Monday, October 28, 2013


With weather cooling down, and humidity moderating, I took a 30-minute walk to the gym to engage in a bit of self-torture.

On the way, I ran into a couple from 支那, who claimed to be tourists from 順德 looking for directions to the train station, speaking pretty good Cantonese.  Since I was in an unusually benevolent mood, I decided to help them instead of rob them....

We chatted about a number of things, like real estate prices, and workers pay.  Then they pointed to a bus and asked how much a bus driver made in HK.  I said about $15k.




So bus drivers in 順德 make over $10k 人仔??

I think these two da lu ren are full of it....

What do you think?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

學人做師奶 2

Ok, I left a can of shaving cream on my bathroom counter.  The bottom was rusty and left the above stain on the counter.  I tried all kinds of cleanser and couldn't get it out.
Any suggestions from you guys are deeply appreciated.  

Monday, October 21, 2013


When I was a kid, which was a very, very long time ago, there was this saying of 一隻鹹蛋三碗飯.

It was intended to describe a person's, especially a child's, frugal palate.

Fast forward half a century, to today.....

According to those 健康佬, 鹹蛋 is unhealthy (too salty), and 三碗飯 is too much carbo for one day, even for an adult, let alone a kid.  Could it be because such a meal was very cheap?

心血來潮, I checked the price of a 鹹蛋 in my neighborhood wet market the other day, and found that it's $2.50 each.  I then calculated the cost of 三碗飯 and came up with about $3, or about $1 per bowl.  一隻鹹蛋三碗飯 cost $5.50.

So, if one limit one's intake of rice to 1 bowl, in accordance with 健康佬's suggestion, that leaves $4.50 for 餸.  If one spends it all on leafy vegetables like 菜心 or 芥蘭, one can get at least 五六兩 veggies.

Ponder: Wouldn't  五六兩 蔬菜一碗飯 be much healthier, at the same cost?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

煲冬瓜 to authentic Chinese please

Ok, I entered "halibut" into Google Translate and it returned 大比目魚.

I went to my neighborhood fish market asking for 大比目魚 and they looked at me funny, and not because of my cowboy hat either, I'm sure.

Of course, as a filthy rotten stinking commie organization, it's only natural that Google would translate everything into 煲冬瓜.

So, to all my HKer blogpals out there, what's 大比目魚 in authentic Chinese?

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Celebrating our 12th

Inagiku at IFC

Not cheap, but for special occasions, definitely worth it.

The Japanese Wagyu rolls was something else...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Of the PRC, Rule of Law, and the SCMP

Talking about the Rule of Law in the PRC is like talking to a Stone Age caveman about smartphones and internet...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack...!

Now that Yblog is going out of business, I'm returning here to continue my blogging.  See you all soon.