My oh my it's good to be back. It's almost 2am Sunday night, and I just got home from adventure-ing in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is an amazing city! It didn't disappoint and I love the character and vibe of the city. As much as I love Singapore, it can be a little bit too 'sanitized' in some ways, and Hong Kong is full of great vibes and characters! (I even got thrown out of a cab today, but never mind.)
The good news is, I managed to travel to Hong Kong very light. I checked in my luggage, a small carry on suitcase size type, and had only my laptop with me when I boarded the plane. The bad news was, I came across a Samsonite shop and I decided I needed to buy a big suitcase for future travels (my previous one cracked, and I'd been surviving on this small suitcase so far).
After I bought the big suitcase, I realized I had a lot of space. And, today, I had a lot of time, so I gleefully went to World Trade Centre because there was a particular shop I wanted to attack, and then off to Times Square at Causeway Bay.
Here's the damage :
1. 3 tops.
3. 6 pairs shoes.
4. 1 pair sunnies.
5. Really cute nightwear.
6. 1 big luggage
7. A new handbag.
Even at the airport I shopped and ended up with a Furla bag. God damn it. I wrote long posts about how much I hate branded bags and blah blah blah and then I end up buying one. But it was so cute! Damn it.
So I fell off the wagon, and I realized that I'm sliding in between two extremes - certain days I am all minimalist and decide I don't need these stupid superficial things, and then certain days I find myself like a person possessed in a nice shopping mall and poof - away goes the money.
I'm going to swear off buying stuff again for a while, although I foresee a little blip in the horizon - I have a Bangkok shopping trip with a girlfriend coming up, but we'll see how that goes.
I might write another post about this, I'm not sure, but one of the reasons I had such a nice time in Hong Kong was because I met my good friend David. We've been friends for 15 years and he moved away from Malaysia quite a while back, so I usually saw him only once a year (if lucky) or once every few years. To cut a long story short, I now have developed a much higher appreciation for good friends, good conversations and good vibes.
Ok, I have to wake up and work in a few hours, so good night world!