One Degree of Separation
Attitudes / Expat Life / Friends / Hong Kong / Lifestyle / Living in Hong Kong

One Degree of Separation

There are just over 7 million people in Hong Kong. Over 6.6 million of those 7 million are Chinese. Over 133,000 are Filipino, 133,000 are Indonesian. (based on the 2011 census figures). Those are the biggest ‘ethnic groups’. Now while expats come from many nations across the globe I am going to be speculative here … Continue reading

Attitudes / Culture / Expat Life / Helpers / Hong Kong / Lifestyle / Living in Hong Kong

The Help: Helper vs Servant – the Extremists

I wanted to re-visit the world of domestic helpers as it is a topic that fascinates me, despite the fact I find it terribly difficult to write about. The topic of domestic help is so individually opinionated and vast in scope. So let me pose a question to you: If you had the luxury of … Continue reading

Attitudes / Culture / Expat Life / Hong Kong / Lifestyle / Living in Hong Kong / Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kids: Identity Crisis

When you look at my children what do you see? Do you think about their identity? I’m a New Zealander. My children were born in Australia. They are half chinese. We live in Hong Kong. When you ask them “Where are you from?” Bethany will proudly tell you she is Australian. Mitchell will tell you “Hong … Continue reading