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Chicago Trip Part 1 (Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum)

20 Jul

Afternoon Meebsies,

It truly had been awhile. I can’t believe that I haven’t blogged in almost two weeks. I am finally back safe and sound. ^^ I actually missed you guys. If you have been keeping up with my posts, you know about the giveaway being postponed. I’m really sorry guys. I will try to do my giveaway before the end of this month.

Anyways, I had the most amazing time in Chicago. If you looks past the 100 degree weather, it was one of the greatest places I have ever traveled to. For me, it was the perfect amount of city. I have and always will love the city. I love how you can walk outside and find a great place to eat, or a great place to shop anytime of the day. Chicago for me was packed with famous restaurants, attractions, and boutiques that I was dying to check out. Even though Chicago is a city, it was not a thigh rubbing against thigh type of city. You can actually walk down the street with your own personal bubble. Lol. ^^ The people are city people, all having a little sassy side, but very kind to lost tourists. ><

Shedd Aquarium

If you want to avoid the huge line in the picture. I suggest you do the touristy thing and get a Chicago Pass. You get to skip all the lines, and it’s only $80 for 5 attractions. You also get free movies and rides. It’s a really great deal . ^_^

No shame in being a tourist. ^^

I’m watching you Meebs. Lol. ^_^

Doesn’t it look like it’s giving us a big smooch? Lol.

I remember when I first saw this big guy my first thought was; with butter please. Hey guys, I hadn’t eaten for the whole day. Meebs was hungry. =.=

Hungry + Angry = Hangry. This guy was defiantly hangry. Lol.

Just a friendly message to you all. ^_^

Field Museum

I know. Random, but SOOO CUTE!!! ><

The Mayan actually used this pottery head for their blood sacrifices. O.O A little scary, but really cool right?

Famous Bushman Ape

That’s all for today. ^^ Look forward to another post next week. Are you guys having a great summer? I hope you are.

Meebs

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Hong Kong Trip Part 1

23 May

Ello Meebsies,

I am sooo sorry >.< I know that four month of nothing is a lot of…well nothing. Life has just been so hectic that I haven’t even had time to blog, let alone sleep. You guys know what I’m talking about. It just seems like once you finish one pile of work, another pile is waiting for you. GAH!!!! When will the madness end?! T.T Anywho, I did promise to tell you guys all about my Hong Kong trip. I was going through my pictures yesterday and realized that there is no way I can fit them all in one post. Hopefully, I can fit them all in three posts. ^^ Without further ado, brace yourself for a pic heavy post. >o<

The last time we went to Hong Kong we traveled on Air Canada, but this time we decided to go with Eva Air. We has heard a lot of good things about Eva Air from friends so we opted to pay a little more for our ticket. The flight was fine, the food was…airplane food, and the staff was horrible. As you may know, Eva Air is an Asian airline, so all the flight attendants spoke Mandarin Chinese. They do speak English, but their accents are just way too thick. This is coming from someone who has grown up with thick Chinese accents. It’s not their accents that bothered me, I don’t want you guys to think I’m some Chinese accent hating person. It’s just whenever I asked them to clarify what they were saying, they would get angry and give me bad service for the rest of the flight. This wasn’t just me because my sister had the same problem as well. Another problem we had was with our flight. We paid about $100 more for our ticket so we could fly in a new plane. Previously, when we flew with Air Canada, we flew on a new plane. But when we boarded the plane, it was definitely the older model. The seats were very cramped and the screens were really bad. Other than that, we did get to Hong Kong safe and sound. ^^

HELLO KITTY SKYMALL CATALOG?!!! SAY WHAT??!!! SOOOO CUTE!!! ^0^

Hong Kong International Airport. It’s so pretty with the Christmas lights. Every time I travel I have a weird thing that I do. I smell the city. I know you guys are probably thinking I’m crazy, but hear me out. My favorite part of traveling is when I leave the airport and smell the city. I bet you have never really thought about it, but each city smells different. It maybe because I was born in Hong Kong, but there is something so familiar and comforting about the smell of Hong Kong. I can’t really describe it…it kinda smells like a home cooked meal (not in a weird way). I highly recommend smelling Hong Kong. ^-^ I also highly recommend smelling the next city you travel to. ^^

Their license plates are so different from the US. O.o

Believe it or not, these are apartments and it’s not even the tallest complex there!

DINNER!!! ^^

Hong Kong is well known for their street market. Before going to the mainstream markets such as, Ladies and Stanley. I suggest going to Cheung Sha Wan’s street markets. They won’t be as glamorous and big, but you can find things there for a fraction of what you would pay at mainstream markets. I don’t suggest buying makeup products from street vendors, but beauty tools are a steal. If you are familiar with hair tapes; the usually run around 10 HKD at Bonjour, but at the Cheung Sha Wan Market they were 3 HKD! SAY WHAT?! O.O I also suggest just taking a look around while your at it. Of course you should check out the touristy areas, but real traveling is about experiencing the culture. In rural/suburban areas you can really get a taste and feel of Hong Kong. It’s a nice detour from the busy city life. You can also find some really great steals and yummy local cuisine. ^^ There is nothing wrong with getting lost every once and awhile.

One of the great things about Hong Kong food is how fresh everything is. Most people buy their ingredients for their meals the day of. No frozen dinners or artificial flavoring here. Maybe this is why everyone is skinny, healthy, and have amazing skin. Not only is a home cooked meal delicious, but affordable too.

A must do in Hong Kong is Dim Sum. A little travelers tip for Dim Summing. Most restaurants will give you a large empty bowl when you arrive. This bowl is for washing the dishes and utensils. Don’t worry, your dishes aren’t dirty. It’s more of a custom and precaution. Now don’t go vigorously scrubbing down everything. LOL Instead pour some hot tea into the bowl and give it a good rinse. I know it’s a weird thing to do, but trust me. You will get more weird stares if you don’t do it. You have been warned. ^^

Congee and Fried Corn Flakes. I highly recommend trying Congee sometime in your life. Personally, it is my favorite food. I know it might not look good, but trust me. IT’S DELICIOUS!!! *o*

Shrimp Rice Roll with Soy Sauce and Green Onions. YUM!!

Chicken Feet and Pork Pot Rice. Come on peeps. You’re in Asia. You should at least try the rice. *drools* One of my fav dishes. ^^

Everyone should try chicken feet once. Just don’t think about it too much when you eat it. I promise it will be worth it. ><

Steamed BBQ Pork Buns

Shrimp Rice Dumplings

Sui Mai

Soy Bean Pork Wrap. You know what the best thing about Dim Sum is? IT’S SO CHEAP! For 8 people it totaled to about $3o USD. WHOOT! ^0^

Dragon Center Shopping Mall.

If you do plan on going to Hong Kong. I suggest going in the winter time. Hong Kong is quite famous for their Christmas decorations. The 60 F weather is also much better than the 90-100 F weather in the summer.

Yes, that is a roller coaster on the ceiling of the mall. O.O

Pei Ho Street Market.

Pei Ho Street Market. You should definently check it out if you get a chance. ^^

Circle K in Hong Kong is basically their version of 7-11 (even though they do have 7-11 in Hong Kong).

I told you they get taller. OoO

I thought I would end this post with an adorable Asian kid. >< I hope you all have an amazing week. I’m hoping to update every week from now on…hopefully.

P.S. This is totally the second time I’ve typed up this post. The first time my internet crashed. T.T. CURSE YOU TECHNOLOGY!!! *waves fist at the sky angrily* LOL

Meebs

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

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