Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

By Hans Ebert There is a Chinese laundry list of things wrong with Hong Kong, but instead of regurgitating it all again, let’s just say that this city has been horribly mismanaged going back to its colonial days, and everything has only come to a head now. To blame everything on Chief Executive CY Leung [...]

By Hans Ebert What has happened to Hong Kong, arguably the greatest city on the planet? – SCMP   Oh no, the city’s overnight do-gooders are suddenly everywhere and, as usual, in a hurry with vacuous ideas on how to to bring the Feel Good factor back to Hong Kong. But wait: It sure looks [...]

By Hans Ebert Sinatra sang about how, through it all, he took the blows and did it his way. Before our marriage collapsed under the strain of monotony and reaching that point of no return, my saint of an ex wife would hum that key line from the wistful Peggy Lee song: Is that all [...]

On Sunday in New York, hundreds of thousands of people led by celebrities fighting for the future of an ailing Mother Earth turned up for Climate Change. It was a huge event. Was it covered by any of the major television stations? No. On Monday in Hong Kong, thousands of university students boycotted classes to [...]

It’s a little strange to think that after all this time, Hong Kong doesn’t have a song it can call its own. Apart from the comical chop suey of a song made famous in the Sixties called “Kowloon Hong Kong” by a female group from the Philippines named The Reynettes, there have only been songs [...]

Monkey-see, monkey-do. It’s what most of Hong Kong is afflicted with and if, somehow, someone, somewhere, either in Hong Kong or The Pied Piper of Hamlyn doesn’t find a way to shower this place with inspiration that will make originality live again, this city will be known as The City Of Lemmings. Forget the buffet [...]

Of course, most of Hong Kong have already found the global melting pot that is Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse. For just ten bucks to get in, it’s the most fun one can have with their clothes on and which is all about people meeting and inter-acting with people amidst different venues, ‘live’ music [...]

When even Superman is powerless in the battle for creativity in Hong Kong, things look like they are heading down the crapper faster than chugging down a flask of kryptonite. Li Ka-shing’s, Hong Kong’s “Superman”, and his noble effort to showcase local creativity and also to do some good under his “Love Hong Kong Your [...]