Disgruntled

Last week, I fought the crowds and the crowds won.  My birthday was in the recent past; therefore, my husband wanted to take me out and buy me plants for my indoor garden.  We boarded a bus that took us to the train station.  We caught the train to Mong Kok, which is literally one…

Thursday Doors: Halloween

Halloween Doors (or gates that lead to doors) In Hong Kong, where east meets west, celebrations like Halloween have found a home.  Walking through a low-rise neighborhood, near to my high-rise one, the festivities were in full swing.  The street was blocked off and the “trick or treaters” were out in great number.    …

Thursday Doors: Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-autumn festival is one of the most significant annual festivals in China.  It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.  On the evening of, children walk along the street and through the parks with their lit-up lanterns swinging from their hands, people give each other moon cakes, and…