Thursday, February 25, 2010

More fun!!!

WOW! Hong Kong is great! Shaw and I got a good night sleep and woke up refreshed and ready for the day. We had a traditional breakfast....MacDonalds. It was nice. Shaw ordered for us in Chinese.

I'm just so proud of him. Although they mainly speak Cantonese in Hong Kong we have still run into quite a few people that speak Mandarin. Its nice that my little pocket dictionary is Shaw. After our traditional Chinese breakfast we went to the temple and the Missionary office for Shaw's brother Seth. On our way to the metro we ran into the Elders by coincidence. One of them happened to be Elder Crowder which was Seth's missionary companion. Were kicking ourselves in the butt now because we forgot to take a picture. Sorry Seth :( But seth, you will be happy to know that Elder Crowder received his beef jerky (from you) right there on the street outside the Mong Kok metro. Anyways, we got on the metro all by ourselves. I was so proud of us! We made it to the temple and it is beautiful. The missionary office is connected to the temple so we delivered Seth's other package to Elder Jackson. Shaw told them that he was Elder Carters (seth) brother and apparently Seth has legendary Chinese speaking abilities. I was so proud to say I was his sister in-law. Anyways,  it was nice to just go explore the city without any help! We're pretty much master travelers. I mean getting lost twice doesn't really count right? haha The other group members came in today. Man there are a lot of us. I got to meet the rest of our group. They all seem very laid back and ready for adventure! After our day adventure on the metro it was nap time. Man I was tired. This time change is going to take some getting use too.

We went to this authentic Chinese restaurant for dinner. We just started walking around and picked this random place. As we were walking past this one restaurant this Chinese guy stood up and just stared out the window at us. It was very awkward! hahaha Everywhere we go, they stare and try to guess where were from. They always guess Shaw is from America but I keep them stumped. Apparently I dont look American. At the restaurant I got some noodles with Chicken. It was really good but very greasy. Im going to have to adjust to the food. Shaw got white rice with chicken curry of some kind. His was really good. Just a side note....there is NO DIET COKE! I know! I thought I was going to die but at least they have coke zero!Anyways, after dinner we went to this laser show down at the port. I thought it was going to be this really extravagant laser show.....yeah, sure. Shaw said the music was like Mario Cart when you get the star power. I think that's a fair analogy. All the buildings on the port kind of light up and are synchronized to the music. The littlest blinking light impresses people here. It wasn't that special but the view by the port was BEAUTIFUL.

I have never seen anything like that. We are so blessed to be here in this wonderful city. Tomorrow we are taking a day tour and will be hitting all the cool spots I hope. I have made it my new goal to be as Chinese as possible. I guess we'll see!

Oh yeah we also saw one of my dads favorite restaurants, Mortons Steakhouse. So I took a picture for you dad! Eat up! (It's a little blurry but you get the idea)

1 comment:

  1. AHH, it looks like so much fun!!! I love your updates! Also, If you need me to send you diet coke, I will! Just say the word! Thats so cool you got to go to the temple! I want to hear all about it next time we talk! :)