pedi in POHO

I recently came across a hidden gem in Sheung Wan, or as the area is referred to as POHO, Po Hing Fong! The Nail Library is one of those rare finds in Hong Kong, hidden in a back street amongst art galleries and local service providers. You enter and instantly feel like you are in New York! Unlike almost any …

A walk down Wellington

There are so many things to love about Hong Kong, for me one of them is the seamless mix of young and old, in both architecture and culture. One of my favourite areas that showcases this is in Central, behind Queens st. Pottinger St is famous for it’s vibrant street market, showcasing the best in fancy dress costumes and the current …

Showcasing Alex Black

One of the things I love about being an expat is the diverse group of people you meet along your journey. Sometimes you wonder how you could have ever not met some people, and their impact can be quite profound. This normally happens to me when I come across people who I have made a major life career change, or those who …

‘Mama Huhu’

When I lived in Shanghai I tried (although to be honest not with much conviction) to learn mandarin, I only managed to pick up a few phrases and among them one of my favorites is ‘Mama Huhu’! The definition of Mama Huhu is ‘neither one or the other – it’s so-so; mediocre’. Apparently in pre-historic times there was a drawing of …