Friday, 20 January 2017

Hong Kong 2016 Day 5: Shek Kip Mei, Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Ack. Another night of NO SLEEP! That bottle of wine didn't even get me to sleep for too long. :( What does that make me? Non susceptible to alcohol? ¬_¬" Ugh. 

So it was kind of an early morning again... around 8.30... Time for brekkie!!! ^_^

MummyGeek and I went to the same congee place. I had the congee with fish slices, and MummyGeek and one with pork liver... I think we had the fried dough again and chee cheung fun, but didn't take a picture of those. My fish one here in the yellow bowl really smelt and tasted fishy. Didn't really enjoy it that much but ate the whole thing.

MummyGeek asked me to try the pork liver but I skipped (I did try it eventually on another day).

Total cost came to HK$72 (~£7.58). Not bad. ^_^

I was still hungry so I started on a packet of crisps I bought earlier. This is Carbonara flavour. What can I say? It was quite peppery, and I didn't like them. ¬_¬" Sorry Japanese snacks can be quite queer for me too!


Time to hit the streets of Kowloon finally! No family bothering us!! Woohoo!!

We took the Bus 86C which took us to a place called Shek Kip Mei... The place where MummyGeek and I found a dai pai dong (street food stall) in one of the side streets - it's still there!!! Anyway, it was Mr Stingy's first time there. I remembered some of the streets but couldn't remember the places exactly.

We ended up walking around and around trying to find Ap Liu Street - the famous street for electronics.



Ah, found it, we were actually just next to it. We had to go to a Metro station anyway to exchange our old Octopus cards with the white machine - just don't go to the desk as they'll look at you as if you're stupid! ¬_¬"" Sometimes I think Hong Kongers are set in their ways with attitude problems. Nevermind. Miss Vegan said to me in her country Guyana, it's the same with the attitude. LOL! I guess I just need to get used to it.

Ap Liu Street is filled with electronics. We ended going to one store asking for a media box because the one that DaddyChef uses is practically a failure. Seagate - please fix your GoFlex Media Box or release a more up-to-date version! Anyway, we bought a cheap one. Think we should have bought a slightly more expensive one as when we brought it home it was a little complicated to use!!! ¬_¬""


MummyGeek was excited!! We found this shopping centre called Dragon Centre 西九龍中心. Address: 37K, Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon. She likes to YouTube everything, and this shopping centre was in a news article that she came across. LOL! Why did she want to go here? You'll find out more in a moment...

I found the billboards with some provocative underwear advertising... LOL! And I thought the ones in the UK were too sexy. I guess not... :p


In we go...

Now to the top floor!!

This seat here in the dining area is the reason why MummyGeek wanted to go this shopping centre. You can't see it well in this picture, but in fact it is slanted to make people not sit there for too long. People were complaining there was nowhere to sit as the oldies were sitting there watching the television sets. LOL. My mother is crazy. 

MummyGeek said she was hungry, so we picked a place and ordered food... This place cooked 3 meats/seafood and one vegetables in a soup with boiled rice on the side. 

This is my bowl. Very colourful isn't it? Well, it sounded appetising but on taste it was VERY bland. Ugh. Boring. I had to add salt and soy sauce for any affect. Mum, please don't take to me this stall again. Thanks.



Total cost came to HK$72 (same price as breakfast!) including two drinks - had ordered a lemon tea, but changed my mind for a Fanta when they had no cans for the lemon tea... ¬_¬" Sorry. My mind thinks differently.

We had already split up with Mr Stingy, so MummyGeek and I explored most of the shopping centre. There's a lot of stuff in there. Just don't forget to go in between the stores as there's much more too look at than you think there is. ^_^ I think I could have done lots of shopping if MummyGeek wasn't with me at that moment in time. But I really stopped myself because I didn't want to take home lots of things...

We eventually went downstairs, bought some snacky things, then saw these cakes... I really want that Gudetama cake!!!


LOL! This looks like the 3D origami Darth Vader I made a couple of years ago. ^_^


Time to go now and explore more and shop more! We kind of got lost and didn't know which bus stop to go to next... Seems like we're always getting lost!! Eventually we found a bus stop/shelter near the shopping centre which was heading to Mong Kok.
Took a picture of this to show that Hong Kongers like to protest about property...
Finally got to Mong Kok in one piece. I kind of knew this place but always get lost trying to find Ladies Market... Time to bargain and shop peeps!! Split again Mr Stingy for a good hour or so... :D

Gosh, that was a long walk!! But we got some good bargains, got cheated from one stall but gained more from another... it was like walking into a very business like market. It's a good place to test your bargaining and negotiation skills... if you don't have those, then I don't think this market is for you to be in. Just ask for cheaper... CHEAPER PLEASE... If they refuse, then walk away. WALK AWAAAAY from that item.

I really had to try and find stinky tofu which can only be found in places like Mong Kok or where there's a lot of street food... Ah heaven!!

I found stinky tofu in one stall... I bought two pieces, one for MummyGeek and one for me. Mr Stingy didn't want any... Yum yum yum... We had to take a mini bus (at the very end of Ladie's Street) back to Sai Kung and change for the 299X to get back to the hotel, since it would've been much more complicated if we took a bus back to Sham Shui Po or Shek Kip Mei. Hope I didn't stink out the bus... Those mini buses are killer buses. They speed like crazy drivers!

At the bottom of the hotel (MummyGeek wouldn't let me take it to the room in case it really stunk badly) I ate my stinky tofu. To be honest, it didn't stink that badly, and thankfully I didn't add any sauce as it would've been ruined. Really tasty fried tofu with a bit of stinky bad toilet smell...  ^_^



That night we didn't eat much... I just ended up eating "Getting Married Cakes". MummyGeek's favourite cakes... and no I'm not getting married... it's really hard in my world to find a nice guy to get along with, who has similar interests and all... My workplace has no such guy available. Hahahah. 

I only had one cake which had an egg in it. I think MummyGeek wanted this one. Oh well. :p It's really filling for the stomach, so don't eat too much!


And that's all I had for dinner including a box of milk and some crisps.

Sleep again... trying to sleep again... :p

End of Day 5... goodnight!

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