4D3N in Hong Kong (part 1)

Hi peeps! This post will be as per the title - A very short trip to Hong Kong. 
My trip to Hong Kong could be said a sudden family trip, but actually not one. Hong Kong is a place  that my father has promised to bring me since I was 12. It's a promise fulfilled 10 years later! Kudos to my father for remembering the promise!

Here's our itinerary and the attractions opening hour:
Day 1 Hong Kong Museum of History (10am - 6pm) Hong Kong Science Museum (10am - 7pm) Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade  - Clock Tower  - Symphony of light (8pm - 8.13pm)
Day 2 Hong Kong Disneyland (10.30am - 8pm) Ladies Market
Day 3 Ocean Park (10am - 6pm) Times Square
Day 4 Walk around Sham Shui Po

As you can see from the itinerary above, it's a theme park trip, suitable for those who seek for adrenaline rush, nothing complicated.

For the first day, we chose to be more relaxed. So, we took a 14HKD bus from airport to Wong Chuk Street, Tsim Sha Tsui - a bus station near our hotel, after we bought the essenti…

I'm back!!!

Hi all!! 
It's been 2 months, 3 months to be exact, since I last updated any "useful", "real" post. Here are my excuses I have made for myself:
If you have read my previous post, you should have known that I went to Japan for 2.5 months. Too busy travelling and the lack of wifi lead to the no post during my whole travelling period. 
After I came back from Japan on the 16th of Jan, I was busy planning for the next trip to Hong Kong on the 24th. Meeting up with my friends, catching up on dramas and mostly editing of videos all lead to the no post. 
And so, for apologies, there will and might be a series of post on my time in Japan, my opinion of Japan, and a short post of my trip in Hong Kong. Maybe the Hong Kong one comes first, since that will be the easiest. I'll try my best to make it a post a week since I have to try balancing up everything - applying job, editing videos and the upcoming Chinese New Year @.@. 
This is yet another not useful post, but be…

Reasons for disappearance

Hi Peeps!
I've been disappearing for a whole month and guess what?! I'm in Japan!!! I will be in Japan for 2.5 months. Why so long?!
Actually, it's a pretty similar concept to what I was doing in Korea - VOLUNTEERING! After having gone through these 2 programmes, I realised the meaning of volunteering - doing something without MONETARY returns. In Korea, I went to a cultural exchange volunteering program. This time, too, is a cultural thing, but more towards hands-on cultural thing, for this program, it's known as internship.
This VOLUNTEERING internship programme is organised by Holiday Club which they collaborate with ICLS, the place where I took Japanese lesson. Apparently anyone who took Japanese lesson in ICLS could join this programme. However, in the first batch, there was one person who is not a student for ICLS, but she is able to join the programme with certain condition, of course. 
The person from Holiday Club has collaborated with a few Japanese hotels, r…

A chocolatey birthday

October 16th is my birthday. 
This year, it falls on the Monday. As I have to work on the Monday, the celebration with my family was done a day earlier. As usual, we kids ordered a cake from my aunt. My order this year was - a cake that everyone can eat. The reason is because my beloved grandma doesn't like anything that has the smell of dairy product. So, in the past, she didn't have any of our birthday cakes. I didn't really like that, which was why the special order this year. 

To be honest, it was the worst texture cake I have ever tried, but to see that everyone can eat it, I was very happy. It was the best cake. My aunt also fermented a grape wine to be opened during this day.

As it hasn't age for long, it is a little sweet and fairly easy to drink, suitable for light drinker. As I have the Asian Flsuh Syndrome, I know that my drinking ability is bad, but little did I know it is worse. A glass of about 8% alcohol content wine, have me threw up what I had ate ear…

Mooncake festival

So, last Wednesday was Mooncake Festival aka Lantern Festival. But who celebrates a festival for only a day? Usually one week, right?
My aunt would definitely not miss this event to bake mooncakes. She baked mini white lotus mooncakes with salted eggyolk, specially for us kids. Without the egg yolk, the plain white lotus moon cake is too sweet for me.

Last Saturday, my neighbourhood committee also took this chance to organise a small Mooncake Festival Party, where families living in the neighboorhood could join in the fun. A simple, Malaysian-friendly food was prepared by the committee. Of course, they did not forget to prepare the main characters for this party - mooncakes and lanterns.

I tried to take some good shots, but... no skill means no skill.

Well, that's all I want to report in this post. Till next time~

29th SEA Games Volunteering Experience (Part 2)

Continuing from my previous post.
Opening Ceremony (OC) It's finally the day that we were waiting for. All volunteers were scheduled to duty on that day to assist. I was not exempted.

There was supposed to be a briefing at 2pm. However, as I had something to do, I could only arrive at about 5pm. By the time I arrived, I immediately went to the gate our group was assigned to and had a little short briefing with my team. We basically guide the visitors to their seats from the time I arrived till the end of the event, at about 10pm. However, the instructions given were not cleared that everyone had a different interpretation. It was a chaos, but we tried to be flexible and did what we could.

Since we were told not to bring our bags, I expected that they provide drinks for us as per the "13000 Volunteers Gathering". However, they did not. So, we had to buy the drinks by ourselves. The queue was long and so did the waiting time for the drinks to be served. We, therefore, took…