Saturday, 10 January 2009
There is a delightful story in today's China Post about an old man whose son bought him some Portunus crabs as a treat.
These delicacies are sold by weight and so it was with consternation that when the rubber band that bound the crabs together was removed, the man discovered another 42 rubber bands underneath the first.
The total weight of the additional rubber bands was more than 200 gms and therefore the recipient of the gift had been the subject of a scam to increase the weight at point of sale.
In a more positive vein comes the news that an enterprising bag seller in Beijing has invented a handbag that keeps you warm. One one side of the bag has a pocket that can be filled with hot water; the only disadvantage being that it needs frequent refilling to maintain its effectiveness.
Such are the joys of visiting Hong Kong
United Arab Emirates
Trinidad and Tobago
Macau SAR China
Papua New Guinea
U.S. Virgin Islands
Serbia and Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
The Star Ferry terminal is quite visible in the foreground of this photo which was taken from the window on my hotel room.
The lack of humidity also makes a very pleasant change from Singapore which according to the climate scientists is actually getting hotter each year!