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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Yuanyang

A Drink where East meets West

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Posted on November 30, 2016 at 12:23 PM

When asked to name their favorite food from a Hong Kong local cafe, also known as a cha chaan teng, two of our Local insiders, Victor C. and Peggy L., both chose Yuanyang. Same drink, different perspective. It reminds us again that even if two people took you to the same place, you get two [...]

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Water Shortage

My Childhood In The 1960s

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Posted on November 21, 2016 at 22:01 PM

In this post, we asked our Local, Dellon M., to share the background of a specific historical event and its impact on Hong Kong people and himself.   Water is an essential resource to humans; without it, there is no life, no food, nothing. When I was a kid in the 60s, Hong Kong faced [...]

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umbrella movement

Why I Stood Up To The Police

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Posted on November 10, 2016 at 23:47 PM

In this post, we asked our Local, Winnie N., to share the background of a specific historical event and its impact on Hong Kong people and herself.   The Umbrella Movement was a political movement in Hong Kong in 2014 where people were fighting for democracy. Umbrellas were used by individuals to protect themselves from [...]

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SARS - Source: SCMP

When my family thought I had SARS…

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Posted on November 02, 2016 at 20:53 PM

In this post, we asked our friend in the community, Desiree, to share the background of a specific historical event and its impact on Hong Kong people and herself. One significant event that immediately comes to mind is the 2002-03 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic.  It's hard to believe that it happened almost fifteen years [...]

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