Paying a visit to Flower Market, which is usually started a week prior to the Lunar New Year, has been our annual tradition. Buzzing with exhilarating spirits of festivities, hustle sea of strolling people and peaks of promotion yelps, it is ubiquitous for us to mingle with the crowds along with flocks of visitors, do shopping for new ornamental decorations and fill our home with flowers’ fragrance. Apart from blooming plants and flowers, myriads of products including soft toys, warm cushions of Mahjong and popular soya milk drink are being sold, you name it. Yet what gives me a wow factor to this visit is probably sellers’ innovative creativity of illustrating their ironical humour towards specific hot issues in their products. Below are several photos of the Flower Market in Mongkok during this sleepless night. Happy Lunar New Year in advance!
Dry goods stalls:
Cushions of Majong, a traditional Chinese entertainment
Coca-Cola cushions, with encouraging words
Selling machine of soya milk drinks’ cushions, with praising names of Boy-God and Goddess
Cushions reflecting Hong Kong people’s views towards specific current affairs
Political sarcasm to our current Chief Executive (CE) who is nicknamed as “689”. “689” means our CE gained 689 votes in the election decided by only 1200 people
Make a wish, write it on the wall