For the past few weeks we have been given a task to write about a country of our own choice. I chose Italy as my first country and Hong Kong as my second. Hong Kong have lots of differences towards Australia such as food, clothing and especially religion!
At weddings, some people (mostly men) arrive early to play a few quick games of Mahjong. Brides wear a traditional red dress called Cheongsam, along with two extra costume changes. Grooms wear a western suit with no costume changes. Hong Kong also has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world.
With the differences come along many similarities, such as, home clothing, religion and Christmas traditions!
At home, casual is definitely not necessary but preferred. Hong Kong’s main religion is Christian, which means Christmas lives in more than one country. During the Christmas duration, buildings, houses and shops are decorated to suit the occasion.
If I lived in Hong Kong and got to experience this amazing country, I would find that most children adopt a western name such as Bill, Johnny, Bart, Butch and so on. I think I would find the customs most challenging though. Sitting with crossed legs can often offend people, winking can sometimes come across to people as bad taste, it’s impolite to touch ones head or talk too loudly and blinking too slowly is a sign of boredom! To most of the people that live in Australia, these ‘rules’ would be very hard to obey, considering at school were supposed to cross our legs majority of the day!
I guess all this would be normal to people living in Hong Kong but I wonder how they would sit in class. Here’s what I wrote about Hong Kong…