Browsing Category

Hong Kong

Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong By December 5, 2010 No Comments

Going to Mui Wo from the airport involved taking the S1 bus from the airport to Tung Chung (15-20 minutes) and taking the 3M bus from thereon (30-40 minutes). The bus ride was nice – it made me think of bus rides to Baguio in the old days, except that we were on the “wrong” side of the road.

Going to Mui Wo by bus, Lantau Island, HK 2010

Going to Mui Wo by bus, Lantau Island, HK 2010


My First Travel Photos – Hong Kong 2003

Hong Kong By November 17, 2010 No Comments

We didn’t even have our own camera. We just borrowed my brother’s girlfriend’s point-and-shoot and my sister and I took turns with it. I remember going out one morning to the nearby park to take photos, only to have the camera’s battery die out after thirty minutes of walk from the flat and four lousy shots.

Anyway, here are, I suppose, my very first travel photos. These were taken by a Casio exilim.

At the Ocean Park


Going Back to HK After So Many Years

Hong Kong By November 16, 2010 No Comments

As of posting, my daughter and I are on our way to Hong Kong on a Cebu Pacific flight. There, we will meet up with H, who is flying straight from Texas – fresh from a Manny Pacquiao fight live, no, actually, fresh from a week-long last quarter meeting with his team. The Manny Pacquiao fight was just a bonus, since it incidentally fell on the same weekend they were in Arlington – where their office is located.

Actually, as of posting, H does not know we will be in Hong Kong. I just made this trip up on the spot. Nah, actually we talked about it but I was apprehensive about finalizing plans. It just dawned on me Sunday night that this might just be a good enough trip for the family to take. One, free hotel accommodations. Two, free round-trip flight for H. I only have to pay for my plane ticket and since Lia is still an infant, I only have to pay P400 for her round-trip. This was a good-enough time to go. One we might not take in a long time.

My last trip to Hong Kong was, surprisingly, seven years ago. It was a trip I made with my sister Jasmin and cousin Karroll. I had thought about coming back for a quick visit so many times in the past but I have never managed to make up my mind. This is a good enough time to come back.

With sister Jasmin and cousins at the Ocean Park