i had to put up with it all the way to the airport, and managed to find a toilet to release all the shit after a torturous 45mins. but i still could take selfies of the expensive train. selfies are still important no matter how shitty i felt.
it was a little past 10am when i prepared to check in. i wanted to wait till 1030 so that i could see mr kong check in, and we could go in together. it seems that my anticipation was short-lived. i did go in at 1015am, but when i finally got to my gate at 1040am, i was told that my 1050am flight was delayed by 30mins. at first i was pretty happy, because it meant that i could probably see mr kong after he checks in. his flight was at 135pm, so it was a gonna be a long wait for him. i think i might have prayed wrongly to actually want a delay. i realised that my flight shifted to another check-in counter after 30mins, and eventually the information of my flight disappeared from the gate. the flight was trapped in the air as it couldn't descend due to the rain. my status indicated that it was delayed to 230pm. mr kong came to join me and we were thrilled.we had dimsum for lunch - a meal to wrap up the trip?? since we didn't have dimsum at all in hk so far.
it was ridiculously expensive for 4 dishes though - at $30++ or 150+hkd. zzz.
it seems his flight was also delayed unfortuntely to 320pm, so we had a good 2-3hrs to shop. we decided to move to the other terminal since the one we were at had nothing much to look at. we shopped all the branded stuff there and wanted to eat some food but look at all the queues... jeez.
some interesting stuff at the terminals anyway... tuna cans of buddha statue.
hk-style trick eye...
i actually tried to fake entries to the other 2 flights departing at 10-11pm, but was unsuccessful. DAMMIT.
in the end my flight only took off at 3.50am. that's 17hrs of delay. JUST GREAT. the only comfort was that i was so tired i layed across all 3 seats and slept till i arrived. there was so little people left since 50% of them took the other 2 flights, that almost all of us got 3 seats each.
TIGER AIRWAYS i will never ever take you again. and i will also never visit HONG KONG again unless it's free. in a summary, this country is expensive, small, dirty, squeezy, full of rude chinese, poor service and bad/expensive shopping. it's worse off than being in singapore, in every single way.
or maybe, i was just there at the wrong time. hur............. T_T