Friday Frolics: Tung Lung Chau, Hong Kong

I cannot lie. Sports is one of my greatest weakness. But early this year I was invited to join a camping trip, which because of the given reasons, I bothered to let my excitement make the judgement call. I was promised the hike would only be thirty minutes (It took 3x as much.), and that the view is worth it. The latter, on the other hand, is an understatement. It was very much worth the one and a half our hike. If you are the type, like the rest of the world, who loves getting more than what you paid for, try Tung Lung Chau. NOW. It is the perfect season!

Since it is my first time camping and had no clue about anything- from the basics as to what needs to be brought, to all the apparently savvy camping equipment nowadays… Tung Lung Chau is not a threat. Like most of Hong Kong, it provides convenience. There are three port-a-potties and basins with fresh water, roasting areas are pre-designated, signages to help you navigate, and of course, a family-owned convenient store half an hour walk down the campsite.

Here are some images from an amazing weekend.

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Serenity, calmness and fresh air.

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It seems like an ocean away, but some of us actually hiked up that direction. I, on the other hand, stayed on this side and consoled myself by taking an image for memory’s sake.

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What would you give to have this view everyday?

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A rare site in Hong Kong. A photographer or not, who won’t be captivated by this stunning beauty.

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We ended the night barbecue-ing and eating the last bit of dinner treat.

To get here, we took the route from Yau Tong and crossed the sea via a charming, quaint ferry. Round trip transportation cost no more than HK$100 and food (thanks to an amazing chef we had with us) was less than HK$100 as well! Now, if we had more places like Tung Lung Chau, us non-sporty, weak chested people would be spoiled!

And if those weren’t enough to entice, I’ve been saving the best for last…

Creation at its best. Simply Breathtaking, is it not?

Creation at its best. Simply Breathtaking, is it not?

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Wandering Wednesday: John 15:18

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I am holding not much knowledge about religion, but for my case -and bundles of cases I am made aware- sometimes the toughest part of being a “Christian” is it being used against us. One of the many comforts, so to speak, we Christian have is our Messiah telling us He went through the same. In fact, He went by it the worst.

What more proof of love could you ask for than have your King and Creator be crucified for your sake?

“Don’t You Ever Wish You Were Someone Else”

I never knew Joey Mcintyre would be someone God uses to speak to me, but time and time He reminds me He works in mysterious and surprising ways.

This may not be entirely accurate of God’s daily love letter, but I hope it also brings you comfort and love.

“Don’t you ever wish
You were someone else
You were meant to be
The way you are exactly
Don’t you ever say
You don’t like the way you are
When you learn to love yourself
You’re better off by far
And I hope you always stay the same
‘Cause there’s nothing ’bout you I would change

I think that you could be
Whatever you wanted to be
If you could realize
All the dreams you have inside
Don’t be afraid
If you got something to say
Just open up your heart
And let it show you the way …” -Dad

[Excerpt from Joey Mcintyre’s “Stay the Same”]

As advised by Jabez, pray everyday to be open to the floodgates of Heaven’s blessings.

Monday Motivations:

With the murky war that has been going on against my limited logic and hopefully-still-unshakable faith, this has been a significant blessing.

Trusting it would be to each and every viewer as well. Let’s keep waiting on God, and persevering in whatever situation we are currently in. 2013 must, should, and will be great. Let’s do our best! Let’s claim God’s promises. 🙂