As I thought, I’ve not been able to post continuously as I was busy with some work. Today’s post is about two S’s – Stanley Beach, Hong Kong and Social Media.
Last time I had blogged about the Happy Valley Racecourse, a must-visit location in Hong Kong. Stanley Beach and Boardwalk also ranks very high in the list of popular tourist spots. Today was my fourth visit to Stanley, the second this summer. As always, I felt the same emotions sweep me. Stanley gives you the impression of Europe. The boardwalk makes you feel as if you were walking along the coast of one of the European rivers.
Along the boardwalk is a line of restaurants serving lip-smacking delicacies that make one believe that it is possible to just sit at one of these restaurants all day long having something or the other. I strongly recommend ‘The Old Smugglers’ Inn’. The decor of the Inn consists of currency notes from countries across the globe pasted on the wall with messages written all over them.
Now for the second part of this blog post – Social Media. Yesterday, I was having a conversation with a friend about social media. She said something that struck a chord with me: ‘Facebook is for ordinary people, Twitter is for intellectual people’. I thought a lot about what she said and it sort of made sense. The average time of 25 mins a day that we spend on Facebook is spent looking at other people’s walls, their relationship status, their photographs, etc. Whereas, the time that one spends on Twitter is filled with interesting articles, videos, blogs and journals that add to our knowledge and definitely contribute towards making us more aware of the world around us. However, the greater advantage is the conversations that take place on Twitter. Somehow, despite the limit of 140 characters, these conversations are much more illuminating. There are some people on Twitter that engage in creating trouble for celebrities by abusing them and deriding them. My personal favorite is definitely Twitter.
If you wish to discuss this blog with me, lets catch up on Twitter 🙂 My Twitter handle is @batraatin.