Countdown to Hong Kong : – 8 Days

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By , July 15, 2010 8:06 pm
THE MEMORIES

Eight more days to go before the Hong Kong trip and I began thinking about where to go and what to do. So I went in search of photos of my previous trips there and I have one conclusion… some photos are better left forgotten!

My very first visit to Hong Kong was in 1988 with my family. When I was 14. When I thought it was cool to wear a cap with a stuffed tiger (I’m born in the year of the Tiger)! OMG… it’s super duper obiang! I threw the photo out after I scanned it.

Travel while ableThe canary that looks like Lei Heong Kum (a famous veteran Hong Kong actress) is my maternal grandmother. I am very close to her as she is the one who brought me up with lots of leng tong (directly translated as ‘beautiful soup’), love, and hand-holding.

But she suffered a stroke that left her paralysed more than 10 years ago. Subsequently, she suffered another stroke of the throat and she could no longer eat. She loves to eat. But now, she gets her fill from a tube through her nose and directly to her stomach. Life has lost its taste.

Unable to care for her constantly, she now lives in a nursing home and I’m so guilty for not visiting her often enough. Maybe because it rips my heart to see her lying there, waiting for ‘that’ time to come. It must be such a terrible feeling to have all your senses, but you can’t move and just lie there and watch the world go by. Day after day. Year after year. It’s like being entombed alive.

I teared slightly when I saw the pic. It was taken atop Victoria Peak, overlooking the urban skyline of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is probably the place she loved to go most because I don’t remember any other place that she talked about. When she could still talk.

So this trip, I would like to go to Victoria Peak again. To take a photo and show it to po po (grandmother). While she could still see. I don’t know if I can identify the exact spot (and I sure won’t do that exact pose!), but I’ll bring her back images of the place she loves.

Where 2 Next

Oh well, enough of all that emo stuff. I’m sure po po would be happy to know that I’m getting a FREE trip to Hong Kong! From previous trips there, I’ve been to Ocean Park, cruise past the iconic Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, and in 2008, to Lantau Island to see the huge Buddha statue. If you’re there, don’t miss the trail called the Path of Wisdom by the side of the temple. It is very scenic, expecially in the late afternoon as the sun begins to set.

I wonder where I should go this time round, but wherever that could be, I sure don’t want to bump into a tai tai like this…

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That’s Lei Heong Kum by the way… 🙂

 

我的涂鸦香港行1——序篇1

By , July 15, 2010 2:39 pm


我来发第一帖了!感谢第三届《新加坡部落格大奖》,下个星期我将随同其他九个组别的优胜者一同到香港去风流快活走一走,同时将应香港旅游发展局的邀请,参与一年一度的夏日盛会——龙舟嘉年华!屈原你等我,我来了!
(屈原:“汨罗江不在香港啦!”)






知己知彼,百战百胜,这些都是当局事先给我们的“功课”,好让我们一行人在出发前先熟悉这个地方,到了那里才不会像无头苍蝇般乱闯,好贴心啊!话说以前常从港剧中听到尖沙咀、铜锣湾、湾仔、大屿山(戏剧里很多命案都发生在这里??)等地方,但每次都搞不清楚哪里是哪里,这次终于有机会去踩一踩了!好多年前我哥到香港去后回来告诉我,他在便利店看到张柏芝,看来我也要勤劳点往便利商店钻了啊!!!这四天三夜的香港之行,我将随时与大家分享所见所得,记得密切留意我的部落格!
——————–我是分界线———————
随团将会有包括我在内的10位优胜者。能在这样的大赛中脱颖而出,他们皆是各自领域中的佼佼者,有时间不妨到这里去看看他们的部落格吧!既然大家是一块出发,那么往后在我香港行的帖子里自然少不了他们的身影。在未出发前,先来点热身,把他们全都“Q版”化!


大家能猜到几个呢?没关系,为你们揭晓他们的身份:

上排左起:

Lawrence(F@N)-《最具幽默性部落格
Sze Ping(代替Hendra)-《最佳摄影部落格
Elaine-《部落Y格斗
Darren-《最佳生活资讯部落格
Catherine-《最佳饮食部落格

下排左起:

Gin-《最佳e-shop部落格
Jerome(代替明蔚)-《最具个人特色部落格
Priscilla-《最佳个人靓照部落格
Violet-《最具深度部落格
Peter-《最不可思议部落格

 

 

记住他们的脸咯!我们香港见!XD
感谢OMY香港旅游发展局!呵呵呵~

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