Saturday was International Pillow Fight Day, and if thought Hong Kong wasn't going to pull out all the feathers for this occasion, you don't know our friends to the south. BBC, SCMP, etc., covered the event. Hong Wrong has a collection of clippings, with photos upcoming, and also the above video, which is about as ridiculous of an eight-minute summary as you'll find (created by Dennis Mong). But look at how much fun everyone is having.
Enoch Lam, a very high-profile pastor-comedian in Hong Kong, recently asked his fans on Facebook, “How should (Christians) respond to the recent controversial comments made by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz regarding the company’s support of gay marriage?” This is the same Pastor Lam who once equated homosexuality with drug abuse and theft. Lam also said that... Read more »
How did you spend your International Women's Day? A pair of women stood at the Luohu Checkpoint in Shenzhen on the border of Hong Kong on March 8 to protest against milk powder while advocating breastfeeding. As The Nanfang reports:
The slogans on the signs read: “Limits on what you can buy don’t limit how much you can love;”
The largest television station in Hong Kong, TVB, has been catching flak for the reduced quality of its entertainment programs, from soap operas to games shows. Recently, the station introduced a new travel show, “Nat Around The World” (叻哥遊世界), in which host Natalis Chan travels luxuriously with his friends to places such as Dubai, Milan,... Read more »
The idea of "national education" as school curriculum was nixed after widespread protests last year, but the National Education Parents' Concern Group recently discovered that some commonly used primary school textbooks are very biased and use overly affective expressions to teach students “how to build a better sense of belonging to the motherland.”
Nine Hong Kong tourists are among the 19 who perished when a hot-air balloon in Luxor, Egypt turned into a fireball and plummeted a few hundred meters to a sugarcane field on the west bank of the Nile river. Only the pilot, who suffered burns on 70 percent of his body, and one other man, believed to be from Hong Kong, survived.
Reuters reports that the cause of the accident, which happened on Tuesday, was a gas explosion:
A few days ago in Hong Kong, a young man was filmed yelling at, kicking and hitting a woman on the subway. The reason? According to Apple Daily English:
A middle-aged woman accidentally kicked a boy's trolley while rushing to get to an empty seat. She blamed the boy for being in the way, and cursed him, telling him to "go tomb sweeping for your family." Offended, the boy began beating the woman, dragging her out of the carriage.
Hong Kong lawmaker Chan Yuen-han (陈婉娴) and some scholars have recently suggested converting shipping containers into temporary housing, youth hostels or art studios. These containers could be set up under the city’s nearly 2,000 vehicle flyovers and pedestrian footbridges. Ms. Chan believes the living environment of these shelters would be far better than the notorious... Read more »
Need some relationship advice on Valentine’s Day? Listen to a lawmaker in Hong Kong. Ann Chiang, vice president of the largest pro-government political party in Hong Kong, taught wives “how to be open-hearted and get their husbands to come home” in Apple Daily. Chiang married her husband 16 years ago when she was 42. She... Read more »
Ho, hum. Another Chinese New Year, another ridiculous, wonderful fireworks display over Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor.
This happened last night, two nights after Beijing's skies were lit afire. No place in the world quite does New Year's Eve like China.