My First Plane Ride: Hong Kong

The first time I was able to ride the plane was the year 2004. Our family is going to Hong Kong for a 3-day vacation. It was the first time I saw an airplane up close and as a teenager going up in a developing country - it's like a dream country. Below is the summary of what I remember from a trip that happened almost ten years ago:
  • Eating hot noodles in one of the small eateries in Hong Kong. They served it in such big bowls!
  • Having breakfast in McDonald's and was seriously shocked that they don't serve fries - they still have hash browns though.
  • I was shopping galore at a Giordano shop which was on a 50%-off sale.
  • Mother was asking a stranger for directions in Filipino - as it turns out the person she's talking to is from Malaysia.
  • Riding the cable car in Ocean Park
  • Riding the train which goes through the sea - seriously scary. I imagined a movie when the tunnel would collapse
  • Going to their market and buying souvenirs
  • Staying in a beautiful hotel
  • Cold weather
  • I saw a female student's school uniform with a knee-high skirt like Anime - in the Philippines, our school uniform skirt would typically be below the knee.
There you go. A quick summary of what I remember happening in HK. As a bonus (and an update), here are some photos from that vacation. My mom recently learned how to use the scanner, and she's been scanning a lot of pictures from the past.

This picture is us riding the very long escalator in Ocean Park.
I remember, Papa joking that the escalator is the ride.
In Ocean Park

Inside the hotel

Me, Hovey, Mother, and Therese in the
Hong Kong International Airport

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