Travel Tuesday: A Kid for a Weekend in HK

There are BORA people then there are HONG KONG people. I think I fall under the 2nd group of people. Kung may ibang tao kaya mag-Boracay ng ilang beses sa isang taon, I think I would fly back and forth to HK (if I had the money of course) several times in a year if I could! The first time I visited HK was when I was about 5, the same age of Patrick’s inaanak Julia. Julia is the daughter of our dear friends, a couple Pat and I really look up to, Dre and Anne. A precocious little girl, Julia asks the most novel questions and manages to entertain herself by dancing and singing silly songs (ahem, ahem..sounds like someone I know!!!!). For Julia’s 5th birthday, Dre and Anne wanted to make this year’s celebration more intimate and meaningful. So instead of having another big birthday bash, we decided to save up for a trip to Hong Kong! Luckily, we stumbled across a good promo fare plus we also discovered a cheap and clean apartment online. We vowed to keep everything within a reasonable budget. No shopping, no late nights out and swanky dinners, just good cheap thrills for an entire weekend! We scrimped on the FUNDS but we certainly didn’t scrimp on the F-U-N! Hahaha, that sounded like a bad tv commercial voice over! Sa totoo lang bitin na bitin kami sa oras but we were able to cram in an entire week worth of activities into 1 quick weekend. A few friends from Manila were in HK as well, so we all met up and made it a true Kiddie themed weekend for Julia! So here’s a rundown of all our fun, fun, fun activities. πŸ™‚ Thanks to my buddy Kelly Misa for taking time off from her busy schedule just to bond with us all weekend! I’m still dreaming about that crispy pork bun from that hole in the wall dimsum joint. PS Check out our mouseketeer leggings!!! <3

 

19 Responses to Travel Tuesday: A Kid for a Weekend in HK

  1. Finally,a travel entry i can somehow relate to.your travel entries are sobrang nakakainggit,makes me want to save-save-save.i would like to think that i belong to the 2nd group also.just discovered how fun it was to celebrate chinese new year in hk,we’ll be on our 3rd yr next yr.can u share more abt the clean and cheap apartment and the dimsun joint.thanks

  2. I know one person from your photo her name is rea she’s my HS classmate. Though we’re not really close. πŸ™‚

    As always your travel posts exhilarates fun

    keep Up πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks so much Patty! This HK trip would definitely be an unforgettable one especially for Julia. I’m sure it’s one birthday celebration she wouldn’t forget πŸ™‚ Thanks for all your help. You’re the best!!! Love you!

  4. Yeah I’m down with HK too! I Love Ikea!, Ikea is the ish! Hehehe! nice write up Patty, that pic with the IFC at the background was really nice, Big ups for travellers like you! I wish I can do the same with HK though, me naman I go to SG every 2 months! GF is there kasi eh, Props for the cool write up yo!

  5. I’m a fan patty! ever since I discovered your old blog until that *vanished*. Good thing I saw this new blog of yours. Your adventures and trips are what I look forward to reading. Pashare nman dyan where you stayed in HK πŸ™‚

    -dhale

  6. @akoangheredera oh cool! i actually just met rea for the first time there through my friend brian πŸ™‚

    for those asking, we stayed in a small flat in sheung wan area. you can check out http://www.airbnb.com πŸ™‚

    @anne it was OUR pleasure!!!:)

    THANK YOU ALL for your comments!!!

  7. HI Patty! Can you share where you stayed? We’re also celebrating my daughter’s birthday in HK this coming January. Thanks!

  8. as always, nice blog! wondering where you got the mickey mouse leggings(?), its very cute πŸ™‚

    -irene

  9. HK is the ultimate food trip place! Ultimo street food nila, masaraaaap! πŸ™‚ Tim Ho Wan ba yung namention mo na pork bun? If yun, the best diba? Haaay gusto ko nga mag uwi nun kaso masisira naman paguwi haha!

  10. Hi patty. What particular camera did you use during your trip? I’m camera-hunting and I’m looking for something that shoots great daytime AND nighttime pics. Your camera does the job really well. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  11. “There are BORA people then there are HONG KONG people.” -Same here, Idol Patty! I think I also belong to the latter group just like Y-O-U! Heehee. πŸ™‚

    Anyway, since you’re the one who inspired me to be more active in the blogging world, I’d just like to share with you my very own blog entry about my most recent trip to Hong Kong:

    http://theladyisin.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/hong-kong-according-to-i/

    Hope you can check it out! Until your next post, Idol Patty! Mwah πŸ˜‰

  12. Hi Ms. Patty,

    Your pictures with the stuffed toy rats and pig are so cute! I just kept laughing looking at it. You are a naturally funny blogger. Keep it up and God bless! πŸ™‚

  13. “There are BORA people then there are HONG KONG people.” – I think I am both. But I have to agree with you. HK is the place to be. This January my family is going to go there. It would mean a lot if my boss would approve my leave though. So much to see in HK. Im way too excited. =)

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