Archive for the 'Hong Kong' Category

Gosh, so wanna eat this.

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Peking Duck Dinner

Peking Duck and Copy Crab (WTF!? The translation sounds so silly…) are just 2 of favorite dishes…

Time Out HK’s 44 things to do in Hong Kong

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Time Out Hong Kong recently suggested 44 must-do’s and must-see’s in Hong Kong. Here are the highlights that I absolutely agree with…

1. Take a trip on the Star Ferry and see the Skyline
2. Take the tram to The Peak to get a breath-taking panoramic view of the city
3. Tea at the Peninsula
4. Dim sum!!!! Best on Earth, I daresay.
5. Ride the Ding-Ding
6. Take a hike! That includes visiting the Tai O Fishing Village, Lamma Island or Sai Kung’s deserted beaches. Hong Kong has more than cityscapes, you’ll be surprised.
7. Sing Karaoke

Counting down

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

2 more weeks to go. The wait is finally over. First time in 5 years. My God, the anxiety is tremendous. My appetite is tremendous!
Hong Kong Hong Hong
The food, I am so looking forward to eat everything that I have been missing. Congee, rice crepes, dim sum, Hainan chicken rice, spaghetti with meat sauce (Hong Kong style), wonton, and fish balls from street hawkers!
Hong Kong
See you in December, Hong Kong!

HK to get Wi-Fi in subway!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Kudos Hong Kongers! Although the MTR (subway system from HK) is totally cell-phone covered, meaning that you can get on to the Internet with any smartphones, now it’s going to be even better and faster, Wi-Fi in the MTR!
Read article from Engadget

If you’re a blogger from Hong Kong, watch out!

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Watch out when you want to post “obscene” materials, well, if you are from Hong Kong. But what does that mean, really? Do I have to live in Hong Kong physically? Or does the server have to live in Hong Kong physically? What if a HK resident blogs outside Hong Kong onto the server sitting in HK? What if the server resides outside Hong Kong?

But back to the story, yes, Hong Kong blogger Oiwan is facing a maximum penalty of HK$ 400,000 (~US$5200) and 12 months jail time, because he has posted a picture from Flickr in his blog entry on inmediahk.net. The entry has been classified as “Class II indecent articles” by the Obscene Articles Tribunal in Hong Kong.

He posted the picture as a response to the earlier judgment made to a Hong Kong resident posting links to some porn pictures.

Perhaps this will clarify for you a bit: local authority Obscene Articles Tribunal’s classification of contents in any medium as “indecent” are categorized as “Class II”, while “obscene” materials are categorized as “Class III”. Any Class II content has to include a warning statement: “Warning: This article contains material which may offend and may not be distributed, circulated, sold, hired, given, lent, shown, played or projected to a person under the age of 18 years.” Anyone who publishes, possesses or imports for the purpose of publication a Class III article is liable to a fine of HK$1 million and to imprisonment for 3 years.

What does it mean by Class II and Class III? Let me give you an example. Nude pictures is Class II and hardcore porn would be considered as Class III.

Enjoy.

10 years ago…

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

The handover ceremony that happened 10 years ago.

Celebrating 10th year back to China

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

10 years anniversary hand over

10 Years

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

hong kong and china flagsOn July 1st, Hong Kong will be celebrating her 10th Anniversary of transferring her sovereignty to China. Since then, Hong Kong has become Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

Right after the handover in 1997, I took a trip to Europe with my backpack and few friends. I started from Paris, then Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Berlin, Geneva, Montpelier, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and London.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since then. But then again, as cliché as it sounds, the older you get the faster time seems to go by.

Ah, the color of red.

Great for j-walking

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Recently I saw a picture taken from a street in Hong Kong. Store owners on the street set up “steps” on the fences (long fences that are set up to prevent people from j-walking) so that they can jump across and j-walk to “save time”. Fence step

Primary school

Monday, May 14th, 2007

sfa now
A friend from primary school (elementary school) sent around some pictures she took with her camera phone as she strolled around the school. Wow, the school definitely looks much more modern now than it used to be, but I think it loses some of the simplicity and modesty.
See some recent pictures of my primary school