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Happiness Everyday: Awesome Tai O With White Dolphins!

This is the first time we went hunting for dolphins. Luckily! We saw them!!! Super lucky & happy! :)

Everything on Lantau Island - Tai O (Eastern Venice), Ngong Ping, Big Buddha is so much difference from the city center of Hong Kong! Really love Tai O - it still preserve the culture, neighborhood of the a fishermen village! Really lovely! 

Besides of seeing white dolphins, we met a very nice “egg roll” stall owner and he treated us some nice egg rolls! Thanks nice Uncle! :)

After having good fun in Tai O, headed to Big Buddha by taxi (taxi is cheaper than bus if you have a party of 3!). The wind up there was surprisingly chilly! Is this really July in Hong Kong?

Finally, headed back to Tung Chung by the cable car and ended our day at the outlet mall. 

A super awesome and lucky day! Tired, but super awesome! :D

Love Tai O! :) 

P.S. There are now 2 bnb in Tai O! Interesting to see this fishermen village evolving into a more and more vibrant place for travelers! Wanna try the bnb!

Happiness Everyday: A Beautiful Monday - Tsim Sha Tsui

One of the nicest ways to enjoy Tsim Sha Tsui on a beautiful afternoon - Ride on Star Ferry. Then walk along the harbor. From Ferry terminal to the Star Avenue. Enjoyed the nice walked with soft breeze, golden sun, and very importantly - a lot less people compared with a weekend! 

Love Victoria Harbor! Awesome Tsim Sha Tsui!

Happiness Everyday: Lovely Stanley

Stanley is one of my favorite places for a weekend getaway in Hong Kong with nice beaches, interesting market, and good food. :)

Arrived Stanley at 4pm (this is the best time to go the Stanley Main Beach - 1) The sunshine is mild; 2) People start leaving so it would not be too crowded). Bought some drinks and snack from Waston and headed to Stanley beach for a nap. This is the most awesome nap! A nap with soft breeze and sound of wave. It’s heaven! Eventually I didn’t read the book I brought since it was too comfortable that a nap cannot be avoided at any costs. :)

After enjoying the beach, we went through the market and headed to King Ludwig at Murray House for dinner. Finished off the lovely day with German beer, salad, farmer roll, and pork knuckle. (the restaurant not as great as before, but still good)

What a relaxing day! LOVELY! 

Happiness Everday: Cycling Fun at Tai Mei Tuk

Tai Mei Tuk is the best place for cycling in Hong Kong. There are both easy and difficult routes for cyclists to choose from. 

Easy Route - Water Dam of Plover Cove Reservoir

Hard Route - From Tai Mei Tuk to Luk Keng, the border between Hong Kong & Shenzhen 

We chose the hard route to avoid the crowd of the Easter holiday. However it had so many uphills that we did not manage to finish it. We could only finish 3/4 of it. Next time when we have trained up our body for the summer, we will concur this route once again!

I love Tai Mei Tuk, the heaven of outdoor activities in Hong Kong! There are so many fun things to do there - 

  • Cycling (Done)
  • Hiking (Done)
  • HK Style BBQ (Done)
  • Fishing
  • Flying A Kite (Done)
  • Rowing A Boat (Done)
  • Digging Clams 

Awesome Place!

Happiness Everyday: The Peak, Hong Kong

Being on the Peak makes one feel like the King of Hong Kong! Everything is under my feet! Yay! :)

Happiness Everyday: Old Shoes Turn New
My shoes bought in January become the brand new pair! Thank you to Jipi Japa, the amazing shoe shop!!! The leather of my shoes were worn off after wearing for one month, so I bought them back to Jipi Japa. They offered me a brand new pair of shoes without any charges! 
Love Jipi Japa! 
Comfy shoes! Nice staff! Great company! 
Highly recommend!  

Happiness Everyday: Old Shoes Turn New

My shoes bought in January become the brand new pair! Thank you to Jipi Japa, the amazing shoe shop!!! The leather of my shoes were worn off after wearing for one month, so I bought them back to Jipi Japa. They offered me a brand new pair of shoes without any charges! 

Love Jipi Japa! 

Comfy shoes! Nice staff! Great company! 

Highly recommend!  

Happiness Everyday: Same Product, Same Shop, Different Price
Hong Kong again is such an amazing place! There are so many contrasts and discrepancies in one small place. Here you can see a many upscale Western restaurants and bars, 10 feet away, you find Chinese wet market.
When it come to price, it is not surprise to see different prices in different stores. However, prices can vary a lot in same shop but in different locations! Yesterday I saw a pair of pans cost HKD 380 in the Tsim Sha Tsui store. Today, I was at their Central store and they were selling it at HKD 600! I told the owner the difference and immediately she benchmark the price in Tsim Sha Tsui plus discount. 
Isn’t it very interesting to see this price difference in Hong Kong, a condense and convenient city? It is all about how much one is WILLING to pay for, instead of how much it costs. 
Lucky me! :)

Happiness Everyday: Same Product, Same Shop, Different Price

Hong Kong again is such an amazing place! There are so many contrasts and discrepancies in one small place. Here you can see a many upscale Western restaurants and bars, 10 feet away, you find Chinese wet market.

When it come to price, it is not surprise to see different prices in different stores. However, prices can vary a lot in same shop but in different locations! Yesterday I saw a pair of pans cost HKD 380 in the Tsim Sha Tsui store. Today, I was at their Central store and they were selling it at HKD 600! I told the owner the difference and immediately she benchmark the price in Tsim Sha Tsui plus discount. 

Isn’t it very interesting to see this price difference in Hong Kong, a condense and convenient city? It is all about how much one is WILLING to pay for, instead of how much it costs. 

Lucky me! :)

Happiness Everyday: Hong Kong Exploration - Lei Yue Mun

Lei Yue Mun  - One of the most famous places for seafood in Hong Kong!

Instead of going to have seafood, we went there before lunch hour to see her quiet side. It’s a simple and peaceful village with no excessive facilities. A few things that impressed me the most - 

  1. Strong & Safe Neighborhood
    A little boy (around 4 years old) rode his little bike all by himself without the accompany of any adults. I heard his dad telling him to play around himself as the dad headed back home for lunch. He seemed was not worried about his little boy will be hurt by himself (he could have felt into the sea) or by strangers. It must mean it’s very safe inside this village. Everyone help looking after each other. 

    I can barely see little kids playing outside all by themselves these days.

  2. Old Stores Selling Local Hong Kong Snacks
    There were a few old strongs selling local snacks. Felt very original Hong Kong! Love these unique shops. Hope HK will not be concurred by branded shops..
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  3.  Interesting Flower! Like a bell

  4. Victoria Harbor is So Narrow!
    It felt like I could swim to the HK Island from here. No more landfill please!

Explore Hong Kong More! Awesome! :)

Happiness Everyday: Ocean Park

Good fun visiting Ocean Park! The weather suddenly became very nice once we arrived! Yeah! :)

So many new things since I last visited. The park now has a lot more sections. The new aquarium looks smaller than before but its new design is quite nice. Thrilled mountain, the new ride, is really exciting! I love it! 

Surprisingly, there were not many people on Sunday! Most of the rides only took me less than 10 minutes to line up. LUCKY! :)

Happiness Everyday: Top 10 Hong Kong Local Snacks - 糖蔥餅

Saw 糖蔥餅 on the street and immediately bought it! Love it! Miss the time when there were hawkers in Hong Kong!

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