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Our last day in Hong Kong.
After getting everything packed, I asked Jeroen to walk with me to the mall to get some “breakfast.”
Since we were in an out-of-the way hotel in Taikoo Shing, the closest mall was the depressing City Plaza.

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I wasn’t really in the mood for fast food, but no choice. I hardly ate this, but at least I got a toy.

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Watched the livestream of Pacquiao-Marquez at the lobby while waiting for the van to take us to the airport

Watching Pacquiao while waiting for van

In case you missed it, Jimi Jamison, former lead singer of Survivor, sang “Eye of the Tiger” as Pacquiao entered the ring followed by his entourage, Freddie Roach, and Pambansang Anino.

To me, Jinkee looked Japanese

JInkee Pacquiao

Fell asleep on the way to the airport. Loved it.
Here’s something NAIA needs: a police station where people can easily report stolen bags and corrupt customs inspectors

Police station

We could also use the mini carts for our carryons—especially upon arrival cause sometimes that trek from gate to immigration can be quite a bummer

HK cart

Spotted: Rachel Rillo and Isa Lorezo of Silverlens Gallery on their way to Seoul

Rachel and Isa

Made it to the plane at 4 PM for our 4:30 flight. The banyo was nice and big!
You wanted to see my Belo-fied arm (lipo + BodyTite), here it is!

My arm

Slept all the way and woke up as we landed in NAIA, where Jeroen pointed out, how come there’s no “Nothing To Declare” exit? There’s Goods to Declare

Goods to declare

OFW Lane

OFWs

and Express Lane (6 pieces of luggage or less)

Express lane?

What about the other people?

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ann

good day.im also planning to go in belo this year for the arm lipo.may i ask if the price of lipo + bodytite is 56K++?thanks

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CVS Reply:

better ask them 🙂

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Ganda ng Hello Kitty! 🙂

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Jeff

Hate, hate, Hate customs in NAIA. Super long line because only one person was doing it, wth.

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Anonymous

hmmmm, its the B-A-N-G-S!!!! gosh, i almost didnt recognize her…. i wonder how her ‘twin’ feels????

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Maggmaggq

jinkee’s giving me major sadz. i remember thinking how i really liked her in that extra challenge episode in thailand. she looked spunky and bossy back then.  now, she’s just………….

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Schipol

sign 1:  GOODS TO DECLARE 
sign 2:  Goods to DECLARE

I don’t get it, magkaiba ba ang supplier ng signs?
LOL

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juiciest

“Here’s something NAIA needs: a police station where people can easily report stolen bags and corrupt customs inspectors” — That would only work if the police wasn’t as corrupt as the corrupt custom inspectors…

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Jusco is right next door to Cityplaza. 🙂 Although they call it the Quarry Bay store. 

Why would they take out the “Nothing to Declare” lane? Tsk.

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Joie

Hey I like CityPlaza!  That’s where I get my Pepper Lunch fix 🙂

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CVS Reply:

where? Food Republic? it was under renovation

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joie Reply:

Yes there’s a PL branch there and it’s always teeming with people,

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Gia

I find it weird too that there’s n0 nothing-to-declare lane. I was in a business trip in Europe for 3 days, with a luggage that will pass as a carry on and they asked me if I had anything to declare. I find it silly that they would ask such a question when they could see how small my luggage was not to mention I already indicated in my customs declaration form that I have nothing to declare. Whats the use of the form when they dont went bother to read it.

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Jinkee looks like something that can be bought off a flea market, pretty but fake. 

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just too bad food republic there opens at around 11/1130ish, i love the food there. with muji, h&m, cafe de coral and uniqlo- cityplaza isn’t really depressing… plus there’s agnes b pa naman

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CVS Reply:

Food Republic is being renovated

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Guest

My God, mukhang mga dinosaurs yung nasa airport natin. Can’t we hire people that look like they work in hotels? Para naman pleasant tingnan? It’s not nice to see grumpy looking, slumped vultures.

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Jon_gero

im utterly scared to pass customs this december. it will be my first time to go home in PH via naia 1. 

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lover010178 Reply:

Customs people might take advantage of the holiday season by giving people especially balikbayans a hard time.

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lover010178

Customs people might take advantage of the holiday season by giving people especially balikbayans a hard time.

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Guest

pinakita mo na ang arms mo! so magsleeveless ka na lagi? hehe

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CVS Reply:

never!

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Guest

what is that black bag behind the macbook pro?

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Liee Lozano Reply:

It’s a Givenchy trolley.  http://chuvaness.com/2011/09/11/im-beck/

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It’s a Givenchy trolley.  http://chuvaness.com/2011/09/11/im-beck/

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i hear there’s a new customs chief in waiting, they will do a cleanup daw, well lets wait and see.

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Pao_potato

NAIA is more depressing than ever because of the many CORRUPT customs personnel,  i think it would be better to sack all of them. The ones on your pic all look very very corrupt! nakakagigil. if only there was some way to just automate them.

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Wow Hello Kitty! (^_^) Love it! Glad you had a safe trip!

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Donna

I often wear sneakers and love the fact that you wear them, too. High heels just make my feet and calves hurt. You’re my new fashion heroine. ü

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CVS Reply:

i get more things done when I’m in flat shoes 🙂

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lover010178

Hindi bagay kay Jinkee ang may bangs. Bakit kaya pinalitan ang signs sa Customs?

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The toy is so cute! I wish we have it here.

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costalescat

i like your red dotted bag…and the Hello Kitty toy!!!  haha

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MsArlen

btw, so which line did you fall into?

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MsArlen

Hi Ms Cecile, what camera are you using?   I think Jinkee looks “fake” now – too much “beautification” done.

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RACHEL RILLO!!!

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Thomas_cuevas

Jinky looks great! She finally found a haircut that suits her rather well. 🙂 Now, if only I could say the same for Manny’s bieberfied bangs

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How was the weather in HK?

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CVS Reply:

wonderful!

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ES

i don’t understand why you’d say City Plaza is depressing! there’s lots of restaurants there…Simply Life is good, Pokka Cafe is good, MOS burger is down there

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CVS Reply:

well if it’s good enough for you….

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Rambuc Reply:

I find City Plaza depressing too but I don’t have a choice since it’s right across my hotel (East) and a block away from my office.

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Anonymous

Natawa ako sa “Pambansang Anino”… sino sa kanila?lol!

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Sobrang nakakatawa/nakakahiya yung contrast ng airport ng HK & NAIA :/

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jemriz

exactly the same question i asked..it took me a while before i lined up..then i asked the officer, sagot nya..kahit san pwede!i asked again, bakit po meron pa ganyan (pointing my fingers to the signs) she answer me with a frown and silence.., umalis na lang ako without saying thank you..inis e!..

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I find Taikoo Shing a bit far too but a lot of expats live there because it’s very accessible to downtown HK and the business and main shopping districts.

Winner ang Belo-fied arm! 🙂

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babyjane Reply:

hardly any  expats live in Tai Koo; it is populated by locals.  Go there and you’ll know what I mean.  I’m there all the time giving tuition to local kids.

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babyjane

hardly any  expats live in Tai Koo; it is populated by locals.  Go there and you’ll know what I mean.  I’m there all the time giving tuition to local kids.

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That seems silly. No nothing to declare. Somebody wants even MORE = GREEDY.

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tricia

Epic fail talaga ang NAIA. No match if you compare it to HK, the best airport in the world. I get chills going down the CUSTOMS area and how they ask, “Sure po kayo wall kayoing i-declare?”. Then why did I even fill-up the info card?! It took me 10 years to lug my bags outside and that was with the cart (a creaking one) that was begging for a replacement. 

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