Sichuan Earthquake: Re-opening closed wounds

  On Tuesday (August 8, 2017), a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of Sichuan (China), killing at least 19 and injuring 247 (40 of which are in serious condition). However, after reviewing data, China's national commission for disaster reduction has estimated that as many as 100 people may have died.   The …

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17 Facts You May Not Have Known About Hong Kong

After delving deep into both the past and modern history of Hong Kong, I discovered some facts that I had not known till today.   1. Hong Kong's subway system is dubbed one of (if not) the best in the world, with a 99.9% on-time rate, and is run by an A.I. system.   2. …

Hong Kong vs Taiwan: Comparing lives in two different places

Having lived in both Hong Kong and Taiwan, here I'll recount some of the differences between the two places. Accompanied by comics from Taiwanese artist Jie Jie. 1. Air Quality. Hong Kong citizens have gotten used to the higher-than-average level of PM 2.5, and even when the AQI number rises, they continue on their day …

Typhoon Nesat and Haitang: Highlighting another storm that we cannot weather

My friends detail to me the way the typhoon has hit Taiwan - sudden, fast, and vicious. I remember experiencing super Typhoon Meranti barreling into Taiwan last year, bringing destruction and torrential rains with it. The winds shook our apartment building, the numerous glass windows creaking under the vicious hand of the wind. Towels were …