My Darling, Erney and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary on Dec 12. Since she puts up uncomplainingly with my eccentricities that revolve around workaholic and, possibly, excessive thrift, I took her for a short a holiday in Hong Kong. We had a great time staying at the posh 40th floor apartment of our friends Jacky and Simon in Kowloon, for free, and visiting Disneyland, Madame Tussauds, and the world’s only full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark built on Ma Wan Island, unfortunately not for free!
Having visited the larger Disneyland in California twice, way back in 1987 and then in 1989, and the original wax museum Madame Tussaud’s near London’s Baker Street tube station several times in my distant youth when the apostrophe in `Tussaud’s’ was still being used in the official name, I was especially intrigued by the novel sights in Noah’s Ark. I was also delighted that prices of tickets, souvenirs and food within the Ark were reasonable, at least by Hong Kong’s pricey standards.