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Entries in the Month : April, 2009

Date

Monday, 20 April, 2009

Content We spent the last three weeks of March in Vietnam. It's probably the longest we'll stay in any other East Asian country (other than Hong Kong) since Linh's father and family are there. It's the first time Linh has been back since her childhood and its the first time I've ever been, so with her father's hospitality and organisation, we saw a hell of a lot of Vietnam, visiting both the north and south of the country and also in between.

Vietnam 1

We spent the majority of the time in Ho Chi Minh and how we survived in the heat I've no idea. Having experienced temperatures around the mid-thirties, I've now no fear of Summer in Hong Kong.

Date

Friday, 03 April, 2009

Content Ok, its great to learn more about another culture and you have to "live" in a country to do so. As I've said before, Hong Kong is not totally alien to Linh and I. So far, we've found that our lifestyle is an improvement on the UK, but that probably has more to do with us not working a day job and therefore being able to chill out a bit. It probably also has alot to do with living in the New Territories - better air than Kowloon I think.

Anyway, wanting to keep this post short - I don't want to say anything I'd regret later - but about Hong Kong people, why is it that:

1. They talk in the cinema during a film? I don't mean as a one off comment.. no.. they have to discuss what they think is happening next and what they think of the characters and the acting. And if their phone rings (with some cantopop ring tone), they answer and have an audible conversation. I think I'm the only one that gets bothered by this though. In the UK, a collective audience would tut at any single violator, whereas in Hong Kong, I'd be the only soul tempted to turn and slap the ******s.