Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China)

With the Hong Kong trip finally over, credit card payments are fast approaching.

Oh, man. I don’t even want to think about how much I spent on that trip.

But the kids had a grand time. That was the objective anyway.

Raft3r is your typical stupid tourist who only speaks English and refuses to learn the local language.

As soon as I stepped out of the plane, I knew I was in trouble.

Local folks have fear in their eyes when you talk to them in English. They get fidgety and answer in such a fast manner that they almost spit on you.

There is so much to love about Hong Kong.

Food is on the top of the list.

Yes, Raft3r eats octopus. Tastes just like chicken.


Public transportation in Hong Kong is awesome. It’s quick, convenient, and safe.

Here’s hoping the Philippine government can provide the same kind of transport service. A boy can dream, right?

February is the coldest month in Hong Kong. There is something sexy about women in winter clothes.

Even my nieces wore ear muffs. They got complimented a lot in Disneyland. Raft3r played the proud uncle.

While good genes run in the family, Raft3r might just be the odd man out.

29 comments:

liza said...

Awww, sana you posted more pictures. :D Yan din ang p[roblema ko pag pumupunta ng HK, communication. Ang hirap tuloy tumawad, hehe. :D

Raft3r said...

liza, Might post pix later. Baka. Hehe

Andy Briones said...

The picture is too small. I was expecting it to enlarge when I clicked on it, pero parang walang nangyari. Ehehehe.

Is that you in the gray jacket?

Raft3r said...

andy briones, I got that pix from Google. Hehe. I seldom post pix sa blog - pag wala lang makwento. Hehe

bestfriend said...

hindi ka naman napagkamalang tatay ng mga yan?

bisaja said...

I miss HK. And you're right about locals not being able to speak English, even if a lot of caucasians are in HK. Even servers from McDonalds at IFC malls couldn't understand English. Abay, nilagay ba naman sa takeaway ang orders namin?! Grrr!

Tapos, nagpahatid kami sa Courtyard Marriott, abay napunta kami all the way to central - to Conrad Hotel. Eh, di ang laki tuloy nung taxi fare namin. Eng-eng talaga. Hahaha! Kaya it's advisable to carry a business card of the hotel you're staying.

Haaay! I can rant and rant about our experiences, but this ain't my blog. Hehehehe!

Pictures naman, Denoy! =)

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Kelangan ko na mag-Stresstabs. Hehe

bisaja, I know what you mean. I had my hotel biz card all the time. Hehe

Judayski said...

There is something sexy about women in winter clothes.

hehehe...

Raft3r said...

judayski, Paminsan maganda din yun balot eh. Hehe

Sheena Pimentel said...

OMG, you refuse to harness our native tongue :p Sounds pretty interesting. Hehe. I'm not "completely" back with blogging just yet, but I'm trying to write one line a day. So give a month to make another post ;D Hehe. See yah round =)

Raft3r said...

sheena, Hindi naman. Filipino rocks!

kengkay said...

hay ako basta tawaran pati paa igagalaw ko para lang maintindihan ako, hahaha.

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Naku. Magkakasundo kayo ni ermats. Hehe

len said...

You're right when you said that public transport service should be given much attention by our government. Lalo na sa MRT! haha

Raft3r said...

len, Natawa nga pala ako sa MRT post mo sa Multiply! Panalo. Hehe

bena said...

wow! you sure had a great time in HK ha! sana ako rin makapunta ng HK someday and go wild shopping.. as if! hahaha! welcome back raft3r boi! hehehe..

Raft3r said...

bena, I can just see you going mad at the malls in HK! Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

LOL so i guess english language proficiency is an advantage of RP to HK. i also dream of that excellent transport service. i haven't been to HK though. my wonderful blog friend roxy told me when i passed the boards i should celebrate and go to HK. she lives there btw. you should've posted a picture of your wonderful nieces raft3r. not a good boy this time. LOL. i'm sure they are adorable though.

len said...

May bext episode pa iyon. hehe

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Ayaw ko kasi sila ma-expose masyado, eh. Hehe. Although, the eldest is now a commercial model. Naks!

len, Tama ka dyan! Hehe

Andy Briones said...

^^ Good genes indeed run in the family. Baka pag laki niyan maging heartbreaker rin yan, ehehehe. Joke lang. Happy Monday, bro! :-)

the donG said...

"Local folks have fear in their eyes when you talk to them in English. They get fidgety and answer in such a fast manner that they almost spit on you.">>> hahaha... more photos raft3r.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Nyahaha. Hindi naman siguro. Mababait ang mga yon. Girls, eh. Hehe

the dong, Naku. Dyahe ako, eh. Ikaw ang magaling sa mga photos!

Jella said...

Denoy, dapat ata sumama ako sa HK trip ni Reina this month, problema kasi ala ako panggastos like you, hahaha. Ok lang to splurge on your adorable nieces, ala ka naman ata balak magkaroon ng chikiting of your own eh. (,") See you soon!

Raft3r said...

jella, Hep. Masarap gumawa ng bata. Ikaw ang takot gumawa ng bata, eh. Hehe

Wendy said...

Anong binili mo sa HK?;) Buti pa dun winter. Dito sa tin Feb pa lang summer na summer na.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Surprisingly wala. Gastos kasi ng dalawang batang kasama ko, eh. Sa kanila palang ubos na budget natin. Hehe

Theonoski said...

"There is something sexy about women in winter clothes"=. I agree! Love to see them wearing high heeled boots. Very sexy =D.

Raft3r said...

Theonoski, I just think layers are sexy. Hehe