We locals all rolled our eyes and one of us went into a discourse on the meaning of the Cantonese phrase, how it was appropriated from Japanese subculture and the practice it involved.
Remembering it now, I am actually embarrassed. The guy had a perfectly good point: The police have just cracked down on internet dating services for sex and arrested 19 peopleincluding three male students from a secondary school, a tertiary institute, and a vocational training school, along with a year-old female secondary school dropout.
I hope those arrested will learn a lesson. They may be the lucky ones.
They are certainly much more fortunate than the year-old girl whose body was stuffed in a bag and disposed of like garbage in a rubbish collection station in Mong Kok in Or the year-old girl whose body was chopped up, pieces of which were flushed down a toilet, by a year-old man high on Ecstasy and ketamine in Do we really know that? There are many different types of prostitution. If it involves really young people, it underage prostitution.