Monday, November 1, 2010
No PDA here
But talking recently with friends who work for the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (www.hktdc.com) discussing differences between business in Hong Kong and the US I learned about something I wouldn’t see. There probably won’t be any PDA. That translates to no Public Displays of Affection.
Even when the public is your friends or family much less strangers on the street. No holding hands. No quick kisses. Showing affection between two adults is very private, reserved for the people involved. As I thought back to my last Hong Kong visit that coincided with Valentines Day I realized that on that romantic weekend celebrated enthusiastically I saw no PDA. There were many couples walking together, with the woman carrying a bouquet of flowers (not something you’d see in LA). But there were no casual PDA. Flowers carried were the show of affection rather than hands linked together.