Your blogger spent the afternoon with actor Jackie Chan and was impressed by his clothing. It's annoying. When someone has been famous for so many years, one assumes that he will look much older in real life than he does in the movies. But actually, he looks pretty much the same.
He was really nice, too. You expect guys who get paid multi-million dollar salaries to be pains -- I think he got US$16 million for his last Hollywood movie. But he was very pleasant. He kept joking around, asking me to translate for him, knowing that my Chinese is really bad.
While I was wearing a formal Western-style gray suit, he had on a three-piece outfit of pale linen which was so thin you could see right through it.
I assumed he liked light, loose clothing in case he suddenly had to walk up a wall, do a double-somersault and kick someone in the head.
But not once did he kick anyone in the head, to my disappointment. I was so desperate for some action that by the end of the afternoon, I would have been happy if he had kicked me in the head!
But as the baking hot Hong Kong summer afternoon wore on, his reason for choosing that outfit became clear.
I dissolved into a puddles of sweat. Not Jackie. “One hundred per cent Hong Kong designed,” he boasted, indicating his light, linen Blanc de Chine outfit.
Mind you, his advice wouldn’t work for me. To wear a see-through suit, you have to have a body.