Hong Kong: Umbrellas

It is raining. In the summer in Hong Kong it rains. Monsoons, typhoons, summer rains, thunderstorms, amber, red and black rain. We have them all, one after the other. To stay on the train with the colours of the rains, the flooding, the closure of the schools and everything involved in living in a place with shit weather, there are various ways including: Hong Kong Observatory App that sends disturbing warnings of natural disasters every ten minutes and that I have silenced and obviously never consult. The school SMS that warn about the conditions of the roads, the delays of the school bus and the eventual closure of the school, which I read late (who reads text messages in 2018?).

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Sociological Experiment – Chapter 3

“Good morning, ma’am, how many people?” “I am alone.” “It’s okay this table in the corner?” “Perfect; thanks” I look around. The restaurant is full, all small tables are occupied by lonely people who eat watching the phone. All except the one next to me. There’s sitting a man in his forties looking at my ass. He does not look away even when I stare at him impatiently. In fact, he smiles at me and asks me kindly, I correct myself, he asks my ass with kindness: “Do you want to keep me company? I do not like eating alone.” “Oh my God, oh my God! I am the sociological experiment of someone else!” I think with joy, “Will I

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Sociological Experiment – Chapter 2

I admit, the sociological experiment (for those who do not know what I’m talking about, read HERE) is proceeding slowly. It’s my fault. I am becoming a horrible Hongkonger who looks at the phone and does not talk to anyone. In my defense I can say that people are not very helpful, the few times I have been brave and I started talking to someone, I did not get great results. Here is a list of my failed attempts and those that have almost been successful: Asian girl in her 20s at the Vietnamese restaurant: “Hi, can I sit next to you? You know I do not like eating alone.” Moment of silence. “I love eating alone”. Moment of silence.

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Chinese Medicine – In Dr.Ho We Trust

I have suffered headaches for forever. Sometimes cervical spasms with vomiting, sometimes I feel half of my face pulsating, sometimes it’s a migraine with an aura, during which I cannot see or hear for three hours. I’ve been with this nice illness since I was a kid. Although the headache is underestimated by those who do not have it, it is to all effect a debilitating illness that sometimes forces you to sleep in a dark and silent room for a whole day and anyway at best, you live muffled, slowed down and unconcentrated for three days in a row. A headache is difficult to cure, the causes are multiple and different for each of us. But I don’t give

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