I got up at 5:45 this morning in order to get in an early morning hike in the Tak’eng (Dakeng) 大坑 area. On the walk up from the parking lot to the start of the No. 4 Trail, I encountered a couple of monkeys, who were remarkably unperturbed by my presence. The local lizards, of which many were out and about this morning, also didn’t seem to mind when I walked by. I wish I could say the same for some of the human residents!