“Will you ever work in Hong Kong?”
Since starting this blog, and opening up about our true dream to run some sort of healthy treats business, my relatives and parents’ friends often ask me this question. Seeing that both Chew and I have a Cantonese heritage and that the vegan market is still at its early stages in Hong Kong, it’s a plausible thought. But I approach this question similarly to my thoughts of going on university exchange to Hong Kong: the fast-paced lifestyle doesn’t suit me and I will have to visit the city regardless of whether I have work or school there anyways. Don’t get me wrong though, vacationing in Hong Kong is loads of fun. Fun as in having friends and family to visit every day, tracking down cute knick knacks, having Disneyland (or what Az and I have nicknamed ‘Disney cul-de-sac’ due to it’s small size) nearby, and eating all the cheap exotic fruits. Not so much the sticky humid weather or being packed into the subway train like a sweaty sardine.
But really though, the fruit. Lychee, dragon fruit, papaya, and mangoes are easily accessible and a fraction of the cost in Canada. I’ll gladly take full advantage of their tropical fruit any day, all day. Since my mother brought home a box of 16 ripe ataulfo mangoes a few days ago, that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing.