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Malaysia JournalArriving in Hong Kong.
And for some reason a 11PM red-eye flight to Vancouver seemed to be awfully full, for a flight that lands at 2AM. It seems like a lot of people got off and there were a few empty seats on the leg from Vancouver to Hong Kong. Since Im in the bulkhead exit row, I do have the extra legroom, but its also next to the bathroom, and theres an odd stench coming from it already. For the entire 15 hours I dont even say a word to the man sitting next to me.
What happend to Tuesday? I survive the flight, watching a lot more movies over and over. Idiotic, the dubbing on Shrek 2 is in Japanese. I was hoping to watch it in Cantonese. I avoid both Troy, and Harry Potter.
We land in Hong Kong. I stumble off the plane. Exhausted, I start to wander around the terminal. I havent been in Hong Kong in ten years. Perhaps I should have stayed all day and explored the city. Oh well, there simply seems to be a reassurance to getting off the plane after 20+ hours. Ive got about an hour to wander around the airport. I no longer have a pass to the lounge, so I have to entertain myself some other way. I look at the typical mall, with name brand luxury goods, duty free stores and a cafeteria. I reach into my bag and pull out a couple of 10 year old bills, mumble wan dan jook at one of the snack stands, hand over HK$40, and hope that I got what I expected. I look around a bit and its reassuring. Yet its still like sitting in a big airport, and I overpaid for a bowl of porridge.
Ive only taken one other flight on Cathay Pacific. An ironic flight from Fukuoka to Taipei. I remembered it being okay, and quite empty. The trans pacific flight didnt live up to it. But the HK-KL portion was different, it was pretty empty. So I take up two seats.
I look at the meal, and for some reason even though served in the same
plastic ware that theyd served my last, for some reason on this
flight it seems better. Asian vegetarian. This time the meal looks quite
appealing. Siu-mai, and har gaw. Wow, Ive never had asian vegetarian
, usually theres pork, shrimp or both in dumplings like that. Not
quite gyoza, but I should have had my camera to take a picture of it.
Perhaps because this one was prepared in Hong Kong.