12:53am (next day), Chungking Mansions
First night = snacks and beer
11:45pm, Chungking Mansions, Kowloon
Bewildering feeling emerging from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR and landing yourself straight into the streets of Hong Kong. This is a very interesting neighborhood of puddles borne by dripping airconditoners and shadows, broken street tiles, and walls of cheap advertisements. Finding the guest house reception on the 16th floor was exciting.
10:39pm, Airport Express HKIA to Kowloon
Just met up with my two friends! We were trying to get pocket wi-fi but discovered later we were queuing for the ones that locals would use when they travel abroad. We decided to buy local SIM cards instead.
Hong Kong International Airport (Arrivals Hall), 9:21pm
Landed safely! Now waiting for my two friends arriving on Cebu Pacific 5J 142 from Manila. Feeling somewhat of a slight sore throat. This airport is massive and so… clinical. ;p
Onboard CX734 to Hong Kong, 6:56pm
Dinner is served. Chicken with Rice. The other option was Seafood Pasta. Ice cream and wine was also served. Finished up “How to Be Single?” and a 50-min cultural documentary about Hong Kong. The flight is smooth.
Onboard CX734 to Hong Kong, 6:51pm
How timely and relevant? “How to Be Single?” is my inflight entertainment.
Onboard CX734 parked at Gate D32, 4:52pm
Boarded the plane! It’s kind of a dated Boeing 777. The IFE system looks quite old. Reminds me of the 1990s. Plane is packed. See you in Hong Kong!
Changi Airport T1 Gate D32, 4:16pm
The CX aircraft (a Boeing 777) arrived late so there’s an hour delay suddenly. It’s okay since it’s a chance to quietly read the book that I can never seem to finish. I’ve also deleted my Facebook App. I hope it’s a perfect opportunity to zone out.
Changi Airport T1 Departures, 3:28pm
Checked-in! First time to skip the traditional check-in counters and proceed straight to gate after immigration. No bags to drop.
17 Jun 2016 (Friday), 2:53pm
En route to Changi Airport to catch the 4:05pm CX flight to Hong Kong. Thank goodness for office summer fridays! First time to fly between these two super-cities.
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