Thursday, May 29, 2008

Friends and Fun

Last weekend, The Fab Miss B and her husband came to Hong Kong and spent the weekend with us. They were our first overnight guests, and it was nice to have visitors. Issues were encountered trying to find each other, since Erik and I were late due to horrible traffic. Also, I should have given more explicit directions. I tried to make it simple, but Miss B and DH were way too travel savvy for my simplistic directions. After a relieved hug and a few laughs, we were off on a fun weekend.

We walked around the flower market and bird market in the afternoon. Then we headed back to apartment to freshen up for dinner which was a lovely Italian meal. After dinner, we went to the movies to see the new Indiana Jones movie. The movie was a bit disappointing, but the HK movie experience was cool. The theater in the mall near our apartment is brand new and has all the bells and whistles. In Hong Kong, all of the movie tickets are advanced purchase and you have assigned seats--great concept. You can walk into the theater at the last minute and know your set is guaranteed. I booked the tickets on-line--so simple.

On Sunday, we went to the Big Buddha. It has been three years since I was there on my first trip to Hong Kong. It was very foggy, but it added a cool atmosphere and temperature to the experience. We enjoyed the vegetarian lunch at the monastery. Later we walked around Tsim Sha Tsui a bit and then bid farewell. It is amazing when you can spend a weekend with people you have only met once before, but never run out of great conversation.

I hope to see Miss B one more time, in early June, before she and DH move, however I have a feeling it will not be the last time we see each other.

1 comment:

Boxofbeans said...

Hello Amy. I came upon your blog via Dooce. I am a Chinese American who moved to HK with my husband in August 2007 and I am so in agreement with your comment on burping here in HK. Actually I left a similar comment before noticing yours. :)