Day 3: PoPo’s Cooking

I woke up when my oldest cousin (Vincent) got back home from work. He works night shifts so I haven’t been able to hang out with him.

It took Alva and my Mum forever to wake up during which in that time I got to Facebook chat with sissy so it was nice.

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PoPo, Alva, Mum, and I walked to Dim Sum. This is the same place where we hotpotted the first night. They are bad at their job. We wrote down 12 foods we wanted and they only gave us 8 … fail on them. So we ate what we have and left. Dim Sum here obviously tastes better but service is not as great.

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I found out Alva’s allergic to shrimp so he wasn’t able to eat a lot of foods at Dim Sum. Therefore we stopped at a place where he can enjoy whatever he wanted. Since I didn’t eat much (my Mum at the most), I ordered a Wonton Noodle Soup and Choy to share while Alva got some kind of Beef Noodle Soup.

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We walked a bookstore for a freaking 2 hours. Since I didn’t know much Chinese, I finished looking at the English stuff and was bored. Upon leaving, my mum saw some people selling food so we stopped and got our skewers of curry fish balls. YUM! This place wasn’t that great and the woman yelled at me for taking my camera out. Rude. I do what I want …

Alva got fried pig intestines. I would of gotten it if I didn’t get the stink eye from mum. Winking smile

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Cool purple/blue building.

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We stopped at a place where we bought little cakes. This was on my list of to-eat because when we were younger, living here, I loved buying a little cake and knowing it belonged to me. This time around, we bought and shared but it was still savory!

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When we were younger my parents would buy use little boxed drinks. You know, like when kids drank juice boxes? We drank tea boxes and milk boxes. They sell them in the States but I thought it would be fun to relive the memory so I bought the Vita Lemon Tea drink. Yep. Just like when I was younger. Open-mouthed smile

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PoPo cooked dinner for us!! Smile I haven’t eaten her home cooking in almost 15 years. Soup, veggies, chicken, and fish! Open-mouthed smile So dang good.

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This is made out of Turtle Shell and herbal medicine that’s suppose to be good for you. I don’t care for it so I stole a couple bites of my mum’s.

I ate my fruit tart from earlier instead. Open-mouthed smile

Everything eaten today was on my list so I’m a happy camper. Smile Smile Smile

Day 2: The Past and The Future

This post would have been up already but … I ran out of juice on my laptop and I needed to buy a different plug so I can charge my laptop. Such a hassle.

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Mum, Kathy, and I woke up bright and early and had breakfast at this quaint little shop.

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I got the Fish Fillet Cutlet with Pan Fried Eggs. It comes with Napa Cabbage, a dinner roll and your choice of drink. I got the Yuan Yang which is coffee mixed with tea.

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Then I got my Octopus Card. We put money in it so that you scan your card before and after riding on the subway. It’s calculated by the number of stops and that would be how much you pay when you get off. You can also use the card as a debit card at some places so that’s good since I have zero money.

Kathy went off to work and mum and I started our journey.

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I am a Hong Kong citizen since I was born here but ever since I immigrated I never came and got my Hong Kong license when I turned 11. So I finally went and got it today. Took my picture and everything. I will have to go pick up the card in a few weeks. Excited! Smile

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Then mum and I went to where we use to live before immigrating. Sai Yeung Choi Street North. The last picture at the very top is where we supposedly lived.

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We saw a dog at the window in a restaurant. The restaurant wasn’t open yet but look at him. He. Does. Not. Move. At. All. He just sits there and watches people walk by!

Then we walked into a mall. We walked into a good 3 malls because that’s all you do in Hong Kong. Eat and shop. A little boring because I have no money to buy anything!

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We went and ate at a restaurant in the mall. They have cute little swings as chairs! I would want one in my backyard. Smile

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Mum ordered the rbt Beef Noodles in Soup and it came with a drink in which she got the kumquat lemonade.

I got the Smoked Salmon in Carbonara Thick Toast. I’m not a fan of the sauce. It tasted weird but my mum thought it was delicious. I think it was a waste of money.

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Snapped a picture of the gas prices. They definitely have cheaper gas … around $2 something.

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Mum then got a dessert. I’m not sure what it’s called but it’s with Mango, red bean paste, and crème freche. I took one bite and that was enough. Too dang sweet.

We then went to a bookstore in which we looked at books for hours on end. I ended up buying a gift for someone and a cookbook. I’m excited to cook some foods! We went to the mall, bought some things then headed home.

We waited for Kathy to get home for work then Mum, PoPo, and I met Kathy at the same place we had breakfast.

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I got the Lemongrass Pork Chop with Braised Pork Rice that came with a drink in which I chose the Lemonade Ice Tea.

They have this thing where you can order less rice which is what I should have done. I didn’t not finish everything. So filling.

I’ve realized Hong Kong people eat A LOT of carbs. Which I am not use to. I need my meat and veggies!

Afterward, we went back to the flat. The luggage man came around 11pm. I was so happy. I finally got clean clothes to wear. No more sticky sticky.

Second day was not filled with foods on my list but I am hoping to cross of all of them before I leave!