Unrelenting traffic noises, easily disguised with a Netflix marathon. Coffee mornings at Common Ground. Managing to grab a table for dinner with only a 10-minute queue. Watching the world whizz by as you sit at the top of the tram. The adorable coffee cup holder art that the baristas always do at Starbucks in Times Square. That one day in November where the temperature dips and you can comfortably wear a leather jacket. Taking off your socks in bed. Having enough money on your Octopus card to buy a juice box at 7-11 on your way home. Turbo-charged sunsets and dainty sunrises. $2 egg tarts, fresh at 9am. Donuts from Tai O.
Egglet waffles bought and hastily eaten on street corners. Anime-esque school uniforms everywhere from 4pm. How everything lasts for both a moment and forever. Torrential rainfall that batters windowpanes and forces you into 72-hour hibernation during typhoon season. Adorable mascots for absolutely everything. Lemon tea. The jittery traffic crossing sounds. ifc dressed up for the holidays. The tacky but soul-soothing 8pm light show at TST. Watching surfers at the beach. Long hikes in Sham Tseng and bike rides across She Tin.