My home is in Happy Valley, not really far from IFC. I took the MTR back to Causeway Bay, and then rode on the minibus. It took me 25 minutes to get off the bus, but I still got quite a long distance to walk back home. I was on my own at that time. No one else was on the street, just a few cars passing by. It was really quiet, I could just hear the sound of leaves being blown by the wind, the sounds that the insects made, and thats all. While I was listening to my ipod, I suddenly heard the sound of footsteps. I slowly took my earphones off, and listened more carefully. Thud. Thud. My heart start beating faster, wondering what to do. I took a mirror out and pretended that I had to fix my hair, and from the reflection, I saw a man following me. Trembling with fear, I walked as fast as I could. The man followed me and walked faster too.
At this stage, I REALLY didnt know what I could do! Should I just call for help? Should I hit him with a tree branch? Different ideas kept fluttering into my mind. I had no other choice than to run. While I was running for my life, I dialed 999 for help, and when I turned around, the man left! I was so close! When I looked at the reflection on the mirror the first time, I think I saw a knife in his hand. If he really caught me, I would be dead by now. Whenever I think about this, it gives me goosebumps. Also, after that incident, I never dared to go home by myself at this time of the night. Ill make sure theres at least people on the street so when I need help, I could ask people for help. This incident changed my life a lot, and Ill never ever forget this.