Social issues

Has democracy hit a road bump (or maybe a Mexican wall)?

Let me start by clarifying that I'm not into politics and I don't follow it closely other than the bare minimum required to have intelligent conversations. However, even to a political illiterate like me, it seems as if governments in certain countries have become less and less effective. America, supposedly the poster child of democracy… Continue reading Has democracy hit a road bump (or maybe a Mexican wall)?

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Was the July 1st Anniversary a Celebration?

Last Saturday, it was the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. There were fireworks, lots of news coverage and President Xi graced us with his presence. There were also lots of crowds gathered – mainly in Wan Chai where the celebrations took place, but also around Victoria Park where there were… Continue reading Was the July 1st Anniversary a Celebration?

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How quickly we get used to living with terrorism

Hubby and I are flying out to Phuket tonight, yippie!! When I told my colleagues about it, one of them reminded me that there's been bombings in Thailand. He's referring to the explosion in a hospital in Bangkok which took place 3 days ago and wounded over 20 people. I just brushed aside his comment… Continue reading How quickly we get used to living with terrorism

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Technology – can’t live without it, can’t live with it

For my generation, there are quite a few life changing developments which are linked to technology. When I was around ten, my dad brought home one of those box-like computers with the DOS system. Some of you are probably not old enough to have seen these ancient computers with the green or white writings on… Continue reading Technology – can’t live without it, can’t live with it

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The ridiculously overpopulated city that I live in

Let me apologise in advance for covering a bleak subject in today’s post, but I find the situation in Hong Kong so unique that I had to share it. This poster which was on display in the MTR (subway) stations recently caught my attention. I’ve never seen a government advocate one type of funeral versus… Continue reading The ridiculously overpopulated city that I live in