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Oct
09

My Little Stars

Most people in Hong Kong don’t even look twice at us. They are used to foreign visitors.  But when we went to check out the Avenue of Stars (think Hong Kong version of the stars in Hollywood) the tourists from mainland China went crazy over our boys!

Most people mistake our boys for twins.  They are pretty much the same size.  Women were coming up to them and touching their cheeks and posing for photos!  The boys had no idea what all the commotion was about and they were not impressed with strangers touching them.  We graciously posed for photos and my ham of a husband was doing Kung Fu moves in all of the pictures!  I can just imagine the photos these people are bringing home…two unsmiling, glaring boys, one crazy white guy doing Kung Fu, and me on the side laughing my ass off!

I wish I would have had the sense to take a picture of the mayhem but I was too busy being amused by the spectacle we were a part of.

When we got to Hong Kong airport the same thing happened with a group of young women.  Mike was taking the pictures for them so he got one for us too!

The girls only wanted the boys in the photo but my boys refused to be in it unless I was there with them.  I wonder how many photos of us are going to be floating around Facebook?!

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4 comments

  1. alyson@world travel family says:

    It’s priceless! It happens to us , here in Australia, too, if a coachload of Chinese tourists spots my boys, they don’t stand a chance! I’ve taught them to say please and thank you in Chinese, they love them even more then!

  2. april says:

    how sweet . . .
    and does that bring back memories!

    when we visited mainland china in 2006 with our 2 sons, all of the local women went crazy over our youngest (who was 8yo at the time)
    they all wanted to have their pictures taken with him
    he was very shy then
    so he wasn’t too excited about being the center of attention!

    enjoy your travels . . .
    (from another worldschooling mom)

  3. Lisa Wood says:

    Too cute! Love that they wanted you in the photo :)

    And yep we have two boys that are the same in height even though there is three years difference in age.

    Makes for a great 21st Birthday Story – telling them about the time they were famous :)

  4. Shannon says:

    That happened to us in Ghana – we were eating at a seaside restaurant with our two oldest children (10 and 12 at the time) when a tour bus full of Nigerians rolled up….and treated us like we were the local tourist attraction, jostling us for pictures and touching my daughter’s hair. She cried. (Wasn’t fun at the time, especially for her in her first real foray into another country, but it’s made for laughs since then.)

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