Hollie was recently invited to go to sing in Hong Kong and here is a blog made by Hollie to share with you all her experiences.
Day 1- Airport/Arriving Well what a great morning! I woke up really early because of all the excitement, had a quick shower and went shopping to get a new tiara. We found a perfect one along with a new necklace. Diamonds really are my best friend. lol. My bags were packed and they were all ready in the car! As we drove up to the airport i couldn’t keep in my excitement. I was singing along to Michael Buble’s Christmas album! Bags now checked in and passed security, we went duty free shopping! … Well I only got some lip balm and water but its still fun to look around. I came across this bear outside Harrods which I remember being there 2 years ago and thought it would be an awesome idea to take a picture with it again!
(p.s sorry for my flustered face i just ran to the bear to have the picture taken hehe)
I seemed to have grown a head taller since 2011!
When we arrived in Hong Kong it was lovely and all the Christmas lights were light up! I had a lovely Italian dinner and went to look around the shops. Looking forward for tomorrow!
Love Hollie Bee x
Day 2- Ocean Park/Surroundings This city is amazing! Everyone is buzzing around like little bees. hehe. This morning i woke up with so little sleep. Jet lag is horrible But after breakfast i had lots more energy and i mean lots ! lol I went to the theme park Ocean Park today. First we had to get a train from one side of Hong Kong to the other… extremely confusing as obviously everything is in another language. We did eventually arrive. Phew!
The cable cars were so scary! We were hundreds of feet from the bumpy rocks below us and we were just hanging from a small cable. The view was fantastic though. Hong Kong is such a modern yet traditional city. The mountains are beautiful.
Looking forward to singing tomorrow.
Love Hollie x
Day 3- Sleeping day
My rehearsal had been rescheduled for Wednesday, so today I planned to tour Hong Kong. Well, I woke up and had breakfast, went back to the hotel room and….. fell asleep. For 6 hours! We woke up again at 5pm and realised I had a meeting with my employer.. whoops! Thankfully they were late due to traffic. After the meeting was over I then bought another tiara. One which clips into my hair rather than sits on my hair. It’s so beautiful.
Guess what?! It’s the big day tomorrow. The place where i’m singing is still a secret and i’m so sorry to any #HollieBees in Hong Kong who wanted to meet me and come to a performance. I am exclusively singing for a prestigious company and it’s still a secret. I get to tell you tomorrow where i’ve sung and probably then meet some of you! I really want to meet you all
Love Hollie x
Day 4- Show time!
I woke up and had breakfast as usual. Everyday I have eaten cereal with milk then scrambled egg with bacon rashes. yum. Then at 2:30 we were picked up and headed off to the venue where I was going to sing! WOW this hotel was called the ‘W Hotel’ it was fantastic! So beautiful and extravagant.
Sound check went ok but my in ear monitors kept on falling out of my ears because they were too big. So we had to make the quick decision that I wouldn’t wear them for the actual performance just incase they fell and I stepped on them.
At 7pm I went off to get my hair and make-up done. Wow! The hairdresser was so good!
Back at the venue I got ready and it was show time! The main menu had finished for the guests and it was my turn to perform! (p.s I was the only person performing, I feel so privileged) As soon as I stepped on stage everyone’s heads turned as I was a surprise! OMGosh! I was so excited at this moment.
A snow globe was projected behind me as if I were inside it and I started to sing Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again. I was only a little bit nervous. After the first song was over I was interviewed onstage and then I was going to sing the beautiful song Somewhere Over The Rainbow. I love this song! When I sang I Could Have Danced All Night next, it was so exciting! I started the song on stage as usual but then I came down the steps in front and started waving to the guests and dancing then I was signalled by Andy (Events Organiser) to come down the aisle and dance! Yey! I was so happy. Lots of people knew the words to the song and were singing along. I couldn’t help but run and dance really fast hehe. So exciting! For my last song I sang O Holy Night and stayed on the stage this time, lol. After waving goodbye to everyone in the audience I got backstage and was buzzing like a bee (Hollie Bee) it was the funniest show I have ever performed! Whipee!
We ordered some chips and then went back to the hotel for 11pm and I couldn’t barely sleep. So I stayed up watching Cartoon Network (the Hong Kong version) and finally drifted off at 1am!
Can’t wait for Disney Land!
Love Hollie x
Day 5- Sleepy Day
I guess I must have been so tired from the show yesterday I slept all through the night and through the day! I managed to wake up just before 6pm!
Now it’s time to do a little sight seeing hehe. So I went along a famous road in Hong Kong, had a Pizza Hut and then found a night market! I found a few little gadgets which were so cool! I even found a cat (which wasn’t for sale) lol. This place is so cool.
Day 6- Disney Land!
This was my last full day in Hong Kong and probably my most favourite. The best day ever! We arrived on the Disney train. It had mickey mouse windows and it was playing Christmas music! Once inside Disney Land, the walk up to the castle was so exciting! We watched a parade and then found our way to tomorrow land. My favourite ride there was Space Mountain! What a fun and quick ride (i was surprised at myself because i usually hate big rides) i also got some cotton candy whilst i was there.
We then decided to ask a lovely Disney Land employe why the sky was so grey and dark. He said it was because of pollution and that it was coming from China! Smog he called it. I was so shocked but then it made sense because it was so hot but i couldn’t even see the sun or blue sky.
In Fantasy Land i remember going to the same carousel nearly 4 years ago! It was magical in this land.
We went on so many cool rides i can’t even remember what they were called.
At the end of the day we watched the fireworks by the castle and then it started snowing ! (well, fake snowing.. but it looked so real) hehe.
Thank you to Jaeger Le-Coultre for this amazing opportunity. Happy Holidays!
Love Hollie x