I continue to soul-search in my second year in China. I tried to be honest with myself, go beyond the surface, and figure out my areas of improvements. The conclusion includes: understanding the state politics of the country, knowing the critical industry terms in Mandarin Chinese, and get my head around economics and business. It’s […]
For my year review, I measure progress by considering how many times I have left my comfort zone. They are in chronological order. I turned down a video producer job in Singapore with Thomson Reuters to join the founding team of a media startup covering tech in Beijing. A year ago, I followed my gut […]
I was interviewed by a reporter from Hong Kong Free Press about virtual red packets. It’s a favorite feature in Tencent’s all-encompassing app WeChat. Tencent introduced mobile payment two years ago to combat with Alibaba’s Alipay. Mobile payment in WeChat became popular when Tencent gave away virtual red packets to television audiences watching the annual Lunar […]
November 8, 2016, marks my one-year anniversary of residing in Beijing. I look back to reflect my journey in the P.R.C. I’m grateful for my connections who have helped me settling into a new city and understanding the local culture. Fresh off the plane With two suitcases, I parachuted in Beijing from Hong Kong to […]
According to my Didi Chuxing ride-hailing record, I have only encountered two female drivers out of 30 rides in the last few months in Beijing. I jumped on the back of a red Nissan Cima one Sunday afternoon and caught a glimpse of a female Didi driver’s life. China has long faced a gender imbalance […]
With minimal planning, I completed my first solo bike trip around South Korea’s Jeju Island in June. As a foreigner and traveler who can’t read and speak broken Korean, I managed to conclude the journey of approximately 250km in five days. I’m going to share my experience and tips to set off for the challenge.
Hong Kong is grabbing worldwide headlines in the past few days with the pro-democracy movement known as Occupy Central. Many foreign media descend to the Chinese territory to cover the protests. With some luck and connections, I was offered a few freelance fixing, translating and reporting opportunities.
HONG KONG kaleidoscope — a photo exhibition by community group HKInstayay — showcased Hong Kong through the eyes of Instagrammers. I’m honored that two of my photos were featured at Dominion Garden in Wan Chai near Pacific Place 3. The exhibition was on view for one week only, from December 7 to December 14.
AAJA-Asia VP of Hong Kong, Ramy Inocencio, is featured on AAJA.org for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Ramy is our dear leader for the second annual media conference with AAJA-Asia and JMSC-HKU.