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Robin Buss

September 14, 2021

Robin Buss is a 19-year-old (B&M Models) who recently arrived in Hong Kong to start her international career. The 176 cm (5'9") model is in Asia for the first time in her life and has kindly agreed to provide modelresource readers with occassional updates on her experience.

I wanted to share a little bit of my experience of a boat ride that I went on over the weekend; I saw little pieces of the world I never knew existed. I had been invited on this boat by a friend I met at Dragon-i, This guy had just turned 21 and was celebrating with a big group of friends. So I took one of my Russian friends from the apartments (always go with a friend!!! be safe!) and met up with everyone at the Aberdeen Marina. We then powered along for two hours, passing Ocean Park, an amusement park that leans right up and over the ocean, islands covered in buildings, like those I'd seen in Hong Kong, and also smaller, quieter islands of rock and jungle. It was a beautiful ride.

When we got to the island, there were a few other boats in the moon-shaped cove, a sandy beach to swim to and even talk of a waterfall. So I swam ashore with three other girls, and as we're all paddling along, one of them realized that she could stand already! The incline into the ocean was very shallow! So we waded ashore and I was astonished. Instead of seeing ripples of driftwood and shells along the shore, there were staggered rows of bottles and cans, plastic bags and abandoned toys strewn across the beach. Ripples of garbage that had washed ashore. It really shocked me.

One of the girls knew where we could swim below a water fall, so we took off on a sandy path threw stiff sharp grass, all of us four girls in our bare feet and bathing suits. I felt like an amazon woman walking through the jungle! On the way we passed wild dogs, who's eyes showed no human recognition (I tried throwing a ball for one of them and it just looked at me, unimpressed!). We passed over a stream, across a thin plank of wood, through dried mud, over jagged rocks until we finally came to a beautiful round swimming pool of dark cool water, rippling from the thin waterfall that splashed over the rocks from above. It was majestic! We swam under the swarm of brightly coloured (pink, orange and red!!) dragonflies, to the sound of exotic birds and the static of the crashing water. It was truly a amazing experience, one that I will never forget.

What an adventure! If I ever get to do this again, I'll bring my camera and water shoes next time. It was really incredible to be in this totally foreign environment, and it really moved me. Swimming back to the boat in the salty ocean water I reflected on how different the world is all over. I still have only seen such small parts of it! But what amazing parts I've seen... being here is magic, and I wouldn't change one bit of the wonder that I get to be part of every day. I'm happy to say that I really love Hong Kong.

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