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HONG KONG CHURCH, CLUB, & TAILOR

Plus a farewell sunset & a gala dinner

sunny 75 °F

On our second day in Hong Kong, we made our way to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, part of a mammoth complex (religious life building, car park, community center, education wing, garden and laaaarge vicarage) located on Hong Kong's noted shopping street, Nathan Road. The church was open; two young folks were charging their phones and relaxing there, and there were nice loos available. A charming window of a Gospel story about fish was punctuated by Chinese junks with red sails, and many projectors and screens waited rolled up in the ceiling. In general, it seemed that church/worship was secondary to community mission/education. There was much emphasis on a program to teach Christianity to elderly Chinese parents, elderly here defined as over 65. Hm.

Next we walked through Kowloon Park to the Pacific Club for lunch with Jane and Doug Kline. Doug looks happier than the other two here, but we ALL relished this fabulous space that juts out into the harbor. Post lunch, we went to a Hong Kong tailor. Hope had brought an old coat with her to wear on the January trip to San Francisco and in Tokyo and Shanghai where the temps were very low. That old coat was very old, its frayed edges painted by Bill with black Sharpees. The intent was to leave the beloved coat behind. But it was beloved ... so we took ourselves and the old coat to a tailor at 9:30 am. By 3:30 pm, they had made a half-coat prototype ... which will be finished and sent to their shop in London for a final fitting when we get there. Whee! Hope is very happy.

We watched the sun go down behind the Peak as we sailed away at dusk - and then reveled at China Night in the ship's restaurant. Bill's hat sported a pigtail like that of the waiter.

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Posted by HopeEakins 04:04 Archived in China

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