The reason why we went together is because this is a sponsored trip and the kind sponsor, Park Hotel Group, has a hotel in Hong kong as well as Otaru!!
THIS TRIP WAS AWESOME OMG. The service was fantastic, shopping was awesome, our hotels were so cozy, and I couldn't have asked for a better travel partner wtf.
Seriously! First, Cheesie and I have the same interests and like the same stuff be it food or shopping - so none of that visiting cultural sites crap. Then at the crack of dawn or something Cheesie bolts awake with her alarm (she does not EVER snooze) and by the time I'd done with my 15 min snooze she is already done with her makeup and has begun camwhoring. -_- And she plans everything. Usually planners are useful but picky and authoritative but she is super easy-going. And then she can speak fluent Cantonese (which I can too) AND Japanese (which I can't). Ok I'd stop with the Cheesie praise wtf this is not a cheesy advert.
Anyway I arrive about 30 mins before Cheesie who came from KL, so I picked her up at the airport:
And this is our matching luggage wtf. I was planning on bringing my American Tourister one but it's just a tad too small for a 7 day trip and I wanted to be matchy with Cheesie so I took my giant pink one!
Park Hotel staff picked us up in a LIMO so of course I just had to camwhore with the car.
Here's the interior of our room!! I was surprised at how spacious it is considering how small HK hotel rooms usually are! It had a living area and an extra toilet too! Love it.
Actually we were given a room each but we bunked together. Such a waste! We contemplated secretly selling out the other room to a random tourist, but didn't.
It was about 12am by the time we arrived so we went out for supper at a restaurant near the hotel. Super shocked that a lot of them are actually still open!
Park Hotel is located in Tsim Sha Tsui. Super convenient.
Here's my after-flight look. I brought only 1 comfy tee (which I am wearing) so that I'd be forced to look pretty the rest of the days. Fail. I wore this tee for about 4 times.
Cheesie and I with our dimsum. It's not bad but not crazy fantastic.
Siew mai with quail egg. Har kow.
After our meal we went to buy some dessert from a very famous chain called 許留山. We bought durian mochi and bird's nest egg pudding!!
... Only to realise that the hotel already provided us with blueberry cheesecake, cookies, and fruits for dessert. -_-
Durian mochi is yummy! Pudding I don't like... Has a gingery taste. Cheesie said "Eat the top, that's where the good stuff is", pointing to the birds' nest and proceeded to goggle it up.
Taiwanese sausage potato chips at the back really tastes like taiwanese sausage. LOL!!
Next day!! Can't believe purely by chance we brought such similar skirts to wear lol. Hers also has the same lace up thingy as mine. And I have that same bag and also almost took it to Hongkong wtf.
Here's my camwhoring shot again. Cheesie said my fringe is super weird and kept laughing at me. So I took a pair of scissors and trimmed it. Problem solved.
And since I'm using a lot of Cheesie's photos from her camera I thought I'd just include one of her camwhoring shots too, plus PS it swee swee for her.
LOL!! That woman seriously took like at least... 100? camwhoring self-shots!!
Us at the hotel brekkie!
Love their porridge!! You can put unlimited amount of whatever egg you want inside! :D
Will we ever stop?
And it's time for shopping!!!!! If it's your first time to HK, just remember that shopping malls there only open from like 12pm onwards. Some malls even open at 1 or 2! So plan your morning doing other nonsense.
Once you step out of the rather peaceful and quiet hotel, you will suddenly land in the bustling, noisy city outside:
It cannot be in a better location!! Super a lot of food, shopping, cabs... Anything you can possibly need. I love hotels that are close to convenience stalls too coz I love to buy food back to snack on.
Wanted to dine at this cafe but didn't have the chance to.
We wanted to go to this shopping mall called 新の城 which has supposedly awesome shopping with loads of gyaru stuff but we were in a bind wondering how to pronounce it when it has a Japanese "no" in it.
So I thought of writing it on the iphone and showing it to the cab driver:
Er... Turns out the の is pronounced as 之. Vomit blood.
It's located on Argyle Street. None of us could pronounce that word so we were just like "that Arrghhh place" the whole day. LOL
Cheesie and I buying matching mustard hair bows.
Both of us bought a super expensive maxi dress at about $50 at the first shop we went to, called "C.S"
And you guessed it. Only to realise every other shop was selling the same dress for LESS THAN HALF the price. We were so freaking pissed and Cheesie insisted on going to the shop to confront the salesgirl. I thought she'd be yelling and making a loud din, refusing to leave till we get another dress free or something but instead she spoke in such a soft little gentle voice lol the salegirl made up some excuse that her boss set the price not her so we had no choice but to leave. Oh well.
But don't buy from them!!
Otherwise the shopping went well, as you can see:
LOL a photo of me waiting outside the toilet for Cheesie. I couldn't take it anymore and had to sit down... Next to some lady's veggies. To her credit the veggies were very fresh-looking. But they were super out of place in a shopping mall!
Cabbing back to the hotel! I love HK because you can easily, and affordably cab everywhere. :)
After putting our shopping down Cheesie and I try a roast goose restaurant just below our hotel. It's a famous one!
Ok you see Cheesie smiling away very happily right? Wanna know the reason?
"He" is just at the right of the picture. There is very funny story attached to this picture ok and I swear, what is the best pun I've ever heard, at the end of it.
So basically, when Cheesie walked into the restaurant the dude, who is quite cute, smiled at her. For goodness knows what reason she chose to sit on that side of the booth, so I had a clear view of the dude while she doesn't.
Now throughout his entire meal (eating alone), the dude was giving this REALLY grumpy face. Like seriously, so grumpy that I considered maybe he got fired or was severely constipated.
I kept telling Cheesie I cannot believe he smiled at her coz he did not once look over at our direction nor give any indication he is capable of smiling.
And then the dude's straw dramatically rolled off his table.
He tried to catch it but it fell on the ground. He considered picking it up, but decided to just scowl.
Like I've NEVER seen anyone give THAT exaggerated a reaction to something as silly as dropping a straw. He rolled his eyes to the back of his head and gave a giant sigh!
After I described his reaction to Cheesie, she looked at me for a moment... And she said...
"Maybe it's the last straw."
GOOD OR WHAT?? After this we laughed for a really long time and couldn't stop.
Super yummilicious double boiled soup
Vulgarly delicious looking roast goose. It could have been crispier but it's still good.
Erm and I spilled some food on my white top so I went to change into a new dress that I just bought:
Might as well change hairstyle too.
If you noticed Cheesie at the background ALSO changed her entire outfit (AND hair) - not out of necessity but vanity. LOL
Seriously lor she is one of the vainest girl I've ever met. Ok, she is not THAT vain, but usually when you think of a vain person they are mostly quite lazy, right? But Cheesie is vain AND hardworking. Which is a lethal combo lol.
I love it. Without her being so zealous about dolling up I'd have slacked the whole trip!
We are ready for part 2 of shopping!
DNA Mall... Located right smack beside Park Hotel!
Didn't take pictures inside. The shopping is good but it's most quirky stuff like ornaments and novelty gifts. Also menswear.
After that we proceed to fa yuen gai... Translated as Garden Street.
OMG! I love the fruits there!! I've never ever seen such ginormous lychees in my life! Bought a pound and seriously those are the juiciest, yummiest fruits I've ever had wtf. I love lychees but giant lychees are WAY better. Burst in your mouth and 100% sweet. Not sour at all. GAH want some now.
Us shopping for shoes...
And since we were not hungry for dinner yet, we decided to go for foot reflexology!
The water did not turn that colour due to my dirty feet.
Best decision EVER. After a long day of shopping, nothing feels better. Except that some weird old Arab dude was sitting next to Cheesie and chatted her up. I told her in Chinese: "Please stop talking to him or he will stalk us back to the hotel and rape you. Which is fine but he might rape me after." Cheesie replied that she is too polite for her own good.
We dine at this restaurant called Sweet Dynasty. I suspect Cheesie chose it coz it's also a pun.
For non-Chinese readers, the Chinese name of the place is "Tang Dynasty". Tang also means
SUPER yummy porridge!! Better than Crystal Jade's (which I think is already super nice).
Carrot cake very good too. But Dynasty's prices are not cheap so we were considering for a bit if we should order a "luxurious" dish. We gave in and did:
Broccoli with scallops. It was good but not luxuriously good.
For dessert this pudding thingy which tastes like soya beancurd
And back to the hotel for one more night... Because next morning... We fly to Otaru!
Rise and shine! Best part about the Hong Kong airport?
THERE IS A DISNEYLAND STORE.
You don't even need to enter Disneyland to buy Disney stuff! And they have Duffy!
Here's Cheesie posing with a giant $200 Duffy. She wanted to buy it. Ridiculous. I told her Duffy is like so over, please don't.
Which is ironic coz I bought a little duffy to hang on my bag. LOL! What? I wanted a puffy thing to accompany me on lonely plane rides and this Duffy comes with a bag strap and a little zip where I can put stuff into! #excuses
OK I bought it because it is super cuddly and cute. Look, it's looking up at me with adoration!
And p/s: Our flight was SUPER empty so we both had a whole row to ourselves to lie down on!! BLISS x 100000
There's our plane! Next post will be about JAPAN! :D
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