Why I Was In HK to Catch a Concert

Seeing Stars!

I decided to travel to Hong Kong shortly after a trip to Queenstown, NZ, from 21-25 December 2016. The last time I visited Hong Kong was in 2013, so it’s been 3 years.

I must confess that I was more interested in attending the Jacky Cheung Classic World Tour in Hong Kong on Christmas Eve than shopping, and I was not disappointed. Jacky’s vocals were smooth and powerful as he performed renditions of classic songs I’d listen to on the radio I my teenage years. My favourites were “她来听我的演唱会”, “伤离别” and “李香兰”!The lyrics of these songs stirred up a reservoir of emotions within me as I sat in my seat, captivated by the beautiful vocals and lighting effects all around me.

This brings me to my next point. Why would I pay to attend a concert here in Hong Kong Coliseum when I could have waited for him to stop by in Singapore next February? The last I heard, the tickets have been sold out and are worth as much as $700! It made perfect sense to pay $200 for a ticket and $500 for my airfare to Hong Kong in this case. I definitely had no regrets making my decision. Furthermore, it is always fun to go together as a group, and in my case, 8 of us in my care group went for the concert together. It was simply a night to remember!

Some of us bought star shaped light sticks which we waved enthusiastically during the concert. Talk about seeing stars indeed! We got more than what we bargained for this round. By the end of the concert, we were star struck and starry-eyed!

At the end of the concert, we walked all the way from Hung Hom station to Tsim Sha Tsui station, enjoying the sights and sounds of the locals carolling on the streets. Just seconds before Christmas, we saw a sign board counter indicating the countdown to Christmas, and being joyful tourists and Christians, we cheered and wished one another a Blessed Christmas. Most certainly, this is one memory that will go into my bucket list, kept safely within the treasure trove of memories I’ve accumulated over the years.


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