Friday, 30 June 2006

Hong Kong Part 12

I just had to post this .... I am really impressed with Hong Kong !!!!! Can you imagine that this building is actually a PUBLIC TOILET !!!!!!! Wow !!!!

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Nice little garden in the toilet compound
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A hefty fine for littering
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Voila ... the cleanest toilet ever ... and I did not even have to pay a cent to use it ....
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A nice touch ... the stainless steel handle is "earth-ed" so that we won't get a static shock with we touch it ... very very thoughtful
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There is a hook for me to hang my backpack ......

Yup so far most of the places I had gone to in Hong Kong have really clean toilets and yup there is abundant toilet paper .... :D

Hong Kong Part 11

Finally we arrived at Po Lin Monastery. The Buddha is the largest outdoor Buddha is South East Asia.
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The long walk up ... about 200 steps or more .... had a good cardio workout that day :D
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Sis exhausted from the walk ... me too ....
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Beautiful sculptures
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The walk down ..... duh .... it was much easier walking down when compared to walking up .... I think I burned like 10000 calories that day .... hehe

Thursday, 29 June 2006

Hong Kong Part 10

Day 2 in Hong Kong ... after breakfast we head over to Po Lin Monastry and you can find more info and how to get there from this website.

Take the MTR Tung Chung Line to Tung Chung Station (Hong Kong Station to Tung Chung Station requires approximately 35 minutes), then take New Lantau Bus No. 23 to Ngong Ping which is about 40 minutes.
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The trains are usually packed with people
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Take the bus no 23 to Ngong Ping for HK 25 on weekends and it is HK 16 for week days
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In the bus
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The roads are narrow and windy
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More on Po Ling monastry on my next post ...

Tuesday, 27 June 2006

Exhaustion !!!!!

Super zonked out ...... yesterday I was post call. I had 2 renal transplant patients when I was on call on Sunday. I had to stay up till about 2 am doing the roster for July last night...... still need to be re arranged and today I fell asleep while my friend was talking to me .....

Was planning to stay back to study till about 8 pm today after work but was just too tired. I just wanted to go home, take a bath, open a book and fall asleep...

I am really worried about my studies when I start doing my General Intensive Care posting in July ...... I will still stay back after work ... no matter what I must keep going on ... I must keep reading, keep recalling, keep discussing, keep doing questions ... keep going on even when the future looks bleak ... keep going on no matter what the odds are .... to hope against hope......

Saturday, 24 June 2006

Erm u read my blog ??

I just found out yesterday that one my colleagues read my blog and that her friend in Japan was the one who told her to tell me that she is one my blog readers ...cool .... wow what a small world. I used to think that not many people read my blog coz I usually just give my blog address to friends and family. I dont usually get a lot of comments for my posting .... I realized that some are silent readers...

Well thanks for dropping by my blog ......

Uphill task

Work had been hectic. I have started staying back to study in the hospital till about 8 pm with a group of friends who have verbal diarrhoea... I am hoping that I can absorb some of their knowledge while I continue my uphill task..... I have forgotten most of what I studied. I am trying not to be discouraged when I cant answer some questions .... trying not to let negative thoughts affect me .....

Each day I tell myself that I can do it ..... just keep pressing on.

I think work and getting up early and sleeping late took its toil on me .... coz yesterday I was falling asleep while my friend was trying to explaining the lung volumes to me and it only about 630 pm. I literally fall asleep in front of her .... duh .... so I washed my face, walked around and had coffee and guess what I felt asleep again ..... duh

Next month I will be posted in the Intensive Care Unit team and it will be a tiring and hectic one month. I had just started to get into my studies ..... hmmmm.....

Friday, 23 June 2006

Hong Kong Part 9

Second day in Hong Kong. Got up in the morning and looked around for breakfast before heading to Po Lin Monastery ..found this shop near the hotel serving breakfast at a reasonable price for HK 22 per set.
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Ying yong drink ... a mixture of coffee and tea...
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Char Siew Noodles
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Char Siew noodles with omelette ham
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My sister ordered bacon and eggs

Hong Kong Part 8

On the way back t0 the hotel, saw this shop selling egg tarts and chocolate coated peanuts ... yummy :D
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Snacks for the night
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Hong Kong Part 7

After The Peak and Madam Tussauds we went back to the Central MTR station....I noticed that the pedestrian lights were fitted with speakers which beeps. When it is red ... it will be beep slowly and when it is green ... it will beep faster to indicate that it is safe to cross the road ... helpful for blind pedestrians..... very thoughtful :D
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Notice the speaker
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Soya Bean Mocha drink ... yummy
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The MTR station is always packed with people
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Back at Mong Kok area...forever packed with people
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We went looking around for dinner and stumbled upon this shop name "Malaymama" selling Malaysian dishes .... well since we did not come all the way to Hong Kong to have Malaysian dishes ... we kept walking around looking for some Hong Kong delicacies....
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Finally found this Hong Kong version of "lok lok" .. there was fish balls, beef balls, siew mai, etc
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Found the Hong Kong version of "Guardian Pharmacy" same logo with different name
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Wow they even have California Fitness in Hong Kong :D