FuFu Travel - Wanchai and the Christmas Eve
Wednesday - 24 . December . 2008
Most of the apartments already turned to budget hostels.
The main purpose i went to Hongkong was to celebrate Christmas there. So it finally came to the eve. I met up Ivan at Wanchai first for a quick Canon 450DSLR lesson since he is good at photography and his camera is 400D as well.
This street was damn quiet.
Is he finally decided to go back home?
We were back to the 60's.
One good place to shout off your stress and complaints.
Star Ferry - still the important mode of transport to Tsim Sha Tsui.
View of Kowloon side from Hongkong Island.
The Central Business District of Hongkong.
As the sky was about getting dark, i quickly started my second mission of the day. It was great to see and take pictures with the famous Christmas lighting deco on a office tower in a relatively close distance. Once the tripod was set, the three of us were busy for shooting. =)
Merry Christmas from SH Office Tower.
Testing one, two, three.
The Lost FuFu.
Tempting Heart - take one.
Tempting Heart - take two.
Tempting Heart - take three.
Tempting Heart - happy ending.
Got a call from Zoe. We decided to have our dinner at a Taiwanese restaurant, 8 Happiness. Through German, i knew Ivan and Zoe three years ago. We had a great time exploring Macao together at that time. It was actually our reunion dinner to meet and catch up with each other. Glad we could all gather together again.
The 8 Happiness Restaurant.
The interior of the restaurant.
Zoe and her boyfriend, Mark.
FuFu and his 3-year-old-online-buddies, German.
Sesame stuffed (pork) bun.
Fried dumpling (Yaki gyoza ).
Grilled mackerel (Yaki Saba).
Tonkotsu Ramen (Pork soft bone soup noodle)
Yu Yuan (kind of Taiwanese dessert)
FuFu was caught!!!
The food was so so, but we enjoyed our precious time there.
Ding Ding (the tram that only running on Hongkong Island).
After filling up our stomachs, we took 'Ding Ding' to Central, another mode of transport must not miss once you stepped your foot on Hongkong Island.
Towers of Bank of China, Standard Chartered, HSBC, etc.
The giant Christmas tree in Central.
Thanks god our matching composition of elements always leave us batch of sweet memories to reminisce. The formula of FuFu + Camera + Friends would always give endless surprises + special enjoyments. (FuFu + Camera + Friends = endless surprises + special enjoyments)
Not In The Mood For Love.
The latest Cantonese version of Twilight.
We once temporary blocked a lane for our own street fashion show. A Christmas Eve ended up like this was, honestly speaking, a damn superb special day for me as we only planned to see the Christmas tree in Central and go for countdown in Lan Kwai Fong. Pictures paint thousand of words and feelings, here they go :
We are gearing up for the fashion show.
We are model-wanna-be.
Nope, we are all Top Models.
The next FuFu's Spring Collection.
We had our fashion show in between Chanel and Coach.
Like the effect!
Damn too good!
Shining out in the midst of the crowd.
Central Tempting Heart - Ivan, FuFu & German.
FuFu - the checked style.
German - taste of the typical OL.
Zoe - the Harajuku feel.
Ginny - the very MK style.
Alvin - the casual look.
Natalie and Ivan - combination of cute and funky.
We rushed to Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) for the countdown as only half an hour left. It was jammed with people until we were asked to use another access to LKF for countdown. For your information, LKF is well known for its Christmas countdown as it gathers numerous of foreigners every year.
It's over crowded yet we managed to take this good.
We actually wished to have a drinks there after the countdown. Due to the crowd, we changed our plan then heading to International Finance Centre (IFC) for its Christmas decoration.
At the bridge that links you to IFC.
Ginny - my new friend of the day.
We have instant chemistry - eye to eye interaction.
The instant chemistry - the insidious feeling culmination.
FuFu and his Bond girls.
IFC Tempting Heart.
Survivors of the day!
Ivan and Natalie - what a sweet couple.
German, you are one of my best friends in Hong Kong.
It's time for light supper.
Alvin - he looks like Juno Mak, the HK singer!
German - she is still single, man what you waiting for?
Ivan - one true nice friend.
Ginny - a charming girl who could pose well.
Natalie - a makeup stylist, my new friend of the day too.
FuFu - a hungry man is an angry man.
My favourite Hongkong milk tea.
Toasted bun with butter and condensed milk.
Literally, the Hongkong office sandwiches.
It was a fruitful Christmas Eve i had ever had. Here, i would like to thanks Ivan, German, Zoe, Mark, Alvin, Ginny and Natalie for coming out and spending the eve with me. Heart you guys so much. =D