Greetings from Hong Kong!
I've been here for about a week now and it's been AWESOME!!! This is definitely a trip of a lifetime and I'm so blessed to be on this vacation right now! I've been with my family and relatives 24/7 and so far, no one has gotten on anyone's nerves yet (YET... haha). My brothers and I have been kept busy eating dim sum every day with my parents' friends, but we've also been busy shopping. I think we've been to at least 7 different malls since we've been here... in Hong Kong, there's literally a mall at every corner. Most of the big malls here are actually quite expensive, which I have no interest in, so the only things I've bought from the extravagant malls are basic tank tops from H&M (it's a lot cheaper than the one in Canada!). I'm more interested in buying cheap clothes from shady alleyways and dingy side stores. What can I say, I'm a thrifter at heart.
I find that my style is REALLY different from the girls living in Hong Kong, so everywhere I go, I totally stand out as a foreigner. It's weird... they don't even have to hear my sad attempts at speaking Chinese to know. Everyone just takes one look at me and starts speaking to me in English. Anyway, I did find ONE mall that I am officially obsessed with... it's called ARGYLE CENTRE (at Mong Kok Station). My friend Amanda told me about this place and how it has 5 floors of all girls' clothing/bags/shoes/jewelry. PLUS, it's so cheap compared to all the other malls I've been to! Since some of you have been wondering what I've been buying, I took a picture for y'all...
All these things (aside from the fitted blazer) were under $15 CDN, and most of them are from Argyle Centre (the cheap place!). Seriously, if you're a female tourist in Hong Kong, GO THERE. The strappy black wedge sandals were $14 CDN at Argyle, when a more expensive mall one block away was selling almost the exact same shoes for $90!
Shopping for ridiculously cheap clothes is fun but I'm excited for RANDOLPH to come join me in Hong Kong in a couple days so that we can do more touristy things and go sight-seeing. It's so funny, because my family is waiting and saving all the tourist attractions for when he comes, so in the meantime, we're just going to a new random mall every day. Anyway, I shall post some actual vacation pictures from my brother's camera soon... that way, you won't have to listen to me ramble about what I bought. There's MUCH more to Hong Kong than shopping! Talk to you all soon =)