last chance

i have underestimated by ability to procrastinate.

not been studying much for the past 3 weeks due to various reasons, but mostly because these two months feels like the last chance of actually enjoying my time here before the dreaded FINALS. which is in Feb next year after 1.5 months of study break + revision lectures.

so i visited a coffee shop with the excuse of studying there.

Kubrick @ Yau Ma Tei

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It was a saturday, so it was pretty noisy and contrary to what I was told, there was no WiFi.

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but i liked their concept of bookstore-cum-coffee shop. and they have a wide range of books, like literature from all over the world (Czech, Spanish, Greek lit?) and especially film books. There’s a broadway cinematheque just next door featuring many international films.


and seeing that the weather had been pretty good lately, i wanted to go out. pretty badly.

so last weekend we went cycling from Tai Wai to Tai Mei Tuk. the route was around 20km which took us ~3 hours to complete. the weather was extremely good (sunny + windy). the downside to this was that practically everyone was out; most of the time we were literally manoeuvring through the crowds of children + their parents + professional cyclists + random groups of friends hanging out together.

there was literally plenty to see.

we initially passed by Shing Mun River (城門河), while on the waterfront, there were some senior citizens singing, line dancing etc. the air was fresher and the skies were clearer. it was so different compared to the high paced, densely populated part of Hong Kong that I was used to living in.

but cycling could be pretty dangerous. i nearly got into an accident by coming to a sudden halt before turning into a particular resting spot. and the cyclist behind me was coming at full speed but thankfully he managed to brake in time. and one of our friends got into a cycling accident cause we were all going down too fast on a slope and she lost control of her bike which left her with abrasions on her chin, elbows and knees. 😦

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Shing Mun River

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some random resting spot

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Plover Cove Reservoir (船灣淡水湖) at the end of the journey (you may return your bike somewhere before Tai Mei Tuk or even at your starting point if you don’t want to cycle so far.)

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the sunset was breathtaking. it would be perfect without such a large & noisy crowd though. ><

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some tau foo fa along the way 🙂

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find out more about the cycling trail and how to get there here.


and then on another random day when i was asking around for company for nighttime jogging that i ended up making a random hike up The Peak on the darkest route ever via Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. it was so dark that we managed to spot a couple of fireflies. quite an easy and short hike but exciting nevertheless cause of the dark lol!

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will most probably be heading to Sunset Peak (大東山) this weekend with the same bunch of people! I seriously did not realise how beautiful Hong Kong is aside from its skyscrapers. well better late than never!

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Tom Yam Kung at a really really good thai restaurant just next to Ap Lei Chau Clinic! all before/after family medicine consultation/videotaping sessions.

Tom Yam Kung at a really really good thai restaurant just next to Ap Lei Chau Clinic! all before/after family medicine consultation/videotaping sessions.

waiting to ambush lieutenant Jeremy Tay for his midnight birthday surprise!

waiting to ambush lieutenant Jeremy Tay for his midnight birthday surprise!

Great to see kaykay in Hong Kong!!! Met up at the peak and then went for a drink at LKF xd

Great to see kaykay in Hong Kong!!! Met up at the peak and then went for a drink at LKF xd

the peak again the very next morning with qiuhong and her family! feel like a tourist all over again haha

the peak again the very next morning with qiuhong and her family! feel like a tourist all over again haha

with qiuhong <3

with qiuhong ❤

thanks Elder Sim for the chance to visit Madame Toussauds once again after 3 years! Many new additions to the wax figurines. Rob Pattinson *drools

thanks Elder Sim for the chance to visit Madame Toussauds once again after 3 years! Many new additions to the wax figurines. Rob Pattinson *drools

Jem's birthday dinner. what la these two juniors hahaha but fun indeed!!!

Jem’s birthday dinner. what la these two juniors hahaha but fun indeed!!!

3rd friend who came to Hong Kong in the same period of time: Xiao En =) glad to be able to spend time with you too dear sis!

3rd friend who came to Hong Kong in the same period of time: Xiao En =) glad to be able to spend time with you too dear sis!

Brought Xiao En to Tung Chung Citygate outlet & actually i bought more stuff than she did xd dad is gonna kill me soon haha

Brought Xiao En to Tung Chung Citygate outlet & actually i bought more stuff than she did xd dad is gonna kill me soon haha

Judy's birthday!!!! <3 <3 only leowong can take camwhore shots from the top haha

Judy’s birthday!!!!

blessed that God gave me a family in Hong Kong <3

blessed that God gave me a family in Hong Kong ❤

Gay Woo's birthday. Can't get any more gay than this haha

Judy and Mic See’s birthday celebration. Can’t get any more gay than this haha

Great experience at the outreach service for Operation Mission!!! Served Kheer (a dessert) and Pakistani tea by our extremely hospitable hosts Sumera and her family =)

Great experience at the outreach service for Operation Mobilisation!!! Served Kheer (a dessert) and Pakistani tea by our extremely hospitable hosts Sumera and her family =)

Been having a busy month ever since coming back Hong Kong! Had three friends from Malaysia who came at exactly the same period of time and honestly it was quite a tough job being a tour guide given that I always get lost in Hong Kong  @@ But that very morning when I was about to meet up my friends, God told me:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. ~Colossians 3:23-24

And God really gave me the strength and patience to go through those few days with peace and joy. It was really great time spent with my friends (two of them, Xiao En and Qiuhong are from church) and bringing them around. A chance for me to tour around Hong Kong too xd

But I also came to realise my shortcomings and weaknesses in terms of studying methods and how I processed the stuff that I learned. Felt so incompetent in microbiology bedsides and sometimes even during family medicine sessions in which I forget to ask the very simple history like tobacco and alcohol history due to the much shorter amount of time we have for history taking in a family medicine setting (6 minutes). Really really need to work harder. and more importantly work smarter.

Came back from a busy Saturday spent visiting Cherry’s HAP, lunch with Judy then visited LOGOS Hope ship in Tsim Sha Tsui. FINALLY get to study a while. Have family medicine attachment tomorrow morning and then lunch with Becky in Tseung Kwan O.

okokok. study now. ciao! =)