Cat Chronicles

Yesterday, when I was buying a few pairs of tribal pants in Sham Shui Po, the pet cat at the store came up and started purring at me, rubbing its beautiful copper/black fur against my arm. As I tickled its back, it rolled over to let me tickle it more. Its tail swayed from side to side in a playful manner, as if instructing me to tickle this side and that. It closed its eyes  meowed, which made my heart melt to an indistinguishable pool of chocolate. After awhile, I got up and walked away, slowly and reluctantly. The cat perked up and stared as the distance grew between the both of us.

I swear, this is the first time meeting such a friendly cat in Hong Kong.


Sham Shui Po is a district known for its cheap street market. They sell all kinds of electronic devices at very low prices. Best of all, they’re all up to date. It was an excruciatingly hot Sunday when I visited Apliu street, one of the many streets within the district, so people were either trampled on, pushed about, or at very uncomfortable distances (you know, the our-sweaty-arms-touched kinda thing). Slightly awkward, but still enjoyable. Despite the busy crowd, many seem to enjoy going through the stuff on racks and in the stores. :)

Close to the Apliu street is a very popular Yunnan rice noodle restaurant, along with many others down the street. They have the tastiest noodles there, many of which are known to be sour and spicy/extra spicy. Personally, I can’t really stand spicy food so I tried out the beef noodles and it’s absolutely delicious, if not slightly too salty for my taste. The noodles have a good texture and if complimented with a nice, chilled bubble tea drink, the meal is all good to go. Good hygiene/service are also a plus!

If anyone’s ever curious, here is the address:

(click picture for Sham Shui Po tourism site)

Address: G/F, 117 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po

That’s about it, my brief brief account of the visit~ Really, the cat was the highlight of my trip.