A week of excesses

9 12 2007

A load of colleagues/friends from Singapore arrived in Hong Kong this week, leading to a full 4 days of work/play. Have been getting home past midnight for the past 3 weekday nights (plus waking up 7am for work the morning after), and exhausted is the word right now – though it has been tremendous fun! 🙂

Wednesday – Went to Zuma (again) for drinks and finger food till past 10pm. On the way home, a colleague and I decided we were still still hungry and nipped to a cafe for supper. Arrival @ home = 12++ am.

Thursday – Hevun and Sauzan arrived in Hong Kong for a short visit! Met them and some other MMORPG players and Hung Hom for dinner, then to Mongkok for shopping and supper. They tried smelly tofu, curry fish balls, maggi goreng HK style, ice milk and ice lemon tea … phew! Arrival @ home = 12++ am.

Friday – X’mas event at The Watermark, Star Ferry Pier 7 – the place has a great view of the harbour. The dress code was “Pearly White” – and I didn’t have any clothes in that color, so I made do with a pearly white santa cap and a pearly white scarf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the party, went for Karaoke at CEO, Causeway Bay. The room we booked came with an attached bathroom + Wii + separate TV for those who wanted to play console games. Drinks were reasonably priced too – around SG$50 for 9 bottles of beer. It’s one of the coolest Karaoke rooms I’ve seen!

Only got home at 3am that night. /groan

Saturday – Met up with Hevun and Sauzan for some sightseeing. Had a great vegetarian lunch at Lantau, followed by a whirlwind tour of Disneyland.

The train to Disneyland is full of Mickey-shaped items!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We agreed that the directory looked a bit … bare. Seems like nothing of interest on the map at all. They should do something about the scaling of the map 😛

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Methinks they should have used a lighter color for Mickey’s face. It’s now too reddish and he looks … drunk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tried a few rides, but my favourite was SPACE MOUNTAIN! It’s much faster than I remembered, it was fun gazing at the “galaxy” within and pretending to be a space traveller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Main St. Parade. The actors were all hyper, full of energy – and it was infectious. Hmm, is this Chip or Dale waving at me?

Gingerbread man doing some fancy moves. He looks good enough to eat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread man, why are you smiling so widely? I hope you’re aware that you’re a popular treat during X’mas 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 7 Dwarves doing an X’mas dance, managed to get all of them in one shot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, the parade ends with Mickey and his closest pals.

Didn’t manage to get pictures of the fireworks, camera ran out of power right after the parade. It was really pretty and will stick in my memory for quite a while. I wonder how much the display cost, though. The park is losing money and continuing with these expensive fireworks displays will surely add to the bleeding. Not all is happy at the happiest place on earth!

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2 responses

9 12 2007
Minou

Hey! When I went Disneyland in Hong Kong the last time they didn’t have any parades. Boo….

Glad to see you playing hard as well. 🙂

17 12 2007
The GoonFather

Hehe…. Mickey looks like kel every weekend. Me and pork have been drowning him in beer!

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