I have loved Hong Kong since the first time I set foot here during the Chinese lunar new year in the winter of 1988. I’m here for five days this time and still loving it. Kowloon is the very tip of the Chinese mainland, as seen in this view from Hong Kong island. Kowloon or 九龍 (Jiulong in Mandarin) means nine dragons.
My one full day in Hong Kong consisted of cloudy weather with just bits of sun peaking through in the morning. Not a day for images of magnificent Hong Kong vistas, but there was still no shortage of photo-worthy material out there. The elderly couple here is opening their tiny locksmith business in Sheung Wan for the day. Not being too many years away from where they are now, I found myself wondering how they get by on what they earn from their little business. And whether they choose to keep working every day or have no choice but to do so.