Hong Kong Museum of History
Pre-Hong Kong: At the Seattle airport
DAY 1: Tsim Sha Tsui & Hong Kong Island
Breakfast at the Australian Dairy Company, a cha chaan teng that serves British-influenced Hong Kong style breakfast. The "Morning Special" which only costs $36HKD (~$6 USD) consisted of a bowl of macaroni with ham, 2 scrambled eggs, and a slice of buttered crustless toast- served with a cup of Hong Kong styled milk tea. Yum! :)
Victoria Harbour- daytime skyline of Hong Kong. I really like this landscape of HK because it shows the contrast between the urban skyscrapers and the mountainous region in the background. Many people often picture Hong Kong as a bustling city, but over half of the city's land is actually preserved land and islands.
Dinner @ Ichiran, a Japanese ramen place. It's a great place for eating solo or if you're feeling introverted. There is no need for human interaction until you reach the cashier. From what I understand, there's a significant portion of people in Japan who eat out alone so this setup as a dining experience was pretty cool.
Nighttime Holiday Decorations- Tsim Sha Tsui
Winter Break has officially begun! For this break, I will be travelling to Hong Kong for 3 weeks with my mom and my high school best friend, Adrienne. As for blog updates, I plan to blog daily with photos. I will be also compiling footage for several vlogs later, but they will not be edited and released until January.
For the documentation of this trip, I'm hoping that my blog posts will show you a bit of my childhood, my hometownand how they affected my current identity as an immigrant from Hong Kong to the US. The posts will be a way for you to see the city through my perspective.
This morning, I took a 7am flight from the Twin Cities to Seattle, which meant that I left campus at 4:30am. Originally, my flight was scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) morning; however, Delta was offering to move people's flights earlier due to the impending winter storm in Minnesota (there's heavy snow accumulation). I decided to only change my first flight from MSP to Seattle and keep my flight unchanged from Seattle to Hong Kong tomorrow so that I can fly together with my mom and Adrienne (they're flying from Atlanta to Seattle). I spent today (and will spent tonight) at the Doubletree across the street from the airport to rest. I have been unable to sleep for the past few days due to finals stress and the ridiculous heat in the dorm, so I just checked in early, napped, and watched shows and YouTube videos. Nothing interesting- I will update again for Day 1 in Hong Kong soon!
I don't remember if I mentioned that we have a quote wall in the dorm room. Each sticky note is filled with ridiculous/weird/funny things that Jennifer and I say. For the holidays, we used washi tape and turned the bland quote wall into a quote tree (courtesy of an article that I found while browsing magazines at the MSP airport before Montreal)
Before all that fun shown in the vlog above, we had quite a night at the airport the day we were suppose to leave... The photos below and their captions will give more context about our four-day trip in Montreal, Canada!
Since I really enjoy uploading photos onto my blog posts and started vlogging, the photos and videos are now taken with my new Sony a2000 instead of my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. I am actually super happy with the photo quality (to the point that Jennifer bought the same camera for herself). You can probably distinguish between my camera and my phone from the photos below.
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