When traveling across borders, there’s always that thought that there might be a bit of miscommunication with the language differences. However, I’m not sure language is the main contributor to these little holiday travel faux pas. Continue reading Mid-Autumn Festival Faux Pas at Customs
It was a rainy day in Hong Kong as I tried to take my parents around town while they visited from out of town. We dodged the rain by ducking into a ceramics shop in Sheung Wan. The shop carried … Continue reading Cactus in a Tea Cup: A Love/Hate Story
Was heading home from Tsim Sha Tsui. It was 10pm and I was exhausted. Just wanted to crash. Figured if I caught the next ferry from TST to central, that would give me just enough time to catch a second … Continue reading A “Quick” Kebab Before the Ferry
At Tseun Wan MTR station, I nearly witness a tragedy unfold. I have to admit, I do it myself, fairly often actually. Walking while texting or Facebooking or even writing in this blog. I try to be careful, looking up regularly … Continue reading A Lady Was Nearly KNOCKED down a Long Flight of Steps by Someone Texting While Walking
It’s Chinese New Year New Year and the MTR is showcasing some new “don’ts” for the holiday season. Continue reading Kung Hei Fat Choi! Now Follow These Rules!
Something tells me that “biting your thumb” has a different meaning in Hong Kong culture than the west. Continue reading Hong Kong Candy Ad Unintentionally Gives Us All a Shakespearean style “Middle Finger”
That awkward moment where I’m trying to squeeze my way off a crowded minibus, I reach for the back of a seat to steady myself, accidentally grab a Chinese Auntie’s head. For your average westerner, there’s always that slight bit … Continue reading Auntie’s Head Mistakenly Grabbed on Hong Kong Minibus