronizing her business. how bad the service is…! (same feeling i had when i was in HK 12 years ago)
#pocari sweat that i got addicted :D
# Rilakkuma is back from Mong Kok to have a rest, before heading out for dinner with family.
My cousin picked me (and teng) for dinner. We have totally clueless who is going except ‘family’ this term. As prepared, there’s little nieces and nephews, I prepared a little bit of sweets stuff for the little nieces and nephews. (As I have no idea how many are there, i prepared 10, which i tot should be more than enough I hope *cross fingers*)
#heading this restaurant for dinner. look high-class :/ and its actually located near my ahpek’s house.
#got his name also! aiseh. the manager there seems to know them well, think they always here for dinner :)
#dish 1 – bbq pork and crispy mushroom wrap
#dish 2 – lobster with ‘ee-fu mee’ with a very unique taste (i love this dish)
#dish 3 – scallop + sotong with celery?
#dish 4 – melon wrapped with dry scallop. very interesting and is tasty!
#dish 5 – fish (my favorite when its not fried! slurp, you can’t imagine how big this is!)
#dish 6 – shark fin with shark fin bone base (i know shark fin is sinful, but i like this kind of soup base more than those starchy kind)
#dish 7 – sea cucumber! :)
#dish 8 – i hardly eat roasted chicken. no not that I didn’t eat, just that, my stomach already small, want to contain more other food that suit my tastebuds more lol. anyway, this taste good, i never actually eat such tasty roasted chicken before. yummy!
#dish 9 – eefu mee, that i love the most. but too full so have a small bowl instead. #dish 10 – fried rice, was at the kid’s table.
#dish 11 – 壽桃 that is pretty much different because there’s salt egg inside too! (yangru ate and love it when we tabao back)
#dish 12 – dessert, red bean soup. #dish 13 – fruits platter.
OH MY GOD right? 13 dishes of food in a dinner. We had a really yummy and over-expanded stomach after this :) But thanks for my cousins and relatives for all these yummy dinner. Have a great time spending with them :)
And, something cannot be missed. Family Photos! :)
#family shot 1
#family shot 2
#family shot 3 (iPhone)
#family shot 4 (iPhone)
#this photo doesn’t make any justice. it is so huge in real life!
Since, we are already late for the peak. Cousin suggest we visited ahpek’s house first, take a look. (this is usually the practice, remember when they last visited singapore, we also bring them to my house lol from kallang to sengkang :D)
# so cute, playing with the ‘toy’ i gave them hee~
#btw they are brother-sister :)
#my ahpek house.
after that, we went to my cousin house at New Territories, which is a little far but not that far :) And, he had quite a reasonable bigger house to hold the 3 little kids and even for extra guest too. :) But yeah, I forget to take picture of the house! And I went twice :> Cousin say since we digest our food already let’s headed for dessert… haha! But we are still sooo FULL! :D
#popular dessert place near his house, and many celebrities came here too.
#the mango is freaking fresh! And is sooo yummy!
#Mango Pomelo and its soooo fresh! :)
After this, he insist on paying :/ and I can’t pay for it and I actually tabao back for Yangru and Ron to eat too :/ Glad they love it too! Cousin sent us back to hotel while we have a good rest, and shortly, playing Monopoly Deal too! :D HONGKONG VERSION! :D Ron’s sister got for her! It’s so cool to see Causeway bay in this game LOL!
I was not even half-prepared or anyway near to prepared for this trip. I was only back in March and few weeks later, I’m flying again. It seems like I was half-cabin crew now. LOL. Anyway, don’t get too shocked over this, because I MYSELF, haven get over it yet. I was only back in office in March 5 for work, and I was told that we are all heading to HK, (GKS + DEY). This came surprise, definitely. I mean, I thought I just went for a 14 days trip! I wished, this trip can be pushed to mid year or something but both GKS + DEY is really busy during April-June. Hence, the best and available date will be like, TODAY?
Anyway it is half-biz trip for us. So, I was giving myself the best reason why I’m going HK in such a short period. I guessed I have never shared much to people regards to DEY i supposed. We doesn’t want to stop here, like just designing non-stop. We have our mind big, set our target before we got our company registered. More to come, More to Explore. Definitely designing is part of us, but that was enough. We think big, and wish to achieve something bigger, and bigger.
We are going to visit GOD, a must-place to visit. because our target are similar towards how GOD is right now. We wish to be a better, bigger, “GOD” in Singapore. Making DEY a brand that people know and recognized! :) I have been listen and getting the idea of how it is from teng during her past 2 trips there. It will be good to get more references, more books more designing ideas from HK.
It supposed to be a short trip, but we extended, so we probably able to shop a little, eat a little, visit a little as well. It’s been more than 10 years I last visited HK. Moreover, my cousins are there! Hope we have more than enough time to have at least a short tea time together! My luggage is now super full with stuff I need to bring over, I seriously hope it doesn’t get overweight though… It seems really heavy! Heavier than my 14days trip to Seoul. (I can’t see anything that belong to mine lol)
Well well well, in hours time, HELLO HONGKONG :)