Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Hong Kong 2016 Day 13: Kwun Tong

Thursday 15th December 2016

Second to last day!! We're almost to the end of this almost happy trip... 

It was difficult to decide what to do on the day before our flight back to London. In the end we all decided to go to Kwun Tong. It has one of those big shopping centres... So we took the 89X from the back of the hotel bus station... 

I thought we saw the shopping centre - but we got off the bus a stop or two too early. Argh... So we started walking to the opposite side.







We kind of walked into the wrong building, so we started walking up towards the shopping centre. I even pointed out where the old market used to be, but Mr Stingy said we're not anywhere close to the shopping centre... so we had to get back to the bus stop we got off from. MummyGeek was annoyed with me as we should have got off the last bus stop. We walked back and forth to remember which bus number we took as well... When our bus finally came, MummyGeek asked for the wrong stop and we didn't get on the frigging bus! And that's when my anger stepped in. I shouted at MummyGeek for being stupid... Grrrrrr!!! (Being with your mother 24/7 for 13 days now was rather tiring!! My Aries sign kicked in... TBH: I'm glad I work). When another bus came we spent a bit more money on the bus... BUT guess what?! When we were walking, we were practically half a kilometer away from the apm shopping centre... ¬_¬". My annoyance kicked in further... MummyGeek apologised, and I did too with gritted teeth, :p

apm shopping centre had big massive bears for their Christmas display. We walked around and around taking lots and lots of pictures. ^_^











It was finally time to eat! So we ended up in the expensive food hall. Had to thank this German guy who gave up his seat for MummyGeek and Mr Stingy! Thanks dude!

MummyGeek ordered noodles, some crappy veggies and I think it came with some pork chops. Mr Stingy had something similar...

I had a beef or was it pork with kimchi and rice... boy this sort of bibimbap was massive... and there was soooo much kimchi and not enough meat. ¬_¬"" I've lost the receipt but think it was quite expensive for what I got... Never again peeps! Think smaller eateries outside the shopping mall is probably the best thing to go to.

Lots and lots of kiiiiimchiiiiiii!

We all went around the shopping centre in our sort of separate ways... I didn't buy anything because everything was too expensive for my liking. :p





After an exhausting morning, we went back to the hotel... Tough Love. Tough Morning. Tough Everything! :p

Well. It was an unsatisfying morning. So I said to MummyGeek I want to go shopping by myself that afternoon... In which I did! I went back to Ma On Shan... I had to go back to Miniso, which is now one of my favourite Japanese-Hong Kong stores. It's a bit like the Danish Tiger stores in London, but of course Miniso sells Japanese things. :p I bought myself a new bowl for work and some other useful things...


Went into the next mall, and one of my cousins who I hadn't seen when we had the family gathering a few days before text me to go out for dinner... Ugh!!! Why me?!! Why did I have to be the sole bearer of a mobile phone with all the contacts. :( Had to rush back to the hotel and explain to MummyGeek and Mr Stingy. No more shopping allowed. How unsatsifying! But at least I got what I wanted. 


Ok, so the most satisfying part of the journey back was the sunset. Hong Kong has beautiful sunsets during the winter period.


Miss Pinky was practically asking for one of my cups. One thing not to do is post things on your personal social media site and tell people what you're buying or doing! Well, I can't help but show off. So Mr Stingy decided to surprise Miss Pinky. We both got 7 stickers in total. I went down to the 7Eleven next to the hotel to check if they had stock... They did! Yippee!! I had to check which one it was coz I would have swapped with one of the other ones... Luckily the one given to me was a pink cup, and one that I didn't want. Phew! Surprise Miss Pinky. ^_^

In the end we gave in to my female cousin. The only reason she couldn't make the family meal was because of her son, my second cousin, LOL. He's kind of a difficult and hyperactive child. A funny child.

My cousin came with her daughter. We haven't seen her for about 8 years! Wow, and she's now in uni going off to study English Literature at a Hong Kong University in Kowloon. Amazing... My cousin's children really have grown up so fast. 

MummyGeek didn't want to go so far, so we ended up going to BBQ King for dinner. ^_^






Food was kind of casual. The expensive item here was the soup!
Total cost came to HK$498 (~£52.42) - I paid as this cousin of mine came to London to visit us and paid for dinner last time. ^_^

Reminder of the address:
沙田沙田大涌橋路20號河畔花園D座地下39號舖
Shop 39, Riverside Garden, 20 Tai Chung Bridge Road, Sha Tin

It seemed like a very long day!

End of Day 13.

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