Monday, March 09, 2015

Run from Tai Mei Tuk 大尾督 to Tai Wai 大圍

I had estimated it was 18 kilometres from Tai Mei Tuk, at the western edge of the big dam of Plover Cove Reservoir, to Shatin KCR station.  It turned out based on Runkeeper’s record of my run yesterday, that it was more like 19 kilometers.  So I was off by a bit.  It was a good run, although I had to stop to catch my breath and to stretch.  

I was surprised to see quite a few whom I believed to be Filipinos and Indonesian migrant workers near Tai Mei Tuk.  They seemed to be going to those barbecue places along the coast. 

I suppose it is better  and healthier than sitting in Victoria Park or on the footbridges in Mongkok all day.  We really should do better to provide recreation and other support for them who come to Hong Kong to work for low wages, who take care of our home and children.  

I spotted a rich man’s huge Kuan Yin 觀音 statue looming over the plain and the road.  It must be nice to be rich enough to buy a bodhisattva 菩薩. In Buddhist legend, he is supposed to be full of passion for those in need. I wonder what he, if he does exist, thinks of all this commotion.  

In Shatin park, a crowd of mostly oldies were dancing to the tunes of oldies such as  一水隔天涯.  Those songs recall fond memories. 

At the end in Tai wai, I treated myself to a bowl of tofu 豆腐花.  It was very smooth, but not as fragrant as the tofu my wife and I had at a Japanese restaurant the evening before. 


1 comment:

YTSL said...

Hi Stephen --

Well done re the run!

BTW, on the first day of Chinese New Year, I went hiking on Dragon's Back and Pottinger Peak. Especially at the former, came across lots of Filipina (and the occasional Filipino) people out hiking! :)