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05 Jun 2010

Hung around Hong Kong

I woke up at 9am.
Kayo-san also woke up soon, then we went to super market together to buy breakfast.

I thought a price in Hong Kong are just a little bit cheaper than Japan, not so chaep.

This is a breakfast that Kayo-san prepared it for us =)
Thank you Kayo-san*

I fond a mayonnaise of Hong Kong, so I bought =)
(I'm a moyonnaise collecter. LOL)

Kayo-san has a job from afternoon, until the time, we enjoyed a conversation and I did massage to her.
And then we went out together.

On the way her office we rode on MTR together, then I had to go somewhere by myself.
At first I thought to going to China though, I didn't walk around Hong Kong so much yet, so I try to somewhere as Kayo-san's advise.

I went to "Wong Thai Sin" by MTR.

"Wong Thai Sin" is very big, no one miss it.
But I missed it.

Just walking straight from MTR, I don't know why but I turned to left.

Is here "Wong Thai Sin" ??
But nobody are shaking fortune bars...??
(Wong Thai Sin is a fortune-telling temple.)

I noticed here was just a garden behind of the "Wong Thai Sin".

I turned to back and walked back the same way, finally I fond the temple.

This is the gate!

Main temple.
A lot of people are shaking bars of fortune.
But I didn't do that, come to think of it I had nothing to want to know about something :D

After the temple, I went to Central by MTR.
I hung around Li Yuen St. West & East, Pottinger St. with map.
But nothing special that I wanted to buy.

Ah, there is a long escalator that on Hong Kong movie.
Let's go there!

800m! Long!

I rode on escalator almost until the end seeing around.
But nothing special to find, just I walked to Hollywood Rd. and hung around.

Finally I fond a cool shop and enjoyed window shopping.

Though, it's gonna be the time to meet Taka-san!
I have to Hurry up!

Oops! There is a cake shop!

I bought the egg tart that I really wanted to eat!! 4HK$
What a yummy~~~~~~!!!
This one is much better than the Shang hai one that I ate in Shang hai!!
If I knew this was so yummy, I bought a lot.
(Just 1 I bought since I hurried up.)

Anyway, I have to go to the meeting point quickly!!
I expect the point was not so far though, it was a bit far.
Moreover I lost...

I'm sorry,,, I'm so sorry Taka-san!!!
Just I apologized in my heart and ran to.
On the way, I fond a public phone and I could call him.
I asked the way to many people, finally I could get the meeting point.
Though,,,, I was late 1 hour....

I really said sorry to Taka-san.
I should have ridden a bus or train...

Despite this, Taka-san waited me with smile.
What a great person, what a great heart...!!

We headed to a super market for ingredient, then I visited his house again for making Japanese dish.

This is the "Oyakodon", a popular Japanese dish, egg and chicken on a rice with soup.

*How to make the Oyakodon*

Ingredient for 2 person.
Rice: proper quantity
Chicken: proper quantity
Onion: proper quantity
Egg: 2 to 4

Sake: 4 tea spoon
Soy sauce: 8 tea spoon
Sugar: 4 tea spoon
Mirin: 8 tea spoon
Dashi: 1 tea spoon
Water: 200cc~

Cut onion and chicken for one bite size.
Mix eggs.
Boil water, put onion into a pot.
Is onion looking soft, chicken and the others put into a pot except egg.
Is looking good, put mixed eggs into a pot and stop a fire. (Don't mix everything.)

Serve rice on a bowl, then serve the Oyakodon on the rice.


Actually, just I told him how to make it, he made it by himself.
It was very good and yummy~~~!!!

And also he made the fried vegetable though, also yummyu~~~!!!

Taka-san is super clean person, he cleaned his kitchen to super clean, I was really impressed!!

For dessert.
A tart I bought at cake shop in central :D

This was also yummy~~~~***

It was a fist experience using a couch surfing for me, I really enjoyed it!!!
We had a good conversation and I also did a Thai massage for him to exchange.
Taka-san, thank you very much!!
I wish I'd like to meet you again(^^)

I like sightseeing but also I love meeting with people!
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Hong Kong | Edit

04 Jun 2010

Sightseeing in Hong Kong

I wanted to meet Kayo-san who work in Hong Kong now, met at same guesthouse about a half years ago in Thailand.

When I send a e-mail to her, she got a day off for me and she planned to take me around! Yatta-!!

So we went to Lantao island by ferry.
She gave me a octopus card that already charged 100HK$ for me by her kindness.
It was very convenient in Hong Kong.

We arrived at a mountain in a hour by ferry and bus.

Huge buddha is sitting on the top!!

Po Lin Monastery
Hight 34m

We walked around the buddha, and then we went to next.

On the way to next point, there were dolls.
A little bit scared.

Heart Sutra

Bisides, great view from here.
Feeling so good~~!!

This is a lunch we ate.
Duck and rice, 49HK$.
Not bad, not so good.

We went back to Hong Kong island after lunch to see the millions dollers night view.

Ummm...not so great night view with gas...

I prefer the symphony of lights just I watched last night.

We went to the mountain and went to Mong kok by MTR.

Mong kok
Pile of stuff in everywhere!

I expect to find something cheep and cool though, I didn't find something interest.

The dinner we ate, Japanese style noodle.

47HK$ Noodle and perl milk tea.

Kayo-san, she is Japanese though, she can't Hong kong food so much because of too oily.
So when I met her I was surprised that she was very skinny.
But this Japanese style noodle was good for us =)

I wanted to eat a lot of Hong kong sweets though, I was full already.

Just we went back to her house, as went through the town that a lot of young people were walking.

Thank you so much Kayo-san***
I really enjoyed today~~!!
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Hong Kong | Edit

03 Jun 2010

To Hong Kong

I woke up at 5am at my friend's room and then went to a Kansai(Osaka) airport by airport bus.
*From Kyoto to Osaka: 2500yen by Bus

I go Hong Kong by Chathay Pacific CX503 on 10:05.

This is the meal I orderd as Japanese one from Japanese pork/Chinese chikin though, it was a "Buta no Kakuni" I never expected!!
Was very soft and yummy~***

After 4 hours I leaved Japan, I got to Hong Kong, 13:00pm in local time.(minus 1 hour from Japan time.)
Quite close! Fast!

I withdrew a 1000HK$(1HK$=13yen) from ATM in airport and went to a bus station.

I rode the bus number A21, the bus took me city center in about 1 hour.
The fee was 33HK$.
The double decker bus let me noticed I'm really in Hongkong!

This was a first time to riding in double decker for me, I tried to sit down the most front seat on a second floor.

The famous singer Faye Wong was welcomed for me :D

While the bus was running on high way, I saw high buildings, it reminds me Penang island in malaysia.
But when the bus ran into a town,

many big signs come to on a road, I thought here I'm in Hongkong.

In this trip,I thought I wanna use the Couch Surfing as much as possible, I could find the person, he is Taka-san who let me stay in his room.

It was a first experience and first meeting though, when I went to his house, he expected I'm hungry,
Taka-san made dumpling soup for me! Awesome!

I could get in Hongkong around 3pm, so I thought to go out to sightseeing though, it was a bad weather.
We talked with something a few hour, the weather was getting better, so Taka-san took me to show around at about 7pm.

Bruce Lee's statue in Victoria Harbour.

Jackie Chan's hands print.

Symphony of lights from 8pm every night!

Every lights on building moves with music.
This is awesome!!

After the show, he took me popular restaurant*

We walked on the Kanton Rd., I also wanted to check the famous building,
the Chungking mansions, between Cke and Sony.

A lot of Indians stayed there, and was a little bit scared because they are so sticky.
If I couldn't find Taka-san, I thought I looked for a room here though, I was safe..

Incidentally, this is the upper of Chungking mansions.
Ummm,,, it seems uncomfortable...

Hong Kong in the night was very beautiful***

Taka-san let me stay to his couch of super clean room, I was really happy and enjoyed at first night.

Thank you so much, Taka-san!!!
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Hong Kong | Edit
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