"Sailed not as a seaman, but as a traveler..."

"Sailed not as a seaman, but as a traveler..."- Sir Thomas More's Utopia

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Hong Kong Love Story.

There is a market in Hong Kong dedicated to birds. Yuen Po Street Bird Market is directly west of the Mong Kok MTR station. It's very easy to get to, as the MTR signage is unbelievably detailed and clear. Even above ground, there are tons of maps clearly pointing out historical sights. However, in the event you find it difficult to locate the Bird Market, you can always go up to a local and ask. Most Honkies speak English, and even if they don't, just flap your arms and whistle, the universal pantomime for bird, and you will be sure to find the market, as well as a few new friends.

You can find any of your bird needs at the Yuen Po Street Bird Market. From beautifully handcrafted cages to exotic birds to live crickets to feed your new exotic bird in it's beautifully handcrafted cage.

Anywho, whilst rummaging through the little treasures of the Market, I bumped into these two. The following is a little flip-book-esque look into their encounter. Enjoy!



He notices her from across the cage and slowly inches toward her.
Trying to be as nonchalant as possible, of course.


They exchange a few pleasantries.
Talk about the weather, iPod playlists, and their puppies.


His heart starts to beat like a canary's.
No longer able to hold it back, he leans in for a peck.


Taken aback by his forwardness, a moment hangs between them.
Both weigh their individual pasts against their possible future.



She finally responds. Let's be lovebirds.
At least for the day.