07 October, 2009

Octopus takes the ice cream van

I was rather bemused on Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) when strolling down Stanley Main Beach Road near midnight, I came across an ice cream van. Filled with nostalgia, I thought of the stories my aunty had told me about my grandfather (爺爺) driving them all out to the mountains around Stanley to look at the moon, some 60 or so years ago.

Passing the ice cream van, I was tempted to buy one, despite the huge family dinner I had already eaten that night. And then I turned, and saw...


It all started with a number of different types of transportation, and then it grew, and grew. I've always been impressed by the wide selection of places you can use your Octopus card, and the varying number of things you can purchase with it!

© 2009 Vickie Chan

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