Obtaining an NBI clearance is no easy task. It requires great strength, patience, and control. Strength, for it will take almost the entire day. Patience, for you have to wait a long long long time. And control – so you won’t lash out your frustration to people around you.
Heavens must have heard the plea of the Filipino people. NBI now has an online system. Yes, there are lot to be desired in the new online system. But being able to avoid the long lines and the smell is more than I can ask for.
Travelling can be costly. Once you’re there, there’s no backing out. You just have to take it all in and be happy that you’re in a different country, for a vacation which a lot of people can’t do.
There’s nothing wrong with being able to save a few dollars in any way possible. So here are my tips for you.
- Purchase the Airport Express Card (1 ride for 220 HKD or 2 rides for 300 HKD)
Aside from the ride using the Airport Express to and from the airport, you’ll get 3 days of unlimited use of the MTR and free use of the Airport Express bus that can take you to any major hotels in the city.
You can also use the in-town checkin which is highly recommendable. It enables you to check in early for your flight and have the luxury to go around HK for the last time sans your luggage.
We bought our ticket online for 209 HKD. And once you return the card, you will get 50 HKD back. So all in all, we only just paid 159 HKD.
I can’t believe my last trip to Disney was 8 years ago! I went to Disney World (in Orlando) with my cousins during the summer break and my first trip was in Paris. I was in high school back then and I’m now a corporate slave (will turn into a student again, but that’s another story).
Disneyland was definitely on our to-go list when we were planning this trip but I was hesitant at first since Ocean Park was a lot cheaper. But I wasn’t keen on staring at sea creatures in an aquarium, so Disney it is.
So I hit myself with one of the arms of a turnstile in Jordan MTR Station. Here’s a picture a day after. (No close ups because kadire)
So it’s true. Hong Kong is a mecca for shopping.
The plan was to only buy a Clarisonic Mia and a pasalubong for the boyfriend, siblings and officemates. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Tsk.
If I were to follow the list 100 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime, then I am way behind for I have only done 4 of it.
1. Float in the sky-high infinity pool atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore
When I find a song that I like, I listen to it repeatedly. And Rod must be annoyed already by how many times I sing along to it at the top of my lungs.