Sunday, December 12, 2010

Back to Hong Kong

So I am headed back to Hong Kong in a few days. My main reason is to see Andy Lau in concert again and to re-connect with the many friends I have met through my fandom with him. The first time I did this was his last concert tour in 2007-08. It was my first trip to Hong Kong and I was frantically trying to see the major sites between concerts and get-togethers with other fans. Who knew when/if I would return?

Now this is my third trip so I will be more relaxed. There are still places I have yet to see and places I want to go back to but I think I want to just wander around in my free time. Pick an area and just explore. We'll see how that goes.

Ironically, I haven't had much time to study Cantonese lately and my tutoring session on Friday proved just how quickly I can lose my vocabulary and syntax. I was so frustrated. And I probably won't get back into form before my trip. It is too bad, I had been doing really well, but I will get back into form again. If not on my trip, then afterward.

8 comments:

  1. Have a great trip!

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  2. Wow, what fun trip. I saw him years ago in Atlantic City and he was fabulous.

    On my most recent trip to visit my daughter in Tokyo I visited some specific places and then just explored areas that looked interesting to me.

    I got an English language bus route map, planned to take different buses, make notes on areas that looked interesting to me and then go on foot and explore.

    Well, of the 98 Tokyo bus routes I rode one. I spent parts of a few days exploring an area I saw from the bus window whose height had afforded me a good view. Actually the area wasn't too far from where my daughter lives. Very local slice of Japanese life and fun.

    Enjoy your trip. I look forward to reading about it.

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  3. Welcome back (in advance). The weather is better now than when you were last year. Highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s (when the HK Observatory issues its "cold weather warning.")
    But note that most hostels / hotels don't have heating. If you need a little space heater, let me know. They really work.

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  4. Thanks Dave!

    Sbk, what year did you see Andy in Atlantic City? I was at the 2005 one, I was still new to his work at that time. You sound like you tried to be very organized while in Japan, lol, I am not that organized. I did a bit of wandering when I was there in the summer, riding the trams just to see the neighborhoods change as we passed through. And of course, I got lost here and there which I am well known for.

    Joyce, I am staying in a "real" hotel this time, so I should be fine. But thanks for the offer.

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  5. Have a fun trip! I loved Andy Lau in his new movie Detective Dee! I'm going to Hong Kong in February during Chinese New Year! I'm looking forward to hearing what is on the up & up in HK with your trip!

    -Pat

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  6. Hi Diana --

    So... how many nights worth of Andy Lau concerts are you planning to attend? ;b

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  7. Hi Pat. Thanks I will. I just saw Det. Dee, I found it a fun fantasy ride.

    YTSL, ummm, how to say this without sounding like a total fanatic, lol. Let's just say I don't have any evenings free while in HK this trip.

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  8. Hi again Diana --

    Teehee -- how about if I put it this way? You are definitely taking advantage of Andy Lau putting on such a long concert series then! :D

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