As promised, im off to share some of my trip with you!!! it was a busy 2 weeks, family dinners every night. Afternoon im went shopping for either clothes or supplies!!! yup, supplies are a lot cheaper over there. I did a lot of calculating to make sure im getting a better deal!.
Lots have changed over the years, there are more mainland Chinese people shopping in Hong Kong now. They are flaunting their wealth over material items they purchase. There were long lines of people stand outside expensive high end stores waiting for their turn to go in and shop. it is absolutely crazy how much money they have and im still only talking about Chinese people from the mainland. The Chinese people from the mainland compared to the Chinese people in Hong Kong are really different. My aunt tells me that the reason why we see so many Mainland Chinese people in Hong Kong shopping is because the Chinese government is actually allowing them to be able to - i guess - "show off" their wealth or something like that.
I ate a lot of great food!!! ranging from American to French, Indian to Indonesian, lots of Japanese food too (before the earthquake happened).
I spent a lot of time with my aunts and uncles. I received many beautiful graduation gifts from them including a gorgeous diamond ring! The lady at the diamond shop was so nice she taught me how to look at a quality diamond, the cuts, clarity and the settings. I was absolutely excited. She also mentioned that most of the diamonds here in America lack quality and clarity but yet they are charging an insane amount for it. Im referring more to Jewelry exchange stores etc. NOT expensive high end stores. I say that because I actually have small diamond ring bought at a Jewelry Exchange store here in CA that my bf bought me and we compared the rings. I guess, its a good idea to educate yourself when buying an EXPENSIVE figgin' diamond ring because thats a lot of money!!! haha~
Heard news of Japans earthquake and nope, we did not feel anything. After the earthquake, many people did not eat Japanese food. You see Japanese restaurants completely empty! You hear Chinese people buying huge amounts of salt thinking that the little parts of iodine will help protect them from the radiation but some salt are not even made with iodine anymore. Many other Chinese people are hurrying to buy Japanese products before they raise the prices. In my opinion, this is absolutely mad because EVERYTHING in Hong Kong are all products from Japan. You have products like stationary items, food items, clothing, beauty products and many more are all from Japan.
hmm... what else... ahh PICTURES!!!! enjoy!