Monthly Archives: June 2011

Starting Anew

While I was initially going to blog about many “firsts” of this week, including cold call pitching, attending a press conference, and attending client meetings, what resounds deeper within me this week were 3 minute conversation with people in the … Continue reading

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An Amateur’s PRspective: The Arts of Warm-calling and the “Media Dim Sum”

This week, I was lucky to acquire two new lessons as a practicing PR professional (well, para-professional: an identity that I learned I had while a student-level worker for the past several years). Each day I come into the agency, … Continue reading

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Examining Ai Weiwei’s release through the mainland blogosphere

This piece was originally published on CNN.com, International Edition and can be viewed here. Chinese bloggers battled through targeted internet censorship Thursday in the wake of dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s release after nearly three months in police custody. According to … Continue reading

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798 and Ai Weiwei: Where do we go from here?

Beijing’s 798 district is an area like no other in Beijing.  In a city that is becoming increasingly more and more defined by high-rise apartment and office buildings, areas like 798—an old factory district that has retained the name of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Housing Prices

Living in Hong Kong is never an easy thing if you don’t have enough money to offer. The home prices in Hong Kong have surpassed the peak hit in 1997. According to the Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong Chief Executive … Continue reading

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No big deals in Hong Kong

Have you ever noticed the posters produced by the council members along the streets in Hong Kong? As a former advertising student, I like reading all kinds of posters and learning from their graphic design and copywriting; while as a … Continue reading

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Weak Pricing for Prada’s IPO

Image courtesy of Flickr Italian fashion powerhouse Prada has been selling its shares on the lower end of its expectations spectrum in its IPO, according to the Wall Street Journal and various other sources that place the blame on slumping … Continue reading

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Floods Examine the “Conscience of Cities” in Southern China

Police rescuing citizens (Wuhan City) ATTENTION please!!! Here’s something urgent from my hometown Hubei Province of Central China – continuous storm rain this month has flooded the province. It seems that the capital city Wuhan would sink into the water. … Continue reading

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Flooded South China

Congratulation on your internship in Hong Kong! Not Shanghai. Look at Shanghai weather forecasting, all you will see is rain, rain and rain. It really doesn’t feel good being caught in a heavy rain and spending the whole day in … Continue reading

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Agency Experience

Yes, I work at a PR agency in Hong Kong and this is my 4th week here. After making myself acquainted with the MTR system, the office building, the co-workers, and the food court, let’s see what I’ve learned in … Continue reading

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