May 8, 2013
It’s been two months since these events transpired, and I’ll admit: this Hong Kong series is a bitch to complete. Nakakatamad with a capital ZZZ. But alas, a Lifehack-approved life demands I finish what I start so I begrudgingly attempt to get this over with.
Day 6, our final day. Went back to the Olympian Mall for more iPhone panties only to discover they’ve sold out1. Settled for Tim Ho Wan lunch instead2, getting more of those dumplings and magnificently baked buns.
Followed multi-HK visitor Apol on foot, and (SUPPLIES!) got lost doing so. Had to take a cab back to civilization: aptly, an express trip to Chungking.3
Made our way to the Avenue of Stars, recognized absolutely no one on the floor, then had our pictures taken by a professional photographer for HK$20 a session.
My mom’s the youngest of 8 kids, and she waited a very long time4 to start a family. That said, I was born a tita and I reserve my right to act like a tita every chance I get.
Today’s unsolicited Tita Advice tackles research. I can’t stress enough the importance of this, especially when it concerns travel. Because spontaneity you can feign. Konting pa-jump shot lang with your 1-pc. angle in place, or at the very least, end your fake-random Instagram caption with a “LOL!”5 or something. But for proper research – there very rarely is a substitute.
And you may ask: “Why’s this girl all high and mighty, channeling James and the Giant Preach?”
Interesting question, kind sir. This girl, Daenerys Tita-born, simply had the good Google fortune of discovering Hong Kong’s free museum day. It’s Wednesday.
Watch me suck at intergalactigames
Got to try a simulated moonwalk, too. People go one at a time, however, with fact-feeding VO blaring around as you attempt to literally gain a foothold. So no, I didn’t get to perform any MJ hee-hee’s.
Quick tip for the girlies: If you plan on going moonwalking with a harness consuming your ladyparts with a vengeance, skip the short shorts. Or invest in a long-sleeved panty, whatever. Just learn from my mistake:
Here’s Apol’s video, because mine has me all panty-grabbing and stuff.
Headed back to the hotel afterwards, gloomy over our departures, yet cheered up by the fact that our place provided free shuttle service to the airport.
And so we were off to Manila. Joke lang. This delay kept us stranded at the airport until the next day.
TAPOS NA PO. Bow.
1 Honestly, Hong Kong, bat ang lakas ng benta ng iPhone panty sa inyo?
2 Mental reprimanding ongoing: one does not simply settle for Tim Ho Wan.
3 Wong Kar why, you ask? Sobrang layo na namin mehn, mas okay nang gumastos.
4 I have a nephew who’s a full month older than I am, that long.
5 Something like, “Bought a new Macbook Pro, LOL!” or even better, “Just proposed to my longtime girlfriend LOL!”
6 I will never run out of Nsync references, I promise