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Photo of the Week 21  Posted on 11/25/2014
The mouth of Victoria Harbour from Tung Lung Chau. Hong Kong Island on the left, Kowloon on the right. 23rd November 2014.
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Walks 9: Maclehose Trail Stage 8 – Tai Mo Shan  Posted on 11/01/2014
Slap bang in the middle of Hong Kong stands the territory’s highest peak: Tai Mo Shan. ‘Big Hat Mountain’ is the literal translation from Cantonese, although it looks absolutely nothing like any kind of headwear to...
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Umbrella Revolution, the View From Mong Kok  Posted on 10/02/2014
Today I visited the protest site in Mong Kok, five minutes from my flat. There are now four main ‘occupied’ areas across the city and, compared to Admiralty, this site is on a slightly smaller scale. But the atmosphere was...
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Occupy Central, from September 28th 2014  Posted on 10/01/2014
    Hong Kong has made front page news around the world over the past few days. Tens of thousands have occupied vast swathes of the city, asking for the basic human right to free and unrestricted elections. The...
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Typhoon Watch  Posted on 09/27/2014
Last week, Hong Kong had an unexpected morning off work, thanks to the weather. Where I grew up, the one natural occurrence that could buy us a day off school was snow. Who can forget the anxious nights peeking between...
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Why I’d say ‘no thanks’…  Posted on 09/14/2014
I don’t write this to sway anyone. I don’t write this to justify my opinion over anyone else’s. Newspaper articles, Facebook feeds, and face-to-face discussions have whipped up a storm of conflicting ideas for weeks and...
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Photo of the Week 19  Posted on 09/01/2014
Tolo Harbour, stretching in to the distance. 1st September 2014. From the roof of our school.
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A Warm Welcome Home  Posted on 08/31/2014
On Thursday, I returned to Hong Kong after three weeks away. As I turned the corner back to the flat, sweating with my suitcase in 35+ degree heat, I met an old man with his t-shirt rolled up to just under his moobs (as is the style among...
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Hot Weather Warning  Posted on 08/01/2014
Back in the mists of time (or, February) I published a piece on the cold weather that Hong Kong had been suffering under. 15 degrees and all that. How we laughed. Thing is, right now, I can’t even imagine what 15 degrees feels like....
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