After a good rest, we decided to wake up earlier to queue for the legendary Jenny cookies! Since neither of us had not tried it before, we decided to give the cookies a priority over the usual egg roll that we would buy~
We actually passed by the place on our first day and the queue was crazy! So we thought if we were to go around the timing when the shop opens, we might skip the queue a lil’~ But not at all! There seemed to be a whole kampong lot of people waiting there already when we reached!
The queue started from the train station and it goes in a zig-zag manner, so you have to queue till the first few then you would be given a special card to enter the shop ._. It was probably the craziest thing I have ever queued for and the whole process took us 90 minutes, which equates to 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES!!!
And this is the shop where you have to give your order clearly, because everything’s rather hectic. And they actually limit your orders, so each person can only buy like 5 tins? But if you are a PRC or can speak Mandarin at least, you can probably buy more. That was what I read online and it really works. (Review will be in later post.)
And this was like the longest queue I have encountered for Australian Dairy Company! –CRY!– Seriously, most of the time spent during this trip was on queuing! Zzzzz.
Attempting to walk to Yau Matei to take train! And during this trip, I realised that I can navigate better in Hong Kong than in Singapore, whereas Lyn, who is usually good with directions (in SG) could not make use of her skill abroad! Hahaha!
It’s also my first time at the 黄大仙 temple and I didn’t know about this place previously, until I heard about it from Ally! Apparently it’s a very 灵 temple and many people got their wishes granted after praying here! I’m not usually superstitious but I always don’t mind giving it a try 😛 Furthermore, it was one of the destinations that Bro wanted to visit for its exterior~
I was so excited to see this well with lots of coins inside and naturally, I started digging for coins as well because I thought it’s a wishing well! I never let any chance slip when it comes to wish-making…hahaha! I wish upon 11:11, fallen eyelash and every single shit that I can wish upon! xD
Yea but a staff came by and stopped everyone who were attempting to throw coins in. She pointed to us the rule on the signage saying “Do not throw coins in” and yet everyone still throws somehow…LOL! I guess everyone doesn’t wanna let any wish slip too~
And this is the picture that I wanna talk about. As we were leaving the temple, the closet cam-whore asked, “Eh? Did we take a picture here just now?” I told her we did but she still insisted on taking again -_- And this is why my face was so 僵硬 in some of the pictures – She loves taking pictures again and again at same place, with multi-cams and multiple shots! FAINT! Anyway, at least this version was different with a cute photo-bomber…haha!
We were in a dilemma of whether to go or to drop the plan, but there was no way we gonna go through this queue! The staff told us this queue would take more than 2 hours and we still had to queue again to board the tram after buying the tickets…FAINT~!!!
In the end, we found an alternative plan to go up! One of the nice staff told us that we could get a cab to drive us up at around HKD 60, which is only like 10 bucks in SGD if we walk further away. The private cabs near the ticketing office all marked up their fares by many times!
Vic didn’t wanna take the cab up since their main motive was to let Isaac take the tram~ So in the end only Lyn, le pig brother and I went up, while Sis they all went for shopping. Lyn could tell that Sis wanted to go up with us too, but well, it’s not up to her to say =/
Brought the 2 hungry ghosts for supper again and finally tried the cheese noodle this time!
You will love it if you are a cheese lover! I am not a fan of cheese except nachos kind of cheese, so I may not be able to finish a bowl on my own~ But I love the cheese balls!!!
Impromptu plan to visit the Victoria Harbour, which is near the Avenue of Stars we went on the first night. It was the best alternative plan for Bro to catch another night view of Hong Kong, apart from his Jumbo restaurant, which is damn far and impractical to go.
Back for a good rest before waking up for Bro’s last day in Hong Kong! He didn’t wanna take too many leaves, so he only wanted to make this a short trip~ Sis was also leaving on this day, but on an earlier flight, so we did not meet them. Brought le pig brother to try the 2 famous wanton noodle in Central!
I did not try this the previous time I came because I only had space for 1 bowl, and I decided to try Tsim Chai Kee, which is just opposite. I remember I love Tsim Chai Kee‘s, and I was quite sure that it would beat Mak’s when I finally tried the latter, even though it was indeed quite tasty and the wantons are nice!
It turned out that either we were a bit full from the previous bowl, or I was just too hungry during my first visit (or it was the spring onions…Zzzzzz), I actually think the noodle wasn’t as good this time! The soup has got this slight bitter after taste from the noodle which I don’t like that. Neither do I remember it being like this the last time I tried ._. Yea so in the end, the verdict is, I think Mak’s Noodle is nicer…hahaha!
Went on separate ways with Bro and Lyn because it was the last official day to shop, since we had a noon flight to catch the next day! So Lyn went for her toy-shopping while Bro went for his solo expedition, and I, of course went back to my favourite Argyle Centre to finish up the mall!
Chiong-ed from the top level since Sis said she managed to find some loots there~ The rest of the shops were mostly selling winter wear! Thank goodness I indeed managed to find some cheap loots at that level and suddenly I was afraid that I would run out of money to continue shopping! Haha!
Chanced upon Fa Yuen Street Market while I was looking for the shop that I found cheap shoes at previously! ❤ street market and I managed to do a quick browse before meeting Lyn and Bro again! Hehe! 冲冲冲！！！
Back to Mongkok and after sending Bro off for his flight, it was left with two of us in Hong Kong! And I suddenly became richer because Bro gave me all his remaining money! Muahahaha~ Walked around Mongkok and eventually walked to the Temple Street night market, but there wasn’t much to buy there x.x
Some street performance, which is another highlight of the vibrant night life in Hong Kong (:
Sudden craving for 炖奶 but Australia Dairy Company was too out of the way, so I decided to give Yee Shun Milk Company another try and it was yet another disappointment! Even though they specialise in steamed milk, supposedly, I still think the one at Australia Dairy Company is so much nicer!!! D:
Took our night stroll from Yau Ma Tei back to Mongkok again and we had a mission to complete before going back! We were collecting these stickers from 7-11 and we needed 1 more to change to the cute highlighter prize x.x
Stood around a few 7-11 trying to find people who threw the sticker away after making their purchase and in the end, we finally found a kind soul who 大方-ly gave us his sticker! 😀 Weeeeee~ Completed our mission! Hehe!
Back to pack but there wasn’t much to pack actually. Really didn’t buy much during this trip because it was a short one and most of the time was spent queuing as well. So did not have much time to really shop until this last day~
Happy with my loots nevertheless!!! 😀 Although it’s not a lot as compared to my other trips, at least I managed to buy quite a bit and I wasn’t expecting to~ Guess I am still more suited to shopping alone! 冲啊～！！！
Set an earlier alarm because Lyn wanted to get her roast goose before flight, but somehow I was woken up by an even earlier alarm…Zzzzzz. And the alarm owner – Miss Lyn was still snoring away, so I don’t understand what’s that alarm for in the first place >.>
In the end, the goose wasn’t ready and so we decided to go for breakfast first~ Spoiled for choices for breakfast because I didn’t mind the crispy Kam Wah polo bun too ❤_❤ But I also want my 炖奶 and yummy eggs! So in the end we settled for another meal at Australia Dairy Company…hehe! Thank goodness the queue wasn’t as long~
Gonna miss all of these T.T
Plus my egg tarts and polo buns~~~