Last few months were pretty life changing so I wasn't able to write much, but here comes another post, this time about public hospital care in Hong Kong which surprised me in many ways. 1. Language. I used both private and public clinics/hospitals and my experience when it comes to communication was quite unexpected. While … Continue reading Public hospitals in Hong Kong – what surprised me.
Almost 2 years in Hong Kong and I am still trying to get used to some stuff that come so natural for locals in Hong Kong, but is a mystery to me. It is mostly the food connected stuff that is a bit unique comparing to what I'm used to. 1- Lunch set menu. When … Continue reading Non-standard standards of Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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