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The adventures and struggles of a petite, geeky journalist-in-training living in New Zealand.
Everyone told me it was going to be cold in Hong Kong, and that I should take warm clothes for my trip. And here I am, spending most of my time in sleeveless tops and shorts/dresses. Most of the clothes I brought are unwearable. Merino would be unbearable! Yes; whoever said that it was going to be a ‘cold’ winter in Hong Kong really needs to give himself or herself a reality check. Twenty six degrees celsius is nowhere near cold. It’s not cold until it gets below fifteen.
Here’s my outfit today. I’ve been wearing this blazer every single day. It’s the only thing with sleeves I brought that’s acceptable in this weather.
The shopping is pretty great here. There are some pretty cheap things of debatable quality, but I found a silk/pashmina blend scarf for less than NZ$7.
And a denim shirt:
Hong Kong street style is quite different from what I’m used to seeing in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the US (well, the blogs, anyway). Hoodies are considered fashionable. I wouldn’t wear one out of the house. It seems to me that they want to look sporty, but they’re not really sporty. Let’s face it; with the kind of busy lifestyle that most people lead, it’s hard to be committed to a sport or three. Me, I’m not sporty and I don’t want to pretend to be. I’m happy to be an eccentric writer.