Thursday, December 1, 2011

Things Have Been Accomplished

So, in the span of a week, I was able to accomplish three things that had been on my “to do” list. First, I was able to use Cantonese to help me order my food at a restaurant I frequent. Twice, actually. I only learned a small phrase, but it was enough to properly order the meal I wanted. What did I say? “No vegetables.” I had been having trouble getting them to understand that, and so once, when a few locals and I went to the restaurant, I asked them how to say it in Cantonese. Ever since, it’s been a lifesaver at more than just that restaurant!

Second, I went hiking/climbing with a Mexican friend of mine. I believe the area was called Ha Fa Shun, and at the top, we were overlooking Tsuen Wan. It was amazing, and the view was absolutely gorgeous, despite the fog. I’ll be the first to admit, though, that I’m no hiker or climber, and by the time I reached the top, I could hardly feel my legs. We didn’t go straight up the mountain. We went in a spiral around it till we reached the top, so that meant tons of stairs. Looking down from the top and seeing where we started, and being told the path we’d taken, I was surprised. The cars below in the city were so freakishly tiny!

Needless to say, the walk down was the worst part of that experience. My legs were shaking so badly that by the time I reached the bottom, as I stood, you could visibly see my legs shaking, and rather violently, I might add. No matter, the whole experience was fantastic, and I’m so glad I went. Being up there at the top, on top of a boulder, the wind was high and the sunlight was just right. It was just beautiful, and it felt wonderful, like nothing I’d ever experienced before. It’s not easy describing how awesome it was. It made me wish even more that I could fly!

Right after that, I went straight to Central to meet up with a local friend, and once again, I got to explore a big city I’d never been in before. We went to the top of the mall building and sat on the roof area, where there were fountains and changing lights, and across the water we could see Tsim Sha Tsui, and the lights that played on the water from the city were amazing! Overall, that day just went rather swell. However, one thing I didn’t fancy was the taco from the Mexican restaurant we went to. Let’s just say it was a miserable excuse for a taco, and a cold one, at that!

That next Monday and Tuesday, though, DANG I WAS SORE! Talk about not being able to walk and barely being able to step out of bed! Next on my list is to see the big Buddha that I’ve been hearing so much about, but that’ll come once I get back from Australia. OH! And I tried Thai food. XD That is all for now.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like so much fun. Those are experiences that you will never forget. :) Keep enjoying your time and take advantage of it all. I love you.