It's funny what you see when you just observe life. I visited Stanley at the weekend, on the south side of Hong Kong Island. Despite the pounding heat I took my skinny latte outside to a shady step to watch the world go by, while my two daughters ran around oblivious to the sizzling sun. In the space of five minutes I spotted three bizarre sights:
· a young girl reclining on her rucksack wearing a tight vest top and extremely skimpy shorts, in what she interpreted as a seductive pose, while a photographer clicked away;
· Young men running around topless, flexing their muscles, while their friends snapped away with their phones;
· And perhaps the most bizarre, a woman tottering out of McDonald's en pointe in ballet shoes, trailed by yet another photographer.
The funny thing is I don't think any of these events being recorded for posterity were related, other than they involved photography. I wonder what else I'll spot if I just sit and watch...
What bizarre scenes have you seen whole sipping a cappuccino?
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