Day 10 – Hong Kong

Today we did some sightseeing and decided to take the cable car up to Lantau Island to see Tian Tan Buddha (the big buddha). We took the Ngong Ping 360 cable car up and got a sweet view of the islands. Below there’s a trail people can also take if they want to do hikes. It looked like it would be a nice hike – if you like a bunch of stairs! But I’m sure it’s probably not that bad, I just don’t think my knee would like it too much. Continue reading

Day 9 – Hong Kong

Today we visited one of Hong Kong’s oldest cemetery’s: St. Rahael’s Catholic Cemetery: Roman Catholic Cemetery (Private). What you may not know about me is that I really like exploring old cemeteries. Call it morbid or whatever, but I just like the history you can find when looking through old centuries of tombstones. I always try to see if I can find the oldest tombstone in the bunch – but in this case, it was a lot harder to do. The reason we are at this cemetery is to pay respects to family members who have passed away. When you first drive up to this cemetery it’s akin to when you first see the Grand Canyon – vast and never-ending – going for miles. Continue reading

Day 8 – Hong Kong

The family split up a little bit today – half of my cousins decided to go and shop some more – the other half are visiting old friends – the other half decided to go check out this science museum that caters to children about workplace safety. Yeah I know. There’s an actual SCIENCE MUSUEM for this. Suffice to say, my nephew LOVED IT. He’s obsessed with garbage trucks, dump trucks, and excavators. It was a dream come true.

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Day 7 – Hong Kong

Today, I decided to forgo my usual vlogging camera and just stayed with GoPro.

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Day 6 – Hong Kong

On Day 6, we set out to check out a Nature Sanctuary which took about 4 MTR (train stations) to get to! It was alright. I mean, it reminded me a little bit of Swans Nature Sanctuary in Victoria, BC.
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SPA DAY + MOMS BIRTHDAY

This weekend I went over to Victoria to celebrate my mom’s birthdayyyy!!!!

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I take concert photography, travel vlogs, day vlogs, and sometimes, I do a bunch of random fun videos!

J.M. Barrie once wrote: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” — I’m determined to live my life as such!

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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR + PLAYING MJ

GUNG HEY FAT CHOY!
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

HOW NOT TO TEACH http://youtu.be/RCYhFiHIj2c

If you’re new here…I take concert photography and I vlog. Sometimes I make main videos as well. I (try to) post every Tuesday and Thursday. Watch or don’t watch? Things happen and things are said… so either plug your ears or avert your eyeballs, because it’s out there!

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MORTAL KOMBAT: MOTHER vs DAUGHTER

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

My mom decided to take part in playing some Mortal Kombat (**FIRST TIME GAMER ALERT**) against my sister Helena during this past Christmas…

This is their story… GUESS WHO GOT PWNED!?
Enjoy 🙂

See you Tuesday!

-S

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CHRISTMAS DAY + PLAYING TABOO

MERRY CHRISTMAS, TURTLE-MONKEYS!

I filmed a little bit of my parents, cousins, and the food. I didn’t film that much of my sisters and friends I’ve seen over the course of the past week because I didn’t want to shove a camera in their faces.

I also shot a video of my mom playing Mortal Komboat against my sister…so I definitely want to post that “gaming” video on THURSDAY.

Tomorrow I will be vlogging and taking photos at the Commodore Ballroom of my good friends and local Victoria boys: CURRENT SWELL and special guests: JON & ROY! 😀 So expect TUESDAYS video of that to be awesome!

I uploaded more videos from this past week than I originally intended… ENJOY!

-S

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SURPRISING MY PARENTS + DOWNTOWN VICTORIA LIGHTS

“PROJECT SURPRISE MY PARENTS” WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS! HUZZAH!

Took my parents on a date: dinner at Cafe Mexico, and a stroll around downtown Victoria looking at all the beautiful lights around town.  Including going to The Fairmont Empress Hotel and looking at all the decorated trees, as well as, checking out the outdoor skating rink. We then drove around Dallas Road to see if there were any more christmas lights to be seen. BUT THERE WASN’T REALLY AT ALL! Not even Uplands had any decorated houses except for maybe 3 houses… which was disappointing.

I discovered the next night that there are more houses decorated around Interurban (of all places, I would never have guessed!) If you ever lived or been to Victoria, then you will know where I’m talking about! 🙂

Honestly, Victoria is so beautiful during Christmas time, I never really appreciated it until I moved away haha

Happy Holidays! 🙂

I’ll see you Tuesday, I MIGHT put up a video on Thursday (we’ll see…), and I’ll try to vlog a little big of the “Thom Christmas” extravaganza!

-S

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