Day 19: Food Galore

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Dim Sum with Mum, PoPo, Kathy, Vincent, and Rachel. YUM!

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Still no Victoria Peak … it started to rain when we got into a bus sans PoPo and we went to some kind of village place instead. It’s by the Ocean Theme Park! Look at the mountains!

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We bought some snacks …. and this is the BEST out of all of them! Smile Smile

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We shopped a bit then walked around the ocean.

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Funny car license …

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We then went to ALL YOU CAN EAT Japanese food! … Bad service. I think their place is called Kushi … Horrible horrible people. But the food isn’t bad. I’d only go if I wanted good food but not if I was very hungry.

Lately all we’ve done is eat … I feel like I’m stuffed to the brim … but so worth it. Smile

It’s thunder storming over here … so we haven’t done anything at all. This makes for a sad Melissa. Only 3-4 more days here … and it’s spent indoors. SHUCKS!

Day 17: Intestines In My Mouf

** Sissy and Brett got engaged! I is happy. Hopefully she’s not mad that I just shared it to the world. I cannot contain my excitement!

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Anyway. Day started out with a Weiner dog and egg tart. Mum and I waited for the longest time for PoPo to go dim sum with her but she already ate … and we found out a long time after. We were starving by then.

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Then I went to the mailbox to mail all those dang postcards. So cute .. it’s called a Letter Box.

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Then we ate at a Japanese Restaurant. Tea. Iced Lemon Tea. Salad. Seaweed Salad. Miso Soup. Sushi & Sashimi Box. Grilled Mackerel. YUM!

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VitaSoy afterward. Lots of shopping. I bought Chinese Made Easy for Kids 1st book … time to learn how to read and write! I already know how to listen and speak. But this is a little different. It’s for Mandarin … not Cantonese. But it shouldn’t be that hard. I also bought Pens and Watercolour Pencils! And then another VitaSoy … malted. YUM!

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Dinner … served.

Intestines. Duck. Celery with Squid. Veggies. Fish. More Belly Intestine stuff. Soup! BEER!

I should be on Victoria Peak (Hong Kong’s mountain top) later tonight watching the gorgeous view if the Thunderstorm has let up. It should look something like this. Fingers crossed.

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Peace and Love!

Day 9: Chinese Doctor + Gai See + Pigeons

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Brunch consisted of curry pork with rice. Mum had some and she had the red bean ice as well. I stuck with water. I’m not a big fan of curry, but I can never stay away from Chinese curry. It’s different. Try it and you’ll understand.

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Then I went to a Chinese Doctor … because there’s a lot of things wrong with me. bahaha Two of those drinks are mine. It’s bitter and tastes like .. shit. It’s suppose to fix my problems in three doses. So that means two cups times three … Kill. Me. Now.

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Then we had Dim Sum again. After 2pm. Discount. Plus it was the last meal before Alva had to start work. Since I was so full from my early eatings and medicine I only ate a little while PoPo, Mum, and Alva ate the rest.

Pig intestines are still one of my favorites.

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We went to a store to buy bracelets and earrings. We walked away with 2 bracelets and about 5 earrings. Crazy huh? I don’t have ear holes. They’re for my fams. Excited to give it to them!

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Bought a cake roll for funsies. Yum!

Then Mum and I went grocery shopping … Gai See. This is what it usually looks like the old school way below. My favorite way of shopping for foods. I got the pictures online because they don’t let you take pictures and if they see you they will chase you with their butcher knives. Jokes but … seriously. They don’t like it.

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Vegetables and fruit stands tend to look like this.

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Fish or any seafood tends to look like this. They don’t care if you’re near … if you’re close by, you will get splashed. Don’t ever wear pretty clothes to grocery shopping …

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Live chickens they will kill in front of your dang face.

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Pork and beef is hung up and you get to chose and pick. So much redness!

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We ended up buying some Chinese lettuce along with Pigeon.

Yes. You got that right. Pigeon. Fried Pigeon at that. Don’t knock it till you try it. It might look like duck but it’s 100 times better.

We didn’t buy much because PoPo already had some groceries in the fridge.

Dinner for five … PoPo, Mum, Vincent, Rachel, and meeeeeee

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Other than pigeon we had the cooked lettuce, fried fish …

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… pork ribs and soup with carrots beef and some other junk that is suppose to be good for you.

So good. I love PoPo’s cooking!

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After dinner, Rachel and Vincent went to get ice cream and brought me back some … Belgian Triple Chocolate. I was too full to eat a bite of it but apparently it’s all mine.

Good day. Pork intestine AND pigeon all in one day! Smile

Day 7: Getting Fat

Today I woke up late. 12pm … Hong Kong time.

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My mum bought egg tarts because she knows it was on my list of to-eats. Although by the time I got to eating it, I only ate one, it was cold. Yet the crust was still flaky and crispy. That’s when you know it’s a good egg tart. Yum! We’ve tried making these at home and even buying it at the States, but they can’t make it like they do here in Hong Kong!

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By that time, Alva woke up so he got ready and went with Mum and I to the travel agency. Did I mention I’m going to Taiwan? Yep. In a few days I’ll be going to Taiwan to visit another family member … for a few days. Then back to Hong Kong I go. Excited!

So in the picture above, you see us riding the Public Light Bus. Alva tried to take a picture of the cops here because instead of the States cops that ride in motorcycles or cars, these ones walk around everywhere. Needless to say, he failed and missed all 4 of the cops that walked by.

Afterward, we went to the Jockey Club to buy more lottery tickets for PoPo. Then we headed to Dim Sum. Apparently it’s way cheaper after 2pm. It was Alva and I’s breakfast/lunch while it was Mum and PoPo’s lunch. Crazy.

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We always order too much dang food. But it’s so good. My favorite is all on the bottom row. The first one has soup in the dumpling. Mmm. The second one is hot peppers filled with fish cake and pan fried. The last one is made out of radishes. YUM!

We were so fulfilled with our meal. PoPo went on her own way while Mum went on hers. Alva and I went back to the flat. We watched the telly. The Hong Kong’s The Voice was on so we watched people sing while we rated them. Laughed and joked a lot. Then he had to leave for dinner with his friends.

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Shortly after, Mum came home with cakes! We had a coupon to redeem some cakes and so she did so. Mmm. I picked the round one on the top right hand corner and the purple cup thing. I didn’t eat them all in a sitting but boy were they delicious.

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PoPo cooked dinner but because I was so full from earlier’s Dim Sum, I only ate the vegetable on the left.

This day wasn’t as eventful. But it was fun nonetheless. It might seem the same everyday but there’s always something that makes being here so much better. Today was spending time with Alva and getting one on one time with him.

Day 5: Tung Chung + Buddha

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Woke up bright and early for Dim Sum with PoPo. Sadly Mum, Alva, and Vincent did not wake up yet. Kathy and I went to get seats first. After an hour plus later, the rest of them followed. Rachel was the last one to show up. This is most of the food but we ordered way more after.

Balls, more balls, eggplant, rolled up sticky rice with meat, some weird animal parts, squid, peppers with meat, shrimp stuff, more squid, pork intestine and belly, chicken, rolled up type of cake, more balls, more shrimp stuff, more chicken, chicken feet, Asian pancake, radish type thing, wonton, beef wrapped with noodle, egg rolls. Sheesh. So much food. They got a little happy.

The most disgusting thing I ate? Pork intestine and belly. YUM!

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Little kids playing with water that sprouts up from the ground in Tung Chung.

PoPo went on her own way and the rest of us went on a long subway ride to Tung Chung.

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The beautiful view in Tung Chung while we waited in line to buy tickets to ride cable cars to see Buddha in Ngong Ping! Open-mouthed smile

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All our tickets and what not.

Funny story: My cousin, Vincent, and I were fighting over who was to pay. Of course, I won. He did put in a few bucks … after we paid we walked to the gate and realized we didn’t get our tickets. We. Are. Dumb. Luckily my other cousin, Alva, heard the dude at the window yelling at us to come back so he got the tickets. Embarrassing. Moral of the story? Don’t fight to pay because in the end, you’ll forget your tickets and walk to the entrance and they won’t let you in. Smile with tongue out

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More pretty views. One of many. While waiting for the cable cars!

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Me in the cable car.

Here are some of the five bajillion that I took!

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We finally see Buddha!

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Vincent poking Buddha’s head. haha Then began our journey walking towards Buddha.

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Little kung fu fighters.Smile with tongue out And lots of cows that roam around eating grass. Along with lots of dogs that run wildly.

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Buddha is just a few steps away … up those stairs.

We stopped halfway so they could catch their breath. And so that we can take some pictures.

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I finally made it! Whoo. I had a little shortness of breath but that went away real fast. I guess I’m pretty much in shape? Winking smile

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Another couple pictures of the bajillion I took of the view at the top. People live here. That’s the reason for the dogs and such. But oh geebus, the air was amazing up here. So fresh and clean and a little windy. Just how I like it.

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Mum and I then ran up a few more steps and touched Buddha. Mission accomplished.

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But then I read the sign … whoops. Too late. I am sorry Mister Buddha, Sir, I didn’t know.

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Then we walked back down where we visited some of their shops and played with some of their things. Excuse my red eye and shiny face.

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On the way back, we sat in a cable car that had a glass bottom so we can see everything below us.

So green!! Trees everywhere … and water! Those two little dots are people … fishing.

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Then we went back to the subway station. I thought to share this with y’all …in vending machines here, they put things … not food. Here, you see headphones, phone cases, chargers, and other knickknacks. Fancy, huh?

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Then it was time for dinner. Hot pot it is. This time we went to Giant Seafood Hot Pot place. It’s all you can eat! You only get charged one per person but if you past the time limit they give you (I believe two and a half hours?) then they charge more but other than that … all you can eat set price of around $20 per person. Not bad. This is only the beginning. I got too busy eating to take pictures. Smile with tongue out

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I’m keeping this small because it might look gross to some of y’all but the white part you see is cartilage from I believe a pig? And you can eat it. Here, they call it crispy bone. Mmm so good!

Day 5 has been very eventful!

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