中環

Central, Hong Kong (中環) is an interesting place to work, especially for ladies, I guess. As a boy and a young man visiting 中環, it never registered in my mind how special Central is. People seems to dress up a little (like my mom), and most of the time people were quite nice to me.

Having seen how things had changed over the years in 中環, I guess I’ve taken many things for granted (or simply not sensitive enough to care). As a tourist, I miss having the Star Ferry terminal right in 中環 for a fun tourist harbour trip but when I was still living in HK, I almost always took the MTR for the Central to TST trip for speed!

When the time comes, I think I will mostly remember 中環 by my great memories with my elders (長輩) and us young kids (小朋友) I met when I was little via my 中環 connection. I care about the people and was saddened to heard one of the 長輩 had passed away. I’m much less sentimental about things, buildings, and even “good” food like roast goose at Yung Kee (which wasn’t as good as before) .

P.S. Memory of an old man: Although I don’t remember anyone had volunteered to take the credit, but I remember us 小朋友 pushing an alarm one afternoon in my mom’s office (also known as party central). The alarm actually wasn’t fake and it lead to a few policemen came knocking on the door to make sure things were ok. :)

I guess, to me, these kind of small memories are the ones that I will remember.

And I will miss this old lady/entrepreneur at her Pottinger Street (known locally as Stone Slab Street) stall. I tried to find her last time I visited HK but I missed her. I hope she is well.

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