Newcastle drew with Portsmouth last night.

They needed a win desperately. All they could muster was a miserable point. With the error prone David James in goal, you would’ve thought it would be easy. Owen is way past his due date like I mentioned before. All the missed chances squandered by him and Martins would be costly.

Next match is against Liverpool. How on earth are they going to get even a point at Anfield?

Sheesh…. I guess the BPL would be very uninteresting for me next season as Newcastle would be in the Championship. Baby would be happy as I wouldn’t be rushing home for the live matches anymore.

Perhaps I could even cancel the sports subscription from Starhub and save some money.

Sigh…. we need more than a miracle to stay up :(

Went there to look see this evening…. half the mall is still empty… guess should’ve waited till it’s 100% filled… oh well…

Had dinner at Asian Kitchen… 2 bowls of noodles and a side dish of fried tofu… 2 glasses of iced water … total bill $25 … Man… really feel the pinch…

Please pinch me if I decide to dine there again… should’ve went to Rochor Kopitiam instead :P

Good Friday tomorrow … what’s there to do? Singapore’s soooooooooooooo boring :( Sigh….

Sigh… With the remaining fixtures, I can’t foresee any miracles that can save the club against relegation.

With the incompetent fools running the club and the stand-in managers (even Joe Kinnear himself is crap), looks like we’re destined to go down.

I never understood why Shola Ameobi, one of the laziest and unskilled footballers (if you can even call him one) is always on the teamsheet and Obafemi Martins is always left on the bench or subbed out when we need him the most.

The game against Bolton last weekend showed it all. The only player who had the drive was Jonas who worked his socks off while the rest of the clowns were indifferent on the field.

When the time came for subs, Geremi was put on. Geremi?! Even Mourinho mentioned that Geremi “had lost his legs” …. Perhaps the club does need to be relegated to get rid of all the deadwood in the team and rebuild from there … sigh….

Hong Kong 2009 Day 05

LAST DAY…. :((

and not much time for anything…. we woke early… took the bus to the airport…. and then proceeded to have breakfast before boarding the plane….

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Chao Inn was our choice for breakfast….

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Here’s the website :P

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Teacup….

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People here are always reading their papers over dim sum….

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Not much time to even explore the airport :-s

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See kitty’s sian look … not enough sleep? Or just sian to go home? :P

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Chopsticks!!! (As though you guys don’t know :P )

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Never understood the cock thing :-s

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Dear… are you gurgling? :P

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We ordered a bowl of porridge to share….

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Ahhh!!! horrors!!! It had ho-see (dried oysters) in it!!!

Luckily it was in really small pieces…. and the smell/taste wasn’t too strong ….

Maybe I should get mum to dice it up like that when she forces me to eat them during Chinese New Year, next year :P

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Char Siew rice rolls (cheong fun!)

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Oops… it’s shrimp rice rolls…. lol :P

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Har Gao! (Shrimp dumplings)

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Nice big shrimp… not too tiny :)

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Some glutinous rice roll thingy….

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Pretty fragrant and savoury taste … :)

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Siew Mai… must eat!!!  Real meat used here… not like those lousy starchy ones back home ….

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Pork Ribs….

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and just for me…. beef tripe… with pig skin under it….

:(( :(( :((

I’m REALLY gonna miss this dish…. it was sooooooo yummy!!!! :((

and that’s it!!!

My camera ran out of battery… well done…. meaning no photos on the plane… oh well….

Back to Singapore….

I will miss you dearly Hong Kong :((

Hong Kong 2009 Day 04!!!

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Rise and shine!!! Our “last” day in Hong Kong :((
Had to make the most of it… so we woke up really early ……

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…. so that we could check this place out! :D

The all famous Lin Heung Teahouse!!! :D

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When Aly said she wanted to check this place out… I was :-s :-s :-s
Why? ‘cos I read about this place online :P

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So here’s what happens when you’re here.

You find your own seats.
The place would be packed.
Old man would ask you what tea you want.
He’ll return with your tea leaves in the cup/pot and you mix it up yourself.

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Everybody seems busy :-s

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Look at how packed the place is … people waiting for seats and all….

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and when the pushcart rolls out with the dim sum…

Don’t expect the lady to serve you.

You have to go to her instead and bring back to the table whatever you want! SELF SERVICE :P

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Early morning…. piping hot dim sum for breakfast! :D

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I pray that it’s not like the crappy ones we had for breakfast at Changi Airport :P

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Bun is soft…. filling looked okay… moist… not dried up :P

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Best of all… it tastes good! :D
If only they were more generous with the filling :P (Okay… I’m greedy lol )

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Baby got this for me :*
She knows what mao likes!!! Pig stomach!!! =P~ :D

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and what’s this? Chicken meat under the pig stomach! … Lovely :D

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Just when I said she knows what I like…. she comes back with this :-s

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Some really fishy fish :-s
I ate 2 bites and gave up…. There’s some fish maw slices as well in there…. :-s
Fish maw was at least more edible… the fish was too fishy and had lots of tiny bones :-s

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and then baby came back with this hideous looking thing too :-s
She said “You eat this one right?”

Er… yes I do…. but it doesn’t normally look anything like this! :-s
Is this even chicken claws …. :-s
I didn’t dare touch this at all. It was left to waste :(

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Char Siew Cheong Fun …. sedap!

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Prawn dumplings…

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Generous filling of prawn and minced meat :)

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Carrot cake…. we were getting full already… but Aly wanted this…. she got all excited … :P

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Aud came back with this. We asked him what it was. He said he didn’t know #-o

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Turned out to be some chicken filling filled in this deep fried starchy skin thingy :P
But tasted not bad! ;)

You should’ve seen her angry face when I led her to the wrong place initially :-s

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People are really busy here….

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People looking for seats… rushing for the food… the staff refilling the tea cups and tea pots…

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and when you’re done….

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You head to the cashier to pay up :)

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Spotted this cutout at the entrance/exit… but Chua Lam on this place ;)

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After that we headed to Shum Shui Po and explored the wholesale clothes area :)

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Wahaha… this dude from TVB… check out the ad :P

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Dried crocodile meat :-s

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Check out the crocodile …. You mean it’s legal? :-s

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Stupid LTA must’ve got their Bugis Junction to Bugis Village traffic crossing idea from here #-o :P

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But unlike back home, I don’t think all the humans would be stuck in the middle as the human traffic here is minimal :P

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Rows and rows of clothes shops

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Wonderful Engrish :D

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TAKE ORDER ON ANY STYLE!!! :))

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What’s with all the take order on any style… oh well… I guess as long as the message is sent across :P

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Any space is space for ads in Hong Kong :P

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But the words should be bigger… how to see from across the road? :-s

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Seldom get to see empty roads

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Ferrari Plus Co.!

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We soon ventured to Ap Liu Street…. the place to get electronic goods at cheap prices :D

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Er… this one all chains … no electronics here :-s

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This one is sellingnew and  used remote controls :-s

Is this where the Remote Control shop at Jurong Point got their idea from? :P

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Electronic Pasar Malam! :D

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Clocks… radios… earphones… headphones… etc.

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Da Sa advertising for electronic mahjong table…. Check out his pose :)) Hilarious :P

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Time for some juice ….

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Tempted to get some food :-s :P

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Nooo…. take your hand out!!!! ARRRRGHHH….

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Food stall not opened for business yet leh :(

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Aly bought some freshly squeezed orange juice….

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Ended up at Dragon Centre…. remember the restaurant with the Merlion logo I mentioned last year?
Well.. here it is… KREPA Ayer Restaurant lol :)) …. not Kreta Ayer :P

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DVD shop… Aud trying to see if he can find any Manchester United dvds #-o

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Egg Capsule store…. with giant egg capsule :-s

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Didn’t find anything interesting though…

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Look at the size of the cotton candy!!! :O

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Here’s kitty enjoying her huge cotton candy…

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But she was soon struggling with it as it’s so large!

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See her sian look :P

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Can you guys please help me out :))

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See her cheeky look…. looking for the dustbin!!!

Greedy kitty cannot finish her cotton candy! :P

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I had tofu ice cream….

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Aud had peppermint ice cream

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From this ice cream stall…. some jappy ice cream thingy…

We walked around somemore till it was time for tea :D

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Headed to Fairwood for some tea time meals :D
I got this set that came with 2 curry fishballs and erm… some pig skin…

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with fried bee hoon…..

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That’s my tea time meal…. with a glass of iced milk tea :)

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Aly had char siew rice with sharks fin soup (not the real thing of ‘cos lol… it’s “Woon Zai Qi”)
So Aly and I shared the soup and the fish balls together :)

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Aud had the best of everything lol… fish balls… soup… char siew rice…. :P
Damnit… I should’ve ordered the same thing… looks more satisfying :P

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Here’s the fake sharks fin soup :P

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Char Siew Rice…. few slices of char siew… big bowl of rice :P

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Pig Skin… and curry fish balls…

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Back towards the MTR station through the streets of Sham Shui Po….

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Can just park like that? :-s

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Wah… this bugger’s number plate is damn cool :P YEAH!!! :D
No wonder anyhow park :))

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Is the plate legal? :-s

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Ugly spoiler :P Still YEAH somemore #-o :P

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AC Schnitzer Wheels… nice….

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Cool… we stumbled across Batman’s tailor :P

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Kissy?

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Nice Fashion? Got not nice one meh? :P

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Wah Fatt? Or… WAH!!!! FAT HONG Fashion? Er… don’t get the joke? Sorry :-s :P

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Check out the middle sign :P
Coming up… Big Surprise *faint*
Er… no thank you….  :P

I think it meant COME UP!! BIG SURPRISE FOR YOU …. but anyway… no thanks …. :-s

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What car is this?

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Hmm… Toyota… but what model? Interesting. …

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Roasted meat!!! MEAT!!! =P~

Okay… enough of the place… we took the MTR back to Mongkok….

I wanted to check out this place… heh….

A place we walked past many times previously but never paid any attention to it…

‘cos I really thought it’s just a MODERN TOILET…. a real toilet!!!!

Until I did some research on the internet and realised it’s the cafe from Taiwan :P

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So here we are… at the Modern Toilet :P

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Had to take the lift up…. the place was undergoing renovation…. :-s The lift had some LCD tv playing some stuff… quite cool…

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Here’s the interior of the Modern Toilet Cafe…. Check out the urinals on the wall…

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The chairs are toilet bowls… the tables are sinks with a glass panel on top

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LeMew and LeMao went to the toilet together in Hong Kong!!! :D

Check out the toilet seat covers on the wall behind us …

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Here’s the menu … Innovation could create the fortune??!! What the … :-s

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Do not accept coins. This menu costs $200!!! Crazy! :P

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Notice the lights above? They are made to shape stools (shit) :P
Guess you can’t really see ‘cos it’s too bright….

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All the shitty lights on top… and decor on the walls… There’s a shower head and bathrobes too :P

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Here’s our table/sink :D

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I suppose the glasses have some meaning to them? For brushing teeth? :-s

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Our drinks arrived in urinals :-s

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So we had 2 urinals on the table… :P

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With a stirrer as well! :P

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Iced Lemon black tea :P

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If we remove the straw…. really looks like pee to me :P

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Aud complained the urinals were too heavy and were a bitch to hold :))

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Still trying to get a nice shot of the lights….

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Here’s the entrance/exit of the cafe…. Check out the 2 cute male/female toilet signs :P

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More pics of the place…. female bathrobes this time I guess… with the shower head and toiletries….

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I wonder if I broke this urinal …how much it’ll cost :-s

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Okay… with the straw removed… looks like pee no? :P

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We were too full for a full meal… so we ordered the tea time meal instead and shared…

Arrived on some toilet bowl cover plate I think…
Baked Potato skins….

Such a waste we couldn’t order a full meal as others behind us did…. and the food came in toilet bowls and all lol….

But I wouldn’t think the food would be that good though…  so it’s just as well we had a bite here and nothing else…

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That’s the bill for the toilet experience :D

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What do you guys think? Cool? Or plain silly? :P

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Well… it’s unique I must say… and cute :P

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So off we go…. This is the entrance from outside by the way :)

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The main entrance from outside ;)

Here’s the url for the main website based on the headquarters in Taiwan ;)
http://www.moderntoilet.com.tw

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Look at these happening folks… Can just setup chess competition anywhere sia :P

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By the roadside! #-o

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Ahhh…. nothing attracts me more than beef :P

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But too full to eat anything :-s

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Ice Cream truck again….

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Saw this bin by the roadside….

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Metal bin for ciggys…. good idea… it won’t burn…. :)

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Walked past this mall… and went in….

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I keep saying there’s nothing for guys… well… if you’re looking for clothes… this mall is JUST for the guys… all men clothings sold in this mall….

Nothing for me though… all too funky for old man like me :P

After walking about for several more hours… it was time to settle for dinner ….

and again… we ending up at MX….

and again… we ate the same thing….

ya… we’re boring people :-s

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They had pumpkin milk based soup tonight! :D

We quickly ordered 3 sets of it….

I regretted shortly afterwards though… should’ve ordered the promo of chicken soup instead with the dong po pork :(

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Steamboat again…. with pumpkin paste this time! :D

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Ingredients are all the same…. beef… pork… :D

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Milk based soup! =P~

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After dinner… we roamed the streets of Sai Yeung Choi Street and Soy Street looking at shoes… shirts…. cds… etc.
We also brought Aud to Ladies Street where he complained that there’s nothing there…. just like a cheap pasar malam lol :P

We then brought him to Hui Liu Shan (许留山) desserts…

I said it’s his first time in Hong Kong! Plus it’s his last day here as well… die die must eat dessert here lol
(Okay it was just a good excuse for me to eat some mangoes :P )

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Wah… was tempted to get this curry fish ball set :P

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The forks and spoons were in a drawer under the table :)

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Here’s my dessert.. mango pomelo with coconut milk in mango puree with mango sorbet…….

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Aly’s one was without the coconut milk …..

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and Aud’s dessert… he didn’t eat mango!!! :-s
He ate carrot cake and bo bo char char :-s

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The cat sniffing the mango before eating it :))

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A closer look at my dessert lol

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Oops… forgot to mention that there’s some mango pudding below as well :D

Full of mango goodness…. shiok ah! :D

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Aud posing his dessert for my camera :))

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Carrot Cake!

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Erm… how much?

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Back to the hostel!!!

Alamak…. this stall is directly below the hostel…

ahMao see all the street food cannot tahan!!!! :D

Got smelly beancurd somemore! :D

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Here’s where the cold sticks of street food are…

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Aud couldnt resist and ordered stick of sausage….

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This is the shop… just below the hostel….

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Smelly beancurd anyone? :D

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Here’s Aud’s sausages….

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ahMao gave in to temptation and bought 3 sticks of cold food!!! :P

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Pig ears!!! Crunchy!

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Springy intestines!!! Damn shiok!!!

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Pig head meat…. wah lau… I am REALLY gonna miss this when I return to Singapore :'(

Time to sleep!!! Gotta wake up REALLY early tomorrow :'(

SIGH….. LAST DAY IN HONG KONG!!!!

MAO DON’T WANNA GO HOME!!!!! :'(

Hong Kong 2009 Day 03!!! :D

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:O Who is this masked crusader?! :O

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Who is she?! Where is my cute baby?!!!

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We brought Aud to Sing Heung Yuen for lunch :P

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The place is packed as anticipated. We got seats in a short while though ;)

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Wah… check out the chipped bowls :-s

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Aly had iced milk tea

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I had iced ying yang (tea + coffee + milk)
Figured I needed extra does of caffeine :P
Mixture was just right. Equal amounts of each and the 2 tastes did not overpower the other. One word. POWER! :D

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Okay… the guy who does the toast is staring straight at me :-s

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Why is he clearing tables?! Give us our toasted buns! :P

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Sprite and coke glass bottles…. things I miss back home…. all canned in Singapore these days :(

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Here it is!!! What Aly and I are here for (again) …

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Nai Yau Chui Chui!!! :P
Basically… toasted bun with condensed milk :D
Damn sinful… but damn awesome! :D

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Kitty caught in the act indulging in sinful nai yai chui chui :P

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Aud frowned when we told him that there’s nothing else to eat here but tomato noodles or macoroni :P
He ended up with Porkchop macoroni in tomato soup with an added egg :P

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Check out the generous amount of tomatoes :)

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Aly and I had the same thing. Beef noodles in tomato soup with an added egg :)
I should learn how to do this when I go back home ;)

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Being the greedy one that I am… ordered a pork chop bun :P

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I figured that Aud would share it with me.

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Kena played out… Bugger didn’t want to eat it saying he’s full :-s

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So here I am “struggling” to finish my pork chop bun alone….
It was okay lah… managed to finish everything without too much fuss :P
All the better! I get to eat it all!!! :P :D

Took a panoramic shot of the place ;)

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After lunch, it was back to the MRT and to Prince Edward MTR to go to Tung Choi Street (Goldfish Market) and Flower Market Road.

Pet Hospital? For Mew Mew? :P

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They have so many of these noodles shops everywhere selling beef beef beef!!! =P~

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Just snapping pics everywhere I go …

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Signs everywhere!

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Oh… reached the goldfish market…. EEEEK!!!! Fish everywhere!!! :-s

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Scary… stay far far from the fishes :-s

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Went through the little shops in each lane….

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Crowded as usual…. After walking and going through all the shops…. we headed back to the hostel.

Aud was tired and didn’t want to join us for more shopping at Tsim Tsa Tsui… so he stayed in the hostel while we went out by ourselves :P

LOUSY LAH … abit of walking only cannot make it lol :P

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We then headed to Tai Ping Koon for dinner. Watched it before on tv and also read about it on the internet.

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Place is highly recommended by all… so here we are to try it out ;)

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Mew mew happy? :*

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Stupid Aud not around to help us take photos X( :P

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For you folks… the webbie addy

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Since 1860 …. this better be good! :P

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Chilli dip :)

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We ordered lots of food… if only Aud was around… then we could’ve ordered more …. grrrrr… quite pissed that he didn’t want to come out with us and opted to stay in the hostel…

Fly all the way here and then stay in the hostel… sigh… waste time and money X(

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Ordered Fried Rice Noodles with Beef  (stir fried beef hor fun)
(We basically ordered everything that was recommended on the website :P )
This was pretty good although I found it a little oily…
The hor fun was the thin type… like the Ipoh hor fun….
Beef slices were generous….

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Baked crab meat in shell…

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This was pretty good to me …. It was ONE shell only though…. I thought it would be a pair or something :-s
Oh well… there’s only Aly and me… plus we have alot of other dishes as well…

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We ordered the roast pigeon. They’re famous for this dish.
I haven’t had pigeon in my life. So here I am one of the most famous places in Hong Kong for roast pigeon for my virgin bite :P

and the verdict???

EEEEEEECCCCKKK!!!! :-s

Okay… I know now that I don’t like pigeon. The meat was too gamey for me…. Same went for Aly as well…

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It was left to me to finish the pigeon :( This was the best I could do. Pigeon head was quite disturbing :-s

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The pigeon innards (liver) were cooked and dipped in this sauce separately.
I took a bite. That’s all. Just a bite. I don’t eat bird livers!!! I hate it absolutely…
Sigh… this whole pigeon thingy is just a big waste of money :(
Oh well… at least I know now that Aly and I don’t eat pigeon :P

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Here’s the famous Swiss Sauce Chicken Wings….
One word. SWEET!!! :-s
But better than the pigeon… as it’s just normal chicken wings! :P
That’s alot of chicken wings though…. What to do… Aud not here to help us out… oh well :P

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Okay… simply nasty and gross… just showing you guys that I really tried not to waste any food…. :P

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Silly cat acting sexy #-o

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:O Small Greedy cat with giant souffle!!!

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Yes… it’s Tai Ping Koon’s Baked Souffle…

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Good grief… we didn’t expect it to be so huge! :-s

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Here goes nothing!

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Scooped some bits of the souffle out….  lots of foam :-s

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Nothing but lots of foam….

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Never quite understood souffles….  and as you guys can guess… we gave up on this one halfway through…
Nothing but sweet foam and after eating half of it… we both felt sick :-s

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We paid up and left…. what an experience :P

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Here’s the entrance of the restaurant.

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and the signage of the restaurant.
All in all the food wasn’t too bad.
Just that we didn’t like the taste of pigeon. I guess those who can stomach the taste would love it here ;)

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We walked about the streets to digest the food….
Interesting deco…. the walls were made to look like chocolate bars :)

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Just snapping away aimlessly :-s

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Yes… aimlessly :-s

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Hmmm… another MX eating joint…..

Too full for anything though…

It was back to the hostel for us after that :)

End of Day 03!!! Sob sob…. time flies so quickly in Hong Kong :((

Day 02 in Hong Kong. The plan was to grab a quick lunch before heading to Telford Plaza.

We walked around the area near where we were staying looking for some place to eat and then ended up at the same place we had lunch on our previous 2 visits (ya… we’re boring lol… anyway Aud hasn’t been here before :P )

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Table 4! My table :P

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All sorts of stuff on the table… toothpicks… pepper… chiili sauce… chilli oil… pepper… soy sauce… etc. :P

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I had iced milk tea while Aly had hot lemon tea. Aud had iced lemon tea. Nothing beats the iced milk/lemon teas in Hong Kong ;)

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Aly wanted a side dish of vegetables… we only had a few to choose from. It was either lettuce or tung choi or kai lan. She chose lettuce, which I’m not a big fan of :-s Oh well….

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Aud had beef ball hor fun…. didn’t know how it tasted… no feedback from him either… but no complaints from him… :P

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My order of beef innards hor fun :D Wah… I really miss this :X

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Aly’s wanton mee….

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Big wantons with a generous filling of prawns and mince pork.
Wantons…. not dumplings… Wantons of this size would be called Shui Gao in Singapore … what a con :P

Hmm… I wonder what’s the size of the shui gao here then… or they don’t have shui gao in HK? :-s

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That’s our bill…  ;)

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Here’s a pic of the place….

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…. and more pics ;)

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Here we are at Telford Plaza…. and this dude who looks like Hanjin is staring straight at me :-s

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More pics of the decor around the escalators

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Nice eh?

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Makes the malls back home look so dull :P

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Cool looking lantern …

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To think they even bother :D

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Whole place is decorated nicely…

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Bought some herbal drink again ….

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I bought this ‘cos I remember those guys on TVB serials are always drinking kumquat stuff when they have cough :P

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Good for my nagging cough! ;)

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Nissin Noodle bus! :P

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We hit one of the street food shops at Tsim Tsa Tsui….
First up…. sausages!

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One of my faves…. Double deep fried intestines :P

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More chewy springy intestines :D

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Pig head meat :P… Damn shiok :D

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Curry fish balls…. a must have as well! :D

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and for me again…. intestines with tripe…. HEAVENLY :D :D

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Darn it… there were lots more which I wanted to order…. but was afraid of overeating :D

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What’s with the queue? What’s this place?

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NYF… hmm… the woman in the queue doesn’t look too happy :P

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New York Fries…..

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Basically just fries with various toppings… and such a hit …. Wonder why the fries shop at Bugis Junction back home seems so quiet all the time…. Singaporeans not as crazy over fries as the locals here?

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Took some pics of the harbour….

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Nice sunset eh? :)

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We ended up at Cafe De Coral for a quick dinner….
Here’s Aly’s chicken ….

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Aud’s Sirloin Steak…. looks good ya?

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The two siblings had full set meals…. western food….

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Another shot of the steak….

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Iced lemon tea again! :D

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and then my dinner….

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Beef brisket…. with rice and veggies….

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With just a few pieces of beef brisket :(

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Free soup with the meal….

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Huge bowl of rice!

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Dead looking veggies….

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Besides the beef brisket, there’s also some melon thingy and some bean curd skin…

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Trying not to look too sad about my poor choice of meals again as usual… darn it… should’ve ordered the western ones like they did :'(

Oh well… at least I have a BIG bowl of rice? :D

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Got a cup of free chinese tea with the meal as well

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Back on the streets…. took a pic of the parking meter… cool… no such thing in Singapore

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Aud bought 2 pairs of shoes here….

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Don’t know if he got conned or not…. lol….
Next time ask properly lah! :P

He thought the price on the tag was before discount….Only found  it was already discounted after payment…

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Bought some supper from Macs :D

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I’ve been craving for some ice cold coke :P
Finally got it …with Softhard cartoons on it somemore :P

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Guess what it is!!! (Look at the chinese words :P )

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The meal came with curly fries….

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Pork burger!!! When I saw it on the menu… I knew I die die had to try it :P

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Okay… I know it looks damn disgusting lol
It’s pork patty drizzled with black pepper sauce and some onions :)

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Looks gross!!!

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But tastes awesome!!! :D
Man…. I wish they had pork burgers in Singapore :(

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Here’s the toy that I could purchase with the meal…
Chinese Zodiac versions of Softhard stuff….
Got the monkey for baby :)

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Aly bought burger mashmallows for her sis lol :P

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Wonder how it tastes :-s

Okay…. supper’s over… time to ZZZZzzzzz!!! ;)

End of Day 02! :(

Woo hoo!!!! 3am… middle of the night lol… Caught a cab and went to fetch Aly and her brother…. and off to the airport we went! :D

Budget flight… no meals served on board (There are actually… but at crazy prices…. )
We took Jetstar by the way ;)

No food on board…. so we grabbed a bite before boarding the plane….

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Bao Luo Wan Xiang….
Got myself some glutinous rice…. totally crappy… meat was hard… rice was hard… oily… and portion was too darn small…. CRAPPY!!!! Should’ve just went to Burger King!!!

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Aly’s char siew bao… equally crappy… little meat… lots of hard bread ….

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Siew Mai was so so….

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Aud’s big bun…. he said it was lousy as well… sheeesh!

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Woo hoo!!! Here we are in HONG KONG…!!!! YIPPIE!!!!

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A21…. the bus we were suppose to take to our hostel….

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Need to confirm that the bus we were suppose to take leads us to where it’s suppose to :P

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We were trying to figure out where to alight….

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The bus terminal at the airport…. Aly had planned it all out….
To try out the bus instead of taking the train this time round ;)

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Hope for the best! :D

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Aly double checking the bus route details :)

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So here we are on board the bus…. with our luggages thrown onto the luggage area in the bus…

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Interesting to me… (never come across such stuff back home anyway… mountain tortoise mao :P )

It was a direct route to our hostel…. amazing! So much easier than taking the train… ‘cos we didn’t have to switch trains and we had a seat all the way. Plus we didn’t need to drag our luggages all over the train station and all…. :)

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Ta da!!! Here we are at our hostel.
Wah lau eh… scary!!! You sure this is the right place? :-s

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Okay… I got knocked on the head… ‘cos I didn’t see the proper sign … but still …. :-s

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Dragon Inn Hostel (Ah Shan Hostel) …. right in the heart of Mongkok … good for supper and shopping! :D
On a budget this time… I’m not complaining (or can’t complain ‘cos Aly is paying for my lodging and airfare this time round :P …. thanks darling :* muack! :X )

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This is how it looks inside…. the room is abit small…. just a double deck bed and a single bed…
14″ Tv…. a small desk… and a small attached toilet.

Like I said…. can’t complain :P

At least the room is clean and the air con is working :P

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We settled in quickly and then went off to grab some lunch… hungry! …. and can’t wait to stomach some local fare :D :D :D

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Ended up at the Kowloon Roast thingy we’ve been to on our previous trips….

九龍燒味扒皇餐廳 Kowloon Chinese Style Restaurant
Shop No. 4-5 G/F, 3 Fa Yuen Street
Mongkok, Kowloon

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Hong Kong “Dong Ling Cha” !!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!! Simple refreshing!

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Ordered some veggies….

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The oyster sauce for the veggies….

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Meat platter for 3 … Char Siew… Siew Yuk and Roasted Goose meat! :D

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That’s about it… no soup this time round…. saving my tummy for some street food! :P

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Check out the crispy skin on the siew yuk (roasted meat) ! ;)

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After lunch… headed to Island Beverly at Causeway Bay…
Check out the sign at the top left …
Sales wanted…. lol … yes… doesn’t every shop want sales….
Hmm… what? I’ve mentioned this before? …. oh …. :-s

Anyway, it’s an ad for hiring a salesperson :)

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Crepes! Tempting… but I’m here for the local chinese food! Not erm… crepes :P It’s french is it? :-s

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Can anyone tell me what this is? Toyota Alphard? Noah?

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We were in this mall ‘cos Aly had to go to the loo… didn’t look at stuff in here though…

Which mall? Can’t recall it’s name…. World Trade Centre I think….

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:O Beef!!! … Where?!!! Oh… at World Trade Centre… and we just left… shucks :(

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Toi…. hmm… don’t recall this being here last time round…. new restaurant?

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Sushi joint… how come so many jappy restaurants now?

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Don’t recall seeing Yoshinoya here either :P

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Some folks checking out the menu….

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Look at that! They have shabu shabu at Yoshinoya! :O

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Meow? Giant kitty!

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No govt. here… just walk on the road :P

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Oops…. road closed lah goondu :P

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So many antennas!!!

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Some bakery at the MRT station

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Look at the green bread! Don’t think it’s kaya… pandan?

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Those choco rolls look gross :P

Met Tong and Kelly and we headed to CityGate Mall together…

Yup… they are in Hong Kong as well… They arrived yesterday and will be going back home few days before us.

Realised something…. it’s such a rare thing that we are all in Hong Kong….

and we didn’t take a group photo together!!! Wah lau :(

Anyway… Citygate was disappointing this time round…. ended up with nothing! NOTHING!!! …. SIGH :(

I was hoping to get some nice Puma, Adidas and Nike merchandise…. but didn’t find anything I liked.
Not much stuff as well… came at the wrong time (wrong season) :(

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Took the train back to Mongkok and headed to MX for dinner :P

Check out my iced milk tea!!!

Fancy eh?  The ice is placed out of the glass so as not to dilute the milk tea… and keep the tea cold at the same time.
Which genius thought of this? :P

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It was Aud’s first time…. so we introduced to him the steamboat we liked so much last year :)

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Can you believe it… we ordered 3 sets of the same thing :P

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Lots of ingredients!

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and this time round… I learnt to take my time ‘cos the solid fuel can last at least a half hour or  more :P

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No more pumpkin milk soup base… so I just took chicken soup while Aly took tomato soup base.

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Having Aud around is a good thing …there’s someone to help Aly and me take photos!!! :P

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Some promotion the place was having… man… I should try this the next time we’re here! Looks good :D

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Dongpo pork! Yummy!

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Some Lion dance – lions on display at Langham Place.

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Black lion looks eerie :-s

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Mos Burger outlet at Langham…. with pork burgers!!!
Sigh, but too full to try…. :(

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Giant ad posters on the side of the building….

That’s it for day 01!!! Back to the hostel for some rest :)


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Okay… just being greedy … we decided to head back to the new wing to have some dessert at Ji De Chi ….

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Place was in a real mess…. it was really crowded…. and there wasn’t any crowd control lol… people were just queuing aimlessly everywhere… nobody knew where to queue…. those taking away and those waiting for a table were all queueing at the same place…. it was real crazy… talk about poor management…

We got a table easily as we just strolled in much to the amazement of some folks who were queuing blindly…. :-s

Went up to the counter to order our desserts …. there were lots of things which were not available. The boss??? explained to me that it was ‘cos they just opened and were shorthanded.

Duh… it’s not as thought this was the first outlet they opened… how could they screw up so badly?

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Got our mango desserts….

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Aly’s one had some … erm… beancurd in it or something… can’t really recall…
Her’s came with a metal spoon….

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Mine came with a broken spoon…. totally unacceptable X(

I seriously hope they solve their problems quickly… tsk tsk

Okay… enough food and going through crowds for the day… time to head home ;)

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We headed back to the old wing (JP1) and decided to have dinner there instead as it was less crowded :P

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Waited a short while to get into this place… Men-Ichi …. erm… Men Itchy? :))

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I always found those little plastic/resin dishes cute :P

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It’s basically a ramen place… by the RES group …. hope it’s better than the Shimbashi Soba at Paragon :-s

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Some writeup about slurping your noodles :P

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Aly ordered the Kanitama Ramen ($12.90)

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It’s crab meat omelette with noodles….

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Some pickled veggies at the side… Aly didn’t touch them of ‘cos…. so ahMao ate them all up :P

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My order of boring Negi Char Siew Ramen ($10.90)

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…. ‘cos I wanted to eat the egg :P I’m a sucker for eggs :P

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Ordered a side dish of Buta Kakuni ($3.90)
Basically braised pork belly…. YUMMY!!! :D

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I also ordered a side dish of what Aly had – minus the noodles… :P
Kanitama ($3.90) ….

Total bill after all the taxes and service charge was $39.78 (I ordered a can of coke for $2.20 as well)

Food was pretty decent… at least much better than the soba at Paragon :-s
Food was tastier too…. maybe ‘cos I liked the pork belly and eggy bits :))

Men-Ichi Japanese Ramen
Shokutsu 10
#B1-54 Jurong Point
www.res.com.sg


Summary


Menu Rating: ★★★½☆
Food Rating: ★★★½☆
Value for money Rating: ★★★½☆
Ambience Rating: ★★★☆☆
Service Rating: ★★★☆☆

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ahMao in goldfish bowl aka Singapore, a mao who wishes he was in Hong Kong instead, the food that ahMao eats with his ahMew aka LeMew/Kitty and the boring stuff they do when they are.... bored .... what else?

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