On what I walk to see...

"Objects do not have any intrinsic meaning- that meaning is conferred on them by us- and that different people, and the same person at different times, may confer different meanings on the same object." (Hammersley, 1989, p. 135)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ding ding tram in Hong Kong

Because my visit to St. Paul and them canons on Mount Fortress killed my dear body really bad, yours having a lot of difficulties moving had to figure a way out to see Hong Kong yesterday-- with the solution- taking the tram to the far east on da town Shau Kei Wan 筲箕灣 to visit, and, taking the tram to come back to Causeway bay.

On my tram ride back from Shau Kei Wan 筲箕灣 back to Causeway Bay 銅鑼灣, the tram was jammed packed. Yet, I tried very hard to listen to the ding ding ding...

Despite of my propensity for tinnitus and auditory hallucinations, I think I heard it... or did I? 8-O lol

Above the clouds the sun shines

Believe me if I tell you that the skies are blue and the sun was shining today in Hong Kong or in Taiwan though others might tell you it was overcast with drizzles.

Roses are red (can't prove that).  Yet, the skies are blue and the sun is shining in the skies. I have pictures and clips to prove it..

Aren't them skies blue and the sun shines.

Friday, January 27, 2012

St. Paul and them canons on Mount Fortress in Macau

Been thinking about visiting John in upperwest side.  Yet, my biggest accomplishment today was I went all the way up with four legs to visit Mr. Paul in Macau.

To legs on the floor, left hand holding on to my cane while right hand pulling myself up by holding on to the handrail, where some birds went to the toilet on at point.

By the time I got up to by the Paul, my body was gone.

After resting for some time, so I thought, "Now that I am up here and the body is deemed to be in a state of a piece of crap.  Might as well go further up to visit Paul.

All that's left with St. Paul was the front.

After I walked into the door, there was the sky right above, which made it something interesting to feel.  I actually like it quite a bit..

Inside of St. Paul
Thereafter, so I thought, yet again, now the state of my body is not reversible in split second and it ain't like I live next door, might as well see whether I could get further up to see them canons in Mount Fortress.  Not to mention, body condition goes down south all too often, how often do I get to be in Macau? Not to mention, the trip in Hong Kong and Macau ends on Sunday, all that I have to do is to pop my pain meds and hold on to another day before I get back to do my physical therapy etc.

And, thank God, there were escalators going up to them canons though there were some more painfully inevitable stairs that I had to conquer, or to be conquered- more exact.  lol

Them Canons taken by my canon lol

Regardless, I made it to see them canons at the fortress.

From St. Paul and them cannons in Mount Fortress, Macau

More pictures of St. Paul and them canons

En route, many a fine gentleman and lady stopped by to ask me how I was since I was on 3, if not 4 legs, while trying to move forward.  I guess, no number of words could describe what they saw especially when I only walked but saw not how I moved myself... 8-O lol

Click here to view it through google earth plug-in.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

HKFA -- Asian Challenge Cup in Hong Kong Stadium from afar

Watched the HKFA -- Asian Challenge Cup in Hong Kong Stadium today... sort of... from my brother-in-law's balcony.

Guess it marks the first time for me to watch a game in Hong Kong? lol

Unfortunately, my dear canon camera is not all that high quality... hope you can find some little people running around on the field...

Central-Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System in Hong Kong

The Central-Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System (中環至半山自動扶手電梯系統) is made up of a whole bunched of escalators.    The entire system is considered the longest outdoor covered escalator system according to Guinness World Records.

I was really liking its design at the beginning.... because I haven't been able to do the mountain climbing thing since 2007.  The higher it went, the more worried I was about how I was to get down. 8-X lol

And, yes, buses are available on the other end.

The only problem... it was around the rush hour.  We eventually took the bus down to Central instead of going to Causeway Bay directly instead... long story.

When in Central, my dad wanted to take the train.

I went immediately, "No way Jose."

So they say... people have gone back to work today.  Thus, I will not and will not be able to do the train/subway thing at the busiest station around rush hour.  "No way Jose." 8-X lol

The peak tram in Hong Kong

The trip on the Peak Tram in Hong Kong-- going from the Peak back to Central.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chinese Lunar New Year's fireworks in Hong Kong

Saw the Chinese Lunar New Year's fireworks today in Hong Kong.

First time I saw fireworks in Hong Kong in situ and first time walking up and down the ordinarily busy street of Nathan Road!  (I am liking the feeling of walking up and down busy roads going against or along the direction of the traffic. 8-O lol)

Quite a trip getting out cause we were running around trying to look for an entrance to the MTR station that doesn't require me walking down for one simple reason, by that point, my body was mostly done and it only allowed me to do the horizontal move... big bad bug style or not.  Eventually, we figured out that you can take the escalator to go down to the isquare MTR station in the basement.

Yes, none of the escalators goes directly to the ground level.  Not even exit A as indicated in the map inside of the station. The only place you can enter or exit the MTR Tsim Sha Tsui station (尖沙咀站) without having to walk up and down them stairs is by going through the i Square entrance/exit.

Hope this helps.

Following is the clip I took for the Chinese Lunar New Year's fireworks in Hong Kong tonight.  If it is too long, feel free to skip to the end of the clip for the grand finale.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hong Kong Chinese Lunar New Year Parade 2012

A long trip in life it took for me to get to see this parade.

Gotta share with ya.

Hong Kong Chinese Lunar New Year Parade 2012 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Chinese New Year's Eve dinner (2012)

My Chinese New Year's Eve dinner (2012) at the restaurant 豐竹 (Affluent Kitchen) in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, tonight.

All the weights I have been trying to lose for the past few months are back in place these past week or so... especially after this meal. 8-O 8-X lol

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Times square- HongKong

Got back to Times square today-- already? 8-O

... yet, for the first time.  Times Square in Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣), Hong Kong.

So they say, this area is equivalent to 西門町 (Ximending) in Taipei where young people hang.

Sorry, the white dots weren't no snow.  They were either the rain drops or dusts on the lens of my dear grandpa canon camera.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Against the traffic

Although nowadays, I have switched the MO in my life to go with the flow and the flow only while stay low and lower in all capacity, somehow the opportunity opened up for me to walk on one of the busiest street in Taiwan and against the traffic.

Ain't like yours truly is suicidal.  Rather, because of a parade, the ordinarily more than busy Zhongxiao East road was closed down and became pedestrian friendly. Thus, even yours cripple got to walk on the busiest street in my ordinary two speed, slow and stop-- against the traffic.

And, guess it's only when I simply go with the flow am I authorized to go against the stream?  8-O lol

And, yes, the clips were taken with da canon camera that really can handle good beatings... 8-O lol