This Video of Expat Partying Through HK Typhoon is Hilarious

By Bridget O'Donnell, June 13, 2017

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With the first typhoon of the season hitting South China this week, it's time to look back at an incredible Hong Kong weather broadcast from 2009.

As Typhoon Molave struck Hong Kong on the evening of July 18, 2009, heroic reporter Poon Wai Lam of TVB Jade braved the hazardous conditions in Tsim Sha Tsui to bring viewers the latest updates on the storm.

This Video of Expat Partying Through HK Typhoon is Hilarious

Then suddenly...

Typhoon expat Hong Kong

Hong Kong expat storm

Beer holding expat during Typhoon

Typhoon expat

Watch the full video below (VPN off - skip to the 30-second mark for the best part):

The video went viral, and has since spawned a number of memes.

Expat in Typhoon

Expat in HK typhoon

Imagery of Poon withstanding crazy winds also led people to make comparisons to Michael Jackson's dance moves:

Hong Kong Typhoon

Expat in Typhoon

Expat in Typhoon

We may never know the identity of that beer-carrying expat giving Poon the thumbs up.

Beer carrying expat in Hong Kong typhoon

Oh, and here is the 2017 version of Expat Typhoon Man:

HK Typhoon Expat

[h/t James Griffiths]

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