The Guest Room

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QQQQQ: Meet the Activist

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? Meredith McBride is a writer and blogger. In January of this year, she helped launch HK Helpers Campaign, a media blog and advocacy…

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

streetSNAP: The Funeral Street part 2

According to superstitions and traditions, items(like Hell Bank notes) that are burnt will be sent to the after world where the they can be used by ancestors. In some cases … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

streetSNAP: The Funeral Street part 1

Ever wanted to buy kitchen ware? Go to Shanghai Street. What about toys? Go to Fuk Wing Street. Cheap electronic and camera accessories? Ap Liu Street. But what if you … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

streetSNAP: Lunchtime Dreamers part3!

Sleeping on the job, again? The lunchtime dreamers are back! If you missed them, here are Parts 1 and Part 2. Next time on streetSNAP, the streets! Cheers Sean

January 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

NewChinaHand: Gender (Im)balance

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Female? Aged over 27? Still not married? No boyfriend, even? You probably don’t even want to know what they’d call you in China… And…

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

streetSNAP: South Africa

Happy New Year everyone! I’m back in Hong Kong after 2 weeks in South Africa visiting family and friends. Unfortunately, my trip did not involve much in the way of … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

street SNAP: Small Fry

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What would you expect to catch when fishing in HK? Polystyrene boxes? Plastic Bags? Boots(I’ve seen it happen), or in this weather, a cold?…

January 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

myHK: MTR People Gone Wild!

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? The MTR in Hong Kong is full of characters!  A people watchers paradise!  Here are a few of my favorites! Manipedis “Clip! Clip!…

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

myHK:The Time is Now!

“I can’t believe it’s 2015 already!” Well what year did you think it was?!   Yes, a new year is upon us and we’re gonna be another year older soon. … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

myHK: my New Year’s Resolution

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Happy New Year Everyone! Well it’s that time again… Time for a fresh start! Time to make some big changes! Time to think big…

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

myHK: 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

impactHK: Event 8 Announcement!

Hey everyone!  It’s been too long!! I hope you all are having a great Christmas holidays. Last week, we helped hand out nearly 1000 presents to underprivileged children in Kowloon. … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Street snap: Merry Christmas!!

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To all the people staying in Hong Kong for the festive season,  enjoy a merry winter solstice and a Happy New Year! The images…

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

streetSNAP: Mai Po

Mai Po is a nature reserve, managed by the WWF, near Yuen Long. It has many different species of birds and inter-tidal mangroves.It’s a great place to see wildlife in … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

New China Hand: 10 things we learned from the Occupy movement.

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

streetSNAP: People of Hong Kong Pt.4

The streets of Hong Kong make a wonderful backdrop for portraits of people. I especially like it at about 3pm, when it’s a bit overcast and the light is just … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

myHK: Want a Race?!

I recently bought a bicycle! Although it’s tough to find great spots to ride in Hong Kong and I have had a park security guard give me a good chase, … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

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