Usagi Attack! 台风天兔来袭!

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Literally Rabbit in Japanese, Usagi, was this year’s strongest tropical cyclone worldwide. Originating from east of Luzon, Philippines, on 15 Sept, this level 10 typhoon (as classified by the HK Observatory; the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre in US classified it as a Level 5 Super Typhoon) made its damaging way westwards hitting Hong Kong on 22 Sept, coinciding with my arrival. What are the chances!

今年最强的热带风暴,台风天兔(Usagi),在九月15日形成于菲律宾东北部海面,在一星期内横跨太平洋,于九月22日与我一同抵达香港。

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My very first encounter with a typhoon. Couldn’t miss this rare opportunity to fulfill my photographic desire! But of course, I was still conscious enough to not travel further than the bottom of my hotel. The photos were taken at well-sheltered sites.

长这么大从来没见过台风,说实话还真有些小兴奋。扛着相机与脚架,跑到酒店的楼下取景。

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The rain wasn’t heavy, but the wind was.

雨点不大,但风势很强,连躲在大楼底下的我都能感受得到。

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But in general, residents of HK were pretty well-prepared for Usagi. Business was as usual at the major shopping malls and there were still cars and people walking on the street late at night!

我发现,香港人以很从容的心态来面对这次台风侵袭。很多商场的店铺依旧照常营业,星巴克也坐满了喝咖啡聊天的年轻人。

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After a night of howling wind, Usagi bid me goodbye the next day.

抵达香港的第二天,天兔便与我告别了。但晚上呼啸的台风仍旧为我这次的香港之旅留下了很特别的一夜。

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