Since the beginning of 2020, the Hong Kong protests have focused on the “8 31 attacks” and the culture of outrage that is becoming a focal point of protesters. It did not help that police always reacts with overwhelming force and irritation to these “commemorations”. … Continue readingThe “8 31 attacks” and the culture of outrage
Obviously, supernatural is never very far from hongkongese, even if most profess they don’t believe in anything… Hence topics such as death, ghosts, death or haunted houses are quite taboo in Hong Kong. Why talking about this subject? Over the week-end, a crime took place … Continue readingOf death, ghosts and haunted houses in Hong Kong
Interesting example of cross-cultural influence when you come across a rendition of “La Vie en Rose” of Edith Piaf in a Hong Kong minibus.
A recent trip was the occasion of dropping by the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Often unknown, even among Europeans, the other name for Helsinki is “the white city of the North”. The Finnish capital has a vibrant atmosphere and culture which impregnates the whole city. Helsinki, … Continue readingHelsinki: the white city of the North