Slightly off the tourist track

We went to the Yamataka Seafood Market in Wan Chai today. I can’t believe we hadn’t heard of this place until quite recently. Food wise, it’s as close you can get to being in Japan without actually going. They have a supermarket for Japanese groceries, and also a few food outlets. And the Market also has an awesome view, looking out across Victoria Harbour. Service was also really good, for HK standards. It was such a good experience. It also wasn’t very busy, I assume because there’s a lot of construction happening in the area, and it’s not so easy to get to. But we’ll definitely be going back! Totally worth the trek! 😆

The Seafood Market is right above the Wan Chai ferry pier, so we just caught a ferry from there over to Tsim Sha Tsui, on the other side of Victoria Harbour. From there, we caught the train to Sham Shui Po and visited the computer centre there. The computer centre there makes the one in Wan Chai seem really small! And the number of people there is also way more than in Wan Chai. It’s Wan Chai on steroids 😆 So I’d definitely recommend the Sham Shui Po one if anyone needs anything computer related! It’s not quite as tourist friendly (although HK tourism has been advertising Sham Shui Po a bit lately), and a bit farther out from where tourists would normally stay when they’re in HK, but it may be worth a visit even if just to experience the craziness of HK! 😆

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I stayed home all day, didn’t really do much at all. We got the home office somewhat sorted, so it’s starting to look a bit more presentable now. Not long to go before the New Year!

I watched a few more episodes of Lover’s Lies, and then chatted online to family and friends about tv and movies to watch. Here are a few of their ideas, in case you’re interested.

Sneaky Pete – tv series: crime, drama

A Star is Born – movie: drama, romance (musical)

Mother! – movie: drama, horror, mystery

The Purge series – movies: action, horror, thriller

I think I’ll stick to just the first two, thanks 😆 Horror movies are definitely not my thing!

Maybe we’ll just stay home and watch tv tomorrow, to finish off 2018. We are so boring 😂 Plus it’s so cold, we don’t feel like doing much at all! 10°C is cold for us. I much preferred my 30°+ weather in SG!

Oh speaking of weather, I found this app recently, What the Forecast?!!, and I absolutely love it. It’s got sass, and I find its comments absolutely hilarious. Here is the current page for HK.

You can set the profanity level: none, some or on. I have it set to on, obviously 😂 It’s much more entertaining that way 😊

But it’s our first NYE in HK, so part of me wants to brave the bajillion people who will no doubt be out tomorrow to watch the fireworks along the harbour. Maybe we’ll do that: just plonk ourselves somewhere along the harbour and freeze to death while we wait for the fireworks 🎆🎇 You can probably tell just how excited I am about this idea 😂