Todd: Hi Adrienne, did you say that you mother lives in Hong Kong?
Adrienne: That’s right.
Todd: Wow. Why is she in Hong Kong ?
Adrienne: She’s there for work actually.
Todd: Oh, yeah. What does she do?
Adrienne: It’s difficult to elucidate because i do not really know it myself but she works for an organization within the States and she’s on assignment in Hong Kong .
Todd: So what does your mother consider Hong Kong so far?
Adrienne: Oh, she loves it. Of course, she misses being home together with her family, with all folks , but it’s quite adventure in fact to measure overseas and she or he features a great apartment and a view of the harbor and she’s really enjoying doing tons of traveling and stuff so she’s having an honest time.
Todd: So have you ever actually been bent Hong Kong to ascertain her?
Adrienne: in fact . repeatedly .
Todd: So what was it like once you were in Hong Kong?
Adrienne: It’s hot and humid sort of a lot of places in Asia especially within the summer. But it’s extremely hot, very humid but a gorgeous city. It’s like I said, a harbor city, so there’s water everywhere, and that i think actually the name Hong Kong , maybe someone will correct me about this, but i feel it means like fragrant harbor, or good harbor, something like that, so it’s a stimulating name, but it is, it’s just all water. It’s beautiful.
Todd: What things did you actually enjoy about Hong Kong?
Adrienne: The shopping in fact . Hong Kong has great shopping. There’s Stanley Market.
Todd: Stanley Market? What’s that?
Adrienne: It’s just a market area. It’s on the opposite side of the island from downtown and it’s well-know for having many souvenirs, but many things like purses and scarves and shoes and garments and everything, and really affordable .
Todd: So once you visited Stanley Market, did you purchase anything?
Adrienne: in fact . I bought many purses and shoes and accessories. All of the fun stuff.
Todd: Multiple? you purchased quite one purse?
Adrienne: Oh, yes, of course.
Todd: Why would you purchase quite one purse?
Adrienne: a few reasons. One, it had been rock bottom . Two, it was…. i used to be planing ahead for Christmas.
Todd: So, in Hong Kong, once you buy something, is it standard to haggle about the worth , or is it pretty standard… does one pay the worth that’s written?
Adrienne: Well, in general stores, such as large shopping malls and boutiques, you can’t bargain, but you can usually bargain in the market, and you can buy cheap goods.