Learning Cantonese swear words from minibus drivers and market workers.
"Ah, you've been language lun-ing, I see."
The terror of flagging down a red minibus because their drivers are drag racing maniacs and you don't know how to get off.
"I'm just going to take the MTR. I can't handle the Red Peril today."
Busy night Lady’s Market at Hong Kong where you can buy amazing cheap stuffs!
Being inordinately impressed by a westerner speaking passable Cantonese.
"He only ordered a plate of fried rice. This is classic Gweilingo."
The elation of electing new voices to Legco, which soon subsides into the reality that not much will change.
"Don't talk to me. I'm on a really bad LegComedown right now."
Free film showing at Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
The transparent plastic umbrella covers malls give out, which clog up the city because you throw them away immediately.
"Tonight's your lucky night. Hope you have an umbrella condom."
"I was just gonna drip all over the floor."
Okay this might be disgusting, but the description is based on the observation the way we treat a condom. Some of the malls in Hong Kong offers free transparent umbrellas to valued customers. These umbrellas are relatively cheap, hence it is okay to juts throw it away after using. You may get it less than a dollar anywhere. Actually condoms are a bit expensive than umbrellas, LOL
Getting jabbed in the eye by an umbrella because no one is looking where they're going in a downpour.
"Why are you bleeding from the eyeball?"
"It's been raining: Lots of Poke-man Go players out there at the moment."
When Pokemon Go went live 2-months ago here in Manila, people are gone crazy! They actively went outside and tag their friends to catch these little monsters. Unfortunately, as of this writing the Pokemon craze in Manila gone slow down fast.
Glad I didn’t downloaded it. I already find it not fulfilling… just a fucking waste of time. But I appreciate the craze – people suddenly got curious and that a good thing in marketing and social media business.
One rainy night at Hong Kong.
The curious concoctions and recipes squeezed into Mid-Autumn packaging and sold as mooncakes.
Getting drenched on your morning commute, because of sweat or rain. Or both.
"Want to go to South Bay this weekend?"
"No thanks. I've been having my morning swim every day for the last three months."
When you live in the city and enjoying that 35degree Celsius kind of heat, then most definitely you’ll experience being in a morning swim, especially if you are a person who sweat easily. My advice – always bring extra shirt with you!
Morning swim is the worst case of drench dye.
The Cat Street Market is one of Hong Kong’s oldest areas. Here you’ll find antique furniture, and local handicrafts.
When a Typhoon 8 signal is raised just slightly too late in the day for you to get off work early.
"They made it number 8 at 5.59pm. It's a typical typhoon late."
Yeah always, and always happens and it’s kind of annoying. Sometimes I don’t understand why they announce it very late, and the people are already at work and students at school.
Disappearing from your entire social life because you've discovered Pokemon Go and catching them all is more important than friendship.
"No idea. He's Pokemon Ghosted on me. I don't even know if we're still engaged."
Hahahaha for those who are currently experiencing being ghosted. Better down the app too and play along with your BAE or dumped him.
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