Monday, November 29, 2010

2010 Hong Kong & Macau

2010 Hong Kong and Macau

Back to Hong Kong for the second consecutive year! This time around was for my parents. Especially pops, who has not made a trip back in over 27 years! Although my parents were happy to be back to the place they grew up in, they feel that the sense of connection or spark was lost. USA is really their home and they stated they could never live anywhere else. Too much has changed in HK and there's no sense of belonging.

10 days later, my parents were itching just to return back to the states. We did pretty much every touristy thing out there: Lantau Island, Victoria Peak, Tsuen Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Temple Street, Admiralty, Sheung Wan, Lan Kwai Fong/Central, Macau, including a visit my parents old apartment complex, to my ancestors burial ground in Cheung Sha Wan.

Heading to Hong Kong 36 hours after the NYC marathon, I started running again on that thursday (3 days later) and managed to hog the treadmill for one hour every day; giving me a daily 12.8km-13.1km to maintain some level of fitness. This was essential, considering all oily and fried stuff consumed in Hong Kong! Hence thats why I was glad to just race the Turkey Trot on 11/25! Dude, it's great to be back in the states!


Blogger coach dion said...

Ran the Macau marathon a year ago!!!

9:09 PM  
Blogger chicopea said...

Wow my parents are on the same boat as your pops - haven't been back in 20+ years. There is hope!

8:34 PM  

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