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Avenue of Stars

It was the last day of the class session today and we all had an extra hour to make up from the first day, so Bex, Mike, and I went down the street to Koon Thai Hai Nam Chicken for our lunch break. We all ate like animals and finished our meals within 15-20 minutes. That's like a record time for me. Got back to school just in time for our lesson, but we learned little to nothing really. Our teacher was horrible at teaching. When class ended we all headed to the Tsim Tsa Tsui Star Ferry to cross to Jordan. I'm glad the ferry actually had air conditioning. The whole time, both Mike and I were teasing Bex about girls and cougars (lol). It was pretty hilarious I must say.

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We visited a mall called Harbour City, which was like all the rest of the malls in Hong Kong, out of my price range. We basically just walked through it and took advantage of the air conditioning. Mike had plans, so Bex and I headed over to Mong Kok since I needed to exchange some of the things I purchased. Sizes run so small over here... That's the bad thing about bargain places, they are very limited and are made to fit stick figures. Most of the people are so slim despite the endless restaurants that line the streets.

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We went through Ladies Market first and visited this booth that sold all sorts of glasses and sunglasses. I've been wanting big-framed nerd glasses for a while now and wanted to try some on just for fun. Bex and I seriously looked like the biggest dorks. Of course, the saleslady haggled us to make a purchase. I was hesitant at first, but was willing if Bex bought a pair too. We ended up getting the same exact ones coincidentally.

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Then we went to Argyle Center, where I had to do my exchanges. I only browsed around shortly, but did find some really cute sandals that were only US$6.29. I also saw these wedges that I liked so I tried them on, but they were a little tight on me. They only had sizes 7 and 9 left. I was surprised how the size 9 didn't even look that big on, but they were a little loose still. I ended up getting the size 7 and had the lady poke an extra hole in the strap. I was able to get a small discount since I bought two. Then we went to this jewelry boutique and got my mom some stuff. [Will upload pictures later when I'm back in Hong Kong]

Afterwards, we looked for a relatively cheap hair salon since Bex wanted to cut his hair. We picked on at complete randomness. It was called i-Hair. It's difficult to describe what kind of hair cut you want when you're not that great at speaking Chinese. I'm glad the hairstylist knew SOME English at least, but still. It was such a hassle. On top of that, you're not sure if he/she fully understood what you just said. I think I'll just leave my hair the way it is until I get back home. Might do a deep conditioning next time though. That one can't go wrong... I hope.

Headed back to Jordan once again because I wanted to check out Avenue of Stars. It's basically the Hollywood stars street of Hong Kong. It was a lot of fun taking pictures and the view was phenomenal! Once again, I wish I had a SLR camera so I can capture all the beauty. It's something everyone has to see in person. Gorgeous. Bex and I could really only recognize 3 of the stars there. Definitely a very popular tourist spot. I filmed a short video with my phone just for the heck of it. I think I was hoping it would catch more of what I see than my camera did, but unfortunately, it was worst. My phone sucks at videos so excuse the fuzziness of it. We capped off the night with good old McDonald's. Too bad they didn't have anymore of those glass can cups.

Posted by jenniferfer 06:45 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged buildings night shopping shoes sightseeing rings accessories

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