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Thomas Lo
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What the JUNK?

Sooooo...2 weeks ago, a friend and colleague of my sister, the Mascordian (as I call him), met some people on facebook, who by the way are HK locals, at some party, where he met his on-again, off-again, piece of ass, Pooh....her name's not actually Pooh, I'm just hiding her identity since I don't have her permission to use her real name...although, unless you're an idiot or just straight-up deprived, I'm totally giving it away by calling her Pooh... 

So anyways, these peeps he met invited him and whoever he can get to a Junk Trip...First off, when I was asked to go, I had no friggin' clue what a Junk Trip was...Being the visual person that I am, I thought it was like a traveling garage sale...and if that were the case, I was not going, no matter how much fun it might have been littering in the ocean... 

yeah, okay, I'm A TOURIST!! give me a break here...little did I know, it has nothing to do with the garbage that someone accumulates throughout their lives, it's just a damn boat trip...(So what's up with the name?) 

But back to what I was saying, I was not going to go b/c I have limited funds and didn't think I would fare too well on a boat for 8 some odd hours since my trips to Macau were horrendous...both times on the ferry to and from Macau, I felt like stabbing myself in the throat with a pen so I wouldn't throw up...(I don't think that actually works but shit, it felt like it was a great idea at the time...) 

Seeing that I didn't know if I would get another chance at a Junk Trip, I said "Fuck it, I'm going"...no, seriously, that's exactly what I said...word for word...and as a side note: b/c of my decision, and spent the X amount of dollars to go, I will not have lunch for the next 2 weeks...just one snack and dinner, if I'm lucky... 

So off to the JUNK TRIP we go...in Sai Kung...one thing I was not impressed with, the 7am wake-up call and 9am boarding...honestly, wtf? it's fucking Sunday morning, the day after Saturday night...I'm not that old, I actually enjoy somewhat of a nightlife and that just screwed my usual sleep-in up...but whatever, shit happens...so we (me, my sister, her boyfriend, her colleague, Mascordian and Pooh) go to McDonald's for breakfast and met up with the organizer...of whom I totally forget the name and her Japanese friend with a water-proof camera... 

And off we went in cabs to Sai Kung to board our vessel...My sister had a couple of her friends meet us there, who went to purchase an inflatable raft which in turn made my sister's boyfriend jealous and coerced the Mascordian to go half-half on another raft...coolio for me since i know I'll get my chance on the raft...FOR FREE!!! shit yeah, is right! 

Off we go to the pier and with the 20 some odd boats in the water waiting to be populated with young lads who want to get wasted, it was a weird sight to see for this tourist...they were lined up side by side and somehow maneuvering from side-to-side to dock and be boarded...that to me is quite the skill: The Art of Boat Maneuvering 101 - How to make your boat go in ways you never thought was possible until you visit Hong Kong waters 

So, lucky for us, the organizers knew I was coming so she made sure we got the biggest and best looking boat in the water...ok, maybe it wasn't actually for me but shit, I don't complain about your imagination so don't piss on my parade buddy! 

And off to the water with my puke bag  and video camera...on the boat of course...the start of my first JUNK TRIP...we traveled a fair distance to where all these other boats were hanging out...so we anchored down and into the water we jumped...all the water toys thrown over board and people diving in like there was a fire on the boat... 

The Mascordian and I thought it'd be a thrill to jump off the side of the top deck so we got set to do it...and I'm not afraid to admit, I'm chicken shit with heights, it's my Kryptonite...but there were girls watching and I had an image to uphold...well, not really, but my ego was at stake here, alright..so I suggested that we do something more dramatic and pretend to shoot each other in mid-air, like in movies but not in slow-motion because we aren't in the Matrix... 

so as my heart started beating so fast I felt like giving myself a speeding ticket, I gave him the eye and pushed off the side, jumping as far away from the boat as possible, turned my body towards the Mascordian, threw my hands up with my finger-hand guns and started shooting him but he had been shooting before I was and in a split-second I felt like it was appropriate to dramatize being shot, and swung my body backwards and screamed in pain...the next thing I knew i was inhaling salty water and choking on my way up for air...holy shit, Batman, I felt awesome...until I found out why this was called a Junk Trip, as a slipper floated by, then a plastic bag floated by, then a scarf floated by, and as I was swimming away from the JUNK, I get hit in the face with a plastic cup...

Honestly, what the shit? So we pay to go swim with junk...garbage for that matter...this is incredible..people in HK are fucked up to think swimming with Junk is a cause for a boat party...whatever, I was already in too deep since I was already swimming... 

I went over to the floating rafts and with very little encouragement from the sun-tanning ladies on it (which included my sister) and the ones hanging on for dear life, I flipped the raft over! It was my turn...What? My momma always told me, If I want something, go get it! so I did....then as immature as these folks were, they flipped me over when I tried standing up...the nerve that some people have these days... 

So after swimming in garbage, piss, and poop, it was time to relax and tan...I was born dark so tanning is not at the top of my list of things to do...but I love the sun so there I was laying there like a duck waiting to be roasted...I put a little bit of sunscreen on, just a little bit since my history with the sun has been good...I absorb the rays and it tans me...that's it... 

Well, was I in for a surprise... 

The rest of the trip was like you would expect, had food, drinks, smoking (whatever you can think of), more swimming, and some hanky-panky by some fellow party-goers...then back to Sai Kung we went...the 40-some odd people that were on board got their shit together and once we docked, dispersed like the boat was haunted... 

We ended up fetching dinner at a place called Cru in Sai Kung...it was some good food...still have leftovers for me to bring back to Toronto in October for my momma Lo... After dinner, homeward-bound we go...and to the shower IMMEDIATELY! but little did I know, hot water on your sensitive skin that has been in the sun all day was going to hurt like a MOFO...well, after the most most painf-filled shower of my life that felt like a shower of thumb-tacks, I dried up and went to bed after a smoke-break... 

And the surprise hit me in the morning like a shot in the sack...I woke up CRISPY and RED...like a fucking lobster...What the Shit?!?  I'm supposed to absorb the rays and just tan...not get burnt like pork on the BBQ... 

I'm still in recovery mode but I'm happy to report that I am feeling better and my redness is starting to tan out...but this burn has forced me to hold my backpack rather than carrying it on my back like I usually do everyday... 

I certainly enjoyed my time and glad that I decided to go and would love to go again...but this time with more sun screen...Seriously, who wouldn't like choking on salt water filled with junk and swimming beside fecal matter? (my hand is actually held up high right now...) and walk around looking like I slept in the oven for the past week...It's quite the experience... 

The boat was awesome and the people were nice...it was good and looking forward to the next invite...if I get one...Junk or no Junk, I'm in! 

I'll have some pics up soon of the trip

Gotta go get some Aloe,  

TomLo 

over 11 years ago 0 likes  1 comments  0 shares
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
hahaha, it sucks that the water was so dirty! hope you had some fun tho...
over 11 years ago

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