Thursday, October 21, 2010

hong kong trip with the brothers

there are lotsa stories to tell about this hong kong trip with my brothers ; so i'll start on how it happened. but if you wan't to learn my calvary on the search for that iphone 4, hit the link now for no iphone 4 story will be told on this post.
one early morning, i was shaken up from sleep by my brother to book a promo flight to hong kong. i was like hypnotized by his command and took my credit card without hesitations; and booked the flight in minutes.

with very little planning, we found ourselves in the airport come oct. 15. we arrived in the city at around 11:00pm; roamed around and searched for 30 mins for that inn I booked online; roamed around at midnight to see what's around the hotel then back to the room to rest and prepare for Day 1.
day 1 - the plan: big buddha via cable car and disneyland hong kong. what carried out: city outlet, disneyland and night market. well, due to that 1.5 hour queue to ride the cable car + 20 mins travel to big buddha, we decided to just check out that city outlet mall - the first mall in hk we have visited. i bought nothing while my brothers shop to death (ok, that one was exaggerated). ate at this japanese restaurant that made us smell like fried meat in olive oil. planning to take a shot; but i was told it is not allowed.

the disneyland - the major, well 2nd major, reason why i decided to go to hong kong. great experience. tiring. caters to kids and kids at heart. lotsa people there, and when i say lotsa i mean LOTSA. the most exciting part was the halloween parade. still, it'll be the best halloween celebration i had so far, and the best kuya geno's birthday celebration he had so far.

day 2 - the plan: shopping in the morning and the peak in the evening. what carried out: shopping in the morning, mongkok in the afternoon and the peak in the evening. the shopping was very tiring not for me or my younger brother, ken, but for the eldest brother. shopping around hong kong is really fun - the place to be! mongkok on the other hand was too much crowded for me; but hey, was able to score a 1tb hardrive and wireless routers for a bargain price. then the victoria peak was.. i dunno. we just enjoyed the madame tussaud's wax museum, while the peak itself was too cold and we decided to go back to the inn.

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it was basically a short stint in hk; 2-day-trip packed with amazing race adventure since 'twas our first time there. but hey, i survived it and had a good wekend bonding with the siblings.

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