I’m writing this column from a hotel in London, which has convinced me of the following:
1. China is still the future.
2. English people are stuck in the present.
3. London’s hotel industry is run by foreigners who don’t know anything about London, especially concierges who...
published: Feb 2 2012 - 4:25pm
As a frequent traveler and more frequent bragger that I am a frequent traveler, I have to pay my respects this week to the Hong Kong Airport. Rejoice! Hong Kong residents on the glory that be the Hong Kong International Airport—it’s our shining city on a hill, our golden calf, the hopes...
published: Jan 27 2012 - 12:00am
A couple of months ago, I wrote a column on my “By New Year’s Resolution,” which was a decision to avoid the holiday excess and resultant waistline effect. My goal was simple: lose weight, get stronger, be more balanced and happier. Yeah, happiness, overworked HK reader, remember...
published: Jan 19 2012 - 12:40pm
It’s around this time of year—the beginning—when I start to realize that my life is a mess. To be clear, “start to realize” is more of a euphemism for “have up until this point strategically ignored” but the new year kinda forces you to look closely at...
published: Jan 13 2012 - 12:00am
Since I filed the finale to my “By New Year’s Resolution” column late, you’ll have to wait till next week for it. For now, here are my 2012 New Year’s Resolutions:
To not file the finale to my “By New Year’s Resolution” column late.
If I file a...
published: Jan 5 2012 - 5:57pm
I was invited to a BBQ a few weeks ago, which is already weird because it’s December. It was hosted by some friends who live in Clearwater Bay, which is a weird place because it’s full of people wearing shorts divided into three categories:
a) Rich expats who live in really nice...
published: Dec 29 2011 - 6:19pm
To the tune of “Sleigh Ride”:
Just hear those stock bells jinglin', ring ting tinglin' too
Come on it's a lovely December for a market rally together with you!
Oh wait my shares are fallin' and brokers are callin' "boo-hoo"
Good thing it's lovely weather so I’ll spend...
published: Dec 23 2011 - 12:00am
Christmas is the time for cocktail parties, champagne, and small conversation. Unfortunately, this means that you will often find yourself in highly boring situations. Here’s what to do:
Drink lots of alcohol. This is the go-to move for basically everyone at the party.
When a waiter comes...
published: Dec 15 2011 - 1:03pm
"What dire Offence from am'rous Causes springs,
What mighty Contests rise from trivial Things."
-Alexander Pope, "The Rape of the Lock"
I get to my office, which is in the Central area, at 9am. I live in Sheung Wan. There are four options to get to my office:
published: Dec 9 2011 - 12:00am
Wow, I’ve been working a lot. And so have you. That’s why you live in Hong Kong—so you can work and save up enough money that you don’t have to work except your whole life is work so you’re basically working all the time so you can die. Now slap the two sides of HK Mag...
published: Dec 2 2011 - 12:00am