Sociological Experiment – Chapter 2

I admit, the sociological experiment (for those who do not know what I’m talking about, read HERE) is proceeding slowly. It’s my fault. I am becoming a horrible Hongkonger who looks at the phone and does not talk to anyone. In my defense I can say that people are not very helpful, the few times I have been brave and I started talking to someone, I did not get great results. Here is a list of my failed attempts and those that have almost been successful: Asian girl in her 20s at the Vietnamese restaurant: “Hi, can I sit next to you? You know I do not like eating alone.” Moment of silence. “I love eating alone”. Moment of silence.

Continue reading »

YOGA

I know, it’s too long I do not write. I would like to update you on my Sociological Experiment, I would like to tell you about the horrific giant cockroaches that infest my home, I would like to take a few hours off to discover the lost corners of Hong Kong, like taking the ferry, leaving the island and go to read the future from Mong Kok’s fortune tellers. Instead, I spend all my time and all my energy in Yoga. So now I’m talking about it. Have patience, the heart cannot control. First and foremost, a premise that I have a heart to do after reading the comments and the atrocities on the various social media  as a result

Continue reading »

Chinese Medicine – In Dr.Ho We Trust

I have suffered headaches for forever. Sometimes cervical spasms with vomiting, sometimes I feel half of my face pulsating, sometimes it’s a migraine with an aura, during which I cannot see or hear for three hours. I’ve been with this nice illness since I was a kid. Although the headache is underestimated by those who do not have it, it is to all effect a debilitating illness that sometimes forces you to sleep in a dark and silent room for a whole day and anyway at best, you live muffled, slowed down and unconcentrated for three days in a row. A headache is difficult to cure, the causes are multiple and different for each of us. But I don’t give

Continue reading »

Maura And Public Vehicles, Or How To Survive Shanghai Taxi And Hong Kong Minibus

My dearest  friends, today I want to tell you a bit about how to take a taxi in Shanghai. It will be a short and concise post, a memo to give you a warning: do not take the taxi in Shanghai. Never. Never. Never. And if you do not believe me now, I’ll give you a list of the reasons that lead me to give you this advice: Chinese taxis are dirty, really deeply dirty. 2. Taxi drivers speak only Chinese, so you have to go to the concierge of the hotel, tell where you want to go in English, let them write it down in Chinese on a ticket and hand it over to the taxi driver. 3. The

Continue reading »