THAT WITH THE ORCHID BANNER – The Arrival

It was more than just a business suit affair

A few weeks back, I posted the image below in my Facebook account with a caption that says… “COMING SOON…”. I thought I was trying to foreshadow to all of my friends about something, when in fact I was just expressing my overwhleming excitement over the fact that…

I WAS LEAVING FOR HONG KONG!

And so I scouted for business suit shops in the Metro

So basically, this entry is going to be a walkthrough of my first ever trip abroad. Yeap, it was my first ever. And actually, it’s another entry crossed out from my laundry list.

Okay I’ll stop blabbering now, hope you enjoy viewing the images.

THE AIRPORT

Spot the difference – actually, I was on the same seat, however, L pic was taken in PH while R pic was taken in HK
Aboard the Cathay Pacific – largest plane I’ve ever been in
the free meal – my boss was right, it was no full meal, albeit I liked the unlimited drinks
Entertainment on board; I was watching 30 Rock episodes during the trip (Like!)
The visual aid was in 3D – image was showing us our landing in HK
First breath of fresh air – reminds me so much of the first time I set my foot on Metro Manila
The vessel
Walkalators to speed people up – I tell you, the airport is soooo huge that you would need these so you could reach your luggage faster
All signs in HK are in Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) and English
I felt like I was in a movie or something
And of course, you would need to ride a train just to reach the Immigration
Lots of shops inside the airport
there was even a spa there (leftmost)
queueing for the Immigration clearance
Luggage carefully lined up on the conveyor
Haggardo Versoza? Not quite
Me on a shuttle heading to the hotel

THE TRIP TO THE HOTEL

First sight of a taxi cab
Leaving the man-made island where the airport is located; I believe we’re heading to Lantau Island
A lot of greens still
Amazing fact: Only red cabs drive towards the airport, while green ones drive away from the airport. Nah, that’s a bluff
they have much more sophisticated highways than Manila; what would I expect, right?
We’re heading to Kowloon Island, I think
another movie scene
look how packed those condominiums are; just a proof of how dense HK is
going through a tunnel
tunnel exit; Hello Kowloon!
woah!
signages in chekwa; I’m in China indeed
perhaps a vestige of British colonialism – double-decker buses
just like downtown Manila, except they’re all Chinese
McDonald’s
buildings
more buildings
brick buildings
another building… hey, that’s my hotel! oh yeah, I’m here!
nice room – and it has a work station. sweet =)
the sink
the tub and the throne
wide flat screen TV
cozy cozy bed
the mini-bar – full of goodies
And of course…
the almost perfect view of the harbor =)

Nice, eh?! I’m not quite done yet. Just wait for my next entry.

(to be continued)

About lonewulf

I am a self-confessed 'jologs', a country boy who now works in the big city. I studied Applied Math, and am now completing Finance while working as a risk analyst. I feel extremely happy whenever I dance, draw/sketch, and write. I also like to read books, eat (not fruits, or vegetables), sleep, and travel.

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