With the mass migration of Hong Kong families to Western countries amid fears over the Communist takeover of the territory in 1997, it is no wonder there are a number of second-generation returnees in the city today. The trend has picked up momentum since 2015 after the government rolled out incentives to woo the children of Hong… Continue reading Struggles of ethnic Chinese expats in Hong Kong
As 2016 is about to end, I’m reflecting on my life here in Hong Kong. I have been here for almost two years and time just flies. In a sense, I feel like I have been here for a long time, but I haven’t even noticed until now because I have been very busy. One… Continue reading The Best and Worst things about Hong Kong
At the end of the year, I like to reflect on what I had learned in the past year. In 2016, for the first half of the year, it was particularly difficult for me as I suffered from a work burnout. I took a break, went home, did a one-month teaching intensive course before returning… Continue reading Three Important Lessons in 2016
After close to 2.5 years living in Hong Kong, here's my analysis of how I see this city as my home. The good, bad and ugly all from my personal point of view and my experiences.
For the past year, I held a full-time job while doing school part-time. Everyone else in Hong Kong was doing it so I thought, I'll learn to manage. The benefit of this was that it was financially healthy because I could pay in installments and could afford to go to school. The second was that… Continue reading The Disadvantage of being a Part-Time Student