Gambling your way into (Chinese) New Year.

I mentioned in my previous post about how difficult and complicated the process of giving out Red Pockets is during Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, but I failed to mentioned how do people in Hong Kong actually spend it. It turns out, there are only three ingredients for spending CNY in Hong Kong: food, … Continue reading Gambling your way into (Chinese) New Year.

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Hong Kong local food for beginners.

I know many people who can't stand Asian food and act suspicious no matter what you offer them. A few of them live in Hong Kong, but would never eat in a local restaurant or even shop in local supermarket. It is possible, if you're wondering, as we do have Marketplace or U-Select (Tesco under … Continue reading Hong Kong local food for beginners.

Red envelopes craze, i.e. Chinese New Year

It was early December when red envelopes pop up shops started popping up around Mongkok area. Right after Christmas was over, Fuk Wa Street where you usually buy decorations for every occasion, changed from Santa Claus and Christmas trees to red decorations and oranges. This year, CNY is coming early and so the preparations started … Continue reading Red envelopes craze, i.e. Chinese New Year

Poland, Hong Kong and… Sweden – my Christmas experience.

This year's Christmas turned out to be quite an international holidays for me. As I started working in Swedish company this year, I got to enjoy a Swedish style Christmas as well. 1: Polish Christmas In Poland, Christmas starts on 24th of December with Christmas Eve dinner. It all starts when you see the first … Continue reading Poland, Hong Kong and… Sweden – my Christmas experience.