Where do you want to live?

Update: Once again, I’m writing the blog in office. I would’ve written it earlier, but I had a really long marketing meeting in the morning.

Anyway, on the way to office today morning (in the HK MTR), I was thinking about how different life in HK is. I mean people do different things to express themselves, they visit different places and they follow different rules of etiquette. Taking it further, I thought that life in all cities must be different. So, here is a list of a few cities I know of that have widely contrasting yet interesting styles of life.

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Lazy days

Today morning, while I was getting ready for office, I realised how much I missed my childhood, how much I missed those lazy days.

Before you start shaking your head in disagreement let me say that I do spend some days lazing around even now, but those days were different. I guess it’s because I didn’t have a care in the world or I just couldn’t be bothered to worry about my studies, examinations, future, etc.. The two vivid ‘types of lazy days’ I could remember were the ones I spent at my grandparents’.

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2 S’s – Stanley Beach and Social Media


As I thought, I’ve not been able to post continuously as I was busy with some work. Today’s post is about two S’s – Stanley Beach, Hong Kong and Social Media.

Last time I had blogged about the Happy Valley Racecourse, a must-visit location in Hong Kong. Stanley Beach and Boardwalk also ranks very high in the list of popular tourist spots. Today was my fourth visit to Stanley, the second this summer. As always, I felt the same emotions sweep me. Stanley gives you the impression of Europe. The boardwalk makes you feel as if you were walking along the coast of one of the European rivers.

The Stanley Boardwalk

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Racing not rambling, and some betting

June 15 2011 shall go down as my first visit to a Racecourse.

A few weeks ago, my Chinese friend Kevin asked me if I wanted to go see the races. I said yes, definitely. I wanted to go and see what the fuss was all about. Why did every Hong Kong citizen suspend their lives on Wednesdays? I mean I know it’s betting, but what’s so special about betting on horses? There are 12 horses and any of them could win. Wouldn’t it be better to invest (or gamble, if you like) your money on a sport where the probability of winning was higher. If you bet on a cricket match or a football match, atleast you’d know one of the 2 teams would win for sure (India if it’s cricket).


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