Today, I had been originally planning to head down to Macua. This, however, went on the backburner as I pondered whether I might also want to combine it with a trip to Zuhai, as it seemed like a more pleasant location to head to, of the two SEZs that I’m able to visit without a full Chinese visa. Then, Typhoon Dujuan came and that permanently put all such plans on hold.
This morning I woke to a flat gray sky, menancing rain, and pondered whether to head out to Stanley after breakfast. Figuring that the rain would likely come sooner than later, I headed off to the Flower and Bird Street Market near the Prince Edward MTR station. After wandering through a long, long street of more flower varieties than I’d seen before, and seeing some beautiful birds, I went off to the Jade Bazaar near Kanusu Street. Guiltily, without really haggling at all, as I’m simply terrible at it, I picked up a green jade statue of Buddha for about US$13.
By this time the early rains had begun. Still, undeterred, I headed down to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, wandered around by the ferry terminal for awhile, and picked up a ticket to an Chinese Opera tomorrow night.
I also ended up speaking to a nice woman Emmie, who very much wants to meet up at Kowloon Park so I can meet her brother. Of course, with the Typhoon rating about to be raised from a 3 to an 8 (high numeric jump, yes, but it’s only the next step up the ladder) I’m not convinced this is the best idea. Since, after all, I’m told many things begin to close up once the rating jumps.
Well, we’ll see how this all turns out. And I wanted some excitement, so a Typhoon will just have to do.