Sunday, January 31, 2010

Diamond Ring

A married lady was expecting a birthday gift from her husband.

For many months she had admired a beautiful diamond ring in a show room,

and she knew her husband could afford it, she told him that was all she wanted.

As her birthday approached, this lady awaited signs that her husband had purchased the diamond ring.

Finally, on the evening of her birthday, before they went out for a celebration, 

her husband told her how proud he was to have such a good wife,

and told her how much he loved her...

He handed her a beautiful wrapped little gift box. Curious, the wife opened the box and found a lovely,

leather-bound Bible, with the wife's name embossed in gold.

Angrily, she raised her voice to her husband and said, 'With all your money you give me a Bible?'

And immediately stormed out of the house not allowing a moment for his explanation,

leaving her husband alone.

Many years passed and the lady was very successful in business.

She managed to settle for a more beautiful house and a wonderful family,

but realized her ex-husband was very old and had no news at all, and thought perhaps she should go to visit him after so many years.

Before she could make arrangements, she received a message from friends telling her that her ex-husband had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to her.

She needed to come back immediately and take care of things.

When she arrived at her ex-husband's house, sudden sadness and regret filled her heart.

She began to search through her ex-husband's important papers and saw the still new Bible,

just as she had left it years before.

With tears, she opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.

Her ex-husband had carefully underlined a verse,

Matt 7:11,

'And if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,

how much more shall your Heavenly Father, who is in heaven, give what is good to those who ask Him?'

As she read those words, a tiny package dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a diamond ring, with her name engraved on it -- the same diamond ring which she saw at the showroom.

On the tag was the date of her birth, and the words. 'Love You Forever'.

How many times do we miss God's blessings, because they are not packaged as we expected?

''The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.

They must be felt with the heart.

How Much you earn a year?

Income tax is one of the major incoming of Hong Kong Government and most of the time that the Government would like to collect the larger portion of the tax as early as possible in the beginning of the year.
Of  course they can not request all the tax payers to pay their cheque on the first day of the year as there will create a lot of problem in hnalding such large amount of transactions, normally they have tpo spread overe the months of January and February.

So if you are earning more and more over the past year you can notice that the pay day for tax in case pushing forward… In case your pay day was 10 Th of January in 2002, now you probably is being request to send the cheque on 7th Of January

This is my purely personal estimation and survey on my friends.
Relationship of pay day and the income tax

1st January, $1,000,000 or above (Annual Incoming $10,000,000, or more)

3rd January, $300,000 or above (annual Income $ 5,000,000 -$10,000,000)

10th January $ 100,000 pr above (annual income $ 1,000,000 -$3,000,000)

15th January $30,000 or above (annual income $200,000 -400,000)

25th January $10,000 or above (annual income $ 100,000-$150,000)

So next time your colleagues ask you when you have to pay the tax, you should know how to answer him!

HK Snob

Monday, January 25, 2010

Okamoto 0.02mm

Okamoto established the condom business since 1934 in Japan, being a market leader for 60's to 70's.
Okamoto entered the Market of Hong Kong in 1993. They made the world thinnest condom of 0.03mm in 2005, and last year.,.. wow, a new 0.02mm thick condom was introduced into Hong Kong Market.

It is a high technology product that cause you life!
I managed to buy one in Malaysia but i think only I could find 0.03mm in Penang, probably only available in Some shops only.

Well, in Hong Kong you can get it at Watson's or 7-11.  You have to try it as it really give you a feeling of almost naked!

But It is pity that Man of Hong Kong is classified bottom of the list of less frequent to have sex, with a figure of an average 2.5 times a month! Probably everyone is running for money and has No time to enjoy the pleasure of sex!

HK Snob

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pole Dance in Hong Kong MTR

A georgous tube top lady made her pole dancing in MTR. According to the police speaker, it was illegal to take photos inside the subway system without the permission of the MTR. An investigation is underway. I guess that the purpose for such a dance was to arouse interests of certain people or will be used a part of a promotion!

HK Snob

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Gemma Atkinson

This is Gemma Atkinson, well, from her face and body, you may not be aware this is the daughter of Mr. Bean; Rowan Atkinson...


HK Snob

Master reset your Nokia Handset

Someone may transfer his handphone to his wife when he buys a more sophisticated one …or to sell it in the phone shop.

Please make sure you have erased all the pictures, SMS, video or phone contacts… or you will be in great trouble…Deep Shxx!

One simply way is to go back factory default status by Master Reset.

keying * # 7370# , after that it asks for Password, you key in 12345

This is valid for all Nokia Phones only… I hope it helps…

HK Snob

New Word from China

Recently, the 3rd edition of the Chinese-English Dictionary published by Shanghai Translation Publishing House included such popular vocabulary, a clear sign of the times. Chinese vocabulary that reflects certain situations and phenomena presently occurring in China, have been appearing with more frequency. Examples of this phenomena include "mortgage slave (房奴)", "Shanzhai (山寨)", "Otaku (宅男)" and Otaku girl for(宅女).

The new edition of this dictionary was carefully revised with the efforts of nearly 100 experts. Those experts came from Xinhua News Agency, China International Publishing Group and over 20 universities from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Suzhou, Yangzhou and Lianyungang.

New social vocabulary compiled in the dictionary include; "婚奴"(wedding slave),"房奴"(mortgage slave),"宅男"(Otaku),"宅女"(Otaku girl),"卧槽族"(job-hugging clan),"赖校族"(campus dwellers),"甲型H1N1流感"(influenza A virus subtype H1N1) and so on. While some popular phrases on the Internet have also been included like "躲猫猫"(hide-and-seek),"闪孕"(quick pregnancy),"山寨版"(cheap copy),"装嫩"(act young)……
Reference: People's Daily Online

HK Snob

Saturday, January 16, 2010

What I have Seen in MTR of Hong Kong

MTR is Hong Kong most effective mass transportation system. 60% of the people have been using it everyday. There is certain thing we should not do it in MTR...

I have been seeing people make mal-practice doing these things in the carriage of MTR.

Youngster and or flapper that tune up their MP3 to BROADCAST their lastest pop songs and music on their latest MP3 Player of Hand phone to catch attention.

Smoking in MTR, Well, I have seen it… he held the cigarette in his finger and smoke once in a while at the aft of the carriage of course that was non-peak hours.

Taking loudly as they do at home about nothing but gossiping. They seem enjoy talking loudly aiming to arouse the people interests in listening.

Testing his new hand phone ring tone while the phone was tuned up in high volume… That kind of things should be done at home...

Make up whiles she was sitting while she seemed enjoy on what she was doing, with swift and accurate make up skill with one hand, whilst the one holding the mirror…. I should say “You are Lucky Man” if you are her boy friends.

Peeping neighbouer’s news paper while he is holding newspaper of another type.

Cutting finger nails, Well, I have not seen cutting nail of their toes… so far!

Picking nose and pasted the treasure poop on to the hand rail…

Touching their hose always… oh I see, she is wearing a 4 carat diamond on her middle finger.. with their shining glitters!

Looking at me in 2 second and showed an un-friendly facial expression to tell me” Hey, Snob, stay away with my eye sight!” Well, it is natural for a snob like me to watch the lady with a bit special appearance. (Special, does not mean beautiful) Nothing was wrong… if you do not want people to look at you, stay home, or wear a mask to cover your face! Or do not look at me.

An otaku made a long kiss to a Pork Chop, they used to hide at the side of the door or the last carriage of the train.

Kid playing and talking loud inside the car, whiles their parents watching , and smiling but not stopping them.

Young kid of a about 2 years old might need to get a sudden poop, his mother made up her mind to place newspaper on the stainless still bench and prepared for is son to poop!!

The people around was shock!

Lastly, plesase use your hand to hold the rail...

*"Pork Chop" means "Ugly girl", a Hong Kong's slang!

HK Snob

Poop Culture

We've all been there but don't like to admit it. We've all kicked back in our office and suddenly felt something brewing down below. As much as we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the Work Poop is inevitable.

As For me I hate pooping at work, for those who hate pooping at work, following is the Survival Guide for taking a dump at work.

*CROP DUSTING* When farting, you walk really fast around the office so the smell is not in your area and everyone else gets a whiff, but doesn't know where it came from. Be careful when you do this. Do not stop until the full fart has been expelled. Walk an extra 30 Metres to make sure the smell has left your pants.

*FLY BY* The act of scouting out a rest room before pooping. Walk in and check for other poopers. If there are others in the bathroom, leave and come back again. Be careful not to become a Marco Polo Frequent Flyer. People may become suspicious if they catch you constantly going into the Rest Room.

*ESCAPEE* A fart that slips out while taking a pee or forcing a poop in a stall. This is usually accompanied by a sudden wave of embarrassment.

If you release an escapee, do not acknowledge it. Pretend it did not happen. If you are a man and are standing next to the urinal, pretend you did not hear it. No one likes an escapee. It is uncomfortable for all involved. Making a joke or laughing makes both parties feel uneasy.

*JAILBREAK* When forcing a poop, several farts slip out at a machine gun pace. This is usually a side effect of diarrhea or a hangover. If this should happen, do not panic. Remain in the stall until everyone has left the bathroom to spare everyone the awkwardness of what just occurred.

*COURTESY FLUSH* The act of flushing the toilet the instant the poop hits the water. This reduces the amount of air time the poop has to stink up the bathroom. This can help you avoid being caught doing the WALK OF SHAME .

*WALK OF SHAME* Walking from the stall, to the sink, to the door after you have just stunk up the rest room.. This can be a very uncomfortable moment if someone walks in and busts you. As with farts, it is best to pretend that the smell does not exist. Can be avoided with the use of the COURTESY FLUSH .

*OUT OF THE CLOSET POOPER* A colleague who poops at work and is doggone proud of it. You will often see an Out Of The Closet Pooper enter the bathroom with a newspaper or magazine under their arm. Always look around the office for the Out Of The Closet Pooper before entering the bathroom.

*THE POOPING FRIENDS NETWORK (P.F.N)* A group of co-workers who band together to ensure emergency pooping goes off without incident. This group can help you to monitor the whereabouts of Out Of The Closet Poopers and identify SAFE HAVENS .

*SAFE HAVENS* A seldom used bathroom somewhere in the building where you can least expect visitors. Try floors that are predominantly of the opposite sex. This will reduce the odds of a pooper of your sex entering the bathroom.

*TURD BURGLAR* Someone who does not realize that you are in the stall and tries to force the door open. This is one of the most shocking and vulnerable moments that can occur when taking a poop at work. If this occurs, remain in the stall until the Turd Burglar leaves. Or to make noise " Hmmm! Hmmm or Camo-Cough. Let the dogone guy aware the stall is occupied. This way you will avoid all uncomfortable eye contact.

*CAMO-COUGH* A phony cough that alerts all new entrants into the bathroom that you are in a stall. This can be used to cover-up a WATERMELON , or to alert potential Turd Burglars . Very effective when used in conjunction with a SHIRLEY TEMPLE .

*SHIRLEY TEMPLE* A subtle toe-tapping that is used to alert potential Turd Burglars that you are occupying a stall. This will remove all doubt that the stall is occupied. (Be very careful of toe-tapping due to the recent news of a Senator doing this, and it meant something entirely different!) If you hear a SHIRLEY TEMPLE , leave the rest room immediately so the pooper can poop in peace.

*WATERMELON* A poop that creates a loud splash when hitting the toilet water. This is also an embarrassing incident. If you feel a Watermelon coming on, create a diversion. See CAMO-COUGH .

*HAVANA-OMELET* A case of diarrhea that creates a series of loud splashes in the toilet water. Often accompanied by an Escapee . Try using a CAMO-COUGH with a SHIRLEY TEMPLE .
*AUNT BETTY* A rest room user who seems to linger around forever...Could spend extended lengths of time in front of the mirror or sitting on the pot. An AUNT BETTY makes it difficult to relax while on the crapper, as you should always wait to poop when the bathroom is empty. This benefits you as well as the other rest room attendees!

SOME VARIETIES OF POOP YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF: The King Poop = This kind is the kind of poop that killed Elvis. It doesn't come until you're all sweaty, trembling and purple from straining so hard.

Bali Belly Poop = You poop so much you lose 5 lbs.

Cement Block = You wish you'd gotten a spinal block before you poop.

Cork Poop (Also Known as Floater Poop ) = Even after the third flush, it's still floating in there. How do I get rid of it?

This poop usually happens at someone else's house! That is really embarassing! use more toilet tissue to cover it and flush, usually the extra mass will be able to be flushed away!!

The Bungee Poop = The kind of poop that just hangs off your rear before it falls into the water.
The Crippler = The kind of poop where you have to sit on the toilet so long your legs go numb from the waist down.

The Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang = The kind of poop that hits you when you're trapped in your car in a traffic jam.

The Party Pooper = The giant poop you take at a party. And when you flush the toilet, you watch in horror as the water starts to rise...!

Now everyone tries to go poop in a peaceful way... stop laughing as Pooping is a natural process.

If you want to have a healthy pooping periodically, try to make as a habbit to poop in the morning at 7 a.m. To do that, every morning after wake up, do nothing but to drink a glass of 200 cc of luke warm water... then a few minutes later, you will feel the poop is  coming. I have been make it aa a standard routine for the past 50 years... I had less than 1% of poop at work...Thus to aviod the embarassing moments.

HK Snob

Orginal article was sent from an Amercian old friend Simon Chan.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It is possible for Chinese to run a big Multi-national business?

There is avery sucessfull midium size company, running by a few experienced people. Snce they are the best kind of management people from the Industry, other staff and subordinates listen to them, follow their instructions...learn from them.

In a kind of a Chinese culture company, most of the Top management likely intend to go for micro management, it is almost true for those who work for year and bring up the copmaby fro mlittle to Today decent size. They would not likely trust others who has been classied "New" in this company.

They manage everything, from hiring, organization fine tuning, Product development, shipment plan. Salary review, business direction, signing cheque of trivial value $100, and basically they manage everything no matter big or small. They work late, and work hard, they are busy and sometimes too busy to lose their business focus!

When they chair the meeting, they ask for comment and suggestion and all presented proposal will likely be dropped them all afterwards. Then the TG will present his priory prepare proposal and ask for comment! Naturally, everyone says “That is the best” and everyone will use it…So this is Chinese Democracy!?

In days, this kills all good ideas and the Top Management still thinks their idea is simply the BEST! New idea is not encouraged as a consequent result. No one would present a good idea to them as they know any good idea is not good enough. In turn, they would hide their suggestion and better try not to be too outstanding in order to keep the job! 

For some of the big firm that the founder started himself long time ago and grow to such sizable comonay if today. They will not trust the outsider and would pass the company it to their next of kin or son if they have... No Matter they are the kind of people who is able to run the business or not.. This is in fact limit the possibility for better growth of the comapny. Moreover, their influence is always there until the day they pass away, menaing that their way f business will not have take bold changes, organization structural changes or rely on hands of outsider. Most of the Chinese owner companies are having simialr pattern of business model. Those they are a lot of successful company, but not MNC!

In these kind of company, middle management team needs not to be high calibre people... Their. survival tools are “just to be obedient” and do not to be smart. The bottom layer of staff are a bunch of doers, workers, instruction followers only.

Pros... The company grow under such strong leader, since not new idea and the company can only make organic growth, they do not buy concept of M&A... so they company is usually diminishing into smaller in size. Seldom can grow to the scale of a Multi Billion Company.

Cons. There is hard to find successor or even not intend to bring up a successor, once the TM is retired, then has to hand over to a bunch of middle management team and the company would lose it glory gradually, eventually either go for chapter Eleven or being acquired by the competitors.

I did not address the topics., my point is, very rare for Chinese to run a sucessful MNC. We have not seen many example of sucessful one. Do we!?

MNC stands for Multi National Company

HK Snob

The End of The World

Why does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?

Don't they know it's the end of the world

'Cause you don't love me anymore?

Why do the birds go on singing?

Why do the stars glow above?

Don't they know it's the end of the world

It ended when I lost your love
I wake up in the morning and I wonder

Why ev'rything is the same as it was

I can't understand, no, I can't understand

How life goes on the way it does!

Why does my heart go on beating?

Why do these eyes of mine cry?

Don't they know it's the end of the world?

It ended when you said goodbye

Don't they know It's the end of the world?

It ended when you said goodbye.

This is a song Skeeter Davis young in 1963, the song that I used to listen for many years since I was young, now I can feel how the song writer was when he created this song, a sour heart, and a pair of dried eyes, disappointed, lost of love!

Even worst is that she did not even say good bye nor provide me a proper explanation. She is the one who had kept saying “I love you” to me in the past 9 years! Isn’t that called Woman if she is not liable to change?

HK Snob

A Love Song

This is the Song that can best describe the way I miss someone...


窗外海連天 窗內春如海

人兒帶醉態 你醉了嗎?



深情比酒濃 你為甚不瞭解?

美意比酒甜 你為甚不理睬?

我是真愛你 隨便你愛我不愛

只要我愛你 不管你愛我不愛

桃李爭春 - 歌手 - 白光

Click the Title to launch the song

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

China, New Giant for Car sales, Ship building and Consumer product

The China Automobile Industrial Organization Data shown on 11 Jan. The total New car sales in 2009 was 13,648,000. With an annual Growth of 46% over the year 2008. That number has outperformed USA. China now is the world largest market for Car.

World largest Shipment broker Clarkson latest data tells us that China has gained total 3,490,000 Tons CGT that is 44.4% of the world total tonnage, over taken Hyundai heavy industry as the World Largest Ship building industry.

By our forecast by, 2020, China will be the World largest Consumer market that will surpass USA as the World No. 1 Consumer market.

HK Snob

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

HKIA Advertisement

I think everyone knows that our Air port was huge and beautiful, efficient and clean. But Can I say that is No.1  efficiency in all the airport of the World? Through the ad that I saw was a version in Chinese… “效率一流” can mean that this is the first class efficiency, and does not mean No. 1 efficiency. Even though, all these should be direct comment of the visitors. However being international airport, you can see that there is an automatic tape as ad as to promote how good the Air port is! It seems to me that HKIA is Perfect from the 5 mins. advertisement!

I think that is not a proper way to make a self appraisal on itself. I am very embarrassing to see this kind of ad when we are waiting the luggage at the conveyor belt…

I hope the director if the HKIA should be humble as to remove this kind of ad, and send us questionnaire for performing review of the Quality of Airport, I am sure that there are a lot of room to improve,… would not as the same as they say “ The Airport is 效率一流!”

HK Snob

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mira Taxi

This is the Mira Taxi  of Hotel MIRA HONG KONG

(Formerly "Hotel Miramar Hong Kong")

118 Nathan Road,

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,

Hong Kong,
In Hong Kong there are Three kinds of taxi, Red one running in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, Green on New Territories and Blue one in Lantao Island. They all have their own limitation on area they can go.
The one in the picture is Mira Taxi running by Mira hotel at Tsim Sha Tsui... It can go any where in HK, Kowloon and New Territories...
You should request a receipt as in case you lost something, still you have a way to trace the taxi.
I make it as a practice to ask for receipt when I travel by taxi.
HK Snob

All About Luck

I had checked my passport expiry date somehow before very trip but not this one. But not this time....

The expiry date is 4 Jul and we should be safe of that is within 6 months before the expiry. Oh Man, I was sweating as Today is Jan 4…. Just OK and CX ground staff let me in at CX counter... Only I can fly today!

After the New Year holiday, there are a lot of student and people going back Malaysia. So the Flight was packed. At the departure lounge, the CX group staff told me my seat status would be changed… Bingo!…An  Upgrade to Business Class... I am one of the lucky ones!

On board the aircraft I met one CX staff sitting besdie me all the way to Penang, we had a good chat for hours, and I learnt a lot about CX whihc Something I guess I know but in fact no...and she told me if we do good things to the wife, we will be rewarded with good return.I will remember that words!

HK Snob

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hong Kong Wedding Dinner

What do we eat in a Chinese Wedding Dinner!

During the wedding dinner, these are the standard menu:

A whole body of Roasted Pig with they eye made with flashing LEDs, that recall the horrible moment the pig was slaughtered and his eye tried open to see the last moment of this cruel world!

Shark Fin soup, that is still a standard dish for those people who marries but giving invitation card to the people to come to taste this shark fin… that recalled the terrible fisherman who cut the shark for their fin and drop the half death shark into the deep blue sea.

Then the couple will move around from the host table to the last table at the end of the hall to drink with you… a sip will do as they may be drink easily after 100 table of guests.

Most of the time, they take tea instead of Cognac. As they do not want to make another mistake that night to disgrace the guest, prior on that, they had mad the first mistake that caused the marriage!

Then usually will be abalone…in oyster sauce place on top of the white cabbage,

Most of the restaurant will use Calmex Abalone which is a product of Mexico

Those will lower budget will use Australian Abalone…usually the old or the young one will not bale to get ne piece of that as they use only one can of Abalone for one table.. Now a Can of Calmex Abalone is selling HKD$440.00 in retail store.

Steam fish with the traditional style, a lot of soya sauce and lot of sliced Chinese onion to cove the fishy smell.. As they might not very good quality fish…

A piece of Roasted Chicken…this will be never be missed as Chicken is being the standard for dinner for thousand years!

Some of them will put prawn deep fried and served with some simple vegetable

Then followed by Fried rice and fried noodle to fill up your stomach, such that you will not complain there is nothing to eat!

Some Chinese cake, red bean soup, and some orange…

This is a standard menu for a table for 12 persons…

Being a guest we have to prepare some gift usually a cash coupon of say HKD$500-$HKD1,000 or more depending on how close you are with the host.

I feel puzzled and confused after so many years , why still we have to entertain a lot of people who may or may not like to come…for such kind of dinner, in the recent decade, before the dinner usually start at 9 pm… You have to be seated and watch the video and photo album presented on the screen…. How did they meet, how they did the make their first kiss and how they went into the church… and how stupid they signed the Marriage Contract in the City district office.

I have been officially married twice, I have never invited people to come for this SHOW at all..

If I could marry again, again, I will not invite anyone, may be a table for ten for the relative for a dinner paid by me… that is all!

Do not waste too much resource , the only beneficiate is the restaurant as wedding dinner is probably 50% of their income per year.

I will use the money for a trio in Some secret place in the world , or simply lock in room of a hotel….to enjoy the tranquility of being un-disturbed…
This is only the personal deal of this couple….a cold down period of regret soon happen…as everyone knows: marriage is the most stupid things people keep on doing…

Or if you insist this is the Chinese Traditional to invite friend, school mates, colleagues your boss to these feast,, please do not kill do many animal as the bloody massacres screen of killing shark in our mind. It hurts!

Try to create some new recipe…But I know that is a new revolution to the Traditional and all it takes is gust and courage… and to be support by their guest..

Like some of the Christian, prepare a tea party for your close relative…

HK Snob

Friday, January 1, 2010

Meridiist Hand Phone

TAG Heuer adds another feature in its cap by introducing the luxurious MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini Hand phone in order to pay tribute to the year Automobili Lamborghini was founded.

You will find it to come engraved with its limited edition number, while the keyboard is customized with Automobili Lamborghini's trademark Taurus bull on the steel central button.

Other luxurious features include a display made from 60.5 carats of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, an unrivalled battery life of 7 hours of talk time and overall quality and sheer class. Other than these luxury features, these is not much attractive for the small 1.9” monitor and 200 MP camera. That is not designed for those Technology freak like me…

It has a powerful howling Engine ring tone to tell you that probably I have a Lambo LP640. Limited to1,963 pieces, even you have the amount of USD$5,300. You may not be able to have one…unless you are having a few Lamborghini.. I think this is the best Sunday phone for you when he makes a ride on the Lamborghini to the Sai Kung!

HK Snob

House of Jasmine

Running by Maxim Group, a new fusion Cantonese Food restaurant started in 2007.

It is situated at Ocean Centre Room 401. House of Jasmine has an indoor air con restaurant and a huge patio that can have an open view to the ocean terminal; there is another Italian Restaurant opposite the House of Jasmine...

I have been there since the grand opening in 2007, the famous dish to me is roasted goose, Tan Tan Noodles, Beef and white carrot in broth, and probably a piece of steam fish.

See the patio, you can look up and see the magnificent view of the Ocean Centre…

For reservation, call 29920232.

HK Snob

Luxury Watch Shops

In The past two years, as a result of CEPA, China’s support in opening for more Chinese to be able to get a fast VISA coming to Hong Kong, more and more people will come to Hong Kong for shopping.

Hong Kong was the Shopping Paradise in the 80’s but then it was taken away by Singapore in 90’s. Now Shopping in Hong Kong has becoming more attractive as there are certain reason to support what I am saying.

The Goods are guarantee to be authentic. For an example, Gold in Hong Kong has to be certified to be 24K if the Gold contain is able to have 99.99% of you can not name is as 24K Gold whereas in otter South East Asia, they have different percentage form 97.5% to 99%.

Hong Kong sells genuine watch if you are buying from that big shop… do you notice that there are more and more watch shops selling new and used watch in Tsim Sha Tsui in the past two years?
As there are more and more Chinese are coming to Hong Kong looking for luxury watch, some of them are end users and some of them are traders.

Same for Vinyl, the classic Vinyl and The TAS listed Vinyl are becoming more and more expensive, others common hot items are Teresa Tang and Tsai Chin is one of the popular item for the Chinese.

This was the Tsim Sha Tsui Police headquarters since 1881; we have renovated it to be a shopping complex and restaurants. This is just 5 minutes walking distance from the Star ferry, and is 5 minutes from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station; they have the best known watch shop from Switzerland. On the back side of Holiday In Golden Miles, there are at least 10 shop specializing the 2nd hand Watch business, there you can easily find the most common and popular watches such as PP, AP, VC, Cartier, IWC, Omega, Penarai, Rolex…etc,

From a few thousand to over one million HK Dollars.

Some even provide installment for 12 months, well, the Chinese pays by Cash! Only some of the poor Hong Kong People like me would consider to pay by installment…

HK Snob

Guarantee No Defect

A man went on a business trip to China and wanted to buy some gifts for his kids. He went to a shop and found a nice looking CD player.

He felt a bit worry of buying inferior goods, he asked the shopkeeper, 'What would happen if this does not work?'

The shopkeeper quietly pointed to the only sign on top of the shop "GUARANTEE NO DEFECT'.

Feeling assured, he paid for the CD player and return to his hotel. He tried to use the CD player after returning to the hotel but it would not even be switch on.

He quickly returned to the shop and asked for a refund or an exchange for another unit.

The shopkeeper refused to give either, the man pointed to the sign assuring him of a guarantee.

The shopkeeper then said, 'Brother, you are in China . We read from the right to the left.'