Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Love is in the Rain



Valentine's Day is a big day in Hong Kong -- the streets are flooded with bouquets in the hands of either delivery persons or proud young ladies with starry eyes. I did a little bit of detective thing and followed this guy for a while and he was shopping for flowers in the rain, asking around and checking if delivery can be made promptly. Half a dozen of red roses costs about US$50 from streetside florists.

I guess everybody has a number of favourite love songs but if I have to choose one I would choose Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". What's your favorite?

P.S. Click to see a clip from TV news tonight (in Chinese), the gist: girls receiving flowers in office, guys giving out chocolates to colleagues, a stem of rose costs US$10 and a low-income couple's sweet Valentine's Day

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Comments on "Love is in the Rain"

 

Blogger Mathieu said ... (February 14, 2006 5:24 PM) : 

Nice photo :)
Hard to choose but i guess i'd say "You're in the air" R.E.M. on the (wonderful) album "Up". "...I'm what you found I'm upside down you're in the air you're in the air and i am breathing". I love "wonderful tonight" too

 

Blogger Mathieu said ... (February 14, 2006 5:28 PM) : 

I also have to say "Everlong" by the Foo Fighters on the album "The Colour and the Shape", the lyrics are so true...

 

Blogger Anne said ... (February 14, 2006 7:12 PM) : 

Hey Lisi...pretty much the same thing here in the Philippines...long lines at the flower shops...but that's the spirit of Valentines! :p

 

Blogger bob said ... (February 14, 2006 7:59 PM) : 

Hi lisi. Lovely photos. I'll link to you later.

 

Blogger Kais said ... (February 14, 2006 9:29 PM) : 

Hi lisi. very lovely photo. I'll often visit your blog. :)

 

Blogger Karine said ... (February 15, 2006 12:35 AM) : 

How sweet are the gestures in the video!!! really really nice :)
and your picture is absolutely nice. Congrats!

 

Blogger anubiss said ... (February 15, 2006 2:13 AM) : 

hi lisi, i'm from turkey,(istanbul)
i think this photo is very nice
i decided to visit your blog often..bye :)

 

Blogger Michael said ... (February 15, 2006 2:31 AM) : 

What a great start to your blog! I am really looking forward to seeing the city. I've only been there once, so want to get another view for the next visit! Good luck and keep it coming!

 

Blogger San Francisco Daily Photo said ... (February 15, 2006 4:11 AM) : 

Welcome to the daily photo family Lisi. This is a great Valentine's day photo! I'll add you as a link as soon as I can.

Manuel

 

Blogger Sidney said ... (February 15, 2006 2:08 PM) : 

Happy Valentines Day !

 

Blogger Christy said ... (February 19, 2006 1:21 PM) : 

I wonder if he got to buy anything at the florist :D

My favourite song would be Every Breath you take by Sting

 

Blogger Simon said ... (February 27, 2006 6:51 AM) : 

Hi Lisi,
This is a beautiful picture. The man's jaw and dangling arm are almost simian, as is his curious gaze. Deep down, though, aren't we all a tad more animal than we care to admit. St Val's is just a more refined form of grunting...
Lovely colours in HK too!

 

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