Culture shock

Walking along the street in Hong Kong today I saw some old ladies — the kind with those wonderful lined and weathered faces, lived in faces, as though they had been through hard times and had gained immeasurable wisdom in return.

One thing it is useful to note at this point is that Hong Kong differs from the rest of the People’s Republic of China in many ways, not least of which is the lingering cultural influence of its time as a British colony. And that means, among other things, that they celebrate Christmas here big time.

Which might help to explain why all those old women, with their magnificently expressive faces and sad haunted eyes, were wearing little red elf caps, each cap topped by a fluffy white pom pom.

One Response to “Culture shock”

  1. Sharon says:

    Great visual! Perhaps one of those pieces of immeasurable wisdom is to not take life too seriously and to enjoy it however you can.

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