Tag Archive | Hong Kong

PMQ – Hong Kong’s art hub (or is it just another shopping mall)?

I have to admit I still hadn’t been to PMQ. And that despite working in the Product Design and Development industry. I know there’s no excuse but a busy work schedule, too many China trips and two small children kept me busy. However, yesterday, I finally managed to drop by.  Read More…

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Work Life Balance – a Hong Kong perspective

Work Life Balance(This article will appear in the “Europolitan“, the alumni magazine of ESB Reutlingen)

Holidays, annual leave, 40 hour weeks, paternity leave “Elternzeit”. All that contributes what we in Europe call the work-life balance.

But how do things look in different parts of the world? Like in Hong Kong where I live.

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What the f*** is happening Hong Kong?

Hong KongIf you don’t live in Hong Kong, chances are slim that you heard about what’s happening in Hong Kong. Unless you’re a news junkie that scans CNN, BBC, the New York Times, on a constant basis.

For those of you, who just saw the Hong Kong police throwing tear gas at students, a quick summary what happened over the last months and years. Read More…

This is Hong Kong… unfortunately….

I came across a video on YouTube yesterday (see below) that shows a different side of Hong Kong. A side you don’t realise if you stay in your expatriate circles or are just a tourist. But if you’ve lived in Hong Kong for a while and are familiar with the local culture you won’t be surprised. This video shows the other side of Hong Kong, a society which worships money, property and celebrities but isn’t much interested in other things in life…. Read More…

Hong Kong – Asia’s World City. But we don’t speak English….

Hong Kong brands itself as “Asia’s World City”. The rule of law, as well as English being an official language in the territory is often emphasised. Apparently, the Law Society of Hong Kong is facing difficulties communicating in the most common lingua franca.  Read More…

Giving birth in Hong Kong – private or public hospital?

The longer I live in Hong Kong the more I realise what a strange place it is.  People in Hong Kong adore brands and everything that claims to be Italian or French and are willing to spend shitloads of money on those products.

And, everything that claims to be “private” instead of “public” is better. Always! At least so people think. And giving birth is no exception. Or is it?

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Hong Kong’s air quality… a drama (but it shouldn’t be)

Air Quality

A lot has been written and talked about Hong Kong’s air quality problem. Reading the newest comments by Hong Kong’s undersecretary of environment I was totally flabbergasted. “This can’t be true” I told myself. But alas it it… Read More…