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streetSNAP: People of Hong Kong part 3!

Just a couple more portraits of strangers in Hong Kong. Most of these pictures were shot with permission, which is a helluva lot harder to do than you think it … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 4 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

myHK: How about a little rant…

Did anyone watch the Hong Kong vs Argentina football match at Hong Kong Stadium last night? Many were shown a powerful display by some of the best footballing talents in … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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: The Elephant in the Room

  For those expecting a story about an elephant: sorry to disappoint. It’s a metaphor. It’s Monday and of course NewChinaHand is replete with crazy stories from the Middle Kingdom, … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 3 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

myHK: When I Think of Hong Kong…

  When I think of Hong Kong, I think of opportunity. When I think of opportunity, I think of challenges. When I think of challenges, I think of money. When … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 4 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: Don’t Fence Me In!

  Who doesn’t love a good themed restaurant? Exactly. Everyone likes pairing their dining experience with a bit of fantasy, or even a dollop of role-play, thrown in. From the … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

QQQQQ: Meet the HK Apartment Designer

Juliana is the owner and principal designer at JAR Design, a company that specializes in renovations of both residential and commercial properties in Hong Kong.  Juliana has been practicing architecture … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

myHK: Mr.J Goes Full Buddha!

  So the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is done! As you may have seen in my last blog, I did take part in it, continuing the wave by passing it … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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