Break up Facebook, co-founder Chris Hughes wrote in a recent New York Times OpEd piece. The blow, from Mark Zuckerberg’s former college roommate and confidant, comes at a time when the Facebook empire is facing increasing blowback both in the … Continue reading Break up Facebook says co-founder in another blow to Zuck’s empire
Buddha’s Birthday is being celebrated in Hong Kong May 12, 2019 – with the following Monday a public holiday (yeah!). Before moving to Hong Kong this was not a holiday I had experienced. I have since learned it is celebrated … Continue reading Buddha’s Birthday: An East Asian Holiday
May 1st is International Labor Day in China, or May Day. I will spend May 1 taking part in another ancient ritual: Happy Hour. Continue reading May Day in China, International Labor Day: Raucous celebrations
Officials announced that Canada will take Facebook to court to force the social media behemoth to change its privacy policies. The move comes after alleged multiple privacy breaches, and Facebook’s dismissive attitude towards Canadian regulators. The Office of the Privacy … Continue reading Canada will take Facebook to court
The Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden at the Diamond Hill MTR stop in Kowloon, Hong Kong offer a great escape from the busy big city. Continue reading Hong Kong Travel: A trip to the Chi Lin Nunnery
What is the Qing Ming festival ( or Qingming or Ching Ming)? Good question. Known in English as Tomb Sweeping Day, it’s a traditional Chinese holiday during which families visit the tombs (or graves) of their ancestors, to clean and … Continue reading What is the Qing Ming festival?
A big part of teaching ESL classes is playing games – especially for primary school level students. Games keeps students engaged and interested during what can be dry grammar lessons. Without further adieu I present 5 Great ESL Games for … Continue reading ESL Games: 5 Great Ones
10 years. Where does a decade go? Like sand through an hour glass, these are the days of our lives. Schlock aside, Ten years fly by fast, in the blink of an eye. When you reach a certain age time … Continue reading Where have I been for 10 years?
Fuck Zuck: There, I said it. Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for yearsLL Cool J Once upon a time there was a moderately successful blogger. Due to a change of career (and a pesky lawsuit) he sold … Continue reading Fuck Zuck: Recalled to (blogging) Life
Which days are off? Which do you need to be in the office? Below are a list of the 2019 Hong Kong Holidays – past or future. Continue reading 2019 Hong Kong Holidays