Month: July 2008

What, no beer?

What would a site called “WORTHOG” (or “WORT-HOG” because WORTHOG was taken) be without some mention of beer? “Wort” is unfermented beer, and fermented beer happens to be my favorite drink. “Hog”…well, I do love pork. Especially when it’s in a nice bowl of ramen, 

Meat Markets

This is near LKF, but it’s not that kind of meat market. It’s like 85F in Hong Kong, and this meat is hanging out in the open waiting for buyers. I’m sure the flies are getting what they can before these pieces of flesh find 


Endless toil. A taxi driver told me he works 13 hours daily, with one day off every two weeks. The guy who cuts my hair said he works 10 hours per day, every day. The waitress in my favorite vegetarian restaurant said that she has one day off each week. My day is relatively short…I leave my apt at 745 and get back a little less than 12 hours later. As my barber said regarding his work schedule, “This is Hong Kong style.”

Fines & Dog “Faeces”

Spitting from a taxi will cost you $1500HKD. Smoking in a taxi gets you a $5000HKD fine. “…fouling of streets by dog faeces” will set you back $500HKD. Still, I managed to step in some dog poo on my way home from work. This on 

(North) Americans with Problems

Enjoying a beer at a very cool bar in the Japanese restaurant housed in the Mongkok Langham Place hotel. Two 30-something Westerners walk in with a local gal and one of them is talking very loudly about how one of the bosses daughters is “very 

Apple, Ball & Ice

I’ve met two gals named “Apple”, a guy named “Ice”, and a girl named “Clifton”. I work with a guy who calls himself “Ram”. Here’s how he explained it, “I need provide english name in first day of high school. I like computer class. Therefore, using RAM for my english name.” That’s right, it’s RAM as in Random Access Memory! I’ve yet to run into a boy named Sue.

Update…there’s a “Ball” who works in my office.

Gweilo Seating

This is Gweilo seating in an inexpensive noodle shop in Causeway Bay. The Blackberry on the table is my constant dinner companion.