Pedestrians here walk really slowly and there are so many of them you can’t get anywhere in a rush. There are people jams to get into the MTR (metro)
In one fell clumsy swoop I managed to pour red wine down newly painted white walls and new cream curtains, and it won’t come out.
From bad to worse. We put one of the curtains in the washing machine. It shrunk and is now about 10cm shorter than the other, and still has the wine stains.
I’d heard there were no snakes on Hong Kong Island. I got that wrong. Saw one about 1.5 metres long on a path up to The Peak.
Almost every shop in our neighbourhood sells the same thing, literally hundreds of places full of dried everything you can name for traditional medicines.
Wan Chai, Chai Wan, Tsuen Wan, Sheung Wan – all MTR stops nearby. They don’t seem into variety of syllables.
Cheung Sha – a beautiful beach a short ferry and bus ride away.
When it rains it really rains. They have three levels of warning: Amber (which is already torrential) then Red (more) then Black (no-one goes to work). We’ve had two Red so far.
Thunder and lightning 49 floors up is quite spectacular.