Saturday, 12 October 2013

Wild Thing


Dress & shoes: Anthro, Belt: UniQlo, Bag: From Norway
Hong Kong is one of those cities that, when you've been there a few times and think you've seen everything, will throw you a curveball straight out of crazytown. For instance, we saw a woman strolling down Nathan Road (probably the busiest shopping street in the city) with a damn ocelot on a dog's leash. Yeah, that's right - a wild animal roughly the size of a cocker spaniel, on one of those flimsy winding dog leads that are about as sturdy as twine.  


Victor and I just stood there with our mouths open. Other pedestrians were stopping and staring too - and crowding in to get a good look, which was probably not that great an idea. Who keeps an ocelot as a pet, anyway? Who does that?! You should have seen the muscles rippling under that striped and spotted fur as it stalked - not walked - down the sidewalk, the way those tufted ears were held high and alert. Crazy, I tell you. Crazy!

*these pictures were taken near Hong Kong harbour, by the way, I could have started my post with that, but I just dying to write about the ocelot. I mean, wouldn't you be?

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  1. Okay! I want to get to your adorable outfit. Cause I love it!

    But holy moly! An ocelot. That is crazy. I wonder where/how she kept it. There are so many things I want to know now. You are such a tease. : )

    I love the bag with that dress. So cute! I love a big bag. You could totally fit an ocelot in it. ; )

    Are you home yet? Or are you in Australia? Your life is so fun!

    Jenni

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    1. Hehe, thank you! And yeah, I wondered too - but it wasn't like we were prepared to go anywhere near them to ask! We were too busy picking our jaws up from the street! My bag is quite cheap and made of plastic, so I bet an ocelot could claw its way out of that in no time, haha! And then proceed to maul me to death, lol.

      Oh, I'm not home yet, babe - I'm in Haneda ariport outside Tokyo! Tomorrow morning, we're off to Hiroshima for a few days. It feels so good to be out of Australia and back in one of the "good countries"!

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  2. Such a cute outfit Gwen!! Perfect for the humid? Hong Kong weather I bet?! I've been to Hong Kong once and remember it being a busy busy city!! But and ocelot?! I didn't see that when I was there. hehe. Have a great time traveling Gwen!!

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    1. Oh yeah, it was super humid there! And you're right, that dress was my saviour in the heat. It's still busy, but Victor is totally in his element there, he's such a city boy. ;) Thank you btw, we just landed in Japan, and now the real vacation has begun, yay!

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  3. Just googled "ocelot". Cute, but you can definitely peg that baby as a wildcat from a mile away. How nice to have such "confidence" that a wild animal won't turn on you when hungry or feeling aggressive. (Though I'm certain people feel the same way about me and my vicious pitbull). The ocelot was probably pretty psyched about all those people crowding in. It gave him the pick of the lot, and he could probably identify the weak ones...lol.

    Anyways, your travels sound super fun and strange, and all the more exciting because of it. Just think, you can tell people you survived an encounter with a wildcat in a public square with nowhere to run. Whose the tough, fearsome stegosaurus now?

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    1. Haha, yeah, the ocelot is apparently a "mini-leopard"! Not exactly something I'd like to have sleeping on my sofa! Controlling a cat is hard/impossible enough, so controlling a wildcat...? Yikes.

      Hmm, I see myself more as a rabbit than a dinosaur. A badass bunny? ;)

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  4. I've bee to HK only once but I have always wanted to go back - what a fantastic city! You're lucky!

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    1. I am, I know that. Mainly we go there because of the family living there, and because it's a nice middle point between the UK and Australia. And because it's mad and awesome, of course. ;)

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  5. I love Hong Kong! It's crazy how with a 20 minute ferry ride, you can feel like you're in the middle of nowhere all of a sudden!

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    1. I know! We went to Cheung Chou island one of the days we were there, and it was like a Chinese version of the Mediterranean!

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  6. That is in fact, very crazy! I haven't ever been to HK.

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    1. Oh, well in that case, I really recommend it! All the signs and stuff are in English and Chinese, so you can totally get by there even if you don't speak Cantonese (like me)!

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