Tracy's Nest

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Updates (August)

This post was supposed to be up during the month of August (gosh, how long was dat?). Better late than never (heehee).

Things 'brought' back from Hong Kong trip

Below are the pics of Des's actual birthday tiny cake and a miserable birthday present.

Took Des and Charlette to Tun Razak's park. Des loves going there. A spacious place for her to run here and there.

After my trip from HKG, youngest SIL booked a bungalow in A'Famosa, Malacca and invited us to join her family during one of the weekends.

The Bungalow
(not bad for a family to stay and relax)

The Dry Land

The Shows
(actually bored with the shows cos seen so a few times oredi)

The Wet Land
(Des and the kids' favourite spot)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hong Kong Trip (Part 3)

Day 5 (20th August – Sunday)
June came to the hotel early in the morning and took us to Australian Dairy Co. in Jordan to try the breakfast set. The place was packed and we had to sort of 'gobble' our food, else the people would be standing behind waiting for their turns to be seated. We had 'chin siong tan' (fried double eggs), toast, marcaroni with ham in soup (I tried this at home but the taste was so different, guess it's the soup base) and iced 'nai cha' (tea). The set was simply superb.

We tried the 'teng jai' porridge in another shop and it was very nice too.

After breakfast, we went back, did our packing and checked out from the hotel. We checked in another hotel in Mongkok – The Royal Plaza Hotel in the shopping mall of Grand Century Plaza. This hotel was completely different from the one we stayed (psst, psst Michelle, if u are reading this, compare this with Dorsett Seaview Hotel and see for urself, hahaha).

The Hotel:

The Room:

We had sushi for lunch (no pics cos nothing special) and after dat, it was shopping again – this time in Grand Century Plaza itself.

We had Dessert Buffet near the hotel lobby. Goodness, we (June, Elaine, Elyss and I) really had a wonderful time, yakking, eating and laughing our hearts out, nearly 'sutt yi tai' (lost control and embarrassing situation). Luckily there were only a couple of tables, with a few people, or else, I guess, we would have been 'kicked' out. (heehee) *tongue out*

June spent the nite with us. June, Elaine and I were in a room, Eugene, Elyss and Ah Por were in another.

Day 6 (21st August – Monday)
Early this morning, June, Elaine and I went to the Mongkok MTR station to the Admiralty Station and took a bus to the lower peak tram terminus located at Garden Road. Boarded the tram to 'Tai Ping Sun' (Victoria Peak) which took about 15-20 mins. Too bad, Eugene, Elyss and Ah Por didn't join us today. (Elyss, see for urself what u had missed, heehee)

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum:
At the entrance, we were greeted by the friendly smile of Jackie Chan but alas I was not allowed to take any pics of him. The people in charge there were obliged to take our pic with Jackie Chan with THEIR cameras! *duh, duh, duh* (their way of earning money)

Inside the Wax Museum, while walking down the stairs, we were greeted first by Michelle Yeoh and the rest .........

Oops, sorry typo error, should be Mahatma Gandhi there.
And doesn't June look like a wax figure herself? (Hahaha)

Doesnt' Pierce Brosnan and Bei Yung Chun look 'sharp' there?

End of the Wax Museum.

On our way back, I noticed there was this double decker bus without roof (peak tram shuttle bus) and I couldn't resist taking pics of it.

We took a taxi and went to 'Lan Kwai Fong' (something like the place in Bangsar whereby there are pubs, cafes and restaurants). Went to Yung Kee Restaurant at Wellington Street to have lunch. The Restaurant is famous for its Goose Thighs and Century Eggs. (The century eggs are different from the eggs we have in M'sia whereby the middle (yolks) are still 'watery' and are still very fresh).

After lunch, walked around for a while and got back to South Wall Road, Kowloon City to have another meal – hot pot at da BINO. They call it hot pot in HKG whereas it's steamboat in M'sia.

Slurp, slurp, slurp, rite? Excuse me, I'm still drooling over the fresh fish and beef slices.

Went back to the hotel and after resting for a while, we were joined by Elyss, Eugene and Ah Por to have our last round of shopping in 'Lui Yan Kai' (Ladies Market) and Fah Yuen Street.

Day 7 (22nd August – Tuesday)
I was recommended by a fren dat I have to try the 'Siong Pei Jong Nai' (double coated knock milk? heehee) but I tried the one with Ginger juice instead which tasted very much better (not so much of the milky smell).

Take note of the "Yeong Chi Kam Lou". I have my version of this in my next post.

We went for another round of 'dim sum' and the 'yeong chi kam lou', this time in Maxim's Palace in Grand Century Plaza. The 'yeong chi kam lou' was a little different from the one we took. This tasted better. We tried the mango pudding too and it was yummy yummy.

On our way to the Chek Lup Kok airport.

Miscellaneous pictures:

Bye-bye Hong Kong.

The End. (phew at last)

Huh? No Ocean Park and Disneyland? Hahaha, veli soli, our main aim of going to HKG dat time was to eat and shop, shop and eat. Ocean Park and Disneyland have to wait until Destinee is a little older and will have to 'drag' pappy along to look after her.