March 15, 2011

Slowing Down in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the busiest place in Asia and it's not easy to find a quiet place there to slow down and unwind. Everybody seems running and one can easily go along the flow.

I can feel the rush whenever we visit Hong Kong. Our schedule is always filled and we find ourselves hopping from one train to another.

"Take me to Victoria Harbour." That's my request to my husband whenever we find time between our meetings. It's my favorite place to relax a bit and breathe salty air.

 It's always a crowded place. Many people go there to do the same thing I want to do. Relax and take photos!

"Why am I running?" My friend, one day, stopped and asked herself this question. "I'm not late, and I still have plenty of time." So she started pacing her steps, walking slowly...and then started to run again.

"I don't know how to slow down anymore! " She said this to me with a big sigh.

People in highly wired countries like Hong Kong, where everything is so efficient and convenient, are supposed to have more free time. Supposed but not true. They pay for this convenience and it's not cheap, so they must work harder.

"Time is gold." One friend said. "We cannot afford to waste it."

I'm back in Bangkok , another mega city that never sleeps. Now I'm thinking...what kind of life do I like, a convenient city life or a laid back and quiet life in the province?

Return unto thy rest, O my soul,.... 
(To a quiet and tranquil state after much distress)
for the Lord has been good to you. 
Psalm 116:7

Ruby Tuesday                Watery Wednesday


Jan n Jer said...

Slow down n smell the roses!!! Life is too busy for most of us. I would love to take a ride on that pretty and colorful!

chubskulit said...

That's a gorgeous boat/ship!

Rock Collection for Ruby Tuesday. Have a great Tuesday!

Mel Cole said...

The boat is amazing! Wow, love the design, art and colors! My Ruby Tuesday

forgetmenot said...

What a beautiful boat!! Very nice photos.

Vernz said...

Hi Ruth.. yes.. ever famous for this oriental-themed boats.. awesome...

mine is posted at VernzDaily

January said...

HK.. I wanted to visit it badly until last year I finally got a promo ticket 5 months before the planned trip. Unfortunately I wasn't able to go, because on the scheduled travel date I was already 3 months pregnant and was advised by the OB not to travel. Blessing in disguise I guess. Anyway, Someday I'll make sure our whole family will visit Hongkong. wishful thinking.. hehehe..

Nice photos Ate Ruth.

Naturegirl said...

Thank you for sharing this far away place on WW!

MarieElizabeth said...

I love the "traditional" colors in the boat with the city landscape in the background, really neat!

Anonymous said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. love the photos