Hong Kong, 8 Jan 2022 First week into the new year, I finally have a quiet weekend after a month full of festivities — a lot of long overdue catch ups and laughters to end 2021. In summary, 2021 was the second year of covid-19, a full 365 days staying in Hong Kong, fully vaccinated, … Continue reading 2021: Adventure is a state of mind
Hong Kong, 6 August 2021 Today is the last working day of my first job. I remind myself to not get so emotional because I can always meet them again. I've seen a lot of colleagues come and go in a my company or clients. I change project every 8 months or so. Trust me, … Continue reading Should your colleagues be your friends?
Hong Kong, 1 Jan 2021 After off-boarded from my project last week, I finally have a proper down time. When I say proper, it means taking few days of annual leave for the first time after the pandemic while not thinking about work. And so, I did a lot of reflections to what happened in … Continue reading 2020: A Year of Growth & Blessings
Hong Kong, 19 Sep 2020 As an extrovert, I do enjoy socials, parties, and being involved in communities because that’s where my energy recharged. For me, staying at home for the whole day is a torture. Most of the time, I need to go out or have other people’s presence. My communication skill is not … Continue reading Struggles as a 92% Extrovert
21 August 2020 Recently, I celebrated two years workversary (of course no real celebration other than meetings and work) but it's two years in the company and two years into working life. Looking back, I realised I've grown so much since I was a fresh graduate and these are the three things about working life … Continue reading 1 CORPORATE JOB. 2 YEARS. 3 THINGS
Thursday, March 2020 I used to wonder how it feels to have a non-Indo boyfriend, but dating a Hong Kong guy had never crossed my mind because back in university days, no local guys would talk to me (maybe I got into the wrong uni haha). When my boyfriend and I first went on dates, … Continue reading #DatingLocal101
Sunday, 19 March 2019 Looking for house in Hong Kong is not difficult, but the challenge is to find a house that meets your standard within your budget. Yes, be ready to prepare extra budget if you want a decent apartment as you’re now in one of the world’s most expensive cities. Here’s a little … Continue reading TIPS TO FIND (CRAZY EXPENSIVE) APARTMENT IN HONG KONG
Hong Kong, 31 October 2018 Being named after the most legendary Disney character is definitely something. Thanks to my parents, my name catches a lot of attention, especially when I first meet new people. Here's how the typical conversation and follow-up questions I usually have. Q: Is Mickey your real name? Yes! It's the name given … Continue reading Why Named Mickey (Mouse)?
Hong Kong, 9th March 2018 Hong Kong is indeed an international city but it doesn't mean everyone speaks English here. The local students around me, shop keepers and colleagues mainly use Cantonese for daily conversations, even if me or other non-cantonese speakers are there. It might sound rude to some of you but it happens a … Continue reading I Can’t Speak Cantonese, a Curse or Blessing?
Hong Kong, 14 December 2017 Let's just admit, everyone knows there's a tension between the Hongkongers and the Mainland Chinese. Looking at smaller scale, particularly in my campus, we often see the Mainland students were being despised. Personally, I had terrible experience with my mainland roommate in my second year whom I never talked to except when we're … Continue reading Learn to Understand ‘The Mainland’