Ah, the eccentricities of Hong Kong small talk. From probing into your salary to moaning about the insufferable humidity, Hong Kong has its own unique set of icebreakers.
“Uh, had a bowl of rice, steamed fish, stir-fry vegetables with beef for lunch. Why?”
Especially for Chinese aunties and uncles, somehow it seems totally cool to casually comment on your body. No, just no.
Mmm. Take a guess: Not. a. lot.
Humidity = Public enemy No.1.
In this city, even your ar por is up for a heated debate on the merits of bigger screens, what iPhone cases and cameras you should be using, and how, really, Android is actually so much cooler.
Even if you could move out, you’d be renting all your life. Statistics say it will take the typical Hong Kong family 14 years to save up for a flat. Good luck with that.
Nope. Still single. Why, you know somebody?
Yeah, we get it. Everyone gushes over Taiwan. Why don’t you walk me through all your Instagram pics while you’re at it?
Mmhm, of course. Let’s put that in the books…