1. Dragon Boat Festival
We can’t be too harsh about Dragon Boat Festival – we’re forever grateful for that day off work – but really, who cares? What was once a quaint Hong Kong tradition has been usurped by corporate interests. Remember, it’s the Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships. Not to mention, half the teams that enter seem to be comprised of corporates having a jolly and trying in vain to look like they’re not thoroughly disconnected from ‘real’ Hongkongers. Even watching the races is a pain, so excessively crowded are most locations. And why is it women seem frequently to be relegated to the position of mascot on these teams, as drummer girls, and only the attractive ones at that?
Do say: “It’ll be awesome to watch the races with a delicious zhong.”
Don’t say: “Those hot drummer girls can bang my drum any day!”