If you’re living in Shanghai or happen to visit the city anytime, don’t miss out on the “Old Shanghai” exhibition on display in the “Shanghai Urban Planning and Exhibition Centre” at People’s Square. I’m not a culture vulture myself, but I was really impressed by the paintings of Hè You Zhí (贺友直).
Hong Kong brands itself as “Asia’s World City”. The rule of law, as well as English being an official language in the territory is often emphasised. Apparently, the Law Society of Hong Kong is facing difficulties communicating in the most common lingua franca. Continue reading “Hong Kong – Asia’s World City. But we don’t speak English….”
I haven’t been to Shanghai for four years but last week I had the opportunity to fly up again. While walking on the streets in the French concession I came across something appalling. Revolting…
It was a BMW.
But not any normal BMW. Continue reading “That poor BMW….”
The longer I live in Hong Kong the more I realise what a strange place it is. People in Hong Kong adore brands and everything that claims to be Italian or French and are willing to spend shitloads of money on those products.
And, everything that claims to be “private” instead of “public” is better. Always! At least so people think. And giving birth is no exception. Or is it?
I’m referring how to copy an iPad – with a copier… Continue reading “How to copy an iPad….”
A lot has been written and talked about Hong Kong’s air quality problem. Reading the newest comments by Hong Kong’s undersecretary of environment I was totally flabbergasted. “This can’t be true” I told myself. But alas it it… Continue reading “Hong Kong’s air quality… a drama (but it shouldn’t be)”
Back in my high school days I remember discussing the exponential function which is curved towards infinity. If you apply “stupidity” on the y-axis and “breathtaking journalism material” on the x-axis you will understand how German TV works. Continue reading “Edward Snowden TV interview | Stupidity of German TV broadcasters”
I recently came across some brilliant illustrations by designer Yang Liu. She has been living in Germany since 1990. When she moved over to Germany she was just 12 years. Old enough to have grown up with Chinese culture and young enough to absorb a new culture. So what are the differences between a Western and Eastern culture?
It has been quiet on this blog. My apologies for that. Around six weeks ago, my wife and I left our little village next to the border of China and moved closer to Hong Kong. We’re now living in Tai Po in the New Territories. Continue reading “Tai Po – am I becoming a local?”