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A Day in Hong Kong (Part2)

A Day in Hong Kong (Part the Two) – and I’m Lovin’ It!

Which translates as ‘you can’t beat our coffee and pastries for mouthfeel!’

It should say ‘for taste’ which is what they mean

Which is a lot better than some of the translations we’ve seen

But, I like the thought of ‘mouthfeel’

And a mouthful of mouthfeel is just the bee’s knees at this ‘turn of the wheel!’

At this ‘Moment’

Anyway, we have gifts gathered from ye olde gifte shoppe

With its authentic HonkKongese feel and it’s decor quite choppy

(Well, it was based on the theme of the Titanic)

With much that is Chinese and nothing Hispanic

And crew and passengers cast in bronze

Littering gangways and manning the lifeboats, where a passenger dons

A life-saver, life-belt, a ‘call-it-what-you-will’

If we don’t board the lifeboats we’ll be stranded at the till

Erstwhile crew make the old old cry of
‘Women and children first…
It’s safer now to fly!’

But, enough of this tomfoolery
Enough of this tripe

We buy a few trinkets, but not jewellery, and watch pedestrians Skype

All is busy on the streets of Hong Kong
Traders and masked pedestrians have a laugh a Tsing-Tsong,
A plethora of foodstuffs all ready for sale
There are vendors aplenty with meats – shark or whale? –
And the smells of the spices get right up your nose
With 5 of them Chinese and many more, I suppose.

Then off to the city, where all is increased, the people, the vehicles
The noise and the smell
And everyone hurries along with intent – as far as I can tell.

TBC