Friday, October 09, 2009

my trip to hong kong... epic post!!!!

oh yay... we found a cat cafe in the city... so many awesome cats and coffee and food to eat with cats coming over to say hello and ask for pets
hello hong kong cat!!!
hong kong cat in a different cat cafe location
kristie saw these two cats fight for a bit... but i missed it cause i was trying out the cat cafe bathroom which was very nice... it had a bucket that you use to fill up the toilet so that it would flush cause the plumbing wasn't good... lots of the plumbing in hong kong is no good so you have to use the bucket toilet technique
fuzzy chinese cat!!!
i picked a lilo and stitch lantern for the mid autumn festival
it was so crowded at the lantern shops... cause it was the night before mid-autumn festival time... actually everywhere in hong kong is crowded... it doesn't matter if lanterns are there or not

we went for dim-sum when i first got in, but all they had for vegetarians was custard desert things... really good though
banana and yakult shake... mmmm... mmm
a chinese pear... its like a regular pear except it looks like an apple and tastes nothing like a pear... it might not be called a chinese pear... i really can't remember... i remember its called "something pear"
the million dollar bathroom near the buddha statue... that's what the buddha people call it
below is the 5 dollar bathroom near the buddha statue... they don't call it that... but i named it for them
we flew in the sky... using cables and metal egg like things that we sat in
here is a picture of me about to eat a tiny panda... no special effects here... this is for real folks
high five panda!!!
the longest escalator in the world... it runs through a large chunk of the city where its super hilly... super awesome!!!
stairs in the city... there's lots of hills like san francisco and lots of stairs so you don't slide down the hills
on kowloon just north of the hong kong main city... its still part of hong kong... there's a crazy awesome view of the city skyline and lots of cool avenue of the stars stuff
we went to an arcade... this game was okay... it uses a gun... which should equal fun
i played tekken 6... which isn't released in the states yet... i won the first match... against someone on the other side of the game station... but just barely... then her boyfriend avenged her loss and demolished me twice in a row
i forgot what this was called so i called it the hong kong ferry building
i fought this rock monster to a stand-still... we agreed to disagree and went our separate ways
the wisdom path... with lots of wise stuff written on tall pieces of wood
take that richard!!!
hong kong is filled with some of the yummiest drinks you'll ever put in your belly... this is a delicious lemon tea
the bruce lee statue on the avenue of the stars... i didn't mean to have my hand there
more stairs
clock and watch... watch clock... what does it mean???
another yummy drink... at hong kong station
more contemplation of the wisdom
MEAT... there's a lot of meat in hong kong... poor babe
pretty grassy hilly watery landscapey goodness
more pretty hills
on our first day we met these murderous cats... luckily their murderous lust had been quenched before we arrived
in the cat cafe there was a super cute wall of cat photos
the city as it was getting dark
the city... not as dark
we watched some people play basketball for a bit
DRAGONBALL Z figures at the cool electronic mall place... i bought them for my little brother
cheese covered noodles... delicious!!! we ate with kay and noelle... two very nice friends of kristie's
we stayed with kristie's dad on an island called cheung chau...and took the ferry everyday to get to the city and other islands and peninsulas
kristie on the ferry with me
in the middle is my attempt to draw one of the cats at the cat cafe and also a previous customers rendition on the far left... did i mention that the cat cafe rocked!!!... it did
hello fuzzy cat from the cat cafe
WHAT THE!!! HONG KONG CORGIS!!!
DOW DOW and LAMB LAMB
little pomeranians... they were really sweet... but the male kept humping the corgis and the corgis had to run away all night
bbq for mid autumn festival... i had some yummy toasted bread with honey and some roasted veggies
we went to the wishing tree and put our wishes on some parchment and rolled them up... people used to throw their wishes into the tree and if they stayed up in the tree their wish came true... but the only way to get it to stay was to attach something heavy to the wish... and that eventually started killing the tree... so now they just hang your wishes up nearby... the tree seemed happier for it
jet li's handprints at the avenue of the stars
apparently mr. fat didn't have time to put his handprints here
tammy and kristie holding a lantern at the mid autumn festival bbq
MORE CHINESE CORGIS!!! oh no... these are the same ones... STILL SUPER-AWESOME!!!
LAM LAM and DOW DOW
tofu snack with brown sugar and syrup... delicious
two more wicked-awesome drinks... nestea with aloe vera chunks and some red fizzy drink
kristie's dad and step-mom under the giant buddha statue
a closer view of the buddha
here's the old tai o village on lantau island... really old and cool looking... reminded me of something... but i can't remember what
old village street with old red fire hydrant
old village street with old bikes
kristie in the old village street
in the old village they dry fish stomachs and sell them to people that need fish stomachs... the store owners live and work in the same house
italian food in china... it was quite good
more amazing drinks... this was red juice from the old village... some sort of purple herbal leaf juice... kristie hated it... but i loved it... although i'm not sure i want to drink it again... it was strange
on the bridge in the old village
more old village
more
one of the paths near the giant buddha statue
the gorgeous beach behind kristie's dad's house on the island
so pretty... the water was amazingly refreshing... especially since its soooooo incredibly hot in hong kong this time of year
shade is good
the beach at night... what could be lurking below the surface... gremlins?
hong kong view from "the peak"
the independent film channel mall... that channel must be doing pretty well
kristie with the chinese pear... and boba tea with no boba... so just milk tea, i guess... we had lots of good milk tea
tofu!!!
lots of fish and crab that i didn't partake in... this kid freaked when he found out i worked on animated movies... but then he wanted me to draw a car from cars... it looked so bad... i don't know how to draw cars... everyone at the table was speaking mandarin... i had no idea what was going on... they were probably all making fun of my drawing
beer in lan kwai fong at night... kristie called it "bar street" to keep it simple for me
BAR STREET!!!
we took this tram from the peak... the crowd was immense
sheep on top of the peak
kristie squishing the sheep on top of the peak
beer... and they give you yummy egg rolls instead of pretzels in the bar... neat

we went to a hong kong cafe diner place
mirror on the cafe ceiling
more super-awesome drinks... lemonade with barley, milk tea, and butter and condensed milk toast... yummy yummy!!!

5 comments:

kristie said...

dood your long-ass entry just froze my browser.

oeY said...

first you go to Hong Kong, then you go to Ocean Park and now you steal my Buddha pic!@#$ SUNUVA...

RayChase said...

awesome pictures Alex!! looks like you guys had a great time!!

Bert said...

wow.Kristie's dad looks really young and cool.

啊澤 said...

thats a lot of places for ur 4 days. ;O