Saturday, July 17, 2010

Why HK people are ranked 2nd Longest Life Expectancy in this World?

There are different sources of data to tell what country has the longest average Life expectancy. Well, the U.S. Bureau of the Census provides statistics, Okinawa has the longest average life expectancy, at 81.2 years, as of 2005. The shortest is found in Angola, at 36.6. Some other report told us that residents of Andorra, a tiny mountain nation in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, are expected to live to the ripe old age of 83.5. How about USA!? Babies born in the United States in 2005 are expected to live an average of 77.9 years, according to a 2007 study by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.. Actually, the United States ranks behind 41 other countries. As many of US Citizen are spoiled by the Over Sized Fast Food and their way going to work by car.

According to UN and WHO, People of Hong Kong is the 2nd longest life on earth after Okinawa, has long been endowed with high life expectancies. In 2002, there were 34.7 people 100 years or older per 100,000 residents, the highest life expectancy of any area in the world. Still, while Okinawa may feature the highest population of centenarians -- people who are 100 years of age or older – Japan is ranked second in life expectancy with an average of 82. Reason is that they are still living in rather primitives way, I watched Discovery movies on plant that Old woman of 90 years old walks up hills for harvest on the fruit and carry down the hill everyday…
Some Data 2 years ago showed with HK men expected to live an average of 79.5 years and women to 85.6 years.
The figure for women for the first time puts Hong Kong narrowly ahead of Japan, where women’s life expectancy is now 85.5 years, and Spain, where expectancy is 83.8 years.
Hong Kong is also the top place for male life expectancy, ahead of Iceland at 78.9 years, Switzerland at 78.6 years.
So far I do not know who is the country that people will live longest.
Anyway, This Is not the main point I am trying to talk about as there is different way to translate the data and also there are so many mobile citizen in Hong Kong. So I am not surprises that HK people is amongst the top 2nd Longest Life Expectancy City on Earth. WHY?
HONG KONG: It may be one of the world’s most polluted, noisy and stressful cities, but people in Hong Kong can expect to live longer than anyone else on the planet?
Beside the health consciousness of HK people., being Most of us are coming from Guang Dong , who buys the ideas of Magic of Soups… We drink more than anybody on soup than the people on the other part of the World.
The Soup take up to 98% of water and essence of Food that was made by boiling hours with ingredient of either vegetable, lean meat, or black Chicken, and many other Chinese herbs…We usually drink the soup rather than eating the ingredient. The soup cleans our stomach, intestines, and they way soup goes down our from mouth to stomach, it give you great favour and it works like a sleeping pill… It calms your mind too!
Hong Kong people drink a lot of soup, as you know we have a lot of Bow Yi Lai (who keep more than one wife or two) I had a friend who come home to drink 2nd wife soup during lunch and his first wife’s during dinner… The 2nd Wife soup is usually well prepared with better material and specially boil with heartily effort… In order to get a better impression from her Husband.
Do not forget that there are probably 300,000 men who has a mistress (Yi Lai or 2nd Wife) in China, irregular or irregular one, Registered or yet-to-registered one…hmmm!
Do not quote my number as this is purely my personal data collection by survey on friend and friend of friends…
So my conclusion is The Reason why the long life expectancy of Hong Kong People is because of the SOUP…

"What kind of Soup Today?" Is the standard Question when we ask the Waiters in the Chinese restaurant…

Let’s Cheer with Soup!!

HK Snob

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Rolex, ST Dupont and Montagut, the Survival kit for HK Snob in 80's

I am afraid most of the post 50s’ will understand these three brands in Hong Kong…
Well, we can see that these are the most prominent men’s item or accessories for those snobs in the 80’s.
Rolex watch , Dupont lighter, Dupont slim ball pen and a Montagut shirt was once the most popular wearing for cheap snob in Hong Kong in the 80’s.

We call these “Life –Saving-Three-Treasures” in a Hong Kong Colloquial way. This was the survival kits when they lost money in Macau casino as they could turn their Rolex and Dupont Lighter in the pawn shop in front of the casino and they could immediately enter the casino to try the luck again.

Rolex is durable, even it was dropped, it would not likely go damages, thanks for the good Rolex double shock absorber for protection.
Dupont lighter was popular with the famous Crystal clear “Ding” when the lighter is open with click if your fingers, as in the night club or so called the Fish-Ball-Club, it was dim, no one could see you were using a gold plated Lighter, but once they could hear the Ding” well, it was the Dupont lighter. You know that those street side watch smith had to know how to tune up the Sound of the Dupont to be louder and more clearer… this is an Symbol for being a Snob!
Montagut, a French knitting wear a Polo like Tee-shit claimed to be using the latest knitting technology that it does not wrinkle, as you know at that time those snobs did not know even if they had tomorrow again. They would go for street fighting and the blood of their enermy might stain on his shirt, they could just wash it under water and hang it up wait for overnight and they could wear again next morning.

These kind of snob earned a living either from the dirty money of the prostitutes, gambling, and drugs trafficking, fighter for the black society, street fighter...

Of course I may be a bit talking over he line that there may have certain decent gentlemen dressed up with these items.. but god knows, at that period of time, people are money-minded, they look at your accessories displayed on your body to determine your income status.
 So what is the most popular Rolex for them, a boy-sized two tone, yellow gold and stainless steel version, best is embedded with some small diamond at the dial, the brownish red dial is the best seller at that time… it was about HKD$1,980 in 1976 and HKD$9,600 in 1986.

Only the head man in charge of the gangster could afford to use a Rolex Date Day yellow solid gold watch,,, well of course they do not have the culture to wear what so call Audemars Piguet or any Patek Philippe! No way…no one recognized it at all!

Dupont lighter is the standard large size gold plated one. As they never use silver as they are classified “ Cheap” it was selling about HKD$900.00 for gold plated and HKD$500 for Silver. No one could afford to use Solid gold Dupont as the Sound is not beautiful…

Dupont pen will be something like the attached picture shown, slim one, ball pen of course.
This is one of the Fashion wear of the HK Snob bewteen 1976-1986….

HK Snob