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Hong Kong 2009

This is seriously very backdated I feel embarassed to put it up. 😛
But for memories sake, who cares!

We, as in our family of 5 and my ILs, went to Hong Kong for vacation from 11 Dec-16 Dec. The children had been looking forward to the trip ever since they knew about it. Why? Disneyland loh! Weeks before the trip the Grandpa already encouraged him to check out the HKDisney themepark map on the website to see where he would like to go first. -_- As for me, I also look forward to the trip because I had not gone on vacation abroad for more than 5 years already! Worktrips don’t count ok!

We flew CX as we manage to get quite decent rate, and I figured we need not have to worry about check-in luggage weight and getting seats especially travelling with young children. I know I can always pay extra to get these but I’m just anal about having to even pay extra, you know? I’d taken no-frills flight from the States, they have seat number allocation also… so I don’t understand why these low cost airlines want to make us pay extra just to get seating. And since the rates (after add up all the extra fees for luggage + seats) is not a lot cheaper than CX’s promotion rate, we chose the latter.

Liam and I almost didn’t make this trip because the week leading to the departure date, L was running a fever which wouldn’t subside; so on the 3rd day of fever onset (that’s 2 days before departure mind you), I brought him to a 24-hour clinic. The doctor checked his temp (39 degC) and recommended me to bring him to hospital for further tests by writing referral letter. So, off we went to the hospital that night and got him admitted. Paed was called in and he ordered blood test right away. The report was ready around midnight; was relieved it’s nothing serious. He was only given one dose of PCM that night and the fever came down. Then next morning his temp got up to 38+degC again he was fed another dose of medcine. But after that the fever never came back pheewwww! So we managed to get discharged that evening. Afterthoughts of this episode is, this is what old wives called 相欠债. The illness won’t go away until you spent $ on it. See, in the hospital he was only given PCM, nothing more. Which was also what I did from the onset of fever. Sigh! $ for my peace of mind… still worth it lah. Guess how much the bill came up to? 😛

I digressed.

Anyway everybody was relieved. I had to spend most part of the night packing for the children and myself -_-“, and did online check-in and printed confirmation. Then have to get up early because we were on 8am flight.

Checking in luggage was a breeze as the ground crew led us to special lane after found out we had checked-in online. Had breakfast at McD before boarding. Forgot about taking pictures (for this blog ahem) because I was holding Liam. He was a little cranky after take off and didn’t want to eat his inflight infant meal; presumably sleepy as he fell asleep soon after and slept through most part of the journey. Ian, on the other hand kept asking me about the inflight games that I had told him about (I forbade them lugging along their DSlite on this vacation and told them there is inflight games they can play :P). Apparently no games on regional flights, only available on long-haul flights. In the end he settled for watching cartoon.


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