Posts Tagged 'Ozone Bar'

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As depressing it can be leaving the age of 21, this weekend has truly been epic. Starting on Thursday evening, Nat and I went to Ozone Bar on the 118th floor of the ICC – the Tallest Bar in the World. The views were simply amazing – the best photos I’ve ever taken, showing the entire Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and it’s infamous skyline, and the Kowloon side. What a place to turn 22.

On Friday I had work but luckily only had one workshop on German language to teach, so went for Dim Sum brunch with Joanne our CCC and Holly my fellow PC there. Joanne insisted on taking a picture of us Westerners with the Cha Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns) which she stands by is the favourite for all westerners. Here we are at the restaurant:

I shot straight home from work to get ready and meet the guys to pick up the Tram we hired for our birthday. Yes, the antique 108-year old tram lines proudly established by our British colonial ancestors played host to our drunken partying for 2 hours on Friday Night. We themed the night ‘James Bond’ due to our love for the films and the recent Skyfall release – Tony as Odd Job and Ian as Tee Hee (the voodoo villain from Live and Let Die) were big highlights. The party on the tram was truly amazing, not experienced anything like it before, major thanks to everyone who came to it! We headed to Lan Kwai Fong after the tram and had another fantastic night out there. Another highlight being Byron and I being interviewed by the channel ‘TVB’ about the Mayan prediction of the end of the world in December “It’d better not, I’ve got a holiday booked…”

On Saturday, to continue the birthday weekend, Nat and I spent the day on the island, mostly knobbin’ about the shopping malls, visiting some sights and getting a coffee from Starbucks (literally a day that had happened often enough in Manchester). Ended up wandering into the General Post Office – so colonial inside and out – and had banter over the fact that they sold action figures of HK Postmen – complete with sunglasses, post bag and gilet. Amazing.

Sunday Morning I was up at 5:30am to get to Disneyland for 7:10am with the Chatteris 10k crew. Overwhelmed to run such a race for Unicef and their good work, not made easier with the worst rain we’ve seen in HK since being here.  Glad to achieve a personal best time and see that area of the region. A brilliant ‘Only in Asia’ moment when some of the marathon runners stopped running to take out their iPhones and take photos of the big Lake and the views. Only in Asia.

After a good lie down and much-needed power nap, Nat, Soph, Tony, Adrian and me went to the Space Museum to check it out, down in Tsim Sha Tsui. It was a good laugh there and good to do another touristy thing again. The big dome screening of a film about Astronauts in Space in 3D was pretty good too. The geeks are shown below…

All in all it’s been a truly EPIC birthday weekend. Many thanks to Nat for being ever-enthusiastic and especially coming supporting on Sunday morning, absolute mission. Adrian and I proper enjoyed the Tram Party too and it’s great to carry on living the Hong Kong dream.

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