Adventures of an American who moves East.
Learning how to eat pig knuckles, deal with crying walls, board a “ding-ding,” and spar with a mischievous gecko… These are just some of the many adventures a small-town American woman faces upon moving to the international metropolis of Hong Kong. Little did she know what she was getting into when she accepted a job in one of the most vibrant and fast-paced cities in the world.In So… This is Hong Kong, Angela French describes how everyday experiences become unexpected and comical challenges. How does one step into a double-decker bus while holding a twelve-count package of toilet paper without knocking down fellow passengers? Is it possible to ask a salesclerk about bed sheets using only charades? Despite the obstacles, Angela discovers how rich life can be when everything is new, and how cultures can redefine and shape us when we are immersed in a place outside our comfort zone. And how to adjust to life without ice in her drinks.