Jamie’s first junk

There are a few kinds of parties people have in HK–beach parties, dinner parties, karaoke parties, bar hopping, rooftop grilling parties and junk boats. Any public holiday: "who wants to do a junk!?" Any summer weekend: "who wants to do a junk!?" A junk boat is a yacht that has enough for a spacious party... Continue Reading →

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I was inspired to write about space.

I read an article (sent to me by a friend) on the New York Times this morning about downsizing: home size and stuff.  Last week, I wrote a post about my small apartment and wanting more space. Somehow this article validated my current home–making it seem morally superior to a larger home–and encouraged me to... Continue Reading →

Escalators

Hong Kong is rife with escalators. I take at least 4 a day. There's one to get up to the footbridge-you go through a wet market, and if you go up the next one you'll be in a set of restaurants. There's one to go down from the footbridge, there's one to get to the... Continue Reading →

EPIC: not a workout

Last week I went with two friends to a free [read promotional] work out class at a place called "EPIC" put on by Sassy Hong Kong. 50 women, in an hour long class that was supposed to go through 4 types of work outs: yoga, self-defense, capoeira and boxing. I should have known it wasn't... Continue Reading →

Paddling

There are some moments when I am unbelievably pleased that I live in Hong Kong. One of these moments was on Monday morning, when I woke up in Lantao, spent the morning reading, and then we drove down to the beach in a 1982 land rover and learned how to stand up paddle. We first... Continue Reading →

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