Two and a half years after moving to Hong Kong, I finally just made my way to Macau, that ‘other’ Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China, for a girls’ weekend out. Frequently cited as the Las Vegas of the East, with significant Portuguese influences, I was […]
People often ask me what I love most about Hong Kong. The answer, of course, is multifold. But one particular reason revolves around the diversity of landscapes and activities to be found even on just the main island. Nestled in Wan Chai, Mark and I […]
Ceremonies and rituals are a constant source of fascination for me. There is an air of mystery to them, at least to a relative outsider like me. The scientist in me makes me more matter of fact, but that same scientific spirit also makes me […]
The Incredible Spectacle of an Indian Wedding (in America) – Celebrating the Marriage of Divya Dileep to Gautham Ratnakar (Part 2)!
Even if you have not attended (or been in!) a traditional Indian wedding, chances are high you have at least heard what a marathon they can be. While I’ve recently learned that ‘Indian wedding’ remains itself a somewhat generic phrase, as there is a huge […]
The Incredible Spectacle of an Indian Wedding – Celebrating the Marriage of Divya Dileep to Gautham Ratnakar (Part 1)!
There’s truly nothing quite like it – an Indian wedding. Over the last few weeks, Mark and I enjoyed the great privilege of attending a beautiful one – a series of events really, spanning 2 continents and 3 cities. And not just anyone’s wedding – […]
To my great surprise, Halloween has not only made it out here to HK – it’s a full-blown MONTH of festivities. HKers seem to revel in ANY reason to party, and this holiday is no exception, despite the utter lack of any cultural relevance whatsoever. […]
There’s no more joyous occasion than the birth of a healthy, beautiful little baby. Well, actually – it’s even happier when that baby belongs to 2 of our closest friends, Jessica and Teddy, who recently wed in Hong Kong. On September 27, 2013, at 11:40 […]
Yes, Victoria Peak is such a popular tourist destination, it’s almost a cliché. Except the panoramic views are indeed stunning on a clear day, the Peak blissfully removes you from the hustle and bustle of the city, locals also pay the Peak a visit once […]
Taking a break from my usual posts on specific places or experiences here in HK or the area, this is instead a post of a much more personal nature. And to me, actually much more important. Aside from a few jokes here and there and […]
Picture this – a typical late-summer rainshower has just lifted. You cross the footbridge over the freeway from Victoria Park (or take the underpass from nearby shopping mall, World Trade Centre) and arrive at a curious typhoon shelter. You descend a short flight of stairs […]
Moving anywhere new can be daunting. Moving ‘across the planet’, as I playfully but truthfully remind my husband Mark, is something else altogether. While our transition to Hong Kong has been rapid and exciting, it is still of course ongoing – and having close friends […]