Color your World: Sunset Orange

Sunset in my hometown… Like this sunset orange?

Color your World: Shamrock

Can’t find shamrock in Hong Kong. Hope this one close enough… 🙂

Red Leaves – Sweet Gum

When we think about Autumn leaves, we usually think about Maples… However, in Hong Kong, our red leaves are not Maples. They are Sweet Gum. They are different types of trees.

Sweet Gum in Tai Tong is a native deciduous tree of outstanding, graceful shape, up to 30 metres tall. The foliage colour changes with seasons – from bright green in spring and summer to yellow to bright red and anything in between in autumn and winter. Sweet Gum flowers from March to June. The woody, mace-like fruits can be seen on the branches when they become ripe in winter.

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!

 

 

 

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