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McDonald's and Gadget Shopping with Dad

Today after class, Bex and I decided to grab McDonald's because we were both growing tired of eating Chinese food everyday. I think McDonald's is a bigger deal here than back home because it was packed! Or maybe it was also because it was during break hour for the businesses, but it's usually pretty busy regardless. I went with a Big Mac extra-value meal because they were giving away these cool soda can glass cups. I couldn't believe how cheap an extra-value meal was... I think I paid only US$3.31 for everything! Was it always this cheap here?! Okay, nevermind I won't question it. They even do 24 hour "McDelivery." Craziness. What else? They have sweet potato pies! Mmmmm.

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After lunch, I met with my dad at Jordan station. He was surprised I already ate lunch, but I told him I was able to eat again. Here I am overeating once again. He handed me a yellow tote bag and I was beyond happy when I saw the iPad inside!! I've been wanting one for a while now. It will be the only Apple product I own... I had two iPods before but they were both either jacked or lost. I'm definitely keeping a careful eye on this one. He even got me two of those glass cups from McDonald's, since I had told him I wanted one the other day. That was nice of him. We ended up eating at this quiet congee store. I'm surprised I actually finished my share. I realized a lot of Hong Kong restaurants don't provide napkins for you, so it's always handy to carry a pack of tissue paper around.

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For those who follow Japanese fashion, you should definitely buy a copy of the magazines if you're ever in Hong Kong. The magazine stands usually offer the magazines in both Japanese and Chinese. If you opt for the Chinese copy, you only need to pay US$3.85 for it. Way better than the US$14 back home! I only look at the pictures anyway... My dad took me to this HUGE electronics store in Sham Shui Po district. I believe it was called Golden Computer Center. Most of the stuff isn't brand name, but if you don't care about brand names then this is the place to go. They offered all kinds of gadgets and accessories for cheap. We only went there to shop for iPad cases. My dad wanted to get an idea of what style I liked so that he could get one over in China where he works because everything is cheaper in China (except cosmetics).

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Then we went to eat again... We ordered a crap load at this tiny Chinese restaurant. I think we ordered a total of six huge dishes just for the two of us. I must really take after my dad because he eats A LOT. We pretty much finished everything with the exception of the oyster pancake. I couldn't believe it. My dad ate most of it though. I got full 3/4 into the meal. Talk about being fatasses. After that we parted ways and went on home. I felt like I gained 10 lbs from all the food I ate today.

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Posted by jenniferfer 07:02 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged food shopping family electronics

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