hong kong

Hong Kong is such a unique place in this world. It is perhaps the most Western nook, nestled solidly in the East. It’s incredibly modern, has (what I think) is the most beautiful skyline in the world, and a host of problems that comes with its situation. 

To me, Hong Kong represents globalization in all its strengths, in all its flaws. The history, the future, and the conflicted present. But because of this, the spirit of its people, packed tightly into the concrete behemoths of tiny apartments, is inspiring. Hong Kong has an incredible art scene. The design studios alone are some of the best in the world, bridging that gap between East and West once again, translating one from the other, sitting expertly in the intersection, bringing the best of both worlds into beautifully designed work. 

I’ve only been to Hong Kong once, in the dead of summer (do not recommend). But it really captured something that, at the time, I couldn’t quite place my finger on. I think it’s the determination to exist as an exception, to be exceptional. Everyone there seems to be trying to find a healthy balance between tolerance and persistence. And I find that very admirable. 

From the shiny skyscrapers to the rude efficient table service at local noodle shops, Hong Kong proves it’s small yet mighty, and I hope to spend more time getting to know it.

TW Guide | Wu Lao Hot Pot 無老鍋
January 4, 2024
LA Guide | eggslut
July 24, 2023
Afuri Ramen + Dumplings
May 15, 2023
TW Guide | Chun Shui Tang 春水堂
February 20, 2023
Coffee Guide | % Arabica
February 7, 2022
TW Guide | Eslite 誠品
October 14, 2021
Eat | Meet Fresh 鮮芋仙
June 24, 2021
TW Guide | Du Hsiao Yueh 度小月
February 25, 2021
Coffee | Blue Bottle
December 10, 2020
HK Guide | dimdimsum dim sum 點點心點心
November 15, 2020
Eat | Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
October 5, 2020
TW Guide | Sunny Hills 微熱山丘​
August 27, 2020
LA Guide | Marugame Udon
September 3, 2019
HK Guide | PMQ
July 23, 2018
Hong Kong | Teakha
July 6, 2018