So I went to this amusement park in Hong Kong this past weekend called Ocean Park. I of course forgot my camera, but I would say it was pretty much a hybrid park, mixing some bits of Disneyland, Six Flags, and Sea World together along with throwing in Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific for good measure.
There were roller-coasters, pandas, weird fish, a huge aquarium with sharks and more weird fish, pandas, cable cars that took people to the other side of the park (and over some of the huge mountain terrain of Hong Kong Island), pandas, a Fantasmic-like light and firework show at the end of the night, and did I mention the pandas? This includes a panda with napkin manners and some awesome red pandas. I even took a fluffy one home at the end of the night.
Unfortunately, Herbert isn’t as lively as the other red pandas I saw at Ocean Park.
Interesting Monday morning. While walking happily to my internship blasting Skull Tape’s new (and debut) album on my iPod, I come across a rather large fellow frantically chasing two dogs. I assume he accidentally left his fence open one second too long and his dogs decided to take their chance for freedom.
While his gray-haired dog escaped the neighborhood and disappeared down Highland Ave, the man focused his energy on trying to catch his brown-haired dog, which had a cone-collar around his neck. Of course he was wearing it for his own good, but everyone knows how much dogs hate those things. So the guy dives down onto the dog, grabbing the cone collar while at the same time completely eating concrete. Hilarious. If only Bob Saget was there to do a voice-over. The cone collar busted and he took off free from the man and the dreaded cone.
Now I don’t know if the guy was just a bad dog owner or if I should have felt bad for him, but I did laugh. I laughed at the situation and at him. And the brown-haired dog running free, obviously looking happy is a sight that gave me an even bigger smile. Like I said, interesting start to a Monday and a good start for the upcoming week.