Category Archive: Hong Kong

Retained in Translation: Comparing Namesake Streets of Hong Kong and the UK

Hong Kong’s street names are one of more visible legacy from the British era. Whether they are derived from public figures or geographical landmarks, the kaleidoscopic collection has offered us a unique insight into… Continue reading

尋訪香港和英國的同名街道

香港和英國同名的街道到底有多少呢?除了名字以外,這些街道又有沒有其他相似之處呢?不出意料的,同名街道有很多,而同名的因由,有些來自同樣的字根來源,又有些只是機會使然。我和網上找了好幾條有意思的同名街道,為大家提供點「啊原來如此」的瞬間吧~

Interview with the BBC!

Firstly, Apologies for the short hiatus in the recent week. Chinese New Year was a factor, and when your parents are in town, sometimes the schedule and the priorities change. Usual service should… Continue reading

Chinese New Year is Just Like Christmas, But Better

Just like Christmas (and Thanksgiving), Chinese New Year is a major homecoming event. However, CNY is better because it is also New Year: with parades and fireworks all rolled into one giant festival.

唔食 雞脾雞翼的英國人

英國人可說是以上的相反:明知就是超市冰櫃的貨色,但還是會在中餐館點薯條的大有人在。縱然名聲「遠近馳名」英國菜其實沒有這麼不堪,而且近年英國各地新餐廳可謂像雨後春筍般湧現,但部份英國人可仍是十分固執只吃焗豆多士,就連已基本成為英國菜的咖哩也不要,到那裡旅行也會自帶焗豆罐頭…

HONG KONG MONOPOLY (Updates!)

在被廣傳的圖片上提出過要為這副大富翁寫幾張機會和公益福利咭。既然作了承諾,那總要交貨的

現代香港大富翁・平均呎價版

換上2015年價格的香港大富翁,又會是什麼樣子的呢?按照2007年版的大富翁地段而設計,再改三改四的結果;不變的是樓價。

HONG KONG MONOPOLY… with Current prices

Perhaps in acknowledgement that nobody would ever be able to afford the properties anyway, Hong Kong editions love to include places where nobody lives: good luck if your lifelong dream is to relocate to Chek Lap Kok. Hong Kong monopoly, with current prices.

Those that got away: an investigation of England-eligible Foreign Internationals

In a desperate attempt to avoid real work during the holidays, I scoured through the internet (mostly Transfermarkt, the Premier League website and Wikipedia) and found at least 108 England-eligible players across the top 4 divisions who for whatever reason chose to play international football for another nation. It was procrastination in its finest and almost became an immigration study.

Creating ‘Us’ on the Pitch: Identity Politics in Hong Kong Football

The Hong Kong national football team will play their ‘big brother/Darth Vader’, PR China, on Tuesday 17th, in what is billed as the most important match for Hong Kong in decades. After the… Continue reading