solo series [day seven]

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i spoke too soon. another sub par sleeping night due to irritating mosquito bites. but that’s totally fine because mo was at the gym chatting with me between his sets. day seven without the gym and i’m feeling slightly depressed, i know it will only get worse in the upcoming days.

my grandma was very excited to have lunch with my parents and i; she seemed especially energetic today. she knows that this will be the last meal together until the next time we visit. it wasn’t a fancy meal, but it was an important one

seeing si hing again, this time we covered the causeway bay and tsim sha tsui territory. we walked through almost every adidas and nike store in the area, talking about shoes. he needed food before his shift, so we sat down discussing taekwondo as he ate. time went by so fast and i didn’t want to part, but we must say goodbye for now until we meet again. i refuse to say farewell

my last dinner in hong kong was no doubt spent at home with my other grandma. i consider this one of the best meal on this trip so far. it’s a plain homecooked meal with no fancy dishes; simply because i missed eating tofu and veggies

the number of mosquito keeps piling on – the count is at eleven. not only is it growing in number, it’s also growing in size and irritation. at last i couldn’t stand if anymore and went out to get some ointment. i hope this works wonders and gets me out of the itching misery

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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