20 June 2009
This fine red train came all the way from China to our favourite Mongkok toy shop, pictured below. Go right to the back of the shop and you'll find lots of replica tin toys just like this. The shop is on Bute Street near the corner of Sai Yee Street, or under the escalator that goes up to Mongkok East MTR. I guess it has a name, but you wouldn't be able to see it would you?
14 June 2009
This bag came free from Park'n'Shop on Saturday. Great bag. Coincidentally a taxi driver told us something about Chupa Chups only the day before. If you want to learn Cantonese, he said, put a Chupa Chups in your mouth and off you go. Why? Because it will stop you rolling your tongue.
I'd never seen a Chupa Chups before I came to Hong Kong, so I always thought they were a local thing. This is what I learned from Wikipedia. Chupa Chups come from Catalonia, 'chupa' means suck in Spanish, and that nice logo in the middle of the bag was designed by Salvador Dali.