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  1. #41

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    Fiona in HKG writes: Tickets being sold on the buses by the ticket-seller seated just inside the entrance.

    He sat on a stool at a little desk where he issued the tickets and if necessary gave change. After buying the ticket you went through a little gate to the main part of the bus. There were also a few seats at the front of the bus near the conductor where you could sit either after or before buying your ticket.

    There was a middle-aged English woman seated, like me, at the front of the bus. At her stop she got up quickly and went to the front door. The conductor gestured to stop her. She said contemptuously in English, "I paid you! Don't you remember?" He shrugged, and she got off. Poor woman, she did that to save a bus fare, thirty cents.

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    I remember it used to feel like an eternity from one New years eve to the next, now it just flies by quicker each year.


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    Taxi at $1.50? Damn.. I'm afraid to ask how long ago that was.


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    In my mind, all females on the internet are aged 21 and dressed in their underwear, so Fiona's post really doesn't make sense to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_By_Nature:
    Taxi at $1.50? Damn.. I'm afraid to ask how long ago that was.
    I actually feel I remember 80cents too, but I would have been very young then so not entirely sure. I think $1.50 was around the late 60s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    In my mind, all females on the internet are aged 21 and dressed in their underwear, so Fiona's post really doesn't make sense to me.
    Hahahahahah I'm old enough to be yer mum JJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    Hahahahahah I'm old enough to be yer mum JJ
    Sure sure.

    But what are you wearing?

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    Ah....old people reminiscing the past thread...


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    In all seriousness I first stepped foot in HK in 2006 so not much has changed but here are a few:

    1gbp = 16.5hkd (niiice at the time as a Brit tourist)

    1hkd= about 1.10 RMB

    Tuen Mun shopping mall was quite quiet (Now it is the most horribly packed place you'll ever see on the weekend)

    Rent was less than half the current price

    That's about it. Shame I'm not old enough to be my mum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    Sure sure.

    But what are you wearing?
    Behave youngun! LOL
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