Remembering the incongruities and oddities of HK
30 November 09
My trip to see the Harveys in Hong Kong was less than two months ago, but I am so grateful for the opportunity to visit them and see what life is like there. I also took note of some strange, funny and disturbing things to share with you.
Close reading of the fares reveals that if you're taking that chicken home in a taxi, you'll get charged an extra $5.
We walked out of one swish shopping centre on our way to another, and passed this remnant of old Hong Kong village life.
For that final grooming touch, use a nipple brush.
I just can't imagine why this maternity store displays a properly-supported pregnant mannequin in a four-year-old's size.
Here's an unexpected find in a toiletries shop -- among the toothpaste and shaving creams -- a cat!
On the side of a truck, upside-down, was the sticker: I love my Vax. Why?
I found replica guns (such as the Glock 17 -- second from left) for sale in a little shop in Tai Po.
It's common to see racks of clothing hung out to dry from apartment windows. You can buy special clothes pegs that hang on the lines from rings to minimise the risk of losing clothes onto the pedestrians below.
Home to the Hong Kong Christian Evangelistic Preaching Band.
Next door to the shop selling fishing bait and equipment (and magazines) is a fancy store stocking crystal chandeliers.
Appropriate signage outside the ladies' toilet at Tai Po Central -- the mum is crossing her legs because she *really* has to go to the toilet!
And the man is almost hopping up and down as he tries to control his bladder!
These buses service the Hong Kong Institute of Education, very close to the Harveys' apartment. I think they look like giant pink beetles with antenna reaching out.