# Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Unexpectedly, a health crisis suddenly hit the world - The Swine Flu - 豬流感 - (or may be under a new name as some countries are asking for it) reminds us on the bad days of SARS. But aside from the hot sales of masks, there is little sign of panic among us here in Hong Kong, restaurants are still packed with people and few are wearing masks, I hope the situation worldwide will soon be better, but no precaution is excessive, and keeping good personal hygiene is what each of us can do to help.

I remember how it was like during the days of SARS, much less people would had dined outside, I was relatively a risk taker during those times and still patronaged a number of good restaurants, I felt it was pretty safe with good safety measures, besides, not many people were around so the chance of getting infected was small. I wish the same situation will not happen, the real condition should probably surface in the next couple of days.

But what if a pandemic really happens? Well, as long as some good restaurants would still operate, and is willing to offer bargain prices, I guess I would still go for it.

A Chinese proverb says: "human would get killed for money, birds would get killed for food" - 人為財死,烏為食亡 (the teaching is to ask people not to be greedy), I hate to think about people getting killed for food as well, especially if just for getting better tasting ones. Well, just wish human will prevail in this battle and this Swine Flu thing will be over very soon.

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