19/10/2013

Hong Kong: Part 2

Growing up, Disneyland was a place I didn't dare to ask to go. Taking a vacation just because I wanted to seemed unreasonable and since no one else in my family really enjoyed rides, it was never made a priority to go. "Never?!" was the response I got when I told my daycare friends, my hair dresser or anyone else who asked if I've never been to the place "where dreams come true". As I got older I made it a goal to go at least once in my life and Hong Kong was the excellent opportunity to go. "But that's the worst one," is what I got when I told people about my plans and that did make me a bit sad but I had to go either way! I made it a life goal! So I did it. I went to the HK Disneyland...and I liked it! There is a little bit a magic in a place like Disneyland. Everything is so grande and made into a show. Even at 21 (at the time) it made me happy. I'm not going to lie and say I didn't get excited to see Mickey Mouse or the Disney Princesses wave my way. :)

The day we went to Disneyland was also one of the only clear days we had in HK and we rushed to catch the cable car to the Ngong Ping. We had just enough time to make it to the top, wander a bit and take the last bus down. The cable car was something we didn't have when I left HK for Canada so it made sense to at least try it. The problem was I'm terrified of heights so spent the 30+ min ride preoccupying myself by eating my curry fishballs or viewing everything outside through my camera or phone. Anything but actually looking out of the window... I remember the picture the site photographer took of my family before the ride. I was smiling on the outside but inside I wanted to cry. We later bought that picture in tacky snowglobe form and it now sits in my living room.

By the time we got to the top, the stairs that reached the Big Buddha was already closed and the stores near by were preparing to close too. For me, this was the perfect time to go because all the other tourists were either gone or leaving and I could photograph the place to my hearts content. It was so nice up there...thinking about it now makes me want to go back. I'll be showing more of those photos in my next update!

1 comment:

  1. I love this post so much. Disneyland in Hong Kong brings back so many good memories of my early teenage years even though the rides weren't even the least bit thrilling :P I just love HK in general. And wow, you're lucky you got to the Big Buddha when the sky was clear! I think we went during typhoon weather so it wasn't that exciting at all haha.

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The name "sojoo" roots from "this is so Joany". Somehow in my convoluted thoughts, the name makes sense. On this blog you will find a collection of photos from my every day life. Hope you enjoy and stay for a little while.