Sunday, August 8, 2010

adieu, adieu

Oh how I dislike farewells! I don’t want to go home. I’ve realized that I won’t really be able to start over at UGA, despite what people say. I can feel the burdens already!!

I’ve never experienced so much freedom (not from my parents and supervision but from my own worries and obligations). I mean, I’ve read book. Real ones cover to cover! I’ve laid out on a beach just for fun! No cell phone. No schedule. I think this is why I enjoy traveling so much. It’s the one time I can get the closest to starting anew.

But you know, I came hoping to find myself and answers, but I’m returning as a lost soul instead. Life’s a journey- that’s for sure. It’s just too bad you only get 1 shot. Only 1 life to live and do everything.

I love my family, don’t get me wrong. I think I really lucked out with them. And thank you to all of my friends, as well as everyone that’s crossed my path. I love y’all! And God knows I need y’all! 

Friday, August 6, 2010

market chaos

Today I went to Mong Kok. Aka chaos. It’s supposed to be the most populous shopping area or something. The main road is called Nathan Road! There was a bird market. It smelled like shit and totally freaked me out. I may have nightmares tonight. But the flower market and goldfish market were both a bit better.

This afternoon, I met up with Uncle Tim and Skye and we all went to the HK Art Museum. Unfortunately, pretty lame.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

wrong way

cows at the temple

I’ve spent most of my days here in Hong Kong wandering and exploring the city and surrounding areas.  

This morning, Uncle Tim told me to take the 970 bus all the way around to Stanley (the beach/village/market I wanted to go to). As soon as I came up to the bus stop, the 970 bus pulled up so I just jumped on. Well I stayed on until it stopped at the Cyberport in some sketchy underground bus terminal. The bus turned off and everyone remaining got off. Not going to lie, the place freaked me out. There was no visible way out! So, I sat down on the ground and read. I finally found a bus going to Stanley and eventually made it. It was a beautiful bus ride along the coast.

I shopped in the market and made my way to a side beach. It was one of the most beautiful beaches with little pebbles instead of sand (which was nice, especially because I didn’t have a towel). I couldn’t think about what might be floating around in that water, but the temperature was perfect. The sunset was beautiful- probably because of all the pollutants in the air, but it was still colorful and pretty.

I did catch the right bus home- 973! It was pretty effortless and took me straight home.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

viva [china's] las vegas

streets of macau
Joel left and Uncle Tim, Jin, Skye, and I all went to Macau today. It’s basically China’s Las Vegas. The Venetian there makes more money than all of Las Vegas combined. The place used to belong to Portugal so it has a very European feel in architecture. It was too hot to walk around much. Everyone had umbrellas. Damn the umbrellas! I’m just tall enough that they all hit me right in the face. Of course they don’t’ pay any attention until their umbrellas whack my head. I want to rip them all out of their hands!

Uncle Tim and I tried our hands at gambling and made enough in 2 hands of black jack and slots to pay off lunch. Nice!

even busy at night