那天電郵七友叫她們參與, 並歡迎她們的另一半也可幫忙. 怎知第一個"交稿"的竟然真是某位的另一半.其實大家都讀過他的文章了. 就是數月前有份寫福岡遊(英語版)的男士. 這位仁兄乃大家閏秀的先生.
One of the first things I noticed when I got to Hong Kong was how much better most of the Hongkies (no offense intended) are dressed up. However, the thing that baffled me was why my friends would fret about having to dress up even if it was only going down to the supermarket. The generally accepted dress code from where I come from was a tee shirt, shorts and slippers. You can even get away with these if you were going to the mall.
The rules, seems to be very different in Hong Kong. There is a minimum of what you need to wear when going out and slippers are definitely a big NO, NO (unless you look gayish and the slippers are Gucci). So until I exercise till I have a six pack and bulging biceps, wearing slippers to the malls in Hong Kong is a big NO, NO for me. After living in Hong Kong for the pass few years, I come to appreciate that my friends were actually looking out for my best interest by insisting on the way I dress up in public over here. Because, apparently most people in Hong Kong are judged by the way they dressed. People tend to be more polite to you if you are wearing the right kind of clothes and carrying the right kind of bag.
In fact, it could be quite embarrassing if you were not dress appropriately in Hong Kong. Just ask the hundreds of youngsters who dress with MK (Mong Kok) looks who are being asked for their ID cards by the police daily.