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  • Wandering through the mostly closed down Yau Ma Tei wholesale fruit market in the late afternoon yielded a humorous exchange with some of the vendors, enjoying few hours between the close of sale and supper with the most rapid game of Mahjong I witnessed on the trip. Broken English (and the fact that I speak absolutely no Cantonese) meant that one of the gentlemen observing the game attempted an explanation consisting mostly of the words 'Flip' and 'Mahjong' and a minor misunderstanding when asked for a closeup photograph of the group.

    We tried twice to get to the fruit market during operational hours, but never saw it fully in action. Though, I appreciate having seen the moments that come after what I assume must be chaotic exchange, among stacks of empty boxes and sidewalks littered with orange peels.
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