One of the things that I love about having the opportunity to live in Hong Kong is having my kids surrounded all the time by a different culture. Well...it turns out I learn things about culture sometimes too.... We live in one building of a group of 7, all 45 floors tall. There is no green space just an indoor playhouse for the kids. HK just entered the rainy season...and it has been raining ALL DAY! As we left the playhouse, it was lightly raining with lots of puddles so I let my kids take off their shoes and play in the rain . They had so...much fun...it was entertainment like it used to be when I was a kid!!! Well pretty soon, people started gawking, and I had two people stop and tell me that it was unsafe for kids to play in rain...they might get a cold! The concierge in my building told me that in China it is considered "crazy" to play in the rain!! Anyway, the kids had a ball and didn't suffer any adverse affects (yet!), and I thought it was interesting how different perceptions are depending on where you live. Or maybe I am just a nut to let my kids play in the rain???