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Trip across the boarder to Zhu Hai and Zhong Shan

Today was my last day in Macau, it is also my first day entering into China.
The day started off with some nice breakfast at the Hard Rock Hotel in Macau.

It was pretty interesting.  Even though Macau is technically China, I still need to go through customs and immigration to go into China.  Actually I had to do that when I entered Macau from HK.  HK is technically China as well.  I guess it is because of the SAR status.  As soon as I cross the boarder, everything seems different.  Simplified chinese verse traditional chinese.


Street of Zhu Hai.

The first thing we did after crossing the boarder is to go toward the seafood market.  YUM!!!

No … I did not eat any of that sea worm.  Yikes!!!







Yep my little sister is also in China to meet us 🙂

My little cousins.

Aunt and Uncle.

Mom and Dad

Now starts the cooked food section.  So this is how it works, you go and pick out the sea food market, and take the sea food to the many restaurants near by and they will cook the sea food for you for a fee.

Yum!!!













After lunch, we visited Zhu Hai and went on toward Zhong Shan.



Zhong Shan was the home of the Founding Father of the Republic of China. Dr. Sun Yet-Sen (Zhong Shan).



It has nothing to do with the site, but I thought the trash can looked cool.





Sun Yet-Sun’s Guava… the founding father guava 😉





Surprising to find the ROC flag in PRC.

The 3 Principle of the People.  It is inspired by Abe Lincoln’s “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

Macau Day 2

Today is Day 2 in Macau, the day started off with a very normal breakfast with my father’s PhD advisor at the local Starbucks.  Yeah, pretty funny huh… coming from Seattle, and I am in Macau having breakfast at Starbucks.  But one thing they have that they don’t have in Seattle.  Fresh Guava juice!!!

My morning sunrise from my hotel room.



The Macau Venetian!!!… just few weeks ago I was in the Las Vegas Venetian.. 😉

My Macau Starbuck breakfast, with fresh Starbuck guava juice!!!

After a full day of technical conference, we went to downtown Macau in the evening for a huge casino buffet. Afterward we went for some blackjack. The casino here in Macau is really interesting, first they can use 2 currency on the same table, HKD and Macau currency. The dealers were fast and sharp. Second, you can have side bets on the Blackjack table. I mean, you can watch a table and bet with someone else that is playing on the table. If he or she wins, then you win. Unfortunately, Today is not my day. I lost 🙁

There sure are alot of Pawn shops around the casino in downtown Macau.

The big casino buffet


Macaroons






Hello Macau!!!

Today was an interesting day. The trip started with a taxi right from the airport to the Ferry terminal. When my father and I got there, we had some breakfast at the ferry terminal. The breakfast was pretty good. After breakfast, we bought our ferry tickets to Macau, however, they only had first class tickets to Macau for the 10 am trip. We were able to get on standby on the 9 am ferry. We eventually got on to the 9am ferry. The ferry ride was very interesting. It was alot different for the Washington’s ferry system. Since we got the first class ticket, we thought it was going to be something amazing. Well, we found out that there was very little difference in the first class seats except for a soda and a cup of noodle. It was pretty funny, on the entire ferry, my dad and I were the only one with a soda and a cup of noodle soup. 🙂 When we finally arrived, it was super hot!!! much hotter than Seattle. After a short bus ride, we arrived at Taipa and got to the conference area… and then that was when I realized my presentation segment has already started. They changed the time and I’ve missed that announcement. But the good news was that I was able to present and I was able to have some really good discussion with some excellent researchers around the world.

After a wonderful day of presentations, the conference’s banquet was amazing!!!  Oh the food… take a look below!!! and I have to say the services here in Macau is just amazing. I’ve got to come back here sometime.  After dinner, my dad and I hang out at the hotel lounge and listened to some really amazing chinese fusion jazz.

Check out the pictures below!!!


View from my Hong Kong Hotel


Another view from my Hong Kong Hotel


My first Taxi ride in Hong Kong.  After all those HK movies, this short ride is all that I imagine it to be!!!


We are here at the busy ferry terminal.


Yummy HK breakfast!!!


Hong Kong City from the boat!!!


Our first class treatment!!!


Who’s houses are those??


MACAU!!!


Me doing a short presentation


My hotel view in Macau!!!

Time for Dinner!!!..

Ok be ready!!


Rosted Piglet!!!  Sooo good!!!


Chocolate Rain Drops!!!

Fusion Jazz!!!

Hello Hong Kong!!!

After a long day on the plane, I’ve finally arrived in Hong Kong. Met up with Dad, so I am staying at the Airport Hilton, very nice hotel, anyways, I need to get ready for tomorrow morning?s trip to Macau. Exciting!!!

The start of my big summer trip to China!!!

Today I started off my grand trip to Asia. 2010 has been an interesting year. Europe, New York, Las Vegas, and now Asia. My Asia trip starts with a conference in Macau. This is my first conference for a short paper of mine. The trip will start from Seattle with a brief stop in Japan then to Hong Kong. I will be in Hong Kong late tomorrow night. After that onward to Macau in the morning.