Hong Kong Disneyland – Part 2

My favourite thing about Disneyland is that they allow us to take photos everywhere. And I do mean everywhere, even in the shops!

That’s so awesome. I love Disney shops. I think I spent 50% of my time in Disneyland shopping!

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

I also love that the Disney staff are all so friendly and polite. It’s like every guest is made to feel very loved and special!

Minou told me that the last time she visited Hong Kong Disneyland, she spent like S$400 in the Disney shops alone. I can believe her when I see it for myself! There’s so much awesome, cute stuff to gawk at and buy. Even the Goonfather enjoyed shopping in there! Hehe.

This time round, our damage is about S$500. EACH. Well, me and Minou. The Goonfather and Elyxia spent less.

My purchases:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Even after all these, I still feel like there’s so much more I need to buy!

It was actually fortunate that I fell sick and was bedridden for half my trip in Disneyland. If not, I would have ended up buying a lot more. Haha. Most of them will be given away as gifts, though.

Here’s a closer look at some of the cuter stuff:

Hong Kong Disneyland

This chio watch grabbed us right away. Three of us girls ended up buying the same watch! Haha. It comes in a pretty tin box.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Pretty cookie tins. Inside are pink heart-shaped cookies!!

Hong Kong Disneyland

Bought two of these mini tiaras for my little nieces:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Erm… dim sum key chains:

Hong Kong Disneyland

I have no idea what I’m gonna do with them. Just couldn’t resist them. :(

Love love love this necklace:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Elyxia also bought one! It’s soooo cute~!

Pretty pin:

Hong Kong Disneyland

A biggish Stitch keychain/charm/dangly thing:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Has a pair of angel wings behind him!! AWww.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Mickey Mouse padlock and key!

Hong Kong Disneyland

Bought this Stitch hair tie on my first day there and tied my hair with it the next day! =P

Hong Kong Disneyland

Even though it didn’t really match my outfit cos my skin and socks were black and pink.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Mickey Mouse ice cream:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Totally sweet.

Mickey Mouse key danglies:

Hong Kong Disneyland

And and and…! My favourite favourite thing from Disneyland… Scrump!

Hong Kong Disneyland

I wasn’t even a Scrump fan until I saw this. Just love this one cos of the raggedy woolly feel of it. The Goonfather bought it for me! =D

There are basically Disney stores everywhere (in the Disney hotels and in Disneyland itself), even at Hong Kong International Airport, so I was shopping all the way till we went home. Haha.

Besides the shopping, I also love eating at the restaurants.

At Disney’s Hollywood Hotel is Chef Mickey, which serves an enormous buffet dinner that has all kinds of cuisines — Western, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, I don’t remember what else!

Hong Kong Disneyland

Much of the decor has Mickey shapes, which was a delight to find!

Hong Kong Disneyland

A lot of the food is Mickey shaped, too. Mostly the desserts!

Hong Kong Disneyland

Before I even started eating, I was taking photographs of all the Mickey desserts cos they looked so appealing!

Wanted to photograph this before more slices got taken out:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Mickey croutons in soup:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

Oh, and does the dinner plate remind you of anything?

Hong Kong Disneyland

There’s also an ice-cream corner:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Which my friends had a lot of fun with while I was busy eating.

They filled the cone up with M&Ms first. O_o

Hong Kong Disneyland

And then didn’t do a very good job of shaping the ice-cream. :P

Hong Kong Disneyland

And then the Goonfather stuck a Mickey crouton on it. -_-”

Hong Kong Disneyland

And this is how four people share an ice-cream cone:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Haha. Unearthed the treasures inside:

Hong Kong Disneyland

Dinner was fabulous! Most items were delicious and by the time I was full, there were still many dishes I wanted to try but had no more room to try. Argh.

Okay, too many photos in this entry already. More coming up in Part 3! =P

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland – Part 1

Since Disneyland opened in Hong Kong years ago, I’d wanted to check it out but never did because Hong Kong to me always meant Shopping. If I fly all the way there, I gotta get my money’s worth of shopping for the short time that I can afford to stay there, right?

So, of course, I am immensely grateful to Hong Kong Disneyland for hosting last weekend’s trip for me and my friends. I can now say that I have visited this magical theme park!

Hong Kong Disneyland

And I can now also say that, having visited it, I would willingly visit it again at the expense of shopping!

Actually, it’s possible to do both. I just discovered that there’s a factory outlet mall just 10 minutes away from Hong Kong Disneyland. It’s called CityGate and has so many brands — at factory outlet prices!!! — that you could literally shop till you drop! Will talk about CityGate in another blog.

I really love Disneyland! The magic starts even before you step into the park.

A Mickey Mouse train takes visitors from the Sunny Bay train station in the Hong Kong Subway, right to Disneyland park.

Mickey Mouse train

Of course, if you’ve just flown into Hong Kong International Airport, you don’t need to take the train. Disneyland is just a short cab ride away. About 10 minutes or so, I reckon.

But I like the train. It’s got plush seats and bronze Disney characters in every carriage!

Mickey Mouse train

At the Disneyland train station, shuttles run every 10 minutes to take us to our hotels. (The shuttle ride is only a few minutes.)

You can stay at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Hollywood hotel. I recommend the first one cos it’s bigger, has more amenities and is more magical cos it’s Victorian themed! (The other one is 60s glamour theme)

Mickey Mouse bus

Mickey Mouse bus

More about the hotels later. Time for lunch!

We were hosted at Crystal Lotus, a Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. The menu made us look forward to the food, especially the “special” ones.

Crystal Lotus menu

Three Little Pigs buns

Little Green Men buns

Chicken Little buns

Mickey Mouse pancakes

Disney character food

Chicken Little buns

Heheh! So cute!

The food in Crystal Lotus is quite excellent, so it’s not all novelty. We were served “normal” food, too, but I so enjoyed eating Disney character food!

Prawn with asparagus

Fried rice

Roast meat

Okay, and now… photos of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, the one we stayed in.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Enchanted Garden, my favourite restaurant in the hotel:

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

More about the restaurant in another post.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Here’s the cool Princess Room, where little girls can go to be transformed into little princesses:

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

They get to choose which Disney princess they want to be, and then they get dressed and made up and they get to keep the dress!

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

It’s really delightful, because you can see cute little princesses walking around the hotel and in Disneyland park all day.

Here’s Cinderella signing an autograph for a little Alice!

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

And posing for photographs. There’s a long queue of people waiting to take photos with Cinderella.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

And Alice in Wonderland!

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

I’m watching Alice in Wonderland in 3D today! =D

Our guide told us that there are hidden Mickeys all over the hotel. Can you spot the one in the following picture?

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

We would spend the next two days looking out for hidden Mickeys, lol. For example, on the floor:

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Our guide was very cute! She’d point Mickey out to us and then urge us not to step on him!

The gardens outside the hotel:

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

We took a tour of the Kingdom Suite, the most expensive room in the hotel. (Unfortunately we didn’t get to stay in it.) It’s so awesome, it has a separate vanity table and a TV in the bathroom! In fact, it has two bathrooms!!

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Our room:

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

It’s a seaview room that’s catered for up to 3.5 people.

Why did I say 3.5 people?

Check this out… hehe:

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

So cute right! Have you ever seen a hotel that provides baby bath robes and slippers?!!

Well, four of us shared the room anyway, and it’s very comfortable.

Obligatory bathtub photo!

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Well, okay, it’s not really obligatory. I was just so excited and happy with everything that I thought a bath tub photo would be apt.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel


The hotel itself is already so full of surprises I feel it’d be a REALLY GREAT IDEA to stay in a Disney hotel if you’re visiting Disneyland, in order to complete the experience!

I want to visit again and stay in the same hotel!

Okay, Part 1 of Hong Kong Disneyland post is done. Please come back again for Part 2 (and maybe 3 and 4). =P

Going to Disneyland with Mickey

I’m the happiest girl on earth!

Tomorrow, I’m going to Disneyland for my first time ever, courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland!

Hong Kong Disneyland

In honour of this happy event, I bought Mickey Mouse luggages! I bought a large and a small one. Minou also bought a small one!

Mickey Mouse luggage

I’ve actually been eyeing them for a long time (few months) but kept resisting because they’re so expensive. Comes in three sizes and the listed prices are $400 (S), $500 (M) and $600 (L). Crazy, right?!

But each time I passed by the shops that carry them, I couldn’t help staring wistfully.

After a few months, the luggages were still sitting there, so I figured I could try and bargain more because they might want to “clear stock”. So expensive, only crazy people will buy lah!

After some hard bargaining, I finally got the large one for $400 and the small one for $250! Still expensive as luggages go BUT IT’S MICKEY MOUSE.


Mickey Mouse luggage

Going crazy with anticipation!

We’ll be staying at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and treated to the Star Guest Program, which sounds cool! Because each room can accommodate four, I’ve invited three other people — the three lucky loves of my life — the Goonfather, Minou and Elyxia. =D

Tell you all a secret!

The Goonfather is a huge huge huge Disneyland fan. He visited the one in the USA and has been trying to drag me to the Hong Kong one for ages but I’ve been too poor to go. Hahaha… so unexpected right?

Anyway, this is a really wonderful surprise!

I’m going to buy lots of Disney merchandise home! That’s why I need that giant luggage. Heheh! And the great thing about travelling with a male partner is that you can leech his luggage allowance. Hahahahaha.

Mickey Mouse luggage

Yebber 1st Anniversary Party (belated report)

People sure know how to throw parties these days!

Hot on the heels of Nuffnang Pajama Party was the Yebber 1st Anniversary Party.

It was held last Friday night at a very interesting venue called the Mint Museum of Toys. It instantly turned us into kids.

[Daphne and Sheylara with Hello Kitty rattlers]

There was a bagful of childish noise-makers (rattlers, clickers, etc) at the reception table for us to choose from. Daphne and I just happened to pick the same ones! (I picked mine at random.)

After getting our noise-makers and our name tags, we were allowed into the museum to check out the toys.

[Personalised name tag!]

A side note first. I love my name tag! It’s so cute and our names are individually printed, which wins top marks from me!

The girls had Betty Boop cartoons while the guys had…

[Personalised name tag!]

…I dunno. Who’s that??

Haha. Two Michaels!

Okay, back to the museum.

The small building is filled with toys in glass cases. What’s special about the toys is that they are all antiques (I think).

[Rows and rows of old toys]

I’m not really interested in these toys, so I didn’t really check out the displays. I prefer electronic toys!

But I was amused by how the original Mickey Mouse looks like a dirty rat.

[Rare original Mickey Mouse]

I still prefer my Hello Kitty rattler!

[Sheylara and Hello Kitty]

Early in the party, a few people amused themselves with the ancient Five Stones game.

[I see eight stones here]

Some took time to sign the guestbook.

[Party guestbook]

Some camwhored (even though they were starving, particularly Sheylara).

[Jean and Sheylara]
With Sweet Jean, who has laryngitis and can’t talk for three months.

[Sheylara and Claudia]
With Super Claudia, organiser of awesome party.

Most others hung out in comfortable cliques.

[I see eight stones here]

And then the party started!

It started with a speech (or two), as do most parties.

Yebber co-founder Darren gave us an entertaining speech which was complemented by “flash cards”.


Yes, I am!


Thank you!

[Thank You!]

You’re welcome!

[Yebber founders]

Looking swell, guys.

And then, it was time to eat!

I hastily took two obligatory lousy shots of the food.


I didn’t want to hog the buffet table because there was a pack of professional food photographers and food bloggers queueing up to take photos of the food.

And there was also a horde of hungry people waiting impatiently for the photographers and bloggers to hurry up and get their photos done so everyone could start eating.


I must say the food was really good. No less than we all expected of a Yebber party!

Once our stomachs were filled and our clothes dotted with spilled food stains, the games began.


This is super cute! I’ve never played Bingo at a party before.

In fact, I’ve only ever played Bingo once in my life, when I was seven or thereabouts, when my parents bought us a Bingo board game.

We were each given two game cards.

[Bingo cards]

Numbers were picked and called out and marked on the game board as we maniacally folded tabs when we had matching numbers.

[Bingo board]

I didn’t win but that’s alright because it was fun!

In between games, there was a cake-cutting ceremony.

[Yebber birthday cake]

What a yummy looking cake! But we didn’t get to eat it. Why har?? I want to eat cake!!

The last event of the night was the lucky draw. And what a lucky draw it was!!

18 awesome prizes were given out!!! WOW.

The first three prizes given out…

[First three prizes]

And the rest…

[Prizes galore!!!]

Mice and webcams and MP3 players and subscriptions to magazines and memberships to spas!


[Winning a lucky draw prize]

I was the second last person to be picked. How nerve wracking was that, sitting through 16 other wins and wondering if my name card would ever get picked!

My prize is a Creative ZEN Stone Plus. It’s sooooo cute looking! I love it to bits!

[Creative ZEN Stone Plus]

I felt quite amazed at winning this because it was the only thing I really wanted to win out of the store of prizes.

Thanks, Yebber! You’re the best!

The party ended with a group shot.

Many group shots, actually.

[Normal group shot]

[Pointing randomly group shot]

[Pointing at camera group shot]

Totally insane!

And silly Claudia was so freaked out the entire week prior to the party, worrying that something will go wrong.

Well, nothing went wrong. I had a great time and I believe the other guests did, too.

I took some photos of myself while waiting for the Goonfather to come with my sooty chariot, Makkuro Kurosuke.

Here’s a blur-looking me.

[A blur Sheylara]

And a blurrer-looking me trying to pose with my prize but failing miserably.

[A blurrer Sheylara]

A group of youngsters standing by the road were giving me weird looks so i decided to stop camwhoring.

Which was just as well, or I would have ended up with a whole bunch of blurry photos instead of just two.

This wondrous night was made possible by happy one-year-old Yebber. Check it out if you haven’t already!

I’m already looking forward to the 2nd anniversary!