A daily look at how Hongkongers are dealing with Sars. Ruby Hwe Yin-ha has been an usher at the Golden Gateway Theatre for four years. We have to clean the theatre more often since the Sars outbreak began. Before entering the theatre, people have to step on a carpet that we disinfect every hour. When it's busy we spray it every 10 to 15 minutes. Between shows we spray the air with an alcohol mist. We usually wipe the seats if we have time. At night we wash the carpet and mop the floors. We have to change gloves after collecting ticket stubs, selling food and cleaning the theatre between shows. Sometimes I go through six pairs of gloves each day just from collecting tickets. Every day we change into our uniforms when we get to work. The uniforms are cleaned two to three times a week. We also change our face masks every three to four hours. In the beginning I felt uncomfortable wearing a mask but I'm used to it now. I still go out but I make sure I wear a mask and carry alcohol wipes with me. There is no point in changing your lifestyle. I make sure that I wash my hands after touching a public place. I clean the bottoms of my shoes, wash my hands and take a shower as soon as I get home. I think things will settle down in two months. Fewer people are wearing masks nowadays. I think the economy has taken a big hit and it will take at least six months to a year for it to recover. Tourists will be afraid to come to Hong Kong. I am planning a vacation. I don't discriminate against tourists here so I don't expect people to discriminate against me. Even if they do, I don't care. It's their problem and not mine. I think Hong Kong's image has become more positive since the Sars outbreak. People care more about hygiene and cleanliness. People are also more united. Everybody has shown how much they care about the frontline health workers who got infected. Hong Kong people have learned to care about each other more. Nowadays I actually call my relatives in the Taiwan and United States to see if they're okay. My advice to Hong Kong is that people need to pay more attention to personal hygiene. We need to clean the streets more. Everyone should do their bit and stop spitting and littering.