Monthly Archives: June 2013

Internship Update

I can hardly believe that I’ve been in Hong Kong for 4 weeks now. My trip is more than half over. This has come up in conversation too many times this week. As cliche as it sounds, time flies by when you’re having fun. Even when what you consider fun is sitting in front of a […]

Hong Kong Yarn Hunt!

Today I’m over at my knitting blog talking about my yarn findings in Hong Kong. For all you newbies who don’t know me personally, I am obsessed with knitting. It’s an addiction. So obviously hitting up the HK yarn stores is pretty high on the to-do list while I’m here. I found yarn in the Fa Yuen […]

Dragon’s Back

It was so nice to get away from the city on Saturday. Despite threats of a typhoon heading towards China and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong was left undamaged and the sun was actually shining. Me and a couple guys on the trip took a spontaneous hike on the Dragon Back Hiking Trail. The entire trail […]

Working in an MNC

There is just something eye opening about sitting in on a phone conference taking place between people from all around the world. Last week I was able to observe business and globalization in action. The phone conference took place at 2pm, Hong Kong time. Time differences! They sure make doing business in a multinational corporation difficult. […]

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the Avenue of Stars

After spending a few hours at Stanley on our day off for the Dragon Boat Festival my roommate and I decided to do a little more exploring and headed over to Tsim Sha Tsui to observe the iconic Hong Kong skyline, take a walk down the Avenue of Stars, and watch the Symphony of Lights light […]

Tuen Ng/Dragon Boat Festival!

Everybody enjoys a public holiday, right? How could you not when it involves getting off from work? In the U.S. public holidays like Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day generally consist of an unhealthy number of commercials advertising ‘huge’ sales and savings in honor of said holidays. And maybe a parade and barbecue if […]

Macau, You wouldn’t even know you were in Asia

It is probably a really sad fact that the first time I heard of Macau was from the Korean drama Boys Over Flowers. Any Kdrama addict probably knows what I’m talking about. You know, the part when Goo Jun Pyo breaks up with Guem Jan Di because he has to take over his father’s position […]

Dinner, Hong Kong Style

I have so many things to write about but I’ll leave you with a little gift tonight/this morning/12 hour time differences are confusing. Last Thursday, (yes, almost an entire week ago, but you can’t expect me to sit in my hotel room all day and write blog posts when I’m living in this crazy city) […]

Journey to the Giant Duck

The moment you all (well, mostly me) have been waiting for… THE GIANT RUBBER DUCK POST. I have been following this little big guy for at least a month before my departure to Hong Kong. If there was one thing I had to see while I was here, it would have been the duck. I was […]

Lost in Hong Kong?

The public transit system in Hong Kong is incredibly efficient. You can probably get where ever you need to go with a maximum 15 minute walking distance by taking some combination of bus and MTR routes. But the complexity of the system can also be one of its cons. The upside is no matter where […]