Saturday morning, I was running on the TsimShaTsui East Promenade towards the Star Ferry when I spotted something in the distance on the Avenue of Stars. At first, I thought it was the statue of Bruce Lee. But it looked more rounded, more like a big ball. But why would someone put a ball on the Avenue of Stars?
As I got closer, I realized it was a bronze of our favourite lard ball. McDull was truly created in Hong Kong, by artists educated in Hong Kong. He is not very smart; and he almost always fails. But he has a good heart and many dreams, just like most of us. He is easy to identify with, perhaps - a bit like Charlie Brown of the Peanuts comics in the USA.
Life is really unpredictable, even for cartoon characters. He started as a supporting character in the McMug comics; but has since acquired a huge following. Now he has even got a bronze on the Avenue of Stars. Who would have predicted it from the beginning?