Braving thunderstorms and a three-hour queue with their eight-month-old baby, a couple who found love on The Peak returned yesterday for a trip up memory lane. Alice Ng, 32, and her husband, Teddy, 38, were among 10,000 people who arrived at the Garden Road terminus to celebrate the Peak Tram's 120th anniversary, riding with commemorative 30 HK cent tickets and photographing themselves with staff in period costumes. 'I decided it was worth the wait because, actually, my husband did something there, and I wanted to go back for a nostalgic trip,' Mrs Ng said. What her husband did was ask her out for their first date on the platform of the tram's Peak terminus on the night of December 30, 1996, sparking a trip to a Mong Kok restaurant, then marriage, and last October, a son, Matthew. Mrs Ng wanted Matthew to visit the place that has played a key role in their lives. 'He has never been there so I wanted him to see,' she said. In the summer of 1996, Mr and Mrs Ng, then in their 20s, were working together as ground crew at Kai Tak airport. They started gathering regularly with a group of mutual friends. That December evening several months later came after one such outing. Mrs Ng said the evening was not especially romantic. 'I was looking into the distance when he asked me. Only after a while did I realise what he was asking,' she said. Asked what words Mr Ng used, Mrs Ng became suddenly demure: 'There are some things we have to keep to ourselves.' They returned to The Peak for their first anniversary, then six or seven times thereafter. 'The Peak holds a special meaning for me. It's not anything material or tangible,' she said. 'It's just the atmosphere.' Wong Bak, 79, and his wife, Ms Chan, 70, say they have been married for nearly 50 years. 'It's been so long now,' Mr Wong said. They recalled regularly hiking up Peak Trail in Pok Fu Lam Country Park together during the 1960s riots. It was not far, Mr Wong said. He milked cows at the Pok Fu Lam dairy farm, so they went up frequently for walks and just to admire the view. Ms Chan, who had made sweaters and did ironing at a factory, met Mr Wong through his friend, who offered her a job as a housekeeper. Everything on The Peak has changed, with seven-storey buildings replacing three-storey ones, Mr Wong says. 'They have cleaned it up. It looks a lot better now.'