Author Archives: Alice Wang

About Alice Wang

Considered a modern hippie by her friends, Alice Wang spent her formative undergraduate years at UC Davis doing interpretive dance to Britney Spears with her roommate and withstanding gawking from her friends for wearing offensive seatbelt strapped sandals from REI around town. Although she was an Animal Biology, Alice has loved the idea of being a journalist, of exposing or bringing to light raw truths. Blessed with a mom who loves to travel, she recently stayed on an ecolodge in the Brazilian Pantanal, floated on a boat through Malaysian rainforest and just returned from a two week trip to Egypt. Some of her fondest memories were spent soaked in sweat tracking bats in Taipei where she overindulged in street food, the dirtier the better. During her tours through these areas she developed an interest for the environment, human rights and how religion and tradition influence culture and lifestyle, particularly Muslim culture. With a love for novel experiences and thirst to know the details about everything, Alice hopes to parlay her travels and desire for deep human connection into a career journalistic blogging. Follow Alice Wang on twitter @wangwawang

Peculiar encounter at the “Dark Art Store”

In my 2 month stay in Hong Kong, I must say that the city doesn’t strike me as the most welcoming place, particularly in the service industries like clothing shops and restaurants. With the exception of my coworkers and some … Continue reading

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Power at the Top

The task of daily media monitoring for Hong Kong’s English news publications every morning has been an unexpected blessing for me as I find myself more informed on world issues that make up for the lack of news reading for … Continue reading

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How are there not more homeless people in Hong Kong?

With Hong Kong’s real estate 70% over market value, I have been baffled as to how there are not homeless people sprawled across the street when I walk home at night. With land mass roughly the size of Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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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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Newbie to the “9-5 Grind”

On the third week of my internship now and things are picking up fast! Before coming to Hong Kong, I told myself that my first priority would be getting as much as I can out of my internship. My past … Continue reading

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For PR Interns- Tips for your first week

Before starting my internship, I was given some stern advice: that Hong Kong work culture is rigid, to expect to work long hours, and to never, never, EVER be late, not even a minute. The last piece advice was repeated … Continue reading

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“Asian Fit” luxury sunglasses to expand in China market

As a Chinese American living in California, it’s always been hard to find glasses in the states that fit my Asian features. Sunglasses in the States have not been made to fit Asians features, which is typically a lower bridge. … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei nameless in China

For people in the western world, Ai Weiwei is regarded as a hero, a righteous rebel,  a fighter for freedom and human rights. He has been called called the Andy Warhol or Picasso of China. And since his detainment, the … Continue reading

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Chinese Youth Attitudes: Not so different from us

Following government crackdown of activists an d general compliance of the public on censorship, outsiders may not suspect that despite government differences, Chinese youth today are like many American youth today: socially conscious, with big eyes, big dreams and full … Continue reading

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China’s Andy Warhol

Said to be “China’s Andy Warhol” or “Picasso of China”, Ai Weiwei has drawn a following of 17 million following on his blog. In the past few days, hundreds of news outlets have published articles about the detainment of Ai … Continue reading

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