Social issues

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?

Personal interests

Entertainment on Wednesday evenings

Last night, I had an entertaining evening out with my colleagues. Every Wednesday evening (except during summer months), one unique form of entertainment in Hong Kong is to go to the horse races in Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island. Even though I had this image that the horse races are mainly for gamblers, that's not… Continue reading Entertainment on Wednesday evenings

Travel

Outlying islands in Hong Kong

I noticed that my posts about Hong Kong are generally negative so it’s time to post about some of the things that I like about this city. Top of the list is the outlying islands in Hong Kong, which are pretty laid back and good for day trips to escape the hustle and bustle of… Continue reading Outlying islands in Hong Kong

Social issues

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

Parenting, Social issues

My two year old is going for an interview today

My hubby is taking our daughter for an interview today. This is already the second time that she’s been interviewed, at the tender age of two. Now why would a two year old need to go for interviews? This is part of being in Hong Kong, which has a highly competitive education system with toddlers… Continue reading My two year old is going for an interview today