Unreasonable at Sea day 32
We awoke early in the morning for a Press Call in Tom Jelke’s office. It was Daniel, George, Protei, Gurugi, Tom from SAP, Bernard from Microsoft XBox and a few others facilitating it in the room, speaking to a bunch of press on the other side.
We head out in the morning to go to the Ladies Market which is a massive street of stalls and shops, selling many fake designer items and electronics.
The fish markets are crazy – tons of fish that are writhing as they die. But the amazing thing is that the markets are full of live fish and shellfish. SO fresh. For breakfast, We got some super super greasy food
I bought a cheap but larger backpack at the “ladies market” where there are tons of fake stuff (clothing and other). Look at this “authentic” tag. the bag isn’t leather…
We visited SOW Asia which was really awesome. It is exciting that we would be able to pursue a partnership or a collaboration with them especially if we were interested in establishing Protei in southeast Asia. There were many good things that we have concluded about Hong Kong / Shenzhen area regarding potential to manufacture and work.
Then we took the ferry back to the ship …
…but before we got on, we had a few spare moments so we visited the museum of art. There was a warhol show going on but we saw instead we saw an exhibit on the animals in china.
It seems they are obsessed with Snakes … super relevant – for Protei being a sea snake, and bringing in the year of the sea snake!!
DEPARTURE & NEW YEARS
Here is one building disappearing into the clouds. I think this was the tallest building
Tonight is the Chinese New Year’s eve. As we head out at 20:00, the lights from the city light up and there is a laser light show lighting up the entire city. Each building has a fully lit facade and many buildings have lasers blasting from the roofs. It reminded me of Ars Electronica when the entire city turned into a laser light show. Except way cooler. And less tacky. The city lights of Hong Kong are amazing.
And there are many buildings with totally lit up facades that are like big screens of tons of LED’s. It’s pretty awesome.