Monday 25 October 2010

Whirlwind trip

As Megi Typhoon cut a swath of destruction through the Philippines and Taiwan, we braced ourselves for a wet and windy weekend in Hong Kong. To our surprise, we didn't experience any flight delays, air turbulence or bad weather enroute there.

We arrived on Friday to see the no. 3 warning signal in force but thankfully Hong Kong had been spared the wrath of the super typhoon. All the guests arrived safely so the wedding could go according to plan.

We managed to cram quite alot in over the weekend. We took the MTR everywhere. I walked so much in 2 days! Here is a pictorial journal...

While CH was getting dressed up for the wedding reception, I posed as the 'wannabe' CEO of a big corporation.

The wedding dinner was held at House of Canton.

At the end of the 13-course meal, we were served Chinese cookies, rice balls and navel oranges.

By the time dinner ended at 11pm, we were so tired, I went straight to bed in anticipation of a busy day ahead.

After breakfast of Portugese tart at a Macau Cafe along Taikoo Street, CH and I went separate ways for the day.

I went to the World Expo to check out an exhibition while he joined his family for dim sum lunch. After few hours at the World Expo, I swung by Disney World to meet my brother and his family who were also in Hong Kong for the weekend.

I was thrilled to board the Disney train from Sunny Bay station!

Disneyland was surprisingly quiet that weekend, maybe because of the typhoon warning.

The sun was out, it was perfect for a day out at the resort!

I must be getting old. While my nieces were enjoying the rides, I hid under the shade like an old granny. My days of carousel rides with the kids are long over.

After watching the Disney Parade, it was time for me to say bye bye to my nieces. I took the MTR back to town to meet up with CH. I made him pose outside the Charlie Brown Cafe to which he said, "Good grief!"

We joined his family for dinner at Hing Kee Restaurant (180 Nathan Road). This restaurant serves excellent seafood like bamboo clam, mantis shrimp and crabs.

After dinner, we went to Mongkok for a crowd jostling experience.

By the time we got back to the hotel, my legs were like jelly. I didn't wake up until 10.30am the next morning. For once, I could sleep in without having to worry about feeding the dog or the kids!

We checked out the neighbourhood (Taikoo area) before checking out of the hotel.

Some typical Hong Kong street scenes.

Waxed duck.

Small cafe.

Hairy crabs.

Locally grown vegetables.

Oily, salty and sinful food for lunch....

...followed by roasted sweet potato for snack.

At the airport, we spotted a group of little kids dressed as airline crew!

When we touched down at 10pm, the warm, humid Singapore air engulfed us but boy, it felt good to be home!

I am so proud of my kids. They took care of themselves, my garden and Rusty when I was away. There were no dishes piled up in the sink. Everything looked so normal, I think I can go on more holidays in future.


ckl said...

So glad that you had a wonderful time after all that stress about the dinner outfit.

Blur Ting said...

CKL - Yes, I was just too anxious. Many people turned up in black :-)

grace said...

hi! your pics look lovely, you must've had a great time.
i think the black dress looked amazing too :)
thanks for sharing your holiday


JY69 said...

Yep... all that stress for nothing! I love HK...was born there...I'd really like to go back. Must be a really short flight from SQ eh??? Glad you had a good time!

Blur Ting said...

Hey Grace, thanks for the compliments! :-)

Blur Ting said...

JY - Oh yes, you were born in HK! You must bring your daughter to visit one day. HK has changed so much over the years. For me, it is only 3.5 hours away.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Oh nice & lively, I like this post.

Like the photo of you & CH eating sweet potatoes, so cute!

Amy said...

You look great but still am old-fashion regarding colours when dressing for a wedding!

Love your HKG pix. Will head towards there in spring to do some hikes and their yummy food :-)

Malar said...

Gland to hear about your great weekend!
You look beautiful too!

auntielucia said...

Nice to see yr pix of HK sites... wonderful thing abt HK is that despite its spread from island to mainland, it's still so accessible. That's y u cld do so much in 2.5 days. The weather helps a bit too...

Petunia Lee said...

Now I feel like going to HK!!

Amel said...

You've taught your kids well, Ting!!! :-D Must be nice to have everything in order when you get back home.

LOVE all the pics!!! Looked like a fun-filled trips, albeit tiring he he he...

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