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Ho Ho Hong Kong

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The city seems to be opening back up for real! Quarantine for inbound travelers continues to be only one week (3 days if you're flight crew!), restaurants are allowed to run up to 10 pm (yay!?), some stand up shows are back. We have a classic e
Shanghai is still under arguably the world's most strict Covid lockdown since the pandemic began. Some residents have been locked inside their apartments for over 50 days. Amid news of food shortages, internet censors taking down posts of frust
Family drama alert! Vivek's sister made it to Hong Kong literally a few minutes before her PR expired, we take the opportunity to catch up with her with one simple goal in mind: Understand what she does for a living. Dr. Krishnaa Mahbubani trie
We made it to episode 100! Yup, we can't believe it either. For the 100th episode, we pack our equipment and head to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park in Sai Ying Pun. We riff on everything happening around us at the park, chat to a couple of people, V
You get a ban, you get a ban, and you get a ban! This week on HK shenanigans: The government lifted the flight ban on 9 countries then immediately banned Emirates Airlines far a week. Everyone in HK is getting a "goodie bag" from the government
As of April 1, Quarantine for travelers coming into Hong Kong will be cut to 1 week, which means we can probably start making plans for some summer travels! We chat about our favorite travel destinations, share some fun traveling stories and wh
HK CE "feels" like Hong Kongers' tolerance for the harsh anti-epidemic measures is "fading" .. after more than 2 years. So she said they would review the policies and ease up some of the harsh measurements over the next few days. We try to jump
This week on HK shenanigans, the government decided to use their swanky emergency alert system (which reportedly costed 150 million HKD) to send everyone in the city an emergency alert to their mobile phones. Was a rogue Russian nuclear missile
It's week 3 of no-guests allowed in our studio thanks to Covid precautions and restrictions, and we go all out on this one. We discuss everything from bananas to weird fruits that no one is buying, the new "The Batman" movie (no spoilers!) and
Hong Kong just saw the highest number of its residents ever leave over the course of a week, over 27,000 residents, locals and expats left with one-way tickets with no plans to return. With the government doubling down on its Covid zero policy,
Under the current restrictions, it's illegal for us to have a guest in our studio (Vivek's living room), so we take this opportunity to discuss what went wrong with Hong Kong's handling of the pandemic. There has been a lot of frustration and
With HK gov insisting on chasing "zero Covid" policy no matter how unrealistic it is and how devastating it has been to the local businesses, we are seeing so many of our favorite businesses and venues disappear. Too many to count at this point
Happy Year of The Tiger everyone! We're taking a break from having guests on this week and we do the long awaited Ask Us Anything episode. We asked our listeners on social media and on the podcast WhatsApp group to submit any questions they wan
Another one bites the dust. La Rotisserie, a staple of the Hong Kong F&B scene since 2012, decided to pull the plug on all its branches on Jan 7, 2022. La Rotisserie was famous for its moderately priced roast chicken – a staple family-style dis
In December 2019, American Lawyer Samuel Bickett was leaving Causeway Bay MTR station when he saw a couple of older men in plain civilian clothes beating up a teenager with a baton. He tried to stop them and ended up getting arrested and charge
Comedian Drew Fralick was among the first wave of the OG China-based standup comedians. He performed standup comedy all over mainland China in both mandarin and English! Drew is still the only comedian to win both of Asia's biggest standup come
Bugs Harpley and John Buckman have a true success story. They are the power couple behind Decent Espresso , over the years, John has founded multiple companies including Magnatune online music service supporting independent musicians get their
It's a new year folks! Happy 2022! For the first episode of the year, we decided to make it a thing and have comedian Garron Chiu back on for the new year's episode! If you remember last year Garron was also on for the 2021 NYE special!  This
For Christmas this year, we have Icelandic comedian Kári Gunnarsson on, we chat about "Icelandic Santa" , how we celebrate Christmas in our respective cultures and we make very poor attempts at pronouncing "Eyjafjallajokull"   Facebook group
Harry Harrsion needs no introduction, if you have been in Hong Kong for more than a couple of months, you must have come across one of his drawings. Harry is the principal cartoonist for the South China Morning Post, his work appearing six days
Photographer Justin Lim has been featured by Instagram as a "Suggested User", and his work has been highlighted by VSCO, 500px, Flickr and more. As a result, he has collaborated with numerous brands on their social media branding, Influencer/KO
On this very special episode, Mohammed's voice is suspiciously different, Vivek chats with "Mohammeded" on how comedians like any performers need to sometimes do shows when they're not feeling 100% but unfortunately, they cant have an "under st
Vivek has a big announcement to make regarding his ongoing Facebook page saga, then we delve into part 2 of the "Before Comedy" series. This time it's Mohammed's turn. What was life like in Egypt when he was growing up? Way before the 2011 revo
"All comedians are depressed", "Good comedy has to come from a dark place", "tragedy+time=comedy" are among some of the most common phrases you hear thrown around in the comedy world, but are any of them actually true? And why does it seem to b
At nearly 5am on Tuesday October 12, 2021 a taxi carrying a foreign passenger drove along Queen’s Road West and the 50-year-old taxi driver in the vehicle was suspected of arguing with the passenger for some reason. The foreign passenger then u
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