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The weather last Sunday was great for strolling so I decided to get up and take a stroll. I just wore my simplest outfit and I don't like wearing dark clothes in hot weather since it's making me hotter, I mean, in temperature. 🤣
Ready for a stroll and to find the BCH treasure 💰
I remember @SofiaCBCH's post about the BCH treasure hunt on noise.cash and I thought it would be the best day to find the BCH treasures here in Hong Kong. However, the photo was quite blurred and I can't see the exact location or MTR exits to find the BCH treasures.
Although I know what stations to go to, but most were located in the Hong Kong district which is quite far from my place. So I chose the nearest one which is the "Yau Ma Tei" station. I also remember one of Hong Kong's Digital Currency Exchange offices I've seen on my way home before was located in Yau Ma Tei.
Before eating my lunch I called my mother to greet her a Happy Mother's Day and I was surprised to see my grandmother as well. My sister-in-law prepared a small treat for them and they celebrated the special day at home.
After eating my lunch, I went for a walk to find HK's digital asset exchange office.
I went inside to check if their ATMs can be used for buying and selling BCH as well. Unfortunately, the lady said that the ATMs are for Bitcoin transactions only. But she told me to download their app where I can trade BCH. I don't have a plan to download the app so I went out to go to one of the shops I want to visit in Yau Ma Tei.
One of the reasons why I chose Yau Ma Tei is because I want to visit this famous food shop -"am.pm." I seldom treat myself so I chose this day to spend a small amount for myself.
This shop is famous for its soufflè pancakes, croffles, ice creams, and milkshakes. I ordered souffle pancakes with matcha flavor which is one of my favorites. The pancake was really so soft and yummy with the matcha flavor cream on top.
After eating the souffle pancake I went to the nearest tea shop to order some cold tea because I felt thirsty. It would be great to take a stroll on a hot day with a cold tea in hand. Gong Cha tea shop is also one of the famous tea shops in Hong Kong. I chose peach green tea with pearls as I love to drink green tea after eating green matcha soufflè pancake. I guess, you know now my favorite tea flavor - green tea 😁.
I stayed for a while in the shop and let my tummy dilute the tea while typing some parts of this article. After almost thirty minutes, I continued my journey to finding BCH treasure in Yau Ma Tei station.
Yau Ma Tei station has five main exits, A, B, C, D, and E, and every main exit has two exits. Okay don't be confused, it's just exit A1 and A2, exit B1 and B2, something like that. The first exit where I ate snacks was Exit A, but the BCH treasure wasn't there so I went to exit B, followed by other exits.
I just roamed around Yau Ma Tei checking every post but no signs of BCH poster 😭. The city is also so big so I can't visit all places, just the ones near MTR station's exits. But I didn't stop my journey, rather I took the chance to exercise myself by walking, walking, and walking while writing this article until I reached the next city - Mongkok.
I continued walking and looked for a phone accessories shop where I can buy a fast cable cord and screen pen so I can practice drawing on my phone. While waiting for the stoplight to turn green, I heard a band performing on the roadside.
I went over to listen for a while and when I turned back, I saw something interesting.
It seemed like I was destined to see crypto exchanges offices. I was looking for BCH treasure but I only saw this Bitcoin exchange shop. I went to the shop to check what cryptocurrencies they are accepting.
I saw BTC, ETH, and USDT only, so I went inside this shop and asked the man if he's trading BCH as well. Unfortunately, he's not and just told me to exchange my BCH to cryptocurrencies listed on the wall before I sell them to him. I felt sad about that because what I wanted was to trade BCH itself. However, it gave me an idea of where to cash out my USDT the next time I need to.
After bumping into two different crypto trading offices, I've realized something. Bitcoin is widely used here in Hong Kong compared to BCH. And in the second shop, after talking to the man asking about BCH, I heard the other customer said "lapsak" which means "trash". He called BCH a trash, and if I can only speak Chinese, I should have explained to him why BCH is better than BTC. Many Hongkongers still undervalued BCH, I guess that's the reason why Sofia is promoting BCH awareness here. I hope I can join their team one day before I go back to my country.
I spent the whole afternoon roaming around the city but haven't found the BCH treasure poster. And since the city is quite near the station going to our place, I just walked to the station to save for fare since I spent a lot of money on my food and buying other stuff.
I walk home at around 6 in the afternoon, tired but contented.
That's how I spent my Sunday and I have counted my expenses and worth HK$200+ ($20+) 🤣. I don't want to roam around anymore. Lol.