Enjoy it while it lasts

I feel happy for these guys celebrating their last day of Covid testing at the airport. Mainlanders, according to the SCMP, are frustrated that they still can’t come to Hong Kong because of quarantine rules on their return.

Sounds like a ‘win-win’. Big event of the weekend was my first ever trip to Ocean Park (swam at Water World a few times back in the late 80s). Must be hellish when it’s packed with tourists, but definitely worth a visit for the time being. The pandas are predictably ‘meh’. Highlights include the cable car, the ‘Hair Raiser’ roller-coaster (sign warns you not to ride it if under the influence of alcohol or drugs), the penguins, a walrus, the sharks, and the jellyfish (no drugs warning – could be quite an experience). 

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7 Responses to Enjoy it while it lasts

  1. Joe Blow says:

    Uh oh!! I know what’s happening here, Hemlock. It’s a familiar pattern: you are now going to do all those things left on your bucket list……before the Final Departure. Tell me I am wrong.

  2. Mark Bradley says:

    “The pandas are predictably ‘meh’.”

    Pandas are an evolutionary failure. The bamboo they eat isn’t particularly nutritious and they have problems reproducing. Instead of trying to save this species we should allow nature to take its course.

  3. zatlluhcas says:

    @Mark Bradley

    Same with koalas. Being kawaii is the only thing keeping them alive.

  4. Low Profile says:

    @Mark Bradley – but what is nature’s course? The biggest threat to many endangered species is not their relatively poor diet or a low reproduction rate, but human destruction of their habitats.

  5. Boris Badanov says:

    I’d rather the world be populated by pandas than many human beings….

  6. Mark Bradley says:

    “@Mark Bradley – but what is nature’s course? The biggest threat to many endangered species is not their relatively poor diet or a low reproduction rate, but human destruction of their habitats.”

    @Low Profile

    Indeed. These species need to be saved because as you noted they are victims of human destruction of their habitats.

    I just dislike Pandas and don’t mind if they go extinct.

  7. Mjrelje says:

    @Mark Bradley — how can you dislike Pandas? They’re black, they’re whites, they’re Asia. Least racist animal of all.

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