Oversea, Travel

Hong Kong Day 1: HKIA, First Airbnb & Duk Ling

Cheong hei (long-winded) travel post as usual. Lots of $aver tips below!

Prologue

I didn’t go on a vacation last year. So, this year I make sure to get at least one out of it. I have three choices when it comes to my next holiday destination. Hong Kong was one of it. I was almost in a position of doing my first ever solo backpacking trip, so I choose Hong Kong since I’ve been there twice before, and I think it’s kinda okay for solo woman traveller. But then I got myself a travel partner – my sis! So this became our 4th overseas siblings-only vacation.

My previous Hong Kong trip was 7 years ago (2011) and since then I have been looking forward to my next trip so that I can stuff myself silly with more yummy food. So, for this 5 days and 4 nights (22nd April to 26th April 2018) trip, it’s all about FOOD, FOOD, FOOD! Funnily, it wasn’t food that blows me away, but new experiences. After this latest trip, my love for Hong Kong declined a lot!!! Wanna know why? Then you gotta follow my 2018 Hong Kong travelogue.

AirAsia
In order to travel budget, we choose AirAsia. I’m still not fond of the super loooooong walk to the boarding gate. On the positive side, it’s good exercise! Two and half years ago, I mentioned in my Taiwan post that there is only one water dispenser throughout the length of the departure hall (at P10) of KLIA2. This time, they have installed one more at P3. Now, this is better.
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Chitty Chatty

Of McNonald, Sushi Mental & More!

Nearly 5 years later, my mom still pronounce McNonald sometime. Know what? There’s more. Keep on reading.

In a car, we saw a long queue at a sushi restaurant. Then BAM, mom said “Sushi Mental nice meh?” Wuahahaha

We were talking about our holiday memory at Lantau Island, Hong Kong when BAM, mom said Lanc!au Island! (have to sensor it abit) Hahahaha

Mom said she was going to Parkson, so I reminded her about getting a new lid for her Pyrex, when BAM, mom said she’s not getting Pirate yet. 🤣

In a car again, I reminded mom of her mispronunciation and we all laugh together. Then I asked mom “How do you pronounce that fast food name beginning with M?”. She said in a wary tone “Mc.D.O.N.A.L.D”. My mom is so cute, right? 💗

Gadgets

Nokia 6 – My 10th Handphone

After retiring my Samsung S3, I went on a handphone witch-hunt. Among the brands that I considered were Huawei, Motorola and Sony but eventually I choose my first love… NOKIA! Since the model that I’m interested in had not been released yet, so I waited and waited and waited. I used my mom’s phone for a couple of months. Hehe, I’m very patience hor?

Nokia 6
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Gadgets

My Retired Samsung S3

This is absolutely yet another LATE POST. Just for my reference and/or to help those that are facing these issues.

My Samsung S3 (9th handphone) started having some issues around 1.5 to 2 years ago (perhaps circa mid year of 2016). Actually few months after I blogged about this handphone, it started lagging noticeably, but I hold on to it. I gotta make my money worth!

Ok, so the issues I had with my Samsung S3:
1. Battery draining very fast. I suspected this was due to an app that I downloaded. It was so bad that I had to reset the phone to factory setting few times. Battery life improved a bit but I still need to charge the phone almost twice daily. I even bought a new battery, but no help there.
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