Buying house paint in Hong Kong is easy enough, especially when I carry my Cantonese/English Dictionary with me. The “Right Word in Cantonese” even has the Chinese characters so when I completely butcher the language I have a fallback position. So asking for a dark purple paint that cleans with water is not a problem. Where I run into trouble is buying things like water-based polyurethane or fiber glass resin and glass fabric. Travel dictionaries were just not meant for people like me. Order dim sum? No problem. Ordering specialize paints? Problems. So long story short: I spent the day hunting down water-based polyurethane to seal coat the retainer wall mural. It’s special enough that it has to be ordered and will arrive by Saturday, just in time to wrap up the job this weekend and have it cured by the next rain storm. It’s also going to get very hot this weekend (+33C) and I’ll be very glad not to have outdoor work hanging over my head.
So, all that aside, I didn’t have too much time left in my day and did this quick scribble sketch of a tug boat in Victoria Harbor before jumping on the MTR and heading home. Tomorrow I plan on spending some quality time sitting and sketching after spending so much time working on the mural. See you then.