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 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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Day 5 – Hong Kong

Today was a very adventurous day.

My cousin Jeff essentially became our tour guide for most of this trip and I can’t thank him enough for his patience! He took us to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. We took the scenic route where we climbed up some steep hills to get there but it was still a lot of fun when you’re adventuring with cousins you haven’t seen in a few years.

Afterwards, we went and explored “old Hong Kong” alleyways – LOTS of downhill stairs – much to my cousin Peter’s “enjoyment”. I’m just thankful my knee didn’t give out during that whole time! Continue reading

DAY 4 – Hong Kong

Today I decided to join my parents, older sister, brother-in-law, and nephew — and i’m returning to the place where I got lost as a child….OCEAN PARK!

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BEHIND THE SCENES: 13 MILES MOVIE – YVR AIRPORT

We filmed at a small airport next to the main YVR airport.  It wasn’t too crowded and there weren’t many signs or billboards anywhere! Making it the perfect airport location to film.

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BEHIND THE SCENES: 13 MILES MOVIE – HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

Today was one of those days where the night felt like it was never going to end… and when it did you had to work your day job right afterwards. It was a full-on 32 hour day for me.


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BEHIND THE SCENES: 13 MILES MOVIE – THE CHIEF

It was just a small crew this time.

I struggled climbing up all those stairs because of my bad left knee. I also struggled with trying to do 360 shots with Pooka. Which made me frustrated throughout the day among other things.

Overall, it wasn’t a great day for me, but what I could get with the drone (eventually) made me realize how much more practice I need with doing slow panning 360 shots.

-S

BEHIND THE SCENES: 13 MILES MOVIE – TRACK & HORSESHOE BAY

Today we filmed on a track, a forest trail, and then took a ferry back and forth at Horseshoe Bay.

This was probably one of the funner days (in the rain).

-S