The first time you encounter this social phenomenon, you think that something must be going on - but it is quite the contrary. Foreign maids, mostly Filipinos, who work as domestic helpers, meet under the HSBC building every Sunday on their only day off. Here, they hang out with fellow maids and chat in their native lingo. Sitting on blankets on the pavement, they share home cooked food, gossip, polish each other's nails or just nap. It is a strange sight, but this is the way they get recharged for another week of domestic work away from their own family.