Thank you Toni, Clang and Candice for the trip! We will forever remember this!
I was really looking forward to 2019 because my friends and I planned a short getaway to HongKong. This was somewhat like a bachelorette / mini-vacation for my friend Candice who had her wedding last March. Funny thing is that we were anticipating a cold weather because it is technically still winter in January in HongKong, but we were disappointed to find that it was pretty hot already. I was recovering from a cold (yes after my face accident, I caught a cold!) so I still wore Heat Tech and heavy tops.
It was an understatement to say how excited and happy I was that this trip pushed through. I’ve known this girls for a long time. We met as freshly minted graduates in an IT company. Our struggles adjusting to the corporate life, dealing with office politics, the pressure and the misadventures in fulfilling our demanding tasks solidified our friendship even after most of us have moved on to different companies. I’m always excited to catch-up with these gals.
Found IKEA and I wanted to bring home the trolleys!
Finally some proper food!
We visited HongKong Disneyland which was our top priority for the trip. I think what could have made it perfect is the weather. We really wished it was cooler. We went to several attractions but didn’t try any death-defying ride. While we rested our aching feet (we joke this was our peak tita level) we surprised Candice with the tried and true game of “How well do you know the groom?”. It pretty cute and low-key which suits our group since we are not the type to host a party/risqué bachelorette.
The trip mostly consisted of walking, exploring and trying different food and milk tea. After a long day we would unwind by watching Ted Bundy in Netflix (our AirBnB has an account apparently) and come up with our own analysis on the killer while munching on Lay’s. Sometimes I wonder how a friendship changes when you travel. You get to know more about a person; who is an early riser, who takes the longest in the bathroom, who needs more time dressing up, etc… I found myself cataloging the little things I observed because I want to get to know my friends even more.
We took loads of photos and I even recorded some videos which I wanted to compile into a vlog but mid-way through the trip I was like “Screw this. Let me enjoy my quality time with my friends.” I still find myself laughing at the clips whenever I see them in my album.
Such lovely pork buns! We ate our dinner in a hurry so we can catch a nice spot for the night parade.
After 2 months, here’s our group in Candice’s wedding.