You have paid enough rent to buy a moderate-sized North American or European town.
All your friends are now living in London, New York, Singapore or Paris.
At the movies, you take bets on the number of phones that go off during the performance.
In a crowd or a queue, you learnt to stay away from frail-looking old ladies carrying umbrellas.
You seriously considered taking up golf.
You have stopped noticing the grotesquely deformed leper on the Exchange Square flyover.
Your building's security guard is 4 times older than the building itself.
You feel a compulsion to take exams.
165 decibels is a normal noise level for lunchtime conversation.
It's OK to throw rubbish, including old fridges, from your 18th-floor window.
Thanks to karaoke, you know who has the most singing talent in your building. Not that this is a great achievement.
You aren't aware that one is supposed to pay for software.
Pink bathroom tiles can make any building or public garden beautiful.
You believe shopping and eating are the only forms of entertainment in HongKong.
Queuing in the rain in a diesel-choked Kowloon backstreet to buy a HK$6 Hello Kitty plastic doll at a McDonald's store is not the mark of an insane person.
A PhD in Nuclear Physics fluent in 7 languages irons your socks for apittance but she is from the Philippines so it's all right.
All the clothes you own are tailor-made or come from Giordano.
You are not surprised to see your tap water run dark brown.
Drilling on the walls in the wee small hours in the morning is considered acceptable behaviour.
You learnt to bring a coat, a scarf and gloves to fight hypothermia in supermarkets, buses, ferries and cinemas.
Your collection of business cards has outgrown your flat.
You are not surprised to see 85-year old ladies pushing tons of garbage up the streets of the financial district.
You are not surprised to find footprints on the edge of the toilet bowl.
You believe you are really tall when you are only 5'8".
You read this list and understood everything.
Contributed by Josephine (yes, she is from HK)