Friday, March 23, 2012

More Of The Evening Commute (For The Folks Back Home)


I decided to stop and shoot a few ordinary pics on my commute home tonight. If I leave the office at 6:45, I usually make it to the IFC mall near the pier in time to grab a quick dinner and make the 8:00 PM ferry. So I usually walk in my door at 8:45.

This is in Kwun Tong, near the beginning of my march to the MTR (subway) station up in the distance.  This station is largely above-ground.

Waiting on the platform for my first quick ride -- just 2 stops...

The North Point Shuffle.  I never run for the train.  There will always be another one in 2 minutes.  This is the 2nd line switch.  I ride the Island line from North Point to Central...

This is at Central.  These people are waiting to go the direction I just came from on the same line.  The lines are due to the time of day -- and it's Friday -- but also to the fact that this route has only had one stop prior to this one.  A lot of these people will take the train up to Admiralty just to make the transfer there...

Going from Central Station to Hong Kong Station under the watchful eyes of Emma Watson...

Godiva or McDonald's?  Guess which one I picked!  This is in IFC, my final stop before the pier.  I have been eating at McDonald's to save time and money.  I can usually eat here in the 10 or 15 minutes I have before the 8:00 PM ferry.  Besides, I had a big sushi lunch today so there was no need to eat a big din-din...

Near the walkway to the pier.  City Super is an upscale supermaket chain with a lot of Western products.  So far, I've been too lazy to buy anything at this one on my way home.  Don't want to carry anything home that badly.  Though the hot food bar does look good.  One night I'll get something decent there...

Walkway from IFC to the ferry terminals...

Scenic?  Yes!


Looking across the harbour.  That ferry is going to the other end of Lamma...

10 minutes to spare?  I made it!

This guy was carrying a sleeping bag and a beer.  Got to love the Brits!

I usually sit in the back and call my girlfriend during the beginning part of the trip...


Blurry and too much glare...


Pier at Lamma.  It was windy tonight.  And tonight's docking was one of the worst I've ever experienced.  Not sure if that was due to the wind and waves or general incompetence...

This pic is for a friend back home.  The last time I had waffles here in HK in 2009, I had one of the worst asthma attacks I've ever had here...

I get my Pepsi Lights from that place on the left from the outdoor rack.  3 cans for $10HKD = 3 cans for about $1.28USD.  I cannot find Pepsi Light in a bottle anywhere in HK.  I will suffer with the cans as I get sick of Coke Light sometimes...

Ladies selling off the last of the day's fruit.  I think they were there when I walked past them at 7:15 AM, some 13 hours earlier...

The kebab place is up on the left.  Those dudes in blue are a few of the many Mitsubishi workers from Japan who run the power station here.  Either that or they have a Mysterians-style fortress on the other side of the island and are planning an invasion of Earth...

I had to pick up my laundry at the place on the left.  I usually go twice a week.  It's rough carrying laundry home from here so smaller bundles are the answer...

I took the short-cut tonight.  Since I'm typing this now, I guess that answers the question of whether I could make it up those 16 steps carrying a bag of laundry and a book-bag with 6 cans of soda in it.  My road is at the top of the steps and I walk right across to my place, more or less...