Hong Kong, Need to go back very badly
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This day has been really long. We arrived in
We went to the hotel, which is actually very nice. Not at all what I was expecting. From what people were saying it seemed like we were going to be in really horrible rooms. The view from our room is amazing. It looks right down over the harbor. At the hotel we met up with the MAC students. Kassy is my roommate again. I love Kassy; she is so great I missed her. Athena was a great roommate too though. I have been so lucky. So the first thing we did was go to lunch. It was on this big floating restaurant. The biggest in
After lunch we got on smaller boats and took a tour of the old fishing village. It was really neat. These people actually live on the boats. Our tour guide was telling us that many of the older people have never set food on land. It is a superstition with them. They were born on the water so they live and die on the water. If they leave the water it is very bad luck. That has changed now for the younger generations because it is required of them by law to go to school. It was a really nice tour. It just felt good to be out on the water. Especially because it is really hot and humid here so the wind felt really nice I can not describe how humid it is, it is doing awful things to me. Let me put it this way…my hair looks like Monika Gellar’s from FRIENDS when she went to
After we left there we did some shopping. They took us to a place called
After shopping we went up to
Next we went to dinner which was a really good thing because I was starving and it was already 8pm. Dinner was only ok, though they did serve a really good dissert. It was hot coconut milk with what I think were tapioca balls. It was really good. After dinner some people took the bus back to the hotel, but me and a couple others followed Dr. Moore and took the Star Fairy home. It was beautiful. All the buildings looked magnificent from out on the water. We did not get back to the hotel until almost 10pm. I am really tired. We discovered that if you ask housekeeping they will bring a blow-dryer to your room. So we got one. I can’t wait to use it tomorrow. I know I will still be frizzy, but it will help a little.
This is the first opportunity I have had to write all day. This was the last day of our trip. Today has been so busy. The morning started out kind of funny. Crystal, Kassy, Kate, and I decided to just quickly walk down the street to Starbucks instead of waiting in the lobby of the hotel for everyone to show up. So Dr. Porter told us we could go. We got our drinks, stepped outside and realized it was pouring. Now, we are all dressed nicely in our business clothing because we were on our way to a meeting. The meeting was just across the street and down a bit so we were going to walk there. So it’s raining and we were running back to the hotel where we would meet them at the crosswalk. As we are running we hear Dr. Moore calling our names from across the street. They had all started over. So we run even faster back down the street trying to find a crosswalk (and we are trying not to spill our drinks). We could not find the crosswalk though because it turned out to be in the air. We had to walk up a bunch of steps and cross over the street. So we finally caught up with everyone and we were really wet. Kassy lost her drink because it kept spilling and it burnt her hand a bit. I still had mine and enjoyed every sip of it. That drink was worth the adventure.
The meeting we had was very nice. It was in a nice Restaurant. We were put at 2 big tables in a private room. The man giving the presentation, Francis Iwasawa is actually a graduate from
After that meeting and lunch we had another meeting at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. That was another boring meeting. The one really cool thing that was going on while we were at the meeting was a big thunder and lightning storm. The thunder would shake the windows a little and it was really loud. After that last meeting we went back to the hotel for a few minutes to change then we met with a group of students from the
When we were all done we got back on the subway and went to another part of
The evening was nice because right after all our meeting it stopped raining so we were not getting soaked while shopping. It was just very hot and humid. By the time we got back to the hotel I felt so slimy and sticky (yes at the same time) I took a really long shower. Then Kassy and I ordered room service. We each got a slice of Cheesecake. It was really good. We set up Kassy’s laptop and watched Night at the Roxbury while we ate. That is a good movie. Also while we watched we repacked our suitcases. I ditched a lot of stuff and was still surprised at how much I could still fit in the bag. Now I have to sleep.