Traditional Chinese boat with Hong Kong urban skyline behind

Mini tales from Hong Kong – Part 2

Lots of people assume that Hong Kong is an incredibly exciting place to live. As I've already explained, this is only true to some extent. In fact, considering all the challenges from housing, work culture to money, status and hierarchy driven society, I feel that many long-term residents and even locals would admit that there's not much left to label as exciting. Unless you are rich and you can...

Mini tales from Hong Kong – Part 1

From my previous posts you already know that Hong Kong is a never-ending tale itself. But sometimes you just have that extra element of surprise here and there that's worth writing about. Quite honestly, my inspiration for articles has been severely limited. All my energy goes to building resilience in this matrix and writing often becomes the last thing I'd want to do. But it comes and goes in...
Empty street after rain with a man holding umbrella and a smiling boy with glasses on a large window poster

Lessons from Hong Kong aka how to deal with misery when it strikes

It's been almost a year into my life in Hong Kong and I've been balancing as if it were a decade. So many people abroad keep telling me how exciting it must be to live here and how lucky I am. How wonderful Hong Kong for sure is and that it's an experience of a lifetime. While there's a grain of truth in each of the comments, and I've dedicated my previous post to positive sides of living here,...
sunny street with high shop sings

20 Things I love about Hong Kong so far …. and you would probably too

As you might have heard Hong Kong is or perhaps I can allow myself to say 'was' under fire. In February the pandemic was raging and suddenly the experts who kept the city safe for two long years were at their wits' end. The house of 'dynamic zero Covid 19 strategy' crumbled and economically, politically, socially Hong Kong started plummeting. It fell into an abyss so dark and deep that grappling...

The ins and outs of my settling in Hong Kong

A couple months of life in Hong Kong have passed. Now that you know how my move and quarantine went it's time I revealed more about the actual process of settling in. Coming from Malaysia to Hong Kong feels like leaving behind a heavy, tired, and lazy bear, who just wants to eat honey and watch TV, and moving towards an incessantly roaring, restless, and agitated tiger. Basically, from a...