Home Away From Home

I think that whenever our family goes to Asia, we’ll always make a stop at Hong Kong. I never thought that there would be a place outside of Toronto that would feel like home. Until I returned to Hong Kong. And call it sentimentality, call it the strain of a plane ride; I teared when my plane landed in Hong Kong because I had that feeling of homecoming. It’s hard to explain because I don’t know if I would ever want to live there but when I am there, I do feel a connection to the place. I miss it already; I’ll be back soon.

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Sleeping arrangements at cousin’s. Surprisingly, it wasn’t too hard sleeping on the floor. Much better in comparison to sleeping in the same room as my dad as he snores.
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Magda Sayeg’s international yarn project had reached Mongkok at Langham Place. Everything was made of yarn, or covered in it. Amazing and so cute!
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Meeting my idols… or at least life-sized poster boards of them. Big Bang! 🙂
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Langham Place
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Stairs to the Hong Kong Museum of History… which closes on Tuesdays. So, we just got pictures outside.
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Jumping terracotta warrior ^_^
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Dad’s attempt but his new pants won’t let him jump properly. Too bad; he’d had made a decent jumping terracotta warrior too.
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A&F has arrived in Hong Kong… with their trademark models roaming the city by day and night on a double decker.
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Hong Kong was hazy all the days we were there so we weren’t able to view the skyline with a clearer view.
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The Olympics has arrived in Hong Kong. Special The Dog display of different parts of the world – this particular one of London (notice the red double decker?).
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Cousin took us to a Japanese Fried Pork restaurant. This was the first time I had to work to make my own food – in this case, grinding up sesame seeds to create a sauce.
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I will perhaps never get used to the amount of people that are in HK.
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View from a cousin’s condo on Hong Kong island. To wake up to this every day and night must be nice.
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Out for the night with family and cousin, enjoying the night view of Hong Kong.
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Traditional Chinese dimsum. It takes skill to pour like this. My dad’s cousin is a pro.

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HK style milk tea. Of course, in Hong Kong, they just refer to it as milk tea.
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Nan Lian Garden 南蓮園池 in Kowloon. A little piece of quiet and nature in the middle of a big, busy city.

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Mini cakes from the Charlie Brown Cafe that my cousin brought home for us the night before we left. The next time I go to HK, I’m definitely visiting this cafe!
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2 comments

  1. I thought I was the only one feeling that way about Hong Kong. I’ve only been there once and I very often dream of going back because of the feeling of being home.

    “It’s hard to explain because I don’t know if I would ever want to live there but when I am there, I do feel a connection to the place.”

    That quote is spot on with my thoughts and feelings about Hong Kong.

    Thanks for sharing your photos. It’s nice to see a bit of HK. =)

    • It’s always nice to know that you’re not the only one in the world. I thought I was a little strange for feeling the way I do. But perhaps I’m not. Or we can be strangely connected to Hong Kong together. 🙂

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