Walking Around the City

Notes by yeyette on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 under Hong Kong
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I woke up feeling recharge and ready to see the city.  I went out to see what I can eat and found some street foods that just opened at 9:00AM.  I don’t understand the menu but I can guess thru the picture.  They were just starting to hit the fire so I decided to look for something else.  I found Seven Eleven and went inside to look for some bread.  They offer local foods and I choose that looks like a “misua” soup with fishball and coffee for only HKD14 (USD1.80).  The server asked me something that I really don’t understand.  I said I’m sorry in a way that I don’t understand and she shouted, “Eat here!”.  I kept my calm and said no.  The cashier smiled at me.  Then the server again asked in a controlled voice, “Sipyci”, but I get what she said, which means spicy and I said no.  I paid my bill and went out straight faced.

I opened my so-called bowl of “misua” and found out it’s a shark’s fin which is one of my favourite soup.  It was good that I eat it all but didn’t finished the fish ball.  I didn’t like it.

After a few minutes, I went out and brought the two boxes of chewy junior with me for my friend (Ate Joan) that I’m going to meet.  She told me to meet her at the Hong Kong Central Library.  She told me the direction how to go and I got my map ready with me.  I decided to buy a sim card so that I can contact my friends.  The sim card costs me HKD180 (USD23.00) with I don’t know how many call and texts messages.  Ate Joan told me to just walk from my place to the library.  I went out earlier than the scheduled so that I can take pictures on my way to the library.

The streets of Hong Kong (Causeway Bay):

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Tram is their one way of transportation:

They have a sign on the road which way to look:

Indeed a beautiful world!

Sidewalk vendors selling chestnuts.

My business office.

Bus stop.

My white Jaguar, soon! haha

Bamboo scaffolding.  They called the person who climb the bamboo as “spider”.

Colourful Hong Kong.

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I was heading to Hong Kong National Library and passed by the Victoria Park.  I saw a lot of maids laid down their picnic mats and eat joyfully with other maids.  Amazement was the exact word.  When I told Ate Joan with what I saw, she told me that Hong Kong government cares for the maids in their country.  They have a strict law for the maids regarding their day off and salary.  It’s a good thing to hear that one.  Not much discrimination of them as well.

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Walking all the way to the library.


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The library and I finally met Ate Joan after how many years!  I’ve first known her in Singapore and she taught me a lot.  I’ve known her as a brave woman.  She will tour me to the Avenue of Stars.

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