The balance on my Hello Kitty Octopus was running really low this past weekend so I have to go refill it with more money.
Unlike the regular Octopus card which you can insert into one of those “automatic machines” and refill with cash, mini Octopus cards and other Octopus devices must be refilled at specific stations such as cashiers at 7-11, wellcome supermarket, etc.
And so I went to the Wellcome supermarket right at where we stay in Hong Kong, and ask the cashier lady to help me to recharge my Hello Kitty Octopus for me.
She starred at me and give me a blank look when I pass her the tiny Hello Kitty hanging on my LV neverfull GM …. “Huh?”
“Hmm … this is my octoupus”, I said.
As if I am lying, she kept starring at me and asks me to put what I claimed to be my “Octopus” at the “recharge point”.
The machine then “beep!” loudly signaling a successful recharge.
The cashier lady still looked a little puzzled, but at least my Octopus is now well stocked with money to shop and travel with me wherever I go!
Well, at least my Octopus is less prone to theft I suppose!