New School and Causeway Bay
Let's just say wow... I got a good dose of jet lag this morning. I can't recall the exact time I woke up, but I can tell you it was pretty dang early. So early that I was able to take my time doing my make-up and sit in front of my laptop for a good while. It was the first day of class and I was told to be there by 10:30 AM. Luckily, I had my dad to guide me. The first thing I thought when we stepped out of the house was (I'm sure you could have guessed) HOT! Goodness. I felt like I was suffocating and immediately got that sticky-icky feeling. No need for jackets here in the summer.
I absolutely love how everything in Hong Kong is within walking distance. We had to just turn the corner to reach countless restaurants and food vendors. My dad took me to a popular spot called Café de Coral. It literally took us under 5 minutes to walk there. To my surprise, they had English on their menu! Most big-chain restaurants make an effort to cater to English speakers. They even had American-styled breakfasts with the typical sausage, toast, and eggs.. but I opted for macaroni soup. It even came with iced coffee that reminded me very much of Lee's Sandwich coffees back home.
Café de Coral
Then it was off to the MTR station. One of the coolest things about Hong Kong! I love it just as much now as I did when I was a kid. Didn't mean to make it rhyme (ha). I was given an "octopus card" from my dad. Apparently, this is how you pay for the rides. Cute name, right? We boarded the metro and was well on our way to Wan Chai District. We have cities back home, while they have districts out here. Interesting. When we reached the building, I was impressed by how nice it looked. It was pretty modern compared to the older stores that surrounded it. What I didn't expect was how small the classrooms were. It can barely comfortably fit 6 people.
Dinner with Dad and Uncle 7 at Kuen Fat Restaurant
My dad took me shopping afterwards at Causeway Bay. It was nearly impossible to concentrate with the sun burning down my neck, but thankfully all the stores have strong a/c. Yes, even the tiny run-down ones. We went to a huge department store called SOHO that sold all the luxury brand names and popular brands back home. I was excited until I looked at the price tags. They were even MORE than the prices in the states. Where are the cheap stuff?! I wonder why my dad took me to a place where I couldn't afford anything. The only bargain item I found was Bed Head Smoothing Cream. I guess it's better than nothing. That night we had a nice Chinese dinner with my Uncle 7. By that point my eyes were barely managing to stay open. I was exhausted! And it was only 9 PM. Oh jet lag...