Hong Kong

The first stop on our glorious vacation this summer was to Hong Kong. Originally, the plan was to go to Japan and then to China, but then of course things changed around and Hong Kong was the more convenient and cheaper option. We only spent three days in Hong Kong, but we really only genuinely needed one day to experience and see the sights and main attractions.

Our hotel was booked right in Times Square of Hong Kong, which is in essence, the center. Tons of people, tons of shops, tons of couples and little street vendors and glorious businesses all around, we drank in the sights. Because we were so close to everything, the first night, we just walked around and explored the area, stopping to make a nighttime meal at the shopping center.

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The next day, we woke up bright and early for famed Hong Kong Dim Sum! I forget the name of the place we went, but it was interesting because you essentially just served yourself. It was quite a trial trying to figure out how to order and such and my mom had some difficulty adjusting to the fact that most of the people didn’t understand Mandarin Chinese. Nonetheless, everything worked out and the food came out so quickly! Plus it was half the price because we finished before 11!

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Once we finished eating, we went to Hong Kong The Peak! This is one of Hong Kong’s Top Ten attractions and it sure was amazing. We took a trolley up all the way to the mountain and from there, took an immense amount of pictures. There’s also a bunch of shops there and we had some nice old bubble tea.

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After finishing at The Peak, we went down to walk around the Victorian Harbor along the Avenue of Stars.

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Overall, Hong Kong was a great experience! We had a lot of fun and the people were all so nice and friendly, although busy with all of their every day work. I think the only thing I regret is not getting the chance to do some extensive shopping there, but I feel that even in the short amount of time that we spent there, we got to experience most of what Hong Kong has to offer! Here’s to going back to that beautiful place.

Back from Hiatus? … Hopefully?

Goodness… it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted. Yikes.  BUT I’M BACK. And I’m going to try to be better. Better about keeping this blog updated and better in general regards towards the quality of this blog. I’ve actually been a little bit more active on Tumblr, so if you want to step over there to take a look at the things that I’ve been up to in great detail, go for it! In the three months that I’ve been gone though, a lot has happened! Tons and tons of stuff. Here is some of that stuff.

  1. I got into Yale! Not sure if this is already acknowledged, but YES, I am going off to college in a couple days actually. Hopefully I’ll be able to blog about things that I have learned and maybe share some insights, tips, happenings, and interests that occur. Boola boola!

    College Decision Day

    College Decision Day

  2. I went to China! And Vancouver! And Hong Kong! These will probably be in a separate post, but some snapshots from those vacations…                                                                                                                              Statues LycheeStreets Islands
  3. My mother and my neighbor started a garden! I helped! (somewhat) Anyway, we grew tons of Chinese green beans, Chinese furry melon, grape tomatoes, empty heart vegetable, ahhhhh so good. It was such a successful run. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the actual garden … accidentally deleted all those, but here is some ornamental peppers that are in someone else’s garden!                                                                  Ornamental Pepper
  4. I got an iPhone! This means 1) lots and lots of pictures for the blog and 2) an Instagram! (It means some other useful things to me, but are probably irrelevant for you.) Anyways, I have an Instagram – a preview of some things on my Insta down below – and my username is meibinios if you want to follow me! I am private, though, so I don’t think I can show it on the side of my blog or anything, because of my own security reasons.  Insta
  5. I went to Project Brother Love for the second time! Project Brother Love is a religious service organization that centers at Chinese Gospel Church in Chinatown Philly. It is focused on serving many of the nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia such as Manna and cleaning of churches to improve their outreach programs such as C4. PBL!
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Youtubin’ Day 3: Bubzbeauty

I absolutely heart Bubzbeauty. She is one of the numerous beauty gurus out there, but she constantly amazes me not only with her videos, which are always cute and funny and good, but with her entire being.

A devoted Christian, her happiness for life and her ability to poke fun of people displays a genuine person, a genuine role model for me to look up to. She decided to live in Hong Kong rather than pursue life in the U.S. because she did not want the effects that fame may bring in places like L.A. Through that, she was able to focus more on herself and her family (she just got married!) rather than be someone else in the superficial atmosphere that is Hollywood.

I highly recommend her videos to those who just want someone bubbly to listen to, someone to give you advice and girl talk, someone that is real.