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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

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

myHK: I’m Going to do Something Crazy!

I’m writing this blog quickly now before last night’s alcohol leaves my system, causing me to change my mind…   Last night was a blast! I went to Drum Jam … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

streetSNAP: Hong Kong Fractals

‘The best camera you have is the one that’s with you’ – Chase Jarvis. I always have my phone with me and while it may not be the best camera … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

New China Hand: In it for the Long Haul?

The news agenda has moved on only stutteringly from the Hong Kong protests. The recurring spectre of pollution in north China has reared its head again as we approach the … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

impactHK: Coffin Homes on HK Island. The Visit!

This past Thursday we handed out the $5000 that we raised at our last junk boat party for those living in caged and coffin homes. Our last handout was in the … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

streetSNAP: The Umbrella Revolution, Part 2

The Hong Kong protest has been dubbed the ‘Umbrella Revolution’ because of the humble umbrellas usefulness in protecting oneself against extreme police crowd control like teargas, pepper spray and stray … Continue reading

October 9, 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

streetSNAP: The Umbrella Revolution

The student protestors who had occupied the major highway through the CBD of Hong Kong were recovering from a hard night of protesting today; it might look like their supporters … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

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

streetSNAP: The Streets of Hong Kong

Black and White street photos from around Tsim Sha Tsui, North Point and Mong Kok. Next time on streetSnap, some of my abstract HK work. If you like my photos … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

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