Immediately after the arrival, we had to set-up our daily life and Mariko had to start her teaching (three classes a week and all in English). Luckily our furniture and books (better to say library) arrived at our flat on the 2nd of September. It is hard to remember how, but we managed it. One big activity was to sew curtains for our bedroom and our office. But before we could finish the border of the lower part our sewing machine from Germany died. Still the curtains were unfinished. In between all these daily actions we explored Hong Kong at one day of the week.