Saturday, April 17, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Famous Mong Kok

The day started by visit to the Harbor City, a walk away from the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR. Along the walk there, expensive brand shops like LV, Gucci, and many more, people were queue-ing up into the store[=.="]. Some say things are cheaper there, but it seems like its more filled with local people. They don't look like tourist to me[:p].

This is the view outside on the balcony of Harbor City. What I really like about Hong Kong, is the weather. Its just slightly colder than warm, and windy. This is taken in the afternoon, the tower there being partially blocked by the fog, looks like the link to the heaven[being influenced by the movie, Jackson Percy and the Lightning Thief].
[Well, yea this is Tsim Sha Tsui.]

Here comes Mong Kok[also known as "Wang Jiao" in Chinese], it surprises me when I first walked out from the subway station. Street were so busy, not by car, but people walking to various destinations. There are a few streets were they closed down for night market, can't remember what those streets are. The shops around here usually are concept stores selling Nike shoes, Adidas, Electronics Shops, selling phones, and household electronics. There are also some selling food and drinks.

Since one of the shop are selling cheap "Xiao Long Bao", a set like this  cost about 10HKD[RM5], went in and give it a try. Well, it's good, but I remember tasting it before almost the same in KL, one of the shops in The Garden, so it doesn't really impress me a lot.
This is the view from The Avenue of Stars, looking to the City on Hong Kong Island. Sound and light show, the lights from the building syncronised with the sound at where we are standing. Cool.
Picture of me before ending the day. [COOL WEATHER! my hair, a work done by the wind. :p]

*Next post tomorrow.:p

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Backpacking Hong Kong

Don't mind about all the previous post, its rather silly to read about it. Anyway the last post marks the end of my conflicts of that moment, solved or unsolved, its in the past. Think too much about it again, its going to kill you. No more too personal post coming up, but do expect more light and cheerful thoughts in my mind. :-)

Backpacking in Hong Kong

 First time for me to do some self backpacking alone, haven't even done it in Malaysia, yet now I'm heading to Hong Kong. Arrived in the airport much earlier, was afraid of the traffic that might caused by the F1 Race at Sepang Circuit. These are the few things which is stuck with me for the coming four days. Reading where to go, how to move around the city, what to eat. Never expect the travel guide by Lonely Planet to be that useful. For that few hours, I'm still fine, was pretty surprised I was bored, purely reading books and listening to some musics from my PSP. After a while, found out there was free wifi in the airport, opened up my laptop initially to do some research, ended up chatting with many friends, it has been a while I have more than 10 chatbox in active chat. Well, yea it efficiently kills my time.
Well, I started to feel bored on the plane. I slept, but it just passed one hour, I ate, it just took me 15minutes. [haha] Thought wanted to sit near the window to watch the contour of the lands, but you can see from the picture, pure blue and pinches of white clouds.
Here! Excitement of the day! Lonely Planet with Super Junior! [:p] Not too sure why, but I can't seem to get bored of this song yet, eventhough I've played it in my song list for more than any other songs that I knew. [:p yeah! Super Jr Rocks]

Arrived in Hong Kong International Airport at about 9pm. By the time, I reached to Tsim Sha Tsui, it took me one hour. So far, its a quite cool day, everything's new to me. Wasn't able to take much photo on the way, wanted to get to the hotel soon and its getting late. [:-)] Heading to The Peak at Central Hong Kong for sight-seeing today.
*oh yea, found this interesting signboard. [Johnson! your shop :p]