day 1589 Рornamentation 

holiday season feels immediately bolstered when i came home to a decorated christmas tree and lots of lighting. annual house decorations are up in keeping in line with the family prerequisites. keep in mind there’s less than twenty sleeps before christmas day. it got busy all around the same time almost lost track of time passing. got to get started on the christmas gift shopping. started planning a little late this year, but december parties are beginning to roll in

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solo series [day four]

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the weather took a hit today. hong kong rain is nothing like vancouver’s; when it rains, it really pours. started the day in a mall called apm, that’s where i did some shopping and had lunch with my parents. the rain lightened in the afternoon so we decided to go to shum shui po to buy stuff from street vendors. even with the muggy weather, the streets of kowloon were jam packed with people

i am happy to meet up with my si hing who’s been ever so influential. we hung out and chatted as if we were back in the old vancouver days that i dearly miss. he took me around to local favourites and hidden gems. there i bought a lot of things and almost bought a new phone too

went to my cousin’s house for a homecooked dinner. this is really the first time i encountered my niece since the last time i saw her she was only four. she’s unbelievably smart and witty, but sometimes that makes her a little arrogant. luckily she adored me and listened to everything i said. she said i was the coolest person she met and even invited me to sleepover with her

it was a productive day despite the weather affecting some of our initial plans. i am spending a ton of money eating a ton of food here on vacation. i’ll need to work harder at earning it back and working it off when i return

day 1024 – classy tea

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the muggy weather made me not want to go outside, but i got to make the most out of all the days i had left on my vacation. it turned out to be a pretty productive one. i was able to cross off a few things on my shopping list, met up with my si hing, then had a home cooked meal and classy chinese tea at my cousin’s house. my cousin’s daughter is a clever and energtic one, but a provided a challenge to contain