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?