When the high temperatures and humidity return
When the Secretary for Security responds to rise...
Sources: The Standard Government transcript
When another expat wants to be friends just...
When HSBC is making it nearly impossible to use...
(Just experienced it last week, and heaven help you if you don’t have an HSBC credit card to link to your account or if you do have one and end up with unexpected huge fees.) SCMP article, for those not already aware of what you’re in for
When a rubber duck is big news
When yet another cupcake shop opens up
(RIP Krispy Kreme, 2006-2008.)
When the air pollution keeps getting worse
When TVB Pearl cuts away during the final minutes...
When expats refer to Hong Kong as "the 852"
When it's the first rainstorm of the year
When it's almost time for the Rugby 7s
When people are playing Candy Crush everywhere I...
When someone suggests Brickhouse for dinner
Hong Kong-to-the-US reverse culture shock #2
So, I went back to America over the holidays… (For God’s sake, you’re tracking dirt everywhere.)
When the financial secretary claims he's middle...
“But Tsang defended himself, saying ‘I think it may not be necessary to set a limit on the salary [when defining what is middle class], in fact it is a lifestyle … I have read articles which say the middle class are those [people] who drink coffee and like French movies – I like movies and tea, so there’s not much difference [between mine] and middle-class lives.’” Sources:...
How I picture some HKers trying to decide on an...
When HK visa forms still list "spinster" as an...
When I'm tired of trying to figure out who should...
Hong Kong-to-the-US reverse culture shock #1
So, I went back to America over the holidays…
When I try on clothes in Asian sizes
When neighbors in other buildings leave their...
When I realize I’ve left my curtains open and my neighbors are watching me
When people still think the No Pants Subway Ride...
Hong Kong event: [https://www.facebook.com/events/314131778701909]
When the HK government proposes blocking public...
Hong Kong moves to limit access to public information on company directors
When restaurants refuse to stop serving shark fin...
When locals think gweilos don't know what "gweilo"...
When I had Hong Kong-style French toast for the...
When companies hand out free samples
When PCCW sales reps keep calling with upgrade or...
When a horde of drunk Santas descends upon the...
When I have to deal with HSBC in any capacity
When Jackie Chan gives his opinions on politics
When the person behind me in line repeatedly bumps...
When people ask if I'm going to Clockenflap
When I walk by the Abercrombie & Fitch store in...
When I don't have to spend the next four years...
When the temperature dips down to 20C/68F
When it's hairy crab season
Dressing up for Halloween in Lan Kwai Fong
When locals wait in line
When people eat or drink in the paid areas of...
When someone stops abruptly in the middle of the...
When it's the last junk trip of the year
When there's only one char siu bao left
When I take the red minibus from Mong Kok to Sai...
When I go to a local doctor
When mooncake season is over
When people complain about an increase in the...
Wan Chai on a Sunday afternoon
When the in-laws visit
The night before The 1st day The 5th day The 10th day
When I see couples in matching outfits