things I love about hong kong

February 25, 2013 | Hong KongLists

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I love writing lists. it’s pretty much a daily habit of mine. this time it is a little different for some reason. I am trying to reestablish, create if you will, a writing routine. a writing discipline. I need one of those, but I have been losing touch with my city lately. I feel like I need to remind myself what I love about hong kong.​ that way, perhaps, everything else will become easier.

+​ hong kong streets. I absolutely love the streets of hong kong. in central, in soho, in mong kok, in yau ma tei, which is my neighborhood. walking around different districts​ with a camera in my hand is my favorite thing to do.
+ its international, global nature. this is no longer unique or special in today’s world, but being in hong kong is what made me exposed to different cultures, different nationalities. if it wasn’t for moving here seven years ago, there are too many things I wouldn’t even know about, let alone experience them.
+ obsession with food. hong kong is absolutely obsessed with food, eating and everything related.
+ gai daan jai (鷄蛋仔) ​; I can eat the bubble pancakes every day.​
+ no daylight savings time. I am forever grateful for this.
+ winters are warm and days aren’t that much darker during winter days.
+ victoria harbor and the ferry rides. absolutely.
+ hong kong’s public transportation. we have the best metro system in the world, I swear.
+ ladies’ nights. because where else in the world can you get free drinks, all night twice a week, just because you have the correct chromosome combination.
+ in comparison to hong kong, new york city is sleepy.
+ the airport. god, I love the hong kong international airport.

and so on.

winter is departing definitely, and I like my coffee with a little bit of cinnamon now. routine is exhausting.