Hong Kong 2018 Day 2May 20, 2018 4 min read
This has been the longest I’ve ever spent on a /blog.
Starting from learning an entirely new photo editing workflow to building an entire website for it to searching for a new image host (and also the post-holiday procrastination phase but shh).
It didn’t help that this day has a lot of photos and that they were really hard to edit lowlight shots.
Just look at what I had to work with:
The photos taken with my phone were still edited with the old workflow though because my old workflow involves overwriting the original file so I couldn’t re-do them anyway.
It’s the Chinese New Year period so we’re preparing a bunch of red envelopes.
These $20 (£2) notes are for tipping or for acquaintances.
For friends and family it ranges from $50 to $500 depending on how close you are. Only the married will give them out to those younger and unmarried.
Off to Tai Po Market.
My parents need to visit the bank and to arrange a certain event with our cousins… (Day 5)
You won’t find better pineapple buns than in Hong Kong.
You also won’t find a more cramped diner where all the tables and chairs are smushed into an area smaller than most people’s living rooms.
Temple Street Night Market.
This place gets listed on a lot of tourism sites but I didn’t have a very good impression of it.
Just a lot of cheap bootleg quality goods. Some stalls were selling sex toys in broad daylight. Also street hookers.
Just as we were leaving, a couple of western tourists showed up.
Kinda felt bad for them since the waiters rarely came up to this floor and the menu had no english.
My shiny new next-gen Octopus card.
These things have a lot more use compared to London’s Oyster card and Tokyo’s Suica card.
A reader is built into the standard card terminals here so it’s accepted in a lot more shops.
I registered it with the app and used it to top up my sim card too.