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Tag Archives: Asia

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

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

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

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

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

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

streetSNAP: Cockenflap!

Clockenflap 2014 was awesome! It was my 5th and my baby’s 1st! Even though we couldn’t stay for the headline acts it was still good fun to be out and … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

New China Hand: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Who wants to be a millionaire? I do! Especially the cool kind, like Mr. Xiong Shuihua in Xinyu, Jiangxi province. A self-made steel millionaire, Xiong returned to the village where … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

streetSNAP: Beach Camping

I love photography, camping and bodyboarding – It’s not often that i get to do all three! Last weekend i was lucky enough to join the Hong Kong Photography Club … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

myHK: Things NEVER said in Hong Kong

Wherever you go in Hong Kong, you’re most likely going to hear a lot of chatter going on.  But, I’m guessing you’ve never heard my top 10 of, “Things Never … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

New China Hand: We’ve Got You Covered!

Apart from food, what’s the one type of product you’d want to be completely safe before using? Things that are life-and-death, right? Maybe you picked aeroplanes or cars or roller … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

streetSNAP: The Black & White challenge

The 5 day black and white challenge has been doing the rounds on Facebook for the past month or so. The challenge is to take 1 photo a day, for … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

streetSNAP: The Lamma Fun Day

The yearly Lamma Fun day, held 2 Saturdays ago, is a charity event that raises money for poor children in  Nepal through the Child Welfare Scheme. This year there was … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

myHK: We Made It!!

It’s time to break out the champagne!  Our blog is officially 1 year old! And what a year it has been!  Our blog has adapted so much over the year, … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

New China Hand: Suicide is Painless

Steering away from the Occupy movement this week, the big political earthquake in Mainland China recently has been Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption movement. Encouragingly, the president is following through with his … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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