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Our Quick HK Getaway Day 2

One thing I learned from our first day, pag pagod ka pala, kahit anong asim at tigas ng unan mo in spite of a million-and-one layering of towels & sprays of cologne, hihilik ka pa rin sa tulog mula sa pagod. After a hot shower while sitting down on the closed trono..

Kap to me: O kita mo na sweetheart, may pakinabang naman pala yung trono sayo? Nakaupo ka maligo?

Me to kap: Kasi naman honey, pag nakatayo akong maligo baka magkapalit na kami ng pader ng mukha sa lapit!

.. I fell on the bed & snored away. Pag-gising ko, umaga na. Time for another day of misadventures. ;P

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What we had to deal with at the hell hole: a cramped elevator, fighting for space with construction supplies & materials. Ya see what I mean??? Ang galing mo talaga Kap, let’s all clap for him please! :P



In fairness, 20 steps away is our ride. And my knight in shining armor carries my big, empty shopping bag, ready for my purchases, lol!

Because Kap wanted cheap eats all the way, puro fast food ang nasa agenda. In all honesty, I’m ok with fast food. If only it were not a battle getting tables & seats EVERY SINGLE TIME. Parang gusto ko na tuloy mag-diet muna at sa Maynila nalang uli kumain huhuhu.

Breakfast was a battle (150 hkd –masaya si Kap). Lunch was a battle (350 hkd – bumawi ako mwahaha). I shouldn’t have expected dinner to be any easier, and I was right. Dinner was a battle -an uphill climb (450 hkd). At dahil maliit lang ang kainan, you guessed it, wala ding maupuan! @_@



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Breakfast was eaten at Cafe de Coral right around the river bend..


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Because we are 5 in a group, it’s always a battle getting seats together. What we do is we split up -then just meet up afterwards. Sadness! </3 #FaMEALy



We went to HK specifically for the kids to shop. That was their birthday pressie. Their Dad & I gave them shopping money, they can buy anything they want, no questions asked (especially from their dad, lol!) So they were on a serious mission.


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Clothes & shoes were on top of their agenda.


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I was about to budge when Ate announced she was buying this product, but I remembered the deal -wild card. It’s just that she has such beautiful skin, I was afraid that it may do more harm than good. Hopefully I’m wrong. Clarisonic (Smart Profile US$265) is a line of sonic face, foot and skin cleansing & exfoliating brushe & skin care products aimed to help get clear, healthy skin.


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She also got a Gentle Monster sunnies in gold (US$285). Gentle Monster is a Korean designer brand that constantly develops itself under a philosophy of “high-end experimentation.” Tignan nyo ang mukha ng tatay nya HAHAHAHAHA! Gustong-gusto nang pumiyok, nagpipigil lang! ;))


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Meanwhile, my Babyson went on the hunt for shoes, shoes, and more shoes! Umapaw ang maleta nya ng sapatos.


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Kung saan-saang sulok sya pumapasok at kumakain in school so this is better suited for him as opposed to his other pricier watches. Seiko, ang wallet na relong maswerte! :P


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Lunch at the K11 Art Concept Mall food court. Like I said, it was not a food trip. The kids spent their money on material possessions rather than on food hehe.


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I love trips because Kap gets to spend a lot of time & interact with the kids. Back home, may kanya-kanyang buhay kasi. I wish we could take more out-of-the-country trips as a family next year.

Our 2nd day in HK was Halloween kaya may kaganapang ganyan. Jestoni, huwag mong buhayin ang bangkay!

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It was SUPER crowded, I feared we’d lose sight of each other -with no roaming! @_@



Ate‘s med friend SANNY suggested Pololi so that’s where we headed for dinner. I’m telling you, it’s really ALL-DAY WALKING. Pati gabi walang patawad. Uphill climb pa, parang Biyernes Santo sa torture!

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Went up the hill & through a very scary, very empty, very dark alley along Graham Street on hallow’s eve for this pretty lil thang! Spicy Poké Mix ~ 90hkd


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Pololi is a modern concept takeaway shop in Central. The first dedicated POKE shop serving traditional Hawaiian dish. 35-39 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong (852)27558099



It’s really good, and dare I say? Worth the climb???

One good thing from this trip is I saw the aggressive side of the kids hehe. Aba, pwede ko na palang pakawalan sa mundo, mabubuhay sila! :P Kahit si bunso. Marunong nang makibunong-braso sa mesa at upuan. Each of us would wait for tables to free up, lagi silang first honor sa pagkuha ng mesa. Even seats on the MTR. Good job kiddos!

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Kap certainly keeps me grounded. Yun nga lang nasosobrahan na yata. Below grounded na talaga ang dinadanas ko, lol!

Our 2nd day was a lot better though (or maybe because I got over the initial shock of our dismal lodging) having spent it in AIR-CONDITIONED malls with clean restrooms as opposed to the “great outdoors” the previous day. And since they have broken me in already with the all-day walking, I was more mentally conditioned on another day of torture. ;P So were my screaming & moaning fats, lol!


Homaygas. Gabing-gabi na, nasa mall pa rin kami. #ShopPaMore

2 down, 3 to go. Kaya pa!

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Aba lokong Kap! Matapos akong tipirin, may masamang binabalak pa??? Hello. Sinuswerte ka! ;))

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  • Reply Noel Q.

    Bwahahaha… laugh trip talaga ang hongkong trip niyo. I love it! Can’t wait for the next 3 installments.

    Cafe de Coral! Ang default breakfast place ng mga turista sa HK.

    Imperness, kahit street food sa HK masarap. Yan ang bumubuhay sa akin dati during the wee hours of the night kapag tapos na ang trabaho ko.

    November 10, 2015 at 8:13 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Aktali mas gusto ko pa nga streetfood hehe. Kaso hindi kumakain mga bagets ng laman-loob atbp. :P

      November 10, 2015 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Jackie Uy

    Traveling really strengthens the bond of a family. Mula sa hintayan sa paggamit ng CR, sa early wake up calls, looking for a place to eat (or sit down man lang sa dami ng lakaran hehe) :) Happy to see you all together Ms Jane :)

    November 10, 2015 at 8:43 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Haaaay Jackie. Sa dami ng pagdurusa ko strong na strong na ang bind namin HAHAHAHAHA! :P Epoxy levelz!

      November 10, 2015 at 10:07 am
  • Reply med

    Dear Ms. Sugar & Spice,

    You had me at

    “pag pagod ka pala, kahit anong asim at tigas ng unan mo in spite of a million-and-one layering of towels & sprays of cologne, hihilik ka pa rin sa tulog mula sa pagod. After a hot shower while sitting down on the closed trono..”

    Now hindi ko na alam kung bakit masakit ang puson ko – sa first day blues ba o dahil sa #hugot lines mo?

    Your Number One Fan

    November 10, 2015 at 9:32 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Mag-ponstan ora mismo. :P Can you imagine? Ganyang-ganyan din ang 1st day ko tapos makikita mo kadirs ang itsura ng banyo? GAAAAAAH! @_@

      November 10, 2015 at 10:14 am
  • Reply med

    May tanong ako: KAP knows how to surf, book and buy online? How did he find your flat?

    November 10, 2015 at 9:35 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hmp. Selective knowledge sya. Pag mag-email utusan ako. Pero pag bibili ng shoes & racket online marunong sya. Pag mag-book ng ka-cheapan marunong din dya. Selective! :P

      November 10, 2015 at 10:12 am
  • Reply med

    At may isang tanong pa ako: What did you buy at the kinky store? SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!!! Bwahahahaha!

    November 10, 2015 at 9:36 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I will PM you mwahaha. Baka hindi mo kayanin ang 60 shades level. O diba 60 talaga??? ;))

      November 10, 2015 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Omygash po ang elevator… Nakakasyokot sa liit. Buti na lang po wala may claustrophobia sa inyo. Pero at least po bumawi naman si Kap sa shopping ng mga kiddos at may pahabol pa na naughty moment. Hehehe… Interesting kung ano po ang nakakuha ng attention ni Kap dun… ;)

    Anyway, naexercise ka po pala ng to do, Ms. Jane. Pero mukhang masarap naman po yung kinain nyo sa Pololi. Worth the climb. At ang kiddos pwede na sa survival of the fittest. :)

    November 10, 2015 at 10:22 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Sabi ko nga. Now ko lang na-realize na pag nagka-zombie apocalypse una akong makakain kasi hindi ko kaya ang all-day walking! What more running & climbing waaaa!

      November 10, 2015 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Aretsuya

    Hello Ms. Jane!

    I’ve been a long-time lurker on your blog and I enjoy reading about you and your family so much. You see, my mom and dad returned to the Philippines to enjoy their retirement years and I was left behind in the US. I was raised and educated in the States, so it’d be hard for me to transition to life in the PI. Luckily they call me every week, so it helps me not miss them too much; but when I feel blue or need a parenting mid-week ‘booster,’ I read your blog to keep the homesick virus at bay. ^_^

    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I use Clarisonic and think it’s an excellent product (and before I forget, no I don’t work for them…this is entirely my personal opinion and experience). They have a variety of brush heads for different skin types and honestly, all of them are extremely soft. So don’t worry about it being too rough on Ate’s skin. In addition, depending on the device she gets, she can customize the duration and intensity of the cleansing routine. As always with skin regiments or diets, start slow then pick it up when you get comfortable. As far as cleansing is concerned, I feel that I get a gentler but deeper clean with the Clarisonic than what I would get with manual washing. It’s the best contradiction you can get! And yes, It’s an investment, but it’s worth it. Also, if Ate doesn’t mind sharing the main device, everyone of you can use it as long as each one of you has your own brush head. Personally, I change brush heads depending on where I am in my cycle. There are certain phases when I’m more dry and other phases when I get oily and break out. All I have to do is switch between the delicate brush and the pore brush.

    Gosh, I just read this back to myself and I sound like an infomercial. -_- Sorry for gushing about it! Well, thank you for writing, thank you for letting your readers be a part of your family (even if it’s just in the cyber universe), and may God bless you!

    ~ Aretsuya

    November 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Wow thank you so so much, Aretsuya, for your reassurance. I was really worried but now that you’ve explained it, I’m a little less nervous. And thank you for telling me about the product thoroughly, I really appreciate the time you spent I know lofe in the US is pretty hectic. And awwww, thank you so much too for your kind words. My heart swells every time a reader tells me how reading my blog takes them closer to home. I hope to meet you someday! :-*

      November 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm
      • Reply Aretsuya

        It’d be an honor and pleasure to meet you, Ms. Jane! But as always, His will be done and hopefully God will bless us with the chance to meet someday. I’m glad that I was able to ease some of your fears concerning the Clarisonic. I’m not a mother but I completely understand a mother’s unwavering love for her child. Like your relationship with the J-team (or the Goppets as you put it), my mom raised me so lovingly and diligently that I can only hope to replicate a fraction of that immense love. Anyway, enjoy the rest of your Hong Kong adventure and may you all get home happy and healthy! ^_^

        ~ Aretsuya

        November 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          I congratulate your mother for raising such a sweet & kind person. Wishing you all the best Aretsuya! :-*

          November 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Family trips are really the best for bonding experiences. My most precious family memories of the distant and more recent past are from family trips.

    Kudos to you for “roughing it” in HK with the lakad-lakad and the skurryyy banyo.

    Just curious: Lovey hasn’t shopped… she didn’t get anything on the first two days? :)

    November 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      hay. pamatay naman ang binili nya ng 3rd-4th day yata hahaha don’t worry. Hindi sya magpapahuli! ;))

      November 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply january

    i can feel you sa banyong maliit at unang maasim, buti nga waley tulo ng laway hehehe

    this HK trip is hilarious, looking forward for the next 3 days :)

    November 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      omg Elna please. I’m sure may laway yan hahaha. Kadirs! :))

      November 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Jana

    lol u forgot to add urban outfitters and how we bought the most useless but have-to-have-it shit HAHAHAH

    November 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Ayn forgot ate. Ayn old naaa! Refresh memory pls? Come home!!

      November 10, 2015 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Erika

    Napaisip din ako pano nahanap ni Kap yung hotel nyo? Haha! I cant wait for Day 3! Gusto ko makita yung ibang food trip nyo at syempre ang highlight na BAL. Hihi. Btw, tawang tawa ko. Meron talaga binili si Kap sa Store???? R18 level lol!

    November 10, 2015 at 8:29 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Shhhhh. Wag ibuking ang matanda hahaha! :P

      November 10, 2015 at 9:10 pm

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