As summer is upon us in Hong Kong (as I’m sure we can all painfully feel the second we step outside and into a brick wall of humidity), the majority of my coworkers are heading back to Canada, where the weather will be much more forgiving and enjoyable. In lieu of this, we decided to enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon tea at the W Hotel.
For those who aren’t familiar with Times Square in Causeway Bay, there have massive themed displays that are put on every few months that can be quite impressive. This area becomes a hub for locals and tourists alike to gather around and take photographs of themselves with every single thing on display.
As I was walking around Causeway Bay today, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the larger-than-life Christmas decorations scattered about. Upon closer inspection, I found myself a bit confused at some of them (what appears to be a child’s head in a turkey and a bizarre pig-type lumberjack with a branch as one of his hands). But, then again, it’s Hong Kong – most things here make me scratch my head and do a double-take.
When these are a few words of wisdom imparted on you by a local restaurant owner:
“Don’t go back to Canada. So many animal. So few people. Don’t waste your life.”
*Mr. Wong from Mr. Wong’s, Mong Kok