Today I only had one class in the morning because I didn't have tutorial in the afternoon, so I was done by 12:20pm. I wanted to run an errand, which I had been meaning on doing for awhile - buying another suitcase. My flight home (and here) is with Delta Airlines, which means that I get one free carry on and one free checked bag. Coming here my suitcases were packed, and by packed I mean there wouldn't have been room for a toothpick to fit. While I haven't bought many items for myself that I will be bringing home, I have bought a good amount of souvenirs and presents. As I am planning on bringing home everything that I brought here, minus some small toiletries that I have used up, I had decided that I will need to buy a third suitcase and pay for it to be checked.
I asked my HKU buddy where a good place to buy a suitcase is, one that wouldn't be too expensive but wouldn't break in transit (Ladies Market). After class I headed over to Wing On, which is a large chain department store here much like Macy's or JC Penny. Most of the suitcases were very expensive, but one of the workers managed to find me a reasonably priced suitcase that looked like it wouldn't fall apart on the way home. It also came in purple, which matched my other luggage! The size of my new suitcase is smaller than my very large suitcase and about the size of my other smaller suitcase. They had larger (and much more expensive) options, but I thought that I could fit everything into this option.
After picking out the perfect suitcase I was pretty hungry, so I decided to try Little Burro. It is very similar to Cali-Mex, with even the same exact prices. This location is closing Monday, so I wanted to try it out before since their other location is much farther away. I ordered the salad bowl which is pictured above. Unfortunately, I did not really like it and paid quite a bit for it. I will be going to Cali-Mex next time I decide to treat myself.
Popular HK Culture
Something that I have found here, that is very different from home is the carrying of drinks. The first picture is of a drink "to go". Many restaurants here (even McDonalds) give guests these bags to "carry" their drinks more easily. Another thing is many water bottles have straps connected to the top of water bottles like the second picture. These are also to help make carrying your drinks easier. I do not have any water bottles like this. Interesting.