March 8


Today was another busy day. First, Danny and his two aunts went down into the city to visit the memorial plaque for his father. Then, Emily and mommy joined them in the city and we all got on a ferry boat to go to Tsim Tsa Shui for dim sum. We had a great view of the Hong Kong sky line from the boat, as you can see. Emily was quite the little show off in the restaurant, making us very proud. She even figured out how to hold the tea cup.

After that, we went to Danny's aunt's newly renovated apartment for a visit, then back to our hotel via the world's longest outdoor escalator. Emily loves the escalator and will do just about anything in exchange for us promising to let her walk up it.

Dinner was at a Shanghai-style restaurant at Times Square Food Forum right downtown, with Pok Hei and his wife. As usual, Emily was torn between sitting with mommy and sitting with her favourite uncle. Favourite uncle won her over when he offered to let her play with his Palm Pilot/Phone.
You can see that our daughter is already technically inclined like daddy.

After dinner, we went up the Peak Tram ride to get to the top of the mountain, which overlooks the entire city of Hong Kong. What a spectacular view. The Tram ride itself is really something. It's over 100 years old, and parts of the ride up are at a 40 degree incline. Up at the top, the view is the big attraction, though other parts seemed reminiscent of Niagara Falls, with Tussaud's Wax Museum and Ripley's Believe It or Not.

By the time we came back down by Tram, we were all very tired, and just came home in a taxi. Emily is loving the public transit system in Hong Kong.
Much to her delight she's been on trams, buses, trains, ferry boats, taxis, and walked a good many kilometers.