Hong Kong has been amazing so far! I don’t have a lot of time so I’m just going to share one funny experience. Amber, Ty and myself have been riding the trains around everywhere. The other day some cute teenage Chinese girls got on the train and were standing in the isle in front of our seats. We got the feeling they were talking about us… so we asked Ty, the resident Cantonese speaker and he just laughed and said he’d tell us later. So we asked him the second we were off the train. He just laughed and shared the following exchange (I stole this part from Amber’s blog… thanks Amber!):
Blue Shirt: ‘Why are you staring at them? Don’t stare at them!’
White Shirt: ‘They were staring at me!’
Blue Shirt: ‘They weren’t staring at you like you were staring at them! You’re lucky they didn’t hit you!’
White Shirt: ‘They aren’t like that. They don’t just hit people like that. Those are rumors.’
Blue Shirt: ‘I would hit you if you were staring at me like that!’
OMG we laughed so hard. Yes, I just typed OMG on my blog… it was THAT funny! Apparently Chinese people think Americans like to hit people for looking at them.