3 weeks = 21 days. I’m glad that during the trip I got to see a lot of old friends, especially a lot of my girl friends. It’s interesting how the composition of my friends have changed since I came to Toronto. During the primary-secondary school years in HK, I had quite an even split of girl/guy friends. We always hang out as a gang of 8 – 4/4 girls/guys. However, once I stepped onto the Canadian soil and continued my high school education, I find myself always hang out with guy friends. I have to say, these guys are great and they are great BBQ/trips organizers – they buy all the food, set up everything and boom. Of course, I do help out. (Yes, I’m not the kind of person who would just stand/sit there and not help out… Or maybe I should have done that ;p) Another pro’s of having lots of guy friends is that you get to sing more songs during K.
Back to my trip… As I’ve mentioned previously, I spent a lot of time walking around and shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). After 7-8 hours of walking, when I was totally exhausted, I went to my friend’s place – a pub on Minden Street, called Cupid. Still remember I was in HK 2 years ago when it just opened. It’s definitely a nice place to have a drink after work or shopping in a hot day. At the back, there’s also a private room where you can sing Karaoke. During the 21 days, I found myself consuming a lot of alcohol. Everytime I was at Cupid, I had at least 2-3 cocktails. Don’t even mention about clubbing… I had like 5 that night, with a long island ice tea at end, which was quite strong and caused a hangover for a few hours in the morning. From what I heard from my friend at the pub, she said people from the North America usually drink more. Well… I do agree with that to certain extent although that’s quite unhealthy.
One mission of my trip was to try Haagen-Dazs’s red bean ice-cream. However, when I was in HK, Haagen-Dazs’s stores were already having a new promotion for the summer – berries ice-cream. As a result, I couldn’t find any red bean ice-cream in the stores. Therefore, I checked out the supermarkets, and finally got it from City’super for HKD24. YEAH! Finally I could try this “legendary” ice-cream (’cause I’ve heard about it so many time when I was in T.O.)
Since I’ve heard so much about it, I had high expectations for this ice-cream. As you can see it here. The look of it isn’t very appealing. I think it’s mainly because of its color. However, the taste was actually quite good. Not too too sweet and with good red bean flavour. Unlike most of the red bean ice-cream that you get here, I can see this one has more real stuffs in it. (although you can’t see any red beans here… there’s quite a lot if you dig deeper ;P)
But still… if you compare the actual ice-cream versus the one shown in the ad, there’s a huge difference! The one here looks 100 times better!!! Maybe the one I bought wasn’t fresh. -_- I took this picture @ APM, gosh… its cheaper from the vending machine!!!