Meeting Mum And Dad

on Thursday, 6 January 2011

So this morning, I am meeting Mum and Dad for the first time in over ten months. I give them a ring in the morning and find they have arrived at the hotel. I meet Waiyi in the morning on the way to work and go with her to Tsim Sha Tsui. I then go and find the hotel. It is surprisingly emotional, although it is quite a long time. We then go and get some breakfast and the things I have planned, I actually realise are not going to take the whole day. First we get some breakfast and walk around the local area, visiting the avenue of stars, which I had not visited yet and was actually not very impressive really. We then got the ferry over to Hong Kong island and went up the Bank of China tower, although we could only get about half way up. The view was quite good though, and a different type of view of Hong Kong than I have seen before. We then got the peak tram up to the peak, luckily we all managed to get a seat this time. We arrived quite early, as we wanted to see the view during the day and at night, but still arrived much to early and had lots of waiting around until it got dark. We had some food at Bubba Gump’s shrimp shack, with a nice view over Hong Kong island and then looked around the shops and saw the view over the other side of the island. After a lot of waiting around we finally went up the viewing platform and took some photos as it got dark. Waiyi had booked a table at a really nice restaurant at 7:45pm and we were cutting it fine, so had to rush back to Tsim Sha Tsui. We are a little bit late, but Waiyi has told the restaurant and meets us at the ferry port. The restaurant is an all you can eat buffet and is very posh, with lobsters, steak, Oysters and loads more. Waiyi manages 9 oysters and I eat about three lobsters. It is a great meal and Waiyi and mum and dad seem to get on great. We have some late Christmas presents at the table and then head back as mum and dad are quite jet lagged. Tomorrow we will go to Lantau island.