The so called ‘Bottom Line’ for me here in Hong Kong is this:
I am having a lot of fun living here in Hong Kong. This short snippet in the midst of my day was such a joy.
I have a real clothing color-preference for what I call BLAZE YELLOW .. IT IS HARD TO SEE BUT IT SAYS .. BLAZE YELLOW!
It has everything to do with safety. I want .. I need .. to be seen. This is not unique to Hong Kong. In India if I am not visible I am in real danger. Even in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the U.S. I want and I need to be visible.
Patti .. Doesn’t this photo bring back a rush-of-memories! You snapped it.
I have several safety vests and jackets and shirts and a cap in this color.
My camera neck lanyard is also this color.
As is my MTR Octopus card lanyard. An Octopus Card is a pre-paid card that you load with cash and use for a myriad of purchases including fares on the buses and the Hong Kong MTR.
Today I was riding the Hong Kong MTR and I spied a man wearing a shirt of this color. I was not wearing any BLAZE YELLOW (BLAZE YELLOW) clothing BUT I did have my Octopus Card and lanyard around my neck.
I caught the eye of the gentleman wearing a bright yellow shirt. I hooked my thumb under my Octopus Card lanyard and pointed to its color and gave him a thumbs up for his shirt. He understood what I meant and we had a nice exchange. It was a lot more fun than I am able to convey here but I hope you ‘get-the-idea’ of my joy connecting with a local Hong Kong resident.
I will assume that he was smiling!
Well .. I AM .. Smiling! .. Cap ..
- JUN 14, 15 .. DISASTER .. DEATH .. WAITING TO HAPPEN ..
- JUN 18, 15 .. MONGOLIA .. AN ODD-BEGINNING TO MY TRIP ..