Honestly, well done helping people out Katherine. However, I still think your comments were phrased in a patronising way. Maybe you've told the tale so often at dinner parties which makes it hard to see how "rescuing little HK ladies" sounds to non-expats. Yeah I've got a chip on my shoulder, maybe I'm a 5'1 local woman, but it's an off colour remark nonetheless. Of course I don't expect you or many others on this site to understand that, but I hope you will try.