I woke up this morning as the sun was rising over Ma On Shan. I put on long pants and went to the breakfast buffet, which was pretty nice… My next mission was to get cash and buy some booze for the booze cruise.
I managed to get cash in the neighborhood, but the booze at 7-11 all looked off brand, and I didn’t wat to show up to the booze cruise with something that would embarrass my friend, so I asked the concierge, who directed me to a neighborhood grocery. The selection wasn’t great there either but I ended up getting a bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label because it was the right size for the day, the size of a small jar of olive oil.
Some of the Chinese booze on the shelf kind of looked like oyster sauce.
I subwayed and hoofed it down to the pier, where I met my friend J. It was kind of a zoo because apparently a lot of people had scheduled junk boat parties, and they were all meeting at the same pier. When I got onto the boat, I put my bottle on the table and someone said, “Who brought the sesame oil?”
Anyway, we sailed around the east end of Hong Kong Island and dropped anchor in a quiet bay. People jumped in the water. I stayed aboard and spotted a jelly fish, a big one. We ate burrittos and drank some booze and it was a fun way to spend seven hours.
After we got back on land I met A in Mongkok, and I got some seafood spaghetti. I bought some souvenirs at the Ladies Market and then went back ot the hotel, soaked in the tub for a little, and then showered off. There are two showers in my sexy bathroom with a view of Kowloon; one is a shower attachment with a hose and a couple of hooks on the wall and it’s pretty fancy. The other is a showerhead way up on the 20 foot ceiling that drenches you like a torrential downpour. The thing about that one is that you have to turn the water a little hotter than usual, because it tends to cool off as it falls from such great a distance.
I’m not sure what I’m doing tomorrow. Maybe I’ll explore Kowloon some more. Maybe I’ll stay here on the island. Bus out to Stanley? Skylift to see the Buddha? Who knows.