This vacation has been a unique experience for me, mostly because of mobile technology within my palm. For the first time, I am updating my whereabouts via Twitter and Facebook so that you people can get my latest status and photos.
And for those that missed my tweets, here's a chronological compilation over the past 5 days, plus additional footage (hahaha sounds like I'm marketing some "special edition" or "best compilation" or sorts).
Day 1, 26 Nov 2009
- 5.30am, i'm up, and so is the coffee shop.
Queueing to check-in manually at T1 Row 1. The self service counter is buggy, cannot process our e-tickets.
In the queue, i see everyone's irritated faces, and it really spoils the whole vacation experience for me. Flight is overbooked. The staff requested us to volunteer for the next flight at 1010hrs with compensation. We agreed n now processing.
For the inconveniences, we were compensated with S$90 cash and US$75 in-flight vouchers. Each. On top of that, they gave us breakfast vouchers to consume at the cafeteria. But the vouchers wrote for 5 pax, and the cashier lady so cute She insisted that we utilise the full value, even if it means take-away. And so we ordered an American breakfast, 2 croissant, 2 coffees - ...1 tea, 2 mineral waters, 1 fruit punch, 1 can drink. Total worth about $33. And here's the photo of it all. Of all places, i found the SD card reader i've been looking for, in the airport duty free electronics shop. Just boarded the Cathay Pacific plane. Over and out, Singapore! Live reporting from Kowloon, Hong Kong!!! Got my unlimited data pack activated. China Mobile doesn't have a strong 3G network, now connected on low bandwidth and can't open too many connections on the phone. Bleah.
- Ingenious shop name! Can read front to back. - A magnificent view of the skyline! Great xmas lights!!!!
Here's another shot on the Samsung ST550.
HK weather was around 20s degree. The breeze is rather chilling but not freezing. If there is no wind you could comfortably walk around with a t-shirt. But it is a must to carry a windbreaker just in case of sudden climate changes.
From there, we walked to Hankow Road where the ESPRIT outlet was, and dropped by HMV to get "The Very Best of Enya" CD+DVD album.
- My newest enya compilation CD album, bought only becoz of the DVD music videos included.
I already had a bootleg Enya DVD years back, but this album contains new music videos. I didn't like the track selections. Actually, the track listing is different from the CD-only version, very puzzling why Warner Music did that. This is the first compilation album I bought of Enya. I had all her studio albums and a dozen of her singles, meticulously collected to avoid duplicates, as many of her singles contain unreleased tracks.
After a quick shopping spree, we headed back to hotel and had a good rest in preparation for the next day trip to Macau, which I will continue in my next blog entry.
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