Keeping it gangster with Jingjing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hong Kong is familiar to many westerners as a backdrop for gangster films from Enter the Dragon to Jackie Chan’s Police Story, PTU and the Infernal Affairs trilogy. In fact, the society is much more organised and less violent than the likes of the UK, even the housing projects in Aberdeen don’t really compare to … Read moreKeeping it gangster with Jingjing

Further tales from the mall and etch-a-sketch

Reading Time: 2 minutes This post follows on from earlier retail observations a few days ago on HKG life: Copywriting – is so different to the UK. Even though it comes across as a little odd, Hong Kong copywriting like the the MTR advert above always puts a smile on my face. For that alone, I think that we … Read moreFurther tales from the mall and etch-a-sketch

Tales from the mall

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wandering around the Time Square complex in Causeway Bay yesterday gave me some food for thought: Personal wellness here is big business – there is a couple of shops dedicated to mechanical massage machines. Some were like white leather lazy boy chairs, others looked like a foot bath. Add to that at least six shops … Read moreTales from the mall

Memewatch: Adventures on the front-line

Reading Time: 2 minutes I safely landed in Hong Kong but then the technical gremlins kicked in. Hong Kong International airport’s free wi-fi service didn’t like my email account. The broadband connection here at my friend’s apartment only works in the early morning (guessing contention ratio issues) and I can’t get my (T-Mobile) voicemail on my mobile phone (a … Read moreMemewatch: Adventures on the front-line

HKG rollercoaster

Reading Time: 3 minutes It has been an interesting few days so far in Hong Kong. I have been drenched in tropical storms, spent the afternoon with what seemed like half of China at the Ocean Park water centre and enjoyed the future retro coolness of the Toyota Crown taxis. Shopping – Hong Kong is famous for its tailors … Read moreHKG rollercoaster