2 Easy Things We Can Do Now To Save Ourselves: Quitting Plastic

As a conscious member of society, we all have the responsibility to take care of the planet. ALL OF US. No one is exempt. It doesn’t feel very dire. The icecaps haven’t all melted yet and our houses aren’t yet flooded and we still have clean drinking water and our climate isn’t yet scalding our skin. So we’re OK.  Continue reading

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A new year: hope in a very messed up world

Happy New Year dear Bloggers. I wish you a year of health, happiness and peace.

I’d have liked to announce that 2014 was a fabulous year, but I can’t honestly say that with a straight face. Much of 2014 news was tough to stomach. Continue reading

Victory: TVB’s reporters issue open letter condemning narrative tampering

A bunch of reporters from TVB write an open letter condemning the tampering with impartial reporting.  Continue reading

Umbrella Revolution: erosion of impartial reporting, police beating footage, and truth seeking amid chaos

This is again, about Hong Kong’s fight for democracy. But it’s also about censorship, good journalism, and collective truth seeking. Things that matter to everyone.  Continue reading

Road to democracy: the unfolding of Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution

Why are Hong Kong students on the streets? Why aren’t university students and high-schoolers attending classes, and instead studying on make-shift tables on the once busy streets of Hong Kong? Why are they camping out on tram tracks and bus routes instead of sleeping at home? A lot of them 15 to 18 year olds. The best time of their lives. A time for learning, choosing their majors, going out with friends. What are they doing hogging the streets and disrupting quotidian life?    Continue reading

Student pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong: in Pictures (28.09.2014)

28 September 2014, Admiralty. Students and citizens continue protests, donning gear such as raincoats, goggles and face-masks, just like yesterday. But today, in addition to pepper-spray, police use tear-gas. The protest calls for democratic elections and true universal suffrage to take place in 2017.

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Student pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong: in Pictures

In the early morning hours of 28 September 2014, Admiralty, near Tamar, students and citizens congregate, some wearing raincoats, googles and face-masks, in protest for democratic elections and true universal suffrage to take place in 2017. Protests continue.

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One of the most densely populated cities in the world: Hong Kong

If you haven’t been to Hong Kong, you might not know what kind of crowded I’m talking about when I talk about crowds. Think everywhere you walk, you’re brushing someone’s shoulder or smelling someone’s armpit. Continue reading

The Worst Spas in Hong Kong

A favourite pastime is trying out new spas, massages and facials in the city, and though I have a list of favourites, I’ve come across some which I’d rather not revisit. Continue reading