X-mas in Hong Kong

Dubai may be positively insane but then Hong Kong is absolutely shameless in its display of wealth and consumption, especially now that it is christmas time. Now x-mas is not only taken as an excuse for excess shopping but there are special x-mas themed stages all over the place. Passed by the one in central tonight where they had a chinese band playing covers of pop songs and while i passed there the (very attractive, young) lead-singer announced the next song (i am a survivor or i survive or s…

MS Office mahjong edition

Although i have a really beautiful mahjong set at home (but not enough friends that know how to play) i was looking for mahjong sets here in Hong Kong. The whole operation was kind of disappointing as they only seem to have cheap plastic sets (the gift shops all have one bone/wood set, but that is exactly the same as the one my late grand-aunt once brought us back from China, claiming that is was ‘unique’). However there was one set on display in a small shop next to temple street market that re…