I don't think it comes as any surprise that I, as a blogger, love reading blogs. I do often get asked to recommend a site or two for different purposes, so I thought what better than to share with you all what I read on a daily basis? I did pick Hong Kong based sites particularly, because they are more relevant and engaging for us.
Do you feel like you are a step behind everyone else? Do you find that everyone is talking about something you know nothing about? Then you should keep Lifestyle Asia and CNN Go on your bookmark.
Lifestyle Asia (English/Chinese), as an online magazine, is always the first to reveal the latest scoop in the region. If you have been out last night, be sure to keep an eye on their photo gallery, because your photos might just pop up.
CNN Go (English/Chinese) usually has interesting and occasionally controversial facts on Asian cities, such that even local tabloids like Apple Daily follow closely for the next big story. It makes a lighthearted read when comparing to your normal CNN news.
Need an idea for pieces to be tailor made? Want to know where the latest sales are? Butterboom and Popbee is where you should be running to.
Butterboom (English) holds the latest fashion picks around town, so if you call yourself a fashionista you should follow them closely. They cover fashion events happening in Hong Kong as well, so you would get to see how pieces look like on local celebrities.
Popbee (Chinese) is a startup from a personal blog, and I must say I am very impressed. I am always there browsing through the photos of latest collections from all the brands you can imagine. Her picks are definitely high on my lust list.
From the latest nail colour to the latest plastic surgery, Through the Looking Glass and Queenie's Channel covers it all.
Through the Looking Glass (English) is a personal blog by Rachel, a contributor to Lifestyle Asia and Sassy Hong Kong. I love how she demonstrates the colours of beauty products by showing photos of it being tested on her, which gives a much clearer idea of how it would look like.
Queenie's Channel (Chinese) is a personal blog by a local air stewardess made amateur beautician, Queenie. What she tests on herself for us to see on videos is really rather wacky, from the normal paper mask to full blown mini plastic surgeries.
Haven't gone out for drinks or visited an art gallery for a while? Surf Sassy Hong Kong and Queen Eco's site for the latest events in town.
Sassy Hong Kong (English) is an organisation targeting expat women, so they have a lot of get-togethers amongst themselves as well as with their male counterpart, Necescity. They also cover the hottest events for the English-speaking communities in Hong Kong.
Queen Eco (Chinese) is essentially the Chinese version of Sassy Hong Kong, targeting local Hong Kongers. With the eco system in mind, their events aren't only interesting, it is also environmentally friendly. They occasionally organise clothes swap to exchange your well kept trash with another's.
Want to know when the latest gadget will be released in Hong Kong and not United States? Read through Neonpunch and Hong Kong Fashion Geek for details.
Neonpunch (English) tests all the latest gadgets around town, and shows you exactly how it looks, what it can do, and most importantly, when it will arrive in Hong Kong. Occasionally you will get a shot of Chrissie Chow in a skimpy suit holding out a piece of gadget as well.
Hong Kong Fashion Geek (English) might be thought of as a fashion blog, but you would have to notice the geeks in Virginia and Christina, who would cover lots of the latest gadgets and where you can get fashionable accessories for your new techy pieces.
Dosing off at work? Getting bored waiting for your friends at the MTR station? Miss Fong in Hong Kong and Yahoo! Myself will keep you entertained.
Miss Fong in Hong Kong (English) is a well-travelled Canadian offering her insights of Hong Kong. Her observations are accurate and inspiring, will definitely get you pondering on what you normally see around you. Her writing is non-pretentious and witty, which would lighten up your day.
Yahoo! Myself (Chinese) has columns that would be interesting for office dwellers, and my favourites are their relationship and office weekly columns. Both columns offer a bit of the black humour, and Mandy's comics does definitely reflect what we do at work and how we value it.