Last night my friend (also named Julia) and I decided to go shopping at Causeway Bay for new bathing suits. We're planning on going on a junk boat this Friday, since it is the Mid-Autumn Festival and everyone has the day off (why couldn't the holiday be on a Monday, since I already don't have class Friday??!). What is a junk boat? Read this: http://www.sassyhongkong.com/junk-trip-guide-hong-kong . A mix of exchange students and local students are going, so it should be a fun time! It also actually looks like it will be sunny outside, which it hasn't been for over a week (still hot and humid though!). Even though I brought eight suits already (and have more than twice that at home), I couldn't say no to a shopping trip! We first went to H&M (which we have back home in the US), which is very popular here since they have good prices on decent quality clothes. They didn't have much in the bathing suit department, as they had mostly fall clothing. I didn't find anything that I really liked, so I didn't get anything.
We were hungry, so we decided to get something to eat. It was pouring outside (as it has been off and on for the past week) and since we both don't live in Causeway Bay we didn't know where to go for lunch. We wanted to look for somewhere very close by, as even though we had umbrellas we were still getting really wet from the downpour. We saw a sign for "Spaghetti House", so we decided to go there.
Finally some food like the kind I eat at home! In Hong Kong there are these combos called "Sets", either a "Lunch Set" (cheaper) or "Dinner Set". They are basically just combo deals, like the ones we have in the US. The one we chose included a half size appetizer, soup of the day, entree and either tea or coffee. I chose french fries (couldn't resist!), minestrone soup, caesar salad (dressing flavor was basically non-existent) and hot lemon tea. My friend ordered two chicken wings, minestrone soup, meat sauce on spaghetti and hot tea as well. Overall the food was pretty good, and I enjoyed eating this kind of food (as I prefer Western food over Asian food).
After lunch we walked to Forever 21, which was thankfully close by, as it was still pouring outside. They had a huge selection of bathing suits and at great prices, so I tried on many but I was actually able to restrain from buying any! However, I did buy the shirt and the kimono-like sweater thing. I actually bought a second one, as a present for a friend back home.
Ever since I started getting sick last Wednesday night, I have been meaning to buy some tea. I am currently on my fourth(!) cup (the mug is very small, <8 ounces) and feeling slightly better. Another quiet night for me tonight, as I really would like to be feel better asap.