Ben in Hong Kong©

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

what we did not

Nikki did have to sign a four page contract to secure the table on the peak, but we were not guaranteed window seats to watch the fireworks.

Luckily for us some friends were inviting a mystery Russian guy to the dinner. Upon hearing that we were not guaranteed a window table he made a phone call to his credit card company, gave them the details of the dinner booking and informed them to make sure we get a window seat.

We got the best seat in the whole place, and then decided that this mystery Russian was probably part of the mafia.

The food was fantastic, but the fireworks were not because the weather was a bit murky. it was still a really good night though and we got very drunk.
And so the Russian guy then tells us this story. I will tell it again.
One day Mr Russian took a walk round the very exclusive area of Hong Kong. This area was called the Peak, which is on a mountain overlooking the whole kingdom. Whilst walking past all the multi-million pound properties he came across an old derelict mansion. This mansion had paint peeling off, weeds and trees had grown so dense that clearly no one had visited it for a very long time. It was protected by a big black iron gate, but sat overlooking all of Hong Kong.
Mr Russian was curious about this building and contacted his personal assistant. Soon the investigation into the mystery mansion began and soon the mystery only deepened.
The mansion had been on the market for 15 years. With nobody taking up residence. It had been purchased by many different people, but then sold very quickly, without anyone ever holding onto it for more than a year.
Mr Russian was informed that the mansion could be his for 18 million pounds. A significant discount compared to other properties on the Peak. He was also told that he should not purchase the property, which is unusual advice for a property agent to provide. The mansion is haunted by the ghost of a girl it was explained, a girl who has never taken well to guests.
.And here the story ends.
This made us all very scared, yet at the same time curious. We were on the Peak, why not go and visit this haunted mansion?
So we all climbed into Mr Russians BMW jeep/tank/bus and made the journey to the gates of this lone mansion sitting above Hong Kong.
And here is where I explain what we did not do.
We did not climb over the mansion gates and open them up.
We did not all creep through the overgrown trees to get into the mansion grounds.
We did not go looking for the ghost of the girl.
We did not have to spend periods of time hiding as people walked past the mansion on the road above.
We did not marvel at the amazing views or in any way become scared.
We did go later to many bars.


laura said...

It's a good job we did not do all of those things, otherwise we would ahve got into alot of trouble! x

Harold said...

^ Yes, but at least you have a decent ghost story to tell when you leave Hong Kong!