Random Thoughts : HK
I’ve been back from my trip for almost three weeks now and now it is time for a retrospective moment. First off nothing extremely crazy happened. I didn’t mugged, raped, pushed in front of a high speed vehicle or get caught in a police raid involving a hooker with a line of coke on her ass. That’s kind of a bummer.
Life is different over there. I spent a lot of time waiting. Everyone around the world is always on the move but it’s different over there. In the States people just jump in their car and go. No walking up to a bus stop only to see the bus about to leave and one would have to sprint to catch it. When catching a bus I usually have one of two reactions. One: Shit..there is no one here at the stop. This either means that its the last bus of the night and I have to take a taxi or I had just missed it and I would have to wait. Two: The feeling of relief since I had just hit the sweet spot cause there is a short line at the stop.
The video game industry should thank these commuters. Since everyone has to wait and have to endure a ride that may take up to an hour everyone carries a video game system. One can always spot the hot chick playing a Nintendo DS. The guys (even the middle aged ones) play PSP.
I seem to spend a lot of time wandering the grocery store. Here it is Kroger. Over there the store of choice is Welcome. One thing I noticed is that there that the frozen food isle is small compared to ours and almost everything stocked there is not microwaveable food. Everything is either steamed or boiled. That is a good thing because microwaveable food makes me nauseous and really unhealthy.
What the hell is up with people leaving their tray full of trash at fast food restaurants? Here people are clean enough to throw out their own trash after finishing a meal at a fast food joint. This allows the next person to sit down as soon as possible. It is a pain in the ass to wait for some restaurant helper to come by to clear the table while you are holding a tray of food. Especially when places in Hong Kong are always packed.
Life is different over there. I’m not sure if I can take the leap and move over there full time. It would be a nice place to retire since the cost of living is really cheap as long as one has a place to live. I am sure that there are better places to have a family and raise a child. Even with the low crime rate the environment is too crazy. The sites and sounds of Hong Kong seems very chaotic.