Jean Giraudoux, the prolific French writer between the two world wars, wrote, "It's odd how people waiting for you stand out far less clearly than people you are waiting for."
The same can be said to all other things we are waiting for in our life. Waiting is a close cousin or more exactly a visible embodiment of wanting. It is the want that makes the people and things we are waiting for stand out clearly when they lay before our eyes, be them a bus, a job, a promotion, a relationship, a chance to buy a house or have a baby, and so on and so forth. In most cases, the story of the modern life is written with a long string of wanting and waiting. Comes the wanting, comes the waiting; and we are conditioned to cherish less those people and things waiting for us, i.e. who and what we already have. No wonder that they stand out less clearly. Want less, cherish more.
Probably you can come across such a shop selling fish bellies in southern China only. Fish belly is a commonly used ingredient for lots of Cantonese dishes. Some of the best include creamy corn soup with corn kernels and fish bellies, broccoli with mushroom, fish bellies and dried scallops, pan-fried zucchini with fish bellies and so on.
These are common dishes served in almost all Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong. Give them a try!
The property sales agents are so keen on striking a business deal that they post notices on the gate of the vacant premises for rent to give out their contact numbers: Mr Chung 96208853, Mr Lee 92290036, Mr Lam 97206696…… Some economists has warned that the spiraling hike of the local property prices is auguring a soon to burst property market bubble. The warning will last for a moment long every time it is sounded. While the bubble is fermenting and until it really bursts, the rising temperature of the property market is as predictable as that of the coming summer. The increasing lucrative property transactions have already exceeded, both in terms of volume and prices of the residential units at or above 100 square metres, the baseline of 100 compared to the property market in 1997 when it crumbled. According to a recent analysis of the Monetary Authority, Hong Kong's de facto central bank, the measurement of the transactions of such residential units was rec…