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Everyone growing up in Hong Kong will remember one thing our teachers taught us about our city – “Hong Kong is an international financial center.” Although they never actually told us why, we later learned that we have the one of the world’s largest stock markets, and that...
May 11 2007
Hong Kong’s underwater ecosystem is diverse enough to rival those of other subtropical environments. We've got everything from lionfish and jellyfish to barracudas and blue-ringed octopuses. And with the weather getting warmer, now's a great time to put on those flippers and venture into our...
May 10 2007
I was born in China and moved to Hong Kong when I was nine. I had a hard time getting into a primary school since it was mid-term, and I had never been to school in China. I couldn’t read or write, or even speak Cantonese. I ended up at a local school that was kind enough to accept me as an...
Apr 26 2007
Did you wake up last Sunday thinking it was such a nice day, you should really head down to the park and kick the old pigskin around? Probably not. Unlike our neighbors Tokyo and Singapore, park culture is almost non-existent in Hong Kong. And contrary to American sitcoms where hip twenty-...
Apr 26 2007
Iron benches Sure, it looks sort of nice. But it’s made of iron! Cheap, heavy, prosaic iron that gets hotter than a George Foreman grill when the sun reaches its midday stance. Fascist signs Peer pressure, drugs and ball games – according to the government, all are to be turned away...
Apr 26 2007
Tai Po Waterfront Park Yuen Shin Rd., Tai Po Calling it a hidden gem would probably be an overstatement but this park by Tolo Harbour is definitely one of the best in town. It may be full of signs no-no-ing every innocuous outdoors activity imaginable but this 10-year-old park is not afraid of...
Apr 26 2007
Men love virgins, 38% of us masturbate at work and just about everyone wants to hump Angelina - just some of the stuff we found out in our annual Asia-wide sex survey. Turns out half of you own sex toys, and if you don’t, you’re being remarkably creative with everything from wine...
Apr 20 2007
I was at my gym, and they rolled out this machine that measures your body mass index and it turns out I have 31.9 percent body fat. Yep, officially obese. It’s not a secret that the romantic life of a food writer is also a glutinous one. If you’re in this business, it’s not...
Apr 19 2007
HK Magazine: Isn’t skipping rope just exercise? Monkey Chan: Yeah, but it’s also an actual sport. There are official teams all around the world. I’m a member of the Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association of China. I have a personal team with my mates named Martial Skippers. And I...
Apr 19 2007
Filling the void is one of my principles. I was in medical school and there were only a few psychiatrists. So I chose psychiatry as my specialization. The word “sex” captures all attention. That’s how powerful sex is. I show up in newspapers and magazines more than other medical...
Apr 19 2007