Chinese New Year in Hong Kong (Part II.)

Shortly after celebrating Brianne’s birthday, it was time to celebrate mine! My sis planned a number of celebrations for me, including lunch at the Hello Kitty restaurant that I’ve been dying to try, a yummy hotpot dinner with the most gorgeous view of Hong Kong harbor, and ofcourse, multiple cakes! 🙂 Thank you Mims, for always making me feel so special, birthday or not!

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The girls don’t like going out too much in Hong Kong, due to the crowds. Even though we have the luxury of traveling by car there, they would still much prefer to stay home and play. But, we often end up eating out, and once we’re out, we would stay out to see all the pretty CNY decorations around town.

Love this pop up booth by Agnes B at Pacific Place
Love this pop up booth by Agnes B at Pacific Place
Family game nights are our favorite!
Family game nights are our favorite!
B & B cooked a delicious meal for us one night. The fried rice was inspired by their favorite fried rice at Benihana!
B & B cooked a delicious meal for us one night. The fried rice was inspired by their favorite fried rice at Benihana!
Our two lovely chefs for the evening.
Our two lovely chefs for the evening.
Visited my grandpa at the nursing home
Visited my grandpa at the nursing home
Dinner at Jimmy's Kitchen
Dinner at Jimmy’s Kitchen
So many cute CNY decorations around the malls!
So many cute CNY decorations around the malls to welcome the year of the Monkey!

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They sometimes get to sit by themselves when we eat out, and it makes them feel so grown up! :)
They sometimes get to sit by themselves when we eat out, and it makes them feel so grown up! 🙂
We got to accompany Mims to her ultrasound, where we "met" Brady for the first time!
We got to accompany Mims to her ultrasound, where we “met” Brady for the first time!
Love our time together!
Love our time together!
Ofcourse, we had to high tea at least once!
Ofcourse, we had to high tea at least once!

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Finally got to try Amigo with Prascilla and Louis who stopped over in HK for a day before their Boracay trip.
Finally got to try Amigo with Prascilla and Louis who stopped over in HK for a day before their Boracay trip.
French onion soup again!
French onion soup again!

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During our last week in Hong Kong, both Brianne and Bridgette got really sick. In fact, Bridgette’s fever spiked so high (to 105 degrees) for so long that we ended up having to take her to the ER on Chinese New Year. The doctor wanted to admit her into the hospital for one night to be safe, and so, that was both her and my very first overnight hospital stay (except for her birth ofcourse!). I was grateful that I could stay with her the entire time, to hold her hands and comfort her, but frankly, I was quite terrified and worried the whole time. She was delirious during certain times, speaking in rubbish and clearly imagining things. Quite scary to witness! Fortunately, thanks to God’s grace, she was released from the hospital the next day with a number of meds, and after several more days of rest, was back to her bubbly and energetic self.

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Bridge was so happy when her BFF visited!
Bridge was so happy when her BFF visited!

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Way too much meds for her little body!
Way too much meds for her little body!
Huge shout out to the staff in the ER and pediatrics department at Union Hospital, who were all so kind, caring, and compassionate!
Huge shout out to the staff in the ER and pediatrics department at Union Hospital, who were all so kind, caring, and compassionate!

The day before we left Hong Kong, Bridgette was almost completely recovered, so we had an early celebration of her birthday with her favorite Swiss fondue!

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Always sad to be apart again.... :(
Always sad to be apart again…. 😦
Thanks for sending us off Por Por!
Thanks for sending us off Por Por!
This lucky duck gets to go everywhere with us!
This lucky duck gets to go everywhere with us, and she even has her own pjs for airplane rides, haha!

Alan couldn’t pick us up at the airport as he had plans to watch a concert, but when we got home, we found the sweetest surprise waiting for us…

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Until next time, Hong Kong!! 🙂

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