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I’mo Bust your “Cantonese Dialect” Myth

So after I bitchpleased that poor uneducated gweilo in my column “Watch your Language,” I received quite a number of WhatsApps and emails from curious Anglophones, those who actually want to learn Chinese and connect with the local culture. However, they’re very confused with the language issue here in Hong Kong. Should I learn Cantonese ...

Watch Your Language (WARNING: contains expletives)

An edited (but never censored) version was published 6th October 2011 in HK Magazine  So while I was at a scintillating dinner party over wine and cheese and generic jazz from a compilation CD, a white American male who’s spent some time in Beijing proceeded to tell us all that there’s really no point in learning ...

Feed the Troll? I’m turning you into a toad & stomping on you.

“If Johannes Pong taught first-year linguistics, we might have lots of sexy (and fabulously foul-mouthed) academics. And I would probably have stayed in academia! But, btw, I want to read the troll's letter. Has anyone got a link?” That's what Island East Markets founder & foodies e-ting, the Switzerland of HK food bloggers ;-) wrote when she posted ...

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