Meeting UICians in Hong Kong

Maybe I am forgetful but I cannot recall someone from UIC coming to Hong Kong to tour. Until recently. Over the weekend I met Merly Engbino, a fellow Computer Engineering grad 2 years my junior who recently got assigned in Dongguan,…

Web Woes

When I lost my job early this year, I committed to develop a website for a client of the company employing Edwin, the boyfriend of my Chinese friend Janice. It was what I wanted to do in the process of getting a full time job and visa…

Sayonara

My flatmate Jun is now in Japan. After working in Hong Kong for more than 4 years, it is about time to move on. With my 14 months of stay in his flat coming to an end, all I can say is thank you for the accomodation and friendship, not to…

16-hour Shifts

I have been working like a machine the past days, reminiscent of the Amazing Race days last September/October. I am assigned a task for reporting module for Tourism Australia E-marketing Platform system. My brain must be rusty from long…

Almost Goodbye (Sentimental Mode)

It is sad to see friends go especially if they have become part of you. It has always been a feeling of mine during my entire stay in Hong Kong. It used to be Onin, Leo, Jay and Raymond then there was Martin, Elna, Benjie, Tintin, Girlie…

Flathunting Season

Jun, my flatmate, is leaving Hong Kong in a matter of weeks and so I have to look for a new house. I have seen flatshares, flats from ads in the Internet, word of mouth and from legit agents as well in areas such as North Point, Tin Hau,…

Nowhere to Hide

The Philippines is 11th most corrupt country in the whole wide world, along with a few African and Asian countries which makes the country in a dubious position it could hardly get out of. Why? Because a lot of people are trying to hide…

Lonely Bee?

From four, it is now down to one. Yes, there is now a solitary Jollibee branch in Hong Kong after one branch in the neighborhood closed down few days ago. That leaves Jollibee Hong Kong with only one branch in Central left. Though it is…

Travel Woes

It has been a week since I traveled to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok in a span of five days. And guess what was often my problem while traveling and should have brought all along. Not Polymagma tablet. Not a pair of slippers. I forgot…

Breaking Down

Hong Kong"s weather has become milder lately. When I got the forecast on my way from Singapore last Sunday, I was surprised the temperature has dropped a bit, to a comfortable 20C. Right after the Mid Autumn Festival, the weather becomes…