During the field trip, we went to the Aberdeen market. Before the field trip we had prepared questions to ask the shop keeper and the community around the shops. Once we got to the Aberdeen mall we organized ourselves into our group and headed to our adventure. We first went to the most attracting shop and asked, How do you best attract customers? ” We put our best looking product at the front of the store” the salesmen said. Then we looked at a shop that sales bed covers, beds,and table cloths and asked more questions about the organization of the shops. Then we went to the second floor of the mall and went straight to the first and biggest shop which was an electronic store. We asked how do you advertise your shop? ” We put it in the newspaper and T.V but the most effective is the newspaper” said the salesmen. Then we went out of the mall to go to the wet market.
When we got to the wet market we could see nice looking apples and veggies. When we went in we saw dead fish, we felt sick immediately. The stall was miles and miles long in both ways. We went to the first stall that sold fish. We looked at the shop owner that was cutting the skin off the fish. We asked him how do you get your seafood? ” we get it from some local people here in Hong Kong”. We then went to a flower place and my friend and I could not breath. We asked how do you organize you stall? He said “we put it by the nicest plants in order and makes it stand out”. After that we went near the entrance of the wet market and interviewed the community and try to get someone to answer our questions but no one answered. As we were leaving the wet market we passed by the stall that we first interviewed and saw an eel stick its head out of it’s box.
As soon as we got to the community space we first interviewed the elderly. Most of them were sitting down and resting. We tried asking if we could interview them but they said no. Luckily we found a group of people that would talk to us and they weren’t elderly.