More shots today from yesterday’s stroll. All the images are in monochrome but processed from the camera’s B&W preset to an alternative I chose.
There is a man on the promenade, who sells chestnuts. He always looks as if he has lost a pound and found sixpence. I have never seen him smile. Maybe he has a tough life, full of sadness. His only income is selling chestnuts perhaps and only then “in season”. I speculate of course. He may just be a miserable old devil. But I give him the benefit of the doubt. There are too many people in Hong Kong who get by on too little whilst others are richer than Croesus. Some of the disadvantaged remain resolutely upbeat whilst others slide into the slough of despond.
He is on the right of the picture here and if you think you know his story, share it with me.
There are growing numbers of South Asians in Hong Kong. They come from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka……… wherever you can think of. Most are trying hard to integrate well and some are second generation, born here and with a degree of celebrity like Kiu Bo Bo. Many are hard working but there is a sense of apprehension about them at times. They are often maligned. Perhaps a typical ethnic minority or as one HK Legco (Legislative Council) member wrote on her banner recently ‘ethic minorities‘. Here is one guy running his food outlet in Sai Kung.
I’m up for a Rogan Josh any time 🙂
Finally, a typical street scene in Sai Kung. If there were a window it would be called window shopping but this is just an open front store.
These stores cater for those on lower incomes or simply people looking for a bargain.
Its a good place to live, Sai Kung. We’ve been here three years and have no desire to move. It is sufficiently rural to suit my needs without being so remote that you feel adrift from the mainstream, unless you choose. Now all we have to hope is that the “planners” don’t ruin it. I suspect they will and maybe in ten years time I will look as morose as the chestnut seller. If I’m spared.