Slim Coke, anyone?
when you think happy, you will be happy
Slim Coke, anyone?
Let’s get Korean!
Yummy Korean Takeaways - I love Kimchi Fried Rice + Beef Stir Fry!
47 days in a new country.
We’ve moved to different accommodations for 7 times already.
4 times before we left our home country and 3 times here.
Before I always think of when we are going to settle.
Now that I am going to move again - and the hardest this time, I know there might be more.
I guess I am used to it because maybe this is a year of moving, until I find the “one” perfect home where my heart can settle down.
When you put God first, when you obey His commands, you open the door for His favor—you have the advantage for success! Even if someone has wronged you and it looks like they have the upper hand, even if it looks like things are never going to change, you need to keep reminding yourself, “I have an advantage. God is in control of my destiny. He’s fighting my battles for me. He is my vindicator, and it’s just a matter of time before things change in my favor.
Tsim Sha Tsui will not be missed by a first time Hong Kong traveler. Besides that popular tourist spots are within this district, Tsim Sha Tsui, or TST, also houses most of the popular hostels for budget travelers. It is given that cheaper accommodation is one of the ways to maximize your travel.
We stayed in Golden Crown Court for the first few days. It is strategically located along Nathan Road, TST. From HKIA, the A21 bus could take you there. Of course, we should have studied the google map more closely. If we have, we would have prior knowledge that Nathan Road actually starts from Mong Kok and extends to TST.
working on a Sunday is hard, but thankfully it is not a sin.
Photo credit: http://www.airportsinternational.com/
HKIA, or Hong Kong International Airport, is among the Top 10 largest and busiest airports in the world. Known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, it was built on this reclaimed island to replace Kai Tak Airport in 1998.
It has two(2) terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is currently the third largest airport passenger terminal building in the world. Terminal 2 opened only last 2007. It is only a check-in and processing facility for departing passengers with no gates or arrival facilities. (we had to go through this when we left, unfortunately)
Terminal 1 is where we disembarked during our arrival. While walking (long, long walk) towards immigration, Mun kept looking around for familiar spots (she stayed there for hours when her flight was delayed once), and pointing them to me. She looked rather excited that finally, we were there together. I was very happy myself. I had imagined back when Mun was the story teller and I only imagined through her words. I was very grateful that day.
I was very, very nervous as we were nearing Immigrations, but like I mentioned on my previous post, this was a breeze. I got very excited as I walked past the booths, I felt sooo free!
Next stop was the Customer Service Counter to purchase Octopus Cards. Oh, I just remembered that we do not actually have pictures of our dear Octopus cards! Sigh. But, they are a necessity when you travel to Hong Kong. Very powerful thing indeed.
The HKIA has lots and lots and lots and lots of shops and restaurants, and most importantly, free WiFi. Like every airport there are Money Changing counters for foreigners, which we did not explore since we already prepared our Hong Kong money back home. We did our research and concluded it would be more advantageous for us to have our money exchanged beforehand.
Transportation from HKIA to your destination is easy, and since there are friendly English-speaking personnel, we soon found bus terminus and immediately the famed A21 Bus to take us to Tsim Sha Tsui. Apart from buses, there are also trains to Mainland China and of course the Airport Express, which is connected to Hong Kong’s MTR channels.
More pictures of the HKIA.
Heaven on Earth: Wanaka, New Zealand
Last February, Mun and I went to a charming city, Hong Kong, for a seven-day vacation.
Exiting our home country became a stressful experience. Mun said it had something to do with my stressed-looking get-up! I reckon she was right.
So, when we arrived at their magnificent airport, I put over a nice looking jacket to improve my look. I was very happy that the immigration guy in Hong Kong immediately stamped our passports and allowed us entry without any questions at all.
The famous Chungking Mansions. Don’t worry we didn’t stay there.
I shall write about details of this life-changing experience in a bit.
been a long time since my last post. lots of stuff happened as expected, but everything leads to make my life better.
will blog about these developments in a while! I have to!
Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday Jesus!