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myHK:This is Long Overdue!

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for a while now!  As you probably know, I have been a bit busy these days… but I must never be too busy … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

myHK:Our Volunteers

I love Fridays!!  Bring on the weekend!! Last night we had another huge handout in Sham Shui Po.  We handed out a ton of food and drinks to a very … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 7 Comments

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

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

New China Hand: Hong Kong! Take the Occupy Central Quiz !!!

We’ve been inundated with local and international media coverage about the civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong, including from this blog, which is supposedly about Mainland China! But how closely … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

New China Hand: What Next?

We’ve seen the best and worst of Hong Kong in the last eight days. Around this time last week, we were all in shock as the police unleashed tear gas … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

myHK: I have a confession to make…

Photo by Sean Creamer   I have a confession to make… I’m addicted to reality T.V. It all started for me back in the days of Real World and I … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

New China Hand: All’s Well in Beijing…

Some disturbing news in the international press this week: despite being forbidden, some Beijing residents have resorted to sinking their own wells because of a serious water shortage in parts … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

New China Hand: Placentophagy!

Placentophagy!   As you can’t fail to notice this week, Hong Kong is in the grips of a crisis. The battleground is a sometimes-dirty word passed down from the ancient … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

NewChinaHand: Guess Who’s Back?!

NEW CHINA HAND IS BACK!   And let’s get straight down to it. I’m sure we’ve all fallen asleep in the job at one point, right? I slept three times … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: HK’s on Holiday!

HK’s On Holiday! Tourists flocking to the SAR this week were disappointed to discover that the city was closed ‘for vacation’. Those arriving at the airport were encouraged to ‘go … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: The SHOCKING TRUTH About Chicken Feet!

Perhaps you’ve been there: gone to dim sum with a local, maybe in your first months in Hong Kong. Enjoyed the delights of Cantonese cuisine served in bite-sized portions. Left … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Lion Rock News: How HK Solves its English-Language Problem – NOW WITH QUIZ!!!!

  How does Hong Kong solve it’s English-language problem? By using abbreviations for absolutely everything! Why have difficult syllables, when you can use easy letters? Simples! Try out your HK … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: China to Recreate Medieval Europe

China to Recreate Medieval Europe Following the news that officials need to demolish China’s fake Sphinx in Hebei province, and the otherwise successful recreations of the Eiffel Tower, Palace of … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: Beijing to Introduce ‘Universal Suffering’ by 2017

    Beijing has promised the city a more effective blanket of misery following news that Hong Kong is still the second ‘most liveable’ city in China, behind Zhuhai. Not … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: HK Observatory Set To Issue Yellow Urine Warning

      In the week following a highly-publicised case of prepubescent public pissing and associated threat of an invasion of urinating mainlanders, the HK Observatory has been forced to … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Rock News: NCH MIA; LRN FTW!

    During one of his many jaunts around the mainland, theguestroom.org correspondent NewChinaHand has decided to withdraw from civilised society. He was last seen in the deepest, darkest bowels of a … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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