A relatively quiet Chung Yeung Festival

Today was the Chung Yeung Festival, and the last day of the long weekend. With all these protests still going on – and the fact that the protesters have ramped up their violence this weekend 😒 – we’re still reluctant to venture too far from home, in case we get stuck somewhere with no way back home. So we decided to just go out for brunch somewhere nearby.

Protests were actually quieter today compared to the past few days, but the protesters were still out wreaking havoc in little pockets around the city. And the train network still shut pretty early, so they could continue doing their repairs. I’m sure they’re going to want to open as many train stations as they can tomorrow, with everyone being back at work again, and the MTR network being such a crucial mode of transport for residents in this city.

N decided to head to the gym while I took a nap 😂 I did manage to make my way down later, though, while he went for a massage 😅 And then we ended the evening off with a few episodes of Lucifer.

Another relatively quiet day to round out the long weekend. But at least the quiet day was on all fronts today.

We are acclimatising

I caught one of those minibuses again today. Despite the stress of not knowing what to call out when you want to get off, as well as the stress from their crazy driving, these minibuses are actually starting to grow on me! They only hold a maximum of 19 passengers, and no one is allowed to stand. So if there aren’t any seats left, then too bad, the driver won’t let you on. So by default, you always get a seat, which is a nice change from the MTR, the underground rail network, where you rarely get a seat! But they are a little pricier though. Today’s trip cost me just over HK$10 (S$1.75), whereas my MTR trip back was about half of that. Although having said that, the cost of public transport is still pretty damn cheap, so it’s not like these minibuses are costing an arm and a leg.

And because they’re insane drivers, and the minibuses are, well, mini, they weave in and out of traffic better than normal buses, so they get to your destination faster.

Someone called something out in English today and I was like woah! English! 😂 But I didn’t catch what they said anyway! 😔 I relayed the story later to N and he suggested that I just call out something random when it’s my stop. So I’m thinking “hippopotamus egg please!” sounds like a good choice 😊 So if you hear that on a minibus, you’ll know it’s me ðŸĪŠ

Oh and we got a new tv today! Woohoo! We haven’t owned a tv in about seven years ðŸ˜ē We’ve been renting out apartments that have come with a tv that entire time, and this is the first apartment that didn’t have one. We could’ve asked for one as part of the lease contract, but we didn’t want to delay getting the apartment, given that it was going for a really good price. We’d rather pay less for rent and just buy a tv of our own anyway. So here we are. I assume this will last us for a good number of years now, to make up for the last seven 😊

Kitty’s been eating quite a fair bit lately, I can feel her chunkousness 😂 I’m getting a little worried, as she’s eating about 1/3-1/2 more than what she was eating in SG. Maybe because it was warmer in SG and her body didn’t need the extra layer of fat, but now she’s stocking up?? I don’t know. Let’s see how she goes over the next few days. I may bring her in to a vet for a check-up if she continues her voracious eating…