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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Kate Springer | October 10th, 2015

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Don’t get us wrong — we looove Hong Kong. But every once in a while the pet peeves just start piling up and we can’t help but vent a little. Hands up if you’ve encountered these Hong Kong problems…

1. Answering cold calls from telemarketers every 10 seconds is like…

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2. Waking up in Ma On Shan when your minibus re-routes without any notice.

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3. Losing a round of Candy Crush when the double-decker brakes and ruins it all.

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4. Trying to cancel your internet provider. Or cable provider. Or phone provider. JUST LET US GO!

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5. Desperately needing a taxi just as it starts pouring. Naturally, every single cab is off duty or full.

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6. Shopping for veggies at ParknShop where everything that’s supposed to be green is actually brown.

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7. Shelling out $100 for a cocktail and wondering when this became the new normal.

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8. Paying $15K a month for a 400-square-foot flat. What is this, a city for ridiculously rich ants?

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9. Ridiculously rich friends who plan a birthday dinner where you’re expected to buy a present AND shell out for the Michelin-starred menu.

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10. Navigating the crowds in CWB/Mongkok/TST. It’s a battle to the death every time.

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11. Rolling up to dim sum with a group of eight and the line’s like…

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12. Trying to enjoy your public holiday when your boss keeps Whatsapping you. FML, how did you even get this number???

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13. Trying to get some fresh air in Sai Kung or Shek O over the weekend but every other human in Hong Kong had the same brilliant idea.

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