My coughing kept us both up last night 😔 N bought me a bajillion different types of cough meds, both western and eastern medicines. I’m taking them all 😂 I just want to get rid of this stupid cough! It’s still hanging around, though, so I’m not sure if they’re actually improving what was originally a pretty shite situation, or if they’re just not doing anything at all 😔
I was thinking of going to HK Zoo this afternoon before going for dinner, so I googled to see how long people say it would take to walk through the zoo, to see if we had enough time to walk through it before dinner. I found a blog post that started off with this:
“Hong Kong Zoo is, quite frankly, small and largely unimpressive. While there are a handful of blockbuster animals such as primates and alligators, most of the crowd pleasers are missing; there are no lions, elephants or giraffes. If you’re prepared for the lack of animals, the park grounds are attractive enough and can make for a very decent half-day out. If not, head to Ocean Park.”
It goes on to say to think more of it as a park rather than a zoo, which is more in line with its admission fee: it is free. I’m glad I read this before heading over there and being terribly disappointed with the lack of animals! So if even Ocean Park isn’t a fully-fledged zoo, does that mean HK doesn’t have one?? That’s rather disappointing.
In any case, we didn’t make it to HK Zoo: we took a nap instead, as we were both quite tired from our lack of sleep last night, with my coughing keeping both of us up 😔
We did make it to dinner, though 😅 We went to Chaiwala, an Indian fusion restaurant in Central, which was really nice! We’d definitely take friends or family there if they’re into their Indian food – and are ok with fusion. It’s got a pretty funky atmosphere, and the food was really nice. And not too spicy! I was a bit concerned with the spicyness of the food, especially given my stupid cough, as spicy foods would just aggravate it 😒 But it actually wasn’t too bad at all. Maybe it was the “fusion” bit that made it less so 😆
We finished the evening off with Thor: The Dark World. Not my favourite, but it wasn’t terrible. I’m going to make a few comments re the movie, which might be spoilers for some people, so if you don’t wish to read anything about the movie, then you can stop here 🛑
There was a shot taken up high of some area in London, and I was like, “Ooh, that’s a pretty area! I want to go there!” And N goes, “That’s Greenwich, we walked down that path!” Ah yes. Yes, we did 😂 I just didn’t see the aerial view at the time. It is very pretty indeed 😊
Having said that, though, most of the movie is out of planet Earth, which I don’t really enjoy. I prefer it when the superheroes are doing stuff on Earth and interacting with humans, rather than fighting aliens in other realms. Not sure why I even have this preference, but I do, so I didn’t enjoy the movie as much as I would’ve liked. Plus I’m not a fan of the Chris Hemsworth / Natalie Portman relationship. Again, not sure why! But these are my personal preferences, so ignoring them, I thought the movie itself was actually quite good.