I decided to make this post simple since there’s quite a few places to write about! These are the places that we frequent, maybe we’ll see you there :)
Hana-Bi Sushi – Hwy 7 and Warden
- Top picks: Zen box 9 (dinner)
- Pros: Good service, decent portions, good price
- Cons: Freshness is somewhat inconsistent, tight seating
Korean Express – Hwy 7 and Warden First Markham food court
Dear High Schooler,
Remember that summer you spent at home, occasionally going out with friends and worked a minimum wage, part-time retail job that you took too seriously? Remember that chance you had to spend by the beach in…
Dear High Schooler,
Remember that summer you spent at home, occasionally going out with friends and worked a minimum wage, part-time retail job that you took too seriously? Remember that chance you had to spend by the beach in San Diego or somewhere much hotter…but didn’t because you had “work”? Well there’s 40+ years of work ahead and most of the time, your part-time job won’t be a life changer.
But remember that 2 month break you had that you didn’t maximize? The one where you just sat on the couch, played video games and watched time tick by? Those are the moments you’ll regret.
Last night I took a stroll with your boyfriend – yes you guys are still together despite the arguments (last week, you almost fought over a mushroom that fell behind the compost). I began to reflect on all those endless summer nights that you spent at home. Those nights where you stayed up till 3 am, can enjoy an entire McDonalds meal and not gain a single pound. Those nights that you didn’t spend traveling, learning, experiencing.
Drop all that. Those days will change. You’ll get a little older, a little more tired and have many more responsibilities. What you’ll have much less of is time.
It’s time you go on an adventure and let it all go. Be a kid, be a child even if you don’t feel like one. Enjoy yourself – I can guarantee you that you won’t regret it. What you’ll regret is when you have a full-time job, a mortgage, only 3 weeks of vacation and a family you’ll be saving for…and now you don’t have the time to get away and escape to the adventures of your past. During that simple stroll last night, I thought to myself, ‘if only this was 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have to worry about going to work the next day’.
Let me do the working. While I’m still young, I’m a little more ambitious. Let me do the thinking. I have a better idea of where I’m going and I’ll take you with me. You don’t have to worry about any of that.
So why don’t you just go on those adventures for me so we can enjoy it together in the future?
All my love,
Hong Kong has always been my second home. Well, it was really my first home. Born in Hong Kong, my family immigrated to Toronto when I was 4 years old but the sights, sounds and love for Hong Kong remained with me. After my first year in university and savings from my first part time job, the first place I visited was Hong Kong. And shortly after my career began, Hong Kong was the first city I vacationed. Once again, I recently returned from a 2 week trip in Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the city skyline never fails to take my breath away.
I’ve been a pretty dedicated @CathayPacific flyer and have had positive experiences – it’s important for a 16 hour flight! Their meals are good for what it is and I’ve scored pretty good deals on most of my flights. This year they had a sale on Valentines day YYZ > HKG for only $1200 which is a similar deal from my flight 2 years ago. From HKG > TPE the ticket was around $230. The seats were comfortable for my size and had a great selection of shows and movies to occupy my time for 16 hours.
It was unfortunate that it rained every single day that I was in Hong Kong but we still managed to do what we wanted. The weather in May is usually quite rainy (averages 13 rainy days) and around 25C (77F). Humidity is also really high so you’ve been warned!
As a tourist/past local, and with some help from @HongKongTourism , here are the top places I would recommend:
- The Peak – This location provides the ultimate view of Hong Kong from the skies. The view transforms from the morning sun to the illuminated night.
- Tsim Sa Tsui/Avenue of Stars- This is the land level perspective from Kowloon across to Hong Kong island. Each night, you can also see a laser light show.
- Hong Kong Museum of History – The entire history of Hong Kong’s evolution is on display with model adaptations of the past. What a fantastic journey to walk through!
- Shek O/Stanley – The beach side village is a short bus ride away. With the Victorian Era Murray House moved piece by piece to its current location, its like a step back into history. Sit down and enjoy a coffee, do some people watching and listen to the crash of the waves.
- Causeway Bay – Check out the hustle and bustle of this busy city with this jam packed area of shopping fanatics. Concentrated with Sogo and Times Square, it’s a shopaholics’ dream! But hidden in between the busy malls is a street with cheap finds and great deals.
While others refer to Paris as the City of Lights and New York as the City that Never Sleeps, Hong Kong, to me is all encompassing. Hong Kong is a place that has me going back for more.My choice for Top Attractions in #HongKong HongKongTourism @DiscoverHKG @HongKongsBest @HongKongPlaces #travel #ttot Hong Kong has always been my second home. Well, it was really my first home. Born in Hong Kong, my family immigrated to Toronto when I was 4 years old but the sights, sounds and love for Hong Kong remained with me.