Gifts from the Orient December 17th 2006 Coming back to Hong Kong is never a chore, and with Christmas fast approaching I was looking forward to taking advantage of the island's superb shopping opportunities. The crisp temperatures, ubiquitous Christmas decorations, and first five thousand playings of Wham's "Last Christmas" put me in a Yuletide mood, not to mention having to battle through crowds of fellow shoppers in scenes reminiscen ... read more
Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong... ... read more
I quit the rat race in 2005, after working as an IT project manager for over a decade. I then travelled around the world for 4 years, a period of my life which is covered by this blog. After finishing my trip, I wrote a book about my dissatisfaction with my career, my reasons for quitting my job, life as a first-time thirtysomething backpacker, and finally the lessons learned from being exposed to experiences and people that I would never have encountered if I'd stayed in my office. The book is called "Out Of Office Male" and is available at all the usual eBook outlets.
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