Waking up at three AM is not quite a joke, but I've managed very well. We were all out of the house by 3:45. All four of us. At the airport there was as usual tight security waiting for us, all because we chose a service from the United States. And the questions were so very painfully dumb.
'Did anyone put sharp objects in your bag without your knowledge?'
Well perhaps that was a clever trick question. Luckily my mom answered, 'Not that I know of...'. The ride was quite agreeable, they screened the remade 'Taxi'. I might want the DVD, the car chase was great. I had my Apple hi-fi headphones plugged into the jack. After the show I took a quick snore, and woke up in time to see an excerpt of the Conan O'Brien Show. That guy's hilarious! The only thing that spoiled the trip was the announcements that had a bad habit of cutting in at every orchestral climax available to them. The English guy couldn't pronounce, the Chinese woman sounded like she was educated in Alaska, and the Cantonese lady was the best of all. Cool voice, just like a DJ. Not like the English guy's poor attempts.
And wif dat perrfekt laanding by der Kaptan, on behalf ovf all United Airlines staff on booard I welcome you to Hung Kung.
Took the Airport Express, rather like Changi to Tanah Merah and Expo on the way, but this (super fast) train only runs for four stations - Airport, Tsing Yi, Kowloon, and Hong Kong, which means more like Central. Met our aunt, had lunch at a fanciful Shanghainese restaurant (bill came up to $130), and then came back to my aunt's apartment where I am now, and after we dropped our bags my aunt went for dinner. Two of us went to 买东西吃东西 买东西吃东西... Got a pair of shoes for my mom and me, and chewing gum. Bathing is an experience. The heater is a gas heater, and there's a cute round window where you can see a small flame glowing. Turning up the hot water tap will make more gas enter the chanber, and they make the most alarming flroom when they combust. And when you turn the hot water tap too low the flames just disappear! Irritating...
Sightseeing tomorrow. Be sure to check back for my update.
orchestrated by Renhao at 10:15:00 pm
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