Category Archives: Hong Kong

Vanishing – status quo of the book class in Hong Kong

More than one month and five classes are passed since my Book Class in Hong Kong started to think, discuss and exchange about the topic “vanishing”. The group of 20 students summarised their area of interest:   CAO Yidi: 消失 … Continue reading

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October 2010: Marcel back to Germany & Mariko alone at HK home.

Only one month in HK. One month in which Marcel handled the daily chaos, while Mariko had to get used to a new job, new teaching language and new students. After this month, Marcel started traveling. First to Germany for … Continue reading

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September 2010: Everyday life – finding a routine?

Immediately after the arrival, we had to set-up our daily life and Mariko had to start her teaching (three classes a week and all in English). Luckily our furniture and books (better to say library) arrived at our flat on … Continue reading

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August 2010: Arrival at Hong Kong

This is the first post of a series of 12, reviewing the first year in Hong Kong. And it has to start with August 2010, the month of our move to Hong Kong. Our trip started on August 25 in … Continue reading

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x-mas season

Christmas is comming. Our first Christmas at Hong Kong. Every day I see snow pictures of Germany on facebook. But I am not in christmas mood. Hong Kong is dressed up in christmas style. The local Hong Kong people enjoys … Continue reading

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Special moments of feeling so Japanese 2

On my way to the academy and on my way back there is at last one young love copple demontrating their affection. They literelly stick together. In many cases the girl is bigger than the boy and it looks like … Continue reading

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Special moments of feeling so Japanese 1

As a German-Japanese, I do not have only moments of feeling so German. There are other moments I am feeling very Japanese. Since I am in Hong Kong, I eat at least once a week Sushi and almost everyday one … Continue reading

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Special moments of feeling so German 3

Please, come on time!!!

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Special moments of feeling so German 2

Don’t pick your nose in public. This might be one elemental rule you will learn from your parents in Germany. But in Hong Kong … I have seen so many women in the train, cleaning their nose very thoroughly.

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Special moments of feeling so German 1

Living abroad does not only leads to a better understanding of a new foreign culture. At first you will learn a lot about your own cultural background and identity by feeling the difference to your new surrounding. And this happens … Continue reading

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