27 Sep, 2009 in HK Places
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Hong Kong has one of the most impressive selection of shopping malls I’ve seen anywhere. It’s somehow well embedded in the local culture and the local way of life and so almost every MTR subway station has one if not two or three large shopping malls attached to it or closely nearby. While visiting …

24 Sep, 2009 in HK Events
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HK Arts Center in Wan Chai has a neat series of street concerts just outside the culture center building that’s been running for a while now. The Hong Kong Arts Centre (香港藝術中心), mind you, runs an English Facebook group with the latest information about the events that they’re holding, and so I learned of the […]

18 Sep, 2009 in HK Culture & Life
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Being a foreigner in HK (& previously in Taiwan) sometimes gets me into some amusing conversations. One day, as I was working on some data in the research room I got a Facebook chat request (through Digsby)  from a girl I don’t know who added me as a friend. After we had the following …

2 Sep, 2009 in HKUST
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Although Hong Kong is probably as global as you can get in East Asia, surprisingly, there aren’t that many international students studying in Hong Kong. Occasionally, I get emails from prospect students who look for information about studying in Hong Kong and come across my blog, asking me what my impressions are about studying …

17 Aug, 2009 in HK Events
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Figurines collectables were the center of attraction, some of the fans queuing up a few days in advance to Anicom HK 2009 to be the first in line to buy some of those. Following are some of the figurines at the exhibition.   I don’t know who …

15 Aug, 2009 in Cosplay, HK Events
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The 11th Hong Kong AniCom for 2009 was held at the HKCEC during the beginning of August hosting the best of animation and comics in the region.  Among the obvious attractions were the Cosplayers, arriving at the exhibition to pose in their best Cosplay outfits and compete for the best Cosplay costume awards.   …

13 Aug, 2009 in HK Events
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The 11th Hong Kong AniCom for 2009 was held at the HKCEC during the beginning of August hosting the best of animation and comics in the region.   Breaking all previous records, this was – by far – the most crowded event I’ve been to in HK. Doing the mistake …

1 Aug, 2009 in HK Culture & Life
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You can argue all you want about Chinese food, but I’ve yet to hear about someone who doesn’t like Dim Dum, and there’s no place for Dim Sum like Hong Kong (and Taiwan, and China, but I’m in HK now, so let’s make it about Hong Kong). To enjoy the best of what …

30 Jul, 2009 in HK Attractions
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Hong Kong’s Jade Market and Jade Street is located at the area of Tau Ma Tei MTR area, selling all sorts of overpriced polished stones to the keen tourists.     It not all about Jade, …

28 Jul, 2009 in HK Events
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The Hong Kong International Book Fair 2009 is packed. There are so many people going in that crowd control has the visitors going through almost an hour of walking through Wan-Chai in the longest most active waiting line I can remember. All in perfect order, though, as I’ve come to expect from such Hong Kong […]

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