We’re 3.5 months into 2014 already! It feels a bit late to blog about our Christmas trip to Hong Kong, but I guess better late than never. 🙂 The overachiever in me was hoping to provide a lot of details on the fun things that we did on the trip, but that is precisely why the post is still not written, haha! To be more realistic, I’m going to let the photos tell the bulk of the story here…..
Bridgette was the flower girl for Lina’s parent’s wedding a few years ago, and we had also visited them in London back in 2011. We were so thankful to have been able to see their family again in Hong Kong!
That afternoon, we eagerly went to pick Brianne up from school, and the girls’ reunion was very heartwarming. 🙂
The minute they saw each other, it was as if the rest of the world faded out, including us. The girls started talking nonstop to one another, excited to catch up on the last 4 months that they were apart. Squealing, hugging, and kissing became a part of their conversation ever few minutes!
During our first week in Hong Kong, Brianne still had school, so during the day we would just peruse around and eat while Bridgette asked every 5 minutes “is it time to pick Brianne up yet?”
Cheung Sha is a very sentimental place for my family, full of sweet memories. When my sister and I were young (3-5 years old), we would go there every year with our extended family. Along with our aunts, uncles, and closest cousins, we would rent a beach house for a few days. I have the best recollection of my cousins and I just playing in the sand and water for hours. Being back there this time was very nostalgic, but the teepee experience wasn’t great. The girls loved it, and thought it was super cool but for us, including my 75 year old dad…..well, having all 8 of us huddled in an uninsulated tent that smelled like weed didn’t feel so good, especially when it was freezing at night and all we had were sleeping bags that clearly hadn’t been cleaned for years. 🙂 Still, I’m glad we went, because it was an interesting experience. Would I be back? I don’t think so, but I’ll never say never!
We took the girls to a place call Dream Come True, located in Terminal 2 of the Hong Kong International Airport. It’s basically a huge space where simulations of various careers are created. You pick a few of your “dream jobs”, go through a brief training, and then be given the opportunity to actually do the job. The girls picked to be fashion models, flight attendants, nurses, surgeons, and anchors. 🙂