Ocean Park, Hong Kong

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..before facing the fishes and other living sea creatures, might as well fill up at Yoshinoya! Chicken, eggs, a few seaweed, rice, and tea anyone?

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..just showing off my chopstick prowess.. hehe.. after almost a week of staying at a chopstick-using country, we slowly adapted to it.. now i miss using chopsticks when i eat..

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..upon arriving at Ocean Park, HK.. ocean up the mountains!

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..coz i always have to have a pic with the name of the place..

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..the entrance to the underwater world above the ground!

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..coz the structures are hard to miss.. i wouldn’t miss having a pic with them too!

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..The first-ever “Seal-or” I met! get it? “seal-or” for sailor? coz he’s a seal? haha .. =)

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..I would never go near the jellyfish yet this one’s an entrance to a shop.. so yeah, bring on the jellies!

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..here’s a wider view of Ocean Park! With the fountains and rocks!

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.. the tube leading to the bigger aquariums! looks like were already underwater but we’re not, it’s just the blue covering of the path.

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..up the tube perspective of the park.

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..first look at the little creatures.. we actually touched some starfish on the side but with wet hands i can’t really take a pic of myself. the cam’s not waterproof.. =P

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..meet the sharks and rays.. they seem to get along.. dunno if we would all get along.. i’d rather watch them from afar.. or just outside the glass at least.. hehe

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..one of the little fella sticking on the side of the glass..

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..it’s quite dark inside the aquariums, so whenever there’s light, that means, photo opp!

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..jellies in purple!!

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..jellies in blue!

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there are many milkfish in our country, but they are usually found in ponds.. now these, are found in tubes! so worth of pic as well..

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..sharky passing by! another photo opp!

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..smiling ray!! hehe.. he’s just passing by above our heads!

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..there’s a ray above my head! literally!

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.. here’s a humongous great wall of water!! standing next to it feels so amazing at the same time, humbling..

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..and we stepped out of the great aquarium.. but we still have many entrances to enter.. fountains galore!

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..kinda felt a little tired, so took a seat on one of the big rocks around the area..

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..while we still haven’t met the real pandas of Ocean Park HK, might as well have a pic with the statues! still adorable!

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…coz we all wish pandas abound.. hehe.. here are some the guys peeking out from the above.. peeking pandas are still cute! can’t wait to see a real one!

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..here’s an eye-catching structure though we haven’t really gone in.. maybe next time?

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..coz old HK still lives til today! just a glimpse of what the streets of old HK looked like. interesting!

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..here’s not to miss! the cable cars!!

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..just one of the views while up on the cable car!.. getting higher still!!

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..coz you can look at the views both ways.. here’s the other one..

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..good thing there’s no traffic up here.. or frustrated people will definitely have no choice but to jump off.. scary idea.. haha..

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..now that giant orange thingy, is a roller coaster! right at the side of the cliff!! the location adds to the thrill..

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..yep, because of the height of the cable cars, the islands, and i mean the whole of the islands, can be seen.. it’s so wonderful to see the calm waters against the green islands..

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..now this gives the true chills! the giant orange coaster? the entrance’s here..

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..now it’s not all about the tropical creatures.. polar creatures have their own place here as well..

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..we were supposed to ride this.. dunno why we backed out exactly.. but this ride, just kept on zooming in and out above our heads.. literally..

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..high five polar bear!!

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..shivers!! haha.. nah, that’s a made up igloo! we’re already exploring the polar regions!

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..now this brings true shivers! yep, it’s really cold in here.. the temperature is maintained for the animals to be found here..

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..now here are the fellas to be found here! they’re quite shy, looking away from the cam.. hehe..

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..furry fellas we met outside.. hehe.. seemed to be too friendly to care.. nah, they won’t really care at all being made of cement.. hehe

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..here’s the real water tube.. (made a name for it myself.. hehe) we are now underwater..

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..the two fellas from above? well they like swimming.. so here’s the other one..

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..this is one of the magical things i have seen.. the way they have lit up the glass and the writings on it makes me feel like i’m an avatar..water bender?

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..birds of the same feathers? hehe..

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..now to meet the penguins!! Mumble! your relatives are here! wanna teach them a dance step or two? hehe

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..entering the south pole spectacular!! wish me luck with the cold once more!

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..not being able to get a clear pic inside.. so here we move on to the tropics!!

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..a furry friend was hanging out with the barrels.. photo opp!

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..so tropical! rainforest with all the frogs and snakes.. hehe

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..if i was pointing at the beak a while ago, now this bird’s beak is on top of my head.. hehe

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..replica of the cable car.. much smaller and still..

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..jellyfish is quite an attraction here..

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..we’re lining up for the cable car ride back to our first location.. still being amazed by the view.

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..looking out.. the hills, water, sky, and structures..

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..the buildings are getting bigger meaning we’re getting closer to land!

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..was really trying to have a pic of the name.. and.. gotcha! Ocean Park!

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.. the two pandas, spotted! hehe.. asian animals to be seen soon..

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..hanging out in the streets of old HK.. hehe.. the postings, so authentic..

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..grandma, why are you so flat? and what are you making? hehe.. you also seem to be so small grandma..

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..since we have so little money left, we decided to try our business prowess in the Old streets.. hehe.. fruits anyone?

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..each one of us took our places and waited for our buyers.. what’s taking them so long?

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..still wandering the old streets with modern people..

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..gotta catch my train home.. are you coming? hehe.. a still train inside the park..

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..if selling fruits is not enough, i can also work as this.. hehe..

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.. so here’s the name.. Old Hong Kong!

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..fish plant or a plant fish? hehe..

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..goldie!! this is one friendly and photo loving goldfish! =)

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..waiting for the pandas… i’m ready to welcome you guys!!

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.. little panda and I.. hand in hand.. hehe..

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..big panda and i.. we just love to lean..

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..and they’re out! hehe.. so adorable! they’re just lounging about without a care.. hehe..

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..this one’s just taking his time.. hehe.. standing by the door.. thinking if he should go out or not.. in the meanwhile.. he’ll just stay there.. hehe

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.. i bet this one lights up at night.. but since it’s broad daylight, no light for now.. but they said many wishes have been written here.. so let me write one of my own..

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..just one of the features to be seen.. so asian!

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..under the parasol beside the big bowls of pond water.. we’re seeing fishes next.. then again, the cam doesn’t work well in low light and no flashes are allowed.. so better come to Ocean Park HK to see them live!

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..animals with whiskers, here we go!!..

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..hippo and i are friends.. hehe.. peace y’all..

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..talk to the tree girlfriend! hehe.. this is a talking tree who talks about how to properly throw our garbage.. will do Mr. Tree and Owl.. =)

So here’s our day spent at Ocean Park Hong Kong. I so had a great time meeting the creatures of the sea, tropics or poles. The people here, are quite a pleasure to meet as well.. One of the kindergarten teachers having a field trip with the kids approached us and gave us some of their extra food. She said she doesn’t want it to go to waste so she’ll just give it to us.. She also added some apples so our lunch is saved. We didn’t have to buy any food for our lunch which means less expenses.

I still find it so amazing how strangers can be turned into friends. Meeting such people strengthens the fact that we are indeed living in one planet; that our existence is enough of a reason to not stop exploring, not stop asking questions, and not stop doing good.

This is not the end of my travels. Everyday, I am planning my trips. And this summer of 2014, I’m off to some locations once more. So, more blogging sessions to come!!

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