There’s no doubt that China has been a topic of increasing interest the world over. The giant nation makes news headlines around the globe almost every day, whether it’s to do with economic, political, and even entertainment and cultural issues. Here in Hong Kong, we too have also felt the impact of the rising nation. We may all be ethnically Chinese but on the street, the reality is that relationships between residents of the SAR and visitors from the Mainland are not always smooth sailing.
I caught up with a friend lately. We were talking about life in general and she noted that it was Jingzhe, the time of year on the traditional Chinese calendar that is popular for villain hitting, or Da Siu Yan, as the Cantonese say. My friend said she couldn’t understand how so many of her female colleagues actually paid money, after waiting in long lineups during lunch or after work, so that someone could ‘hit their villain’ for them.
Sister acts are not uncommon in the local music industry. There are, of course, the famous twins, Janice and Jill Vidal. And then there is Sherman Chung and her younger sister of mandopop fame, Sukie. The Chung sisters have also diversified from music, collaborating on the photo book It's a beautiful day!
I remember the first time I held hands with my boyfriend. Later on we kissed. Both times tingles shot up and down my spine. When he sent me flowers or cards my heart would go all aflutter. His words leapt off the page and were like precious jewels to me. He wrote this especially for me! To be held and treated so tenderly and lovingly was such a breathtaking thrill. He made me feel like I was the luckiest girl alive. If only that feeling would last forever.
With Valentine's Day nearly upon us, some girls might be feeling uncomfortable about not being attached. But celebrating the holiday—and any special day of the year for that matter—doesn't always have to be with a date. AmiraCulture asked some single young women in Hong Kong what they plan to do this year and they came up with 3 great alternatives.