chinese american did call my friend last night, around 1130pm, to confirm our trip tomorrow. i prefer to call it a date but he doesnt know that. hihi
we met up at an mtr station. and we proceeded to the new territories area of HK. after two bus trips and a cab ride, we were at the Sai Kung country park up in the hills. we started hiking up and down the slopes of the hills of the area. i didnt imagine HK would have all these beautiful natural scenery, so close to the city.
we are reminded that we are still in urban HK because the trails are paved, there are signposts along the way to help determine where you are if you need to be rescued. and they are very strict about 'bringing your litter home' (dont throw your trash anywhere).
but the hike was great, with enough slopes to challenge and burn those calories. the trail brings you to three beaches. one more isolated than the rest. it was amazing. nice white sand, clear cold water! there were about two restaurants in the area, nothing swanky.
chinese american and i had tons of fun just talking, teasing as were walking. it started quite formal but progressed to be more casual and intimate. he is witty, funny, concerned and smart. and he speaks like a zillion languages.
at the beach, we swam in the buff. my first time but hell, who cares. we didnt stay too long swimming because it was just so cold. but that was so liberating for me... and envigorating.
then it was late lunch at the resto there. chinese cuisine, simple and straightforward, accompanied by san miguel beer... by the beach, great conversation.. wow, it couldnt get any better than this...
then it was a hike another way to end up at the pier. we took a boat ride to the bus station. then it was home... home for me, class for him
chinese american is a great guy. but i get the sense that he may just not be into me. which is all the better because nothing really can be expected to come out of this...
but it was a date i wouldnt forget... a really nice way to cap my vacation in HK