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Friday, September 24, 2010

Dragon Boat Festival

Went to the Dragon Boat Festival in Aberdeen this year. There are few event throughout Hong Kong. It was loud and full of people. A great event for the family.

 Old school fishing traps. It's interesting seeing that the newer version isn't that far off from the original design.

Real life dragon boat for us photo hungry touristy like people.

This was one of the trophies given to the winners. You can see the celebratory roasted pig right next to it.

So with so many people coming to an event, what do you do for seats? Bamboo of course! Bamboo is used everywhere here. It's environmentally friendly and just great to see still in use.

Fishing nets.

 Stanley's Dragon Boat Festival.

Cardboard dragon boat!
 A French team I believe that were stretching before the races. My kids joined in, which was fun to see.

 I don't know if you can see the dragon boat races in the background.

 There was a family swimming and grabbed up some crabs and other edible seafood.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


In Hong Kong there's a strong commuter population. There's barely no one that owns a car, so public transportation is big here. With it comes wonderful advertising and print media to fill the time spent stuck in the MTR, buses, mini buses and taxis during rush hour.

Of course there's digital media via cell phones. You can use them anywhere here in Hong Kong. Yes, even in the MTR. Thus, magazines have created added value here to entice you to pick up an issue or two. I really think it would work back home. Could you imagine buying a magazine and getting a pair of flip flops? Or how about a backpack!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weird Food Stuff

 No I didn't try this drink/dessert. The name was just too funny not to show you folks

Friday, September 10, 2010

Weird Food Stuff

The great thing about being in Hong Kong is getting imported food, like that from Japan. Here we have a mini burger snack, that is actually two mini biscuits with chocolate in the middle.

Crunchy and yummy!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Weird Food Stuff

More ninja star pizza fro Pizza Hut.This was their Spanish Tapas Pizza special of the month. Really? A Tapas Pizza? So, this is like a super ninja star tapas? Well, it tasted great regardless. I still don't get why thy like using this bagel like formation for their special pizzas, but when in, in Hong Kong...