This is something unique in Hong Kong.
Neon signs everywhere jutting out onto the streets.
Different colors, designs, some vertical, some horizontal, some straight, some curved – all bright and lit up during the night.
Most of them are written in Chinese – only readable by those who know the language.
Neon signs used to be associated with vibrancy. Of course, we are a vibrant city – a city that never sleeps!
PS Photo the courtesy of my friend CP Chan.
This Daily Press ‘s challenge for this week is Sign.
Here is a photo for both the Dor Dor series and this week’s challenge.
Mounted up alongside the road is a big sign with Dor Dor’s portrait
On the sign is also written the words Have a Smile.
So, let’s smile, for Dor Dor 🙂
PS Photo the courtesy of my friend CP. This is a composite picture.
The Challenge for this week is “The Sign Says”
We were strolling the streets in the city of ChongQing, China, remarking at how new and tall the buildings were.
The only prominent and visible sign was that of a global chain restaurant who claims to have 34,000 restaurants in over 100+ countries.
The sign reminded me of the changing eating habits in China which have brought new health problems to the world’s most populous nation, as the country’s economic boom allowed millions of people to add more meat and processed foods into their diets.
In a matter of less than two generations, China has gone from insufficiency of food (for instance, during the Cultural Revolution) to almost gluttony. This has contributed to obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, higher Body Mass Index etc. in the population.
To me, the sign says we must eat healthily, have enough physical exercise, manage our stresses, be at peace with ourselves / outside world and adopt a positive attitude.
The Sign is clear 🙂