I went on another adventure today, going to visit another library in the ‘burbs. It’s costing me 3x as much to travel to and from these libraries (over HK$10) than it would to just reserve the book that I want (HK$3.30) and to get it delivered to the library closest to me 😂 But I travel to these libraries for the experience, to see the library for myself and the neighbourhood that it is in. This city is all very new to me, so I use any reason to wander around and explore 😊
The library that I went to today had a really nice children’s section, so I took that opportunity to randomly go through the picture books and look for something that would be a good read for us 😆 I stumbled across this book:
It has Chinese on one side, and then you flip it over and you get the English on the other side! Sooo good! They had quite a few books in this series, so I think I’ll make my way through them 😊 There’s only one sentence per page, and even though I can read most of it, there is still almost a word per page that I don’t know and have to look up in the dictionary. So it’s quite doable to get through one book and not at all overwhelming. Plus the book has a due date, so it motivates me to actually read it and learn some new words and phrases before I have to return it! So borrowing picture books may be a good way to pick up some new vocab. It ain’t helping with my listening, though, which is my short-term focus, but at least my reading will continue to improve, even if it is at kindergarten level! 😆
And then in the evening, I decided to wander around Harbour City, one of the shopping malls at Tsim Sha Tsui, before meeting up with N’s colleagues for dinner. I didn’t get to finish walking through the mall before I had to walk over to the restaurant to meet up with everyone, but I did notice a few restaurants in there that looked promising. (There are sooo many restaurants in HK, you will never run out of places to try!) So I’ll have to come back and wander through the mall again another time.