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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,...
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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...