it’s been a hectic month. i moved multiple times, from city to city, from apartment to apartment, and in less than one month i’m going to have to move again. i think i may have a tiny bit of insomnia because it always takes me forever to fall asleep these days, my brain just wont shut down when i tell it to. what is happening to me? ok, i won’t subject you to more of my doom and gloom… watch some food porn instead!
Posted on 03/11/2010 in: Leisure, Travels ✈|Comments Off on horse racing at happy valley ✈
hong kong horse racing season runs from september through july (it’s too hot in the summer). there are generally two or three meets a week, with weekend day races at the course in shatin, and wednesday night races at the smaller course in happy valley.
we went to the race on wednesday night at happy valley (HKD$10 to get in, you can use the octopus card). there you see people with newspapers in hand, groups of investment bankers, with their ties loosened, holding pints. the excitement was infectious! we bought once, based on statistics and the name of the horse lol. but then of course he or she didn’t win. overall it was an incredible experience. if you have never been to the hong kong jockey club racetrack then you should definitely go.
i was in macau for one day. it’s such a great place to visit, there were just so many things to appreciate in the small alleyways and winding passages. it made me think about the time i spent in greece. sorry. nostalgia is never pleasant for anyone except for the party involved. anyways, it’s interesting how the old and the new come together in macau, the contrast really makes you wonder how the locals deal with it.
i live in vancouver and taipei. i love guitar and roadtrips. sunshine and the beach. cupcakes and coffee. indie music and foreign films. i want to scuba dive at the great barrier reef and speak french in paris.