The May (Labour Day) holiday is upon us once again. This year it has been shortened from the usual 7 days to just 3, in an effort to reduce the travel chaos that always coincides with the long breaks and 1.3 billion people all going on holiday at the same time!
I’m heading south to Hong Kong. The main reason for the trip is to welcome the Olympic torch which arrives back on Chinese soil on Friday after a somewhat turbulent journey across the globe . I’m also going to do my part to ensure that any potential Olympic torch saboteurs are suitably thwarted, so activists (and Mia Farrow), be warned. It’s also possible I may do a little bit of shopping (shoes, watches, electronic gadgets, fragrances, a few shirts, perhaps a new suit, English magazines from HMV, a new camera lens etc) in the former British colony as well, but that’s certainly not the main reason for the trip!
And in protest against those awful French people, I am giving up French fries and French kissing for the entire May holiday (sorry ladies, normal service will resume on May 4th) but I am still going to shop at Carrefour, because their prices are cheap (that’s what I overheard a Shanghainese woman telling her daughter the other day!).