Octopus

Octopus (Chinese: 八達通) is a necessity for people living in Hong Kong…

Octopus

It’s a reusable contactless stored value smart card for making electronic payment for online or offline systems in Hong Kong.  It’s launched in September 1997 and its the second contactless smart card system in the world, after the Korean Upass.

This card is originally launched by Hong Kong mass transit system (MTR) but it has now grown to be used for payment in many retail shops, convenience stores, supermarkets, and fast food restaurants.  Other common Octopus payment applications include parking meters, car parks, petrol stations, vending machines, fee payment at public libraries and swimming pools, etc.

You can leave home without cash if and only if you carry the Octopus card…

Octopus card

Next time when you visit Hong Kong, remember to get one Octopus card!

 

 

 

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Mansion

Mansions found in the Central District of Hong Kong..DSC_6988

Merry Christmas 🎄 🎁 🎅🏻

No matter where you are, my friends… Wish you all have a very happy holiday!

Island

Hong Kong Island, I think, is one of the busiest islands in the world…  It’s a financial centre. It’s crowded.  It has a lot of energy both days and nights…

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is my home…  I was born and raised up here.

I love Hong Kong!  Come and visit us!

 

 

 

Hideout…

We have terrible weather in Hong Kong, heavy rain and thunderstorm all day long…

Poor Milky has to hideout under the curtain!

milky-covering-himself

 

Gorilla

It has been raining for days in Hong Kong and finally the sun came out yesterday…

My gorilla was excited and he enjoyed the bright sun in our backyard!

Gorilla

Giraffe

The first typhoon this year hit Hong Kong yesterday…  It now moves north but we have heavy rain for the rest of the week!

The only way to catch a giraffe is this little one at home.  Hope you like it… 🙂Giraffe

Friend

What is a friend?  We might have hundreds friends in our Facebook connection or other social networking media.  However, I think a real friend is somebody who really understands you, cares about you and will be by you side when you need support.

I’ve seen Lynn Chadwick’s sculpture “Sitting Couple” in Hong Kong few days ago.  I was impressed by the way Lynn put the man and woman sitting together, though physically separated, yet the body language demonstrated the intimate relationship between the two.

They are friends…

Sitting Couple

Yellow…

I will share with you this butterfly named Yellow Coster from Hong Kong, it was coming out from its cocoon.  Yellow Coster has a very short life span and every minute thru it’s life is valuable.

Hope you like it…

yellow-coster

 

2017

2016 was a year of turmoil and changes in the whole world, from Brexit to Trump’s win, ISIS to chaos in Legislative Council in Hong Kong…

In 2017, the changes will continue… I do wish these changes are towards the right direction. May the world be more peaceful… 🙏

Happy New Year… 🎆🎊🎈 🎉

Good luck, good health, God bless you all!