Yeap guys, I AM BACK! 😀
Not that I care in particular that anyone cares lol but I just want to shamelessly announce my return from one of the most YUMMY FOOD HAVENS ever (at least amongst the places I’ve been to in my 20+ years of livinghood). Darn, this trip happened way too late and way too unplanned. I’d arrived with a paucity of food/places/sightsee recommendations from friends here and there, you know who you are guys, thanks a bunchies! Thinking I’d do just fine in this metropolis, but lo behold, I was surprised stunned by EVERYTHING! 20 years did major wonders to this city, I barely remember ANYTHING! *well of course, I was just 8 when I first visited this place*
Hong Kong opened my eyes wide to big wonders. This a small country, but feels so massive and collossal, sometimes a tad too cramped and crowded for my liking, but definitely an exquisite and extraordinary feeling unexperienced before. Perhaps it’s me coming from a small place. We have our own share of high rise buildings, flyovers and developments, but they’re nothing, I mean NOTHING compared to what I’ve seen in HKG! It’s so invigorating, mindblowing even..that it made feel so minute and irrelevant.
Screw the humid weather and the rain (which kinda ruined the parade for 3 days), everything else was a fantabulous experience. I didn’t mind the hoards of crowd cramming the MTR stations and shopping malls (this I can vouch, there were soooooooo many people I nearly drowned and lost myself in the crowd!), it made me feel constrained in space but I got used to it pretty much right away. Everywhere, just people people people! That’s HKG!
And the food, pure heavenly HEAVEN! Tho they gear towards being too overly sweet or salty, overall and generally, they’re all DAEBAK. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Macau’s comparatively queiter with a more relaxed and serene surrounding, despite it being the center hub of the filthy rich in Asia. I’ve never been to a proper casino before, in my entire LIFE. Ever. Once again, Macau glittered and dazzled, the Venetian, Galaxy, City of Dreams, I hopped from one to another (transport is amazingly free, I LUB!), and enjoyed a pretense life of luxury in a day. Spared myself the gamble of a lifetime, I should have tried my luck haha. But amongst the riches and beauties, the best and most treasured would most definitely have to be the walk up to the famous ruins of St. Paul. I remember 奥 门街 vividly, the famous landmark standing tall on its own, overlooking the entire horizon and view of Macau. I came and I left. I was there!
Overall, the 7-day trip was a glorious and meaningful one. There were hiccups in between, but they didn’t stop me. Had a wonderful time with a cousin sister who is to marry off next month (can’t believe how much we have in common, I miss her now tho we’re only 2 hours flight apart), bonded with a cousin brother whom I’d never got to really talk to after parting ways off teen life (when we all went off to continue tertiary education else where in different places), visited relatives whom I’d not see in 20 over years (imagine that!). Laughed like no other, played like no other, and ate like our lives depended on food. Truly a family trip with no boundaries. Beautiful and memorable.
Have no idea when will be our next family trip together. But there’s no denying that this trip will be a funloving memory etched forever in a corner of my heart. Time to recharge and move on with life, save and plan my next (maybe to Korea?!). I dunno when, but till the next! 😀
Last but not least, back to RL. Which is a bit shitty cos my PC broke down again and I have no alternatives to DL my dramas. 1-2 weeks wait, I’ll just savour anything that I can get out of my TV, maybe watch a couple of Euro matches? Or just do whatever DVD that I’ve unseen in my DVD stash?
Life, you make do with what you have! 😀