Monday, November 1, 2010

Day Something - Somewhere You Have Lived...

I totally defeated the purpose of following a 30 Day Blog Challenge... so i've decided to just freestyle it and write about the topics listed when I have time. :P

these pictures are not my own - just found 'em through google image search. :)

I spent 10 years of my life in Hong Kong and attended kindergarten up to grade 6 there. Surprisingly, I cannot speak cantonese - except for simple phrases like "how are you?" "how much is that?" "i'm bored." haha! It was definitely culture shock for me when my family moved from Hong Kong to Canada. When we got here, it was like "what do you mean the mall closes at 6PM? what is this!!!" hahaha!
Which countries have you lived in?

21 comments:

Little Miss Tiara said...

lol! 30 days challenge! I did mess it up too! Mwahahaah xD oh well... lol... anyway, HONG KONG kym! That's cool! One of the cities I want to visit! (well, I want to visit every countries anyway, lol)

ni hao ma? ;D

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

30 day blog challenge? wow, I don't think I'd be very good at that. Ber months are always busy months for me. I've been to Hong Kong a couple times, I love going shopping there, but that's about it, oh and the food there is good too.

Susie said...

You lived in Hong Kong!? That's awesome! I want to visit Hong Kong really badly :P & eat eat eat! Hahaha. ..the mall seriously closes at 6pm? Omg!

I've lived in Las Vegas all my dang life -_____- SO BORING, ahahaha.

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Oh wow, I had no clue Kym! You've been ALL over the place! Dang, living in a bunch of different countries. Hong Kong, Canada, & you were in the US too for awhile right?

ILoveChocolateee! said...

I've been in Toronto my whole life!
I want to visit HK to eat and shop!

ochikeron said...

Really?! What time do shops close in Hong Kong?

Do your parents speak cantonese???

I used to live in Jordan for 5 years, then CT(USA) and NY for 6 years. Rest I lived in Japan but not the same place... So I don't have hometown, actually...

Kalmo said...

Hong Kong would be an awesome place to live, all the great food and shopping. ^^ Except I don't speak Cantonese either haha Wah I didn't know malls close so early in Canada!

Marie said...

I love Hong Kong!:D

Haven't been there since 2002!

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Melissa said...

hong kong- home of yummy food and amazing shopping! I wanna go =)

Totchii said...

"what do you mean the mall closes at 6PM? what is this!!!" - that made me laugh XD. In America too, even Asian stores close around 6, so I always thought they closed early in Asian, but I learned apparently not XD. I've never left the U.S., but living in another country i on the to do list.

izumi said...

hahah so true! things close SO early here. i didn't LIVE anywhere else but going to JP for a month was pretty crazy -- culture shock wise. i definitely want to go back asap!

Sarah said...

Lol I messed up the 30 day blog challenge too! I would LOVE to visit Hong Kong, I've only ever lived in England. You're lucky to have travelled so much!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

these 30 day challenges get difficult to keep up with, lol i know i failed LMFAO . anyway, i lived in guam for a good portion of my childhood. i was born and raised there. it would be nice to be able to visit hong kong and just experience life there :)

RicAdeMus said...

Malls close at 6 in Canada???

I've only lived in the US. I've visited Panama 3 times, but they kept sending me back. =)

Trish said...

ohhhh interesting!! never knew you lived in HK, i went to HK when i was very young, but lived in the Philippines for like 10 years while flying back & forth every year here in Los Angeles during summers before my fam finally decided to stay for good lol

& whoa mall closes at 6pm??? well i guess the mall closes at around 7-9pm here depending on the day (weekday vs weekends) & i think mall in the philippines close much much later coz i remember still being there at like 12 midnight O_O

Lloyda said...

you have a nice blog. :) and i love the herrohachi site!

hong kong! i love hong kong! my 2nd home country. :) lived there for 6 months. born & raised and still living in the philippines.

de.lizzy.cious said...

oh man... i feel like such a traitor!!! i LOVE europe.

perhaps one day i'll go to hong kong. but right now, i want to explore europe :)

MKL said...

If staying few months in one country means living, then I lived in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. I did spend around a year in Asia in the last few years, so it did shape me in a sense, I got a global perspective on things. And I'm gonna live in Taiwan next year, yay :)

Tammy said...

Hong Kong is just a city of it own hey? Granted, I've never visiting NY or Tokyo but I love how HK is so alive, even at midnight (or, especially at midnight??) I was there for vacation earlier this year and went into reverse culture shock when I came back to Canada. What do you mean I can't leave the house past 9pm?? Haha

Shingo T said...

Born in Malaysia, spent 90% of my life in Singapore. And loving it.

abby | ybba said...

wait so did they speak english at your school? O_O

hong kong is so pretty. i wanna go there over there someday.