Fancy mall, fancy theatre, and 1st Bonjour/Sasa haul
It was quite a spontaneous day today. On the way down the elevator from class, I met another guy from back in the states. New York to be exact. I guess a lot of people here are from the states... funny. He was supposed to join Bex and I for lunch at Pacific Place, but something came up with his girlfriend so he didn't go after all. Pacific Place is another one of those high class shopping malls. Most of the stuff is unaffordable for college students, like myself. There was a fancy mall directory where we walked in and it was the coolest thing. It was completely interactive and actually showed you step by step how to get to your destination. Once again, we opted for something that was not Chinese for lunch and picked Grappa's Ristorante. If you didn't already guess, it was Italian. I got one of my favorite Italian dishes, Penne Arrabbiata, but it was only so-so in taste. The mint chocolate ice cream totally made up for it though. To die for.. Mmmmm.
I wasn't really interested in looking at shopping at such an expensive place, so we spontaneously decided to watch a movie since they had an AMC Theatre there. Even the theatre was fancy! You can actually see which seats are available and taken, then select where you want to sit. I was so fascinated. The theatre seat was like a recliner chair and was super comfortable. We watched Hangover II. The whole time I was worried that the movie would be dubbed in Chinese, but thankfully, it was in English with Chinese subtitles. It would've totally killed it if it were in Chinese. Too bad we had to sit in front of a bunch of loud girls... They screamed at the stupidest things. Seriously? Are you really scared that something is going to jump out of the screen?? So irritating. Anyway, I actually thought the movie was hilarious. I did lower my standards a lot from what I've heard, but it wasn't bad at all.
It was still pretty early when the movie ended, so we decided to head out to Causeway Bay and make use of the nerdy list I made last night. Bonjour was my first stop. It was difficult to find some of the things on my list, so I just shopped around instead. I can spend hours in that store just looking at all the different stuff. I didn't want to take too long, since Bex was tagging along. He said he's used to waiting on girls, but still... I hate having people wait on me when I'm shopping. That's why I need girls who shop equally as much so I won't feel that bad! I ended up buying a set of eyelashes, Kokuryudo preset powder, and 2 packs of Clean & Clear oil sheets. The oil sheets are super cheap here. I think I only spent US$9.61 for everything. Then I literally walked right down the street to Sasa. I counted more than four Sasa stores within not even a 1 mile radius of each other. It's pretty ridiculous. Sasa is like the Starbucks of Hong Kong. From there, I got a compact mirror, SKINLITE eye pads, and 4 of those "magic sheets" that help to keep your bangs off of your face. That was only US$8.39 for everything. Relatively cheap for the things I got. Don't worry, it's not all for me.
Then we just did a little bit of browsing in Times Square before we headed home. My grandma cooked curry earlier, so I was glad I didn't have to buy food to take home this time.