Pawning is big business in Hong Kong. Note the privacy screen for the customer. So apt for the Chinese and their paranoia about 'losing face'. Imagine if your mate spotted you pawning your Rolex! The "pawnee" has to hand their items up to be pawned. They say this is for security but I think there has to be a slight humiliation level involved.
Remind me not to go to this restaurant. Note our friend doing the washing up from the lunch service in the back alley.
Don't think I was in a back street somewhere, this was across the road!
Pseudo Tai Tai xx