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Saturday, 20th July 2019

Irish Born Chinese

After all that...

Created Monday, 28th January 2008, 10:46 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

Well, I have never been so mortified in my life! Since I just got my new HK ID card, I decided to use it on my trip to HK recently. That was fine. It’s when I was leaving when I sort of made a roll-your-eyes-knowing-you-are-from-overseas boo-boo. I did not understand “boarding card” in Catonese. I was so use to hearing “boarding card” in English, and normally I have it in my passport when I had it to immigration. There was no fingerprinting or putting card through the machine (come to think of it, I did not did that either when I was giong into HK, had to hand it to the officer). Anyhoo, he laughed and waved me through, and me looking bright red. Especially seeing my hubby standing there waiting for me grinning for getting through immigration before me. I rang my aunt to let her know I got though ok and recounted what happened at immigration. She really laughed out loud. On hind sight, it is sort of amusing. Well, I’ve forgotten what boarding card in Cantonese again.