客棧日記 Guesthouse Diary -- 哈尼小工和地主
"小弟"是本地哈尼人，算是客棧的好朋友，自己家就已經有一棟三層高，每層過千呎的房，換了在香港，已是千萬豪宅! 他們兩夫妻在客棧打散工; 同時，有很多事情上，客棧也要依靠他作為當地人的人脈才能完成…
The construction worker at the guesthouse is the landlord of our big garden.
The helper at the guesthouse is the wife of our second building's landlord.
There is a weird interaction with the local people here.... all the locals are born with allocated land. They rent out a part of their land and collect 30 years worth of rental, and then they build a new house using that money. They don't seem to have the concept of working... they work as construction workers, or helpers in nearby guesthouse, but then they will leave anytime if they don't feel like working anymore. There is no such thing as work commitment. On the other hand, we have all sorts of ties with the local people, what possibly can we do?
"Xiao Di" is a local Hani and is a good friend of the guesthouse. He has a 3 storey building of his own, each over 1,000 sq.ft. With that, it will be a over 10 million worth of property in Hong Kong! He and his wife work in the guesthouse occasionally to help with various type of work. At the same time, we need his help as a local in order to deal with various issues...
As a foreigner who live here, dealing with the locals is certainly something you have to master!!