Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sunday in Hong Kong

This is going to sound strange - I didn't believe it until I saw it today - but Sunday is the maids' day off in HK (they're mostly Catholic and can't work then). Apparently everybody but the cleaning ladies have cleaning ladies here, mostly live-in, and they all get the same day off every week.
So every Sunday the streets are flooded with young women, I hear mostly Filippino, who sit on the sidewalk or in the parks picnic-ing or roam the streets picking through the cheapo clothing stores (which, if I haven't mentioned before, are fantastic). There is actually a marked difference in the type and quantity of people on the street on Sunday, this is truly a phenomenon.

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