we almost left him
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It was 10pm, the night before we left for Hong Kong, when I have finally packed my stuff for this trip. I still feel like the worst packer ever. I packed lots of unnecessary stuff with me like tons of colored pens (they have cute shiny glitters haha), a sketch pad (which i didn't even use), diary (too lazy to write) and many others. My brother still haven't packed and he wasn't even home. I have been texting him to come home and just pack his stuff so I can finally go to sleep since we will be leaving early the next morning. Got a bit pissed when I found out he was out drinking but good thing he finally came home, packed his clothes (and he only did it for five minutes). I should definitely ask him for packing tips!
Anyway, we were at the airport three hours before our flight the next morning but the line was already packed with people.
But did he make it or not? Well, he did. I was able to talk to the senior officer of the immigration and she asked to talk to my mom on the phone which I let her do after I have reached my mom on the phone.
I did feel like the best sister ever. I was already thinking of calling home to pick up my brother because he wasn't able to make it and me, I will still go on with my trip. I have already bought this tour package and I didn't want to waste money.. come on! Hahahaha. But I'm glad he did make it.
Abet worked on planning this trip mostly. I just gave him the money for me and my brother and he did all the planning, researching and buying of the tour packages. I was too lazy to even think about it at that time.
So, we got on the plane, slept a little bit and then we have arrived in Hong Kong.
After filling up our tummies we headed to the east of Hongkong (or was it west? i really don't know hahaha).
We got off the cable car right next to the Ngong Ping Village. A cute little theme park where you can shop some really nice (and slightly pricey) souvenirs, eat and also enjoy some attractions like Walking with Buddha, the Monkey's Tale Theatre and the Ngong Ping Tea House. The ticket we bought included those three attractions (plus the two way cable car journey). After doing them, we walked our way to see the Tian Tan Buddha which was visible from up a hill even in a foggy day.
So here's the deal, the Tian Tan Buddha is up on a hill and to get near it you have to climb the stairs all the way up. Abet and I planned on counting the steps but I didn't do good. I tried but after 20 steps I lost counting as all I can think about was to breathe. But it was a great experience. The view up there and getting close to the buddha was all worth the exhausting climb. Climbing down wasn't as hard as climbing up so Abet was able to recount the steps. I didn't try again.
After that we got on the cable car again and went to the city center. We reached the Victoria Harbor and walked along the Avenue of Stars. I especially love that part of Hong Kong. It was already pretty dark so the lights of the skyscrapers were on. Hong Kong is known for these tall buildings and I found them really beautiful.
Later that night we watched the Symphony of lights which I found quite underwhelming (I thought they would be fireworks hahahah so stupid) then had dinner at KFC. I tried my luck again with iced tea but this time i had to mention w/ lemon. So how was it? It still tasted like tea. Only this time they have put lemon in it. Real lemon. Couldn't drink it but I was really thirsty so I finished them all up.
We walked more around the city after dinner. We finally found that really long escalator. I felt a bit underwhelmed simply because getting on it is just like getting on any other escalators. But just for the experience and just so we can brag about doing it, we got on until the very end.
We got on the subway and even though it was past midnight (or just before.. i dont really remember), the station was still packed with commuters. It was as if it was still rush hour in Hong Kong.
Oh well, Hong Kong is cool. I'm loving it.