Greetings From Hong Kong Disney

Sean and familyGreetings from Hong Kong. I have been that busy here with family activities and a couple of business meetings, that I didn’t get a blog post back to you guys – sorry!

I posted in 2 other blogs about my stock market trading as I spend about 10 minutes every workday looking at the charts. Even when on holidays, this is not much of a chore. Normally I do this before breakfast and have the rest of the day to relax.

I must say that Hong Kong is much different to what I imagined. It’s funny how impressionable we are by propaganda and news that is imposed upon us. I have noticed some areas (many, actually) where the Hong Kongers beat us westerners hands down on quality of life. Of course, there were also some that I wouldn’t want to duplicate in my life. I will post a longer blog about this when I get back to Australia, when ‘I’m back at work’.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland HotelThis is the hotel we are staying at. Everything is absolutely immaculate and the staff are even friendlier than the locals – and means REALLY friendly! We have been very comfortable around the Cantonese speaking citizens of Hong Kong. Many of them speak fluent English but even when they don’t, they still treat us as another one of them.

The level of politeness is evident in their culture. Even though I am about 12 – 18 inches taller (30 – 45cm) than the average person here, it seems to go unnoticed, though every now and again, I see a quick stolen glance with a “Holy Crap” look on their face. That is pretty funny!

Horse HedgeOne kid, yesterday at Disneyland, turned around and looked at my knees, then proceeded to look upwards, and upwards, and upwards – and the look on her face was hillarious! This cute little girl just saw a Giant. Her mum politely smiled at me with a “she’s just a little girl and doesn’t know not to stare” smile on her face.

They are beautiful people.

In The City

Disneyland Hotel MazeOf course, in the city, you get the people walking up to you in the street trying to sell imitation Prada handbags and Rolex watches, but by now I know how to politely brush them off in a quick “No Thanks”. In the past I have been caught out in other countries getting dragged into stores for the big selling procedure to the silly tourist.

It’s amazing how easy it is to simply say “No” and hence save yourself and the other person any grief. On many occasions, I have failed to say no to someone and gotten further and further into a situation I never wanted to be in – both in business and in my personal life.

Saying no, is not a bad thing. Sometimes it’s the best answer for everyone involved.

Immaculate Settings

Daisy DuckThe Disneyland Hotel is spot on and I can highly recommend it. Check out the picture of a maze above in the hotel gardens. Small kids could get lost in there – and a few local adults!

We had breakfast with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Daisy Duck. Daisy took a fancy to me, I think, but she sort of took a fancy to everyone. But we don’t need to tell anyone that!

The Disney Parade

Mickey MouseThe Disneyland Parade was spot on. I filmed a fair bit and took stacks of pics. Do you think I stood out with a camera around here? No way! These guys put Japanese Tourists to shame. Man, do they love their cameras! And posing, well these guys are the masters of posing for a camera. I have some absolutely hillarious mind images of girls posing for cameras. Pretty funny stuff for a westener. Well, Australia is further East than mainland China, but we will still take the tag of ‘Westener’ because… I suppose someone gave it to us. 😉

I’ll be back with another post about Hong Kong when I get back to Australia. Have fun and I’ll see you soon.

Until next time…

Have a most outstanding day!

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.

Comments

  1. Bill McDermott says:

    Dear Sean

    Must say that I very much enjoyed your comments from Hong Kong. I have a few classmates who have been living there since the seventies and just love it so much but I’ve never been there to visit them.

    It is so good to see how others live and cope with what life throws at us and the different responses from diverse cultures. We can learn so much.

    Pity more people from all walks of life and nationalities cannot ever hope to experience what you are doing now.

    I must admit that since beginning to receive your emails that I have not made good use of them for various and myriad reasons but that may change soon.

    Please continue to send me your emails as I know that there is a lot of beneficial info there just waiting for me to find the time to use it.

    I am turning a corner in my life for the good after a period of doubt and financial pressures so perhaps there are good times ahead for me

    Thank you for your FREE!!!!!! stuff – it’s so grand of you.

    Bill McDermott

  2. Thanks Bill

    Good things are in store for all of us. All we need to do is accept them and know how to. All the best, mate.

  3. I am glad to see Sean finally taking quality time away on a holiday, Enjoy the break mate and see you soon.

    hey ……..life is good………

    FISHERMAN & NANNY

    Allen Sentance (FISHERMAN)s last blog post..NEWS FLASH !!!!!! From Jared Akama Ondieki

  4. Graeme Telfer says:

    It’s great getting some insights into another culture, looks and sounds like a very interesting place Sean

  5. Hey Sean,

    That was quite interesting to read mate… reminds me of when I saw you again back in Adelaide hahaha … I kept looking up… and up… and up… and can’t find your head anywhere >_<

    I definitely agree with you about the bit about saying “no” to people. I’ve been guilty several times in the past unable to do that well and it’s wasted a lot of my, and their, time and energy. Some have even turned sour when it could have been easily avoided from the beginning.

    Anyway keep up the good work mate, and look forward to reading your other (longer) blog post on HK.

    Binh

    • Hi Binh
      I know just how that little girl felt standing before you I felt if I looked straight ahead the first time I stood before Sean I felt I would be looking at his bellybutton 😉 😉

  6. It sounds like a place I’d like to visit Sean and it’s good to see the family out and about! I bet the boys enjoyed their time there as did you and Cherie. Daisy did look pretty cozied up to you there, lol. Glad the experience was a good one for you.

  7. Great post Sean. I have another destination on my bucket list of places to go. Sounds like you, Cherie and the boys had a blast. It’s good to see other how other cultures live, nice to visit, but I still love Aussie. PS: did you get Daisy’s phone number!

  8. Yes. It’s 1800 Daisy

  9. Hi Sean, when I lived in Hong Kong Disneyland wasn’t there yet, so my colleague flew to Tokyo Disneyland. For his honeymoon …. They definitely love their Mickey Mouse.
    I loved living in HKG. Lots of different people and the mix between very traditional Chinese and very Western influences – you don’t get that anywhere else. I might be back for a 12hr stop on my next flight back to Germany, as it is the easiest route for me. And I know where I will be going (no, not Disney Land, not enough time. Stanley, for some shopping 🙂 )
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  10. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    Wow! That looks like a great place to go as a family. You guys look like you were having a wonderful time. Your boys must have been so excited. I know I would have been.

    I can’t wait until I have earned the money to go somewhere as wonderful as this.

  11. Hi Sean

    You – that massive dude – going unnoticed in Asia? I didn’t buy that one for a second… 🙂
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  12. Looks like you all had a ball.

    I heard it is a great place. Apparently the shopping is great. My girl would be dangerous there. Already she can’t fit any more in the closest and would need 2 bags instead of 1 for her shoes.

    Can’t wait until i am able to visit.
    .-= Gee´s last blog ..Why You Should Just Ignore Fad Diets (Part 2) =-.

  13. Someone said those imitation Prada handbags are made in the same factory as the real ones. The ones bound for Europe and the US go out the front door, the ones bound for Hong Kong Disney go out the back door.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  14. Hi Sean,
    That maze looks unreal. I would love to be winding around in there and then testing my skills by trying to find my way out.

    I know your meaning about shopping overseas, in some places. Sometimes it doesn’t pay to look even slightly interested in buying something in certain shop. I had an experience in Barcelona where they wouldn’t let me out of the shop unless I bought something. It was hilarious really.

    Good to hear you and the family enjoyed the holiday overseas.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

  15. Hi Sean

    What a great account of your journey. Hong Kong Disneyland sounds like fun.

    I would like to go there myself!

    I used to get lost in shopping centres until I started using a compass that Peter Bland gave me on a boot camp, so now I reckon I could get through that maze ok (lol). I think Peter would laugh if he knew what I was using it for!

  16. Hi Sean
    I am going to visit Hong Kong one day soon there are many other places I plan to go as well.
    The thing is now I know I WILL get to see the world.

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