Pieces of Hong Kong – a new blog

Over the summer, I’ll be keeping (hopefully) a more regular blog about a city I love… (I’m thinking once-a-week-ish.)

The blog will be very different from this one. For one thing, it will be far less personal. There will be snippets of daily life. There will probably be one or two political rants (one’s brewing violently at the moment…). There will be photos (when I finally get around to clearing my memory card), of Hong Kong. And there will be stories of people I come across. Maybe even interviews! :D But hopefully there will be very little of me (except for my voice and vision and all that good stuff).

Secondly, Our City, as my new blog is titled, is firstly written in Chinese. (It is partially to keep my Chinese writing skills honed). I write each entry in Chinese, then translate it to English. Thus it is actually two blogs, the Chinese one, and its English counterpart. Not that it makes any real difference for readers, except that the English blog may be updated a little later.

Here it is in English: http://hkhearteng.wordpress.com/

And in Chinese: http://hkheart.wordpress.com/

Still a little work to be done with the header and layout and stuff. But I’m sure you’ll make do.

Finally, Beneath the Olive Trees will remain my primary blog, even if I do update the other one more often. This is, ultimately, the place where I share the more important parts of me, the place where I talk to friends, the place where one would actually get to know me (assuming I post… :p). Beneath the Olive Trees is my blogging home. Our City is a summer project.

With love,



Aww . . . An award!

My dearest Mandy over at *headdesk* gave me an award!  She’s so very nice and kind.  :)  I am now officially naming her my Bestest Online Friend!  Hello, BoF!  *waves*

So, here are the rules about this award: 

1. Put the logo on your blog or within the post.
2. Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received the award by posting on their blogs.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
But see, here’s the problem, I don’t really know up to 12 bloggers.  I guess I’m still kinda new to all this.  So, I’m just passing this on to one blogger, Josh, at Boundless Stars and Boundless Love, a special blog with a powerful and wonderful message.