Many people in Hong Kong can afford a maid to help out. However, I came across this site recently http://www.asiaxpat.com.hk/domestichelp/. Strange to see it’s necessary to know what your potential maid looks like and whether she’s married or not?
There are two things I miss about back home – proper potatoes and bread. Of course you can get these things here but it just doesn’t taste the same, especially bread where they add sweetener and only serve in packs of six or less. Anyway, I recently checked out “Maxim’s” a kind of bakery that serves cakes, buns and most importantly English style bread. I guess because of Post-SARS and that no one here touches unwrapped food with their bare-hands unless they want to get sick – plastic tongs and plates are provided. However, I was surprised to see that no one cleaned these tongs or trays after food was placed directly on it – so I guess it defeats the purpose of having them!
Making Out in Chinese. This is a book that caught my eye, whilst looking through the Chinese Language section of our local book section. I guess it’s a book for the loser gweillio who can’t pick up women, since it started off with the Chinese translation for “What’s your name” to “You are looking lovely tonight”. A few chapter’s later then the book was telling you how to say “Do you have a boyfriend” to “Take off your clothes”. The final chapter ended up with “Are you pregnant?” to “I’ve got to go”. No I didn’t buy it!Related Posts: