Jim Siano

May 112013
 

May 11, 2013

The digital age is definitely upon us – try to live a few days without connection to the Internet, not sure that many people would survive. But people did survive without the Net, smart phones and even computers in the past. Today’s youth seem to have a collectiveness about them, witness all middle school boys playing Mindcraft. The digital age was supposed to bring all of these freedoms and learning opportunities, and although that still may be true, I can’t help but thinking that the youth of today would develop their critical thinking skills by reading a good book. What do you think?

The digital age is definitely engrossing

The digital age is definitely engrossing

May 102013
 

May 10, 2013

One of the many things that I love about Hong Kong is watching the people – they come from all walks of life as well as locations. Take today’s photo, I see an Indonesian (or perhaps Philippina) spotting the camera and trying to be glamourous; a Hong Kong housewife minding her own business; and a Hong Kong student that is deeply suspicious. Is that what you see?

All different walks of life

All different walks of life

May 092013
 

May 9, 2013

After living in Hong Kong for more than 22 years, I can honestly say that there are not many things that I miss from home. However, one of the things that I do miss, and in a major way, is a good pizza. Now they make pizza all over the world, but unfortunately, it invariably does not measure up to New York pizza. In 2009, Paisano’s opened in Hong Kong and they now have 6 outlets. I even happened to meet Mr. Paisano one time during my many frequent visits to his establishment. Now it is not exactly a replica of New York pizza due to a softer crust (something that seemed to upset Mr. Paisano when I discussed it) but it definitely is the closest pizza to the authentic New York pizza that exists in Hong Kong. Try it, you’ll like it.

The friendly staff of Paisano's

The friendly staff of Paisano’s

May 082013
 

May 8, 2013

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was started in 1888 and is arguably the largest charitable organization in Hong Kong. My only ‘gripe’ with them is when the lottery takes off and betting increases to astronomical levels, it appears to me that the Jockey Club does not increase the jackpot commensurately. Not that I ever think that I will win…….

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

May 072013
 

May 7, 2013

The Hong Kong escalator in Central is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. It covers a distance of 800 meters in distance and its elevation is 135 meters from top to bottom. Each day it carries over 60,000 Hong Kongers which is probably one of the most environmental friendly rides. Today’s photo comes from a section of the escalator that is under repair for an incredibly long three weeks. It was built by a French company, next time perhaps HK government has to go with the Americans?

Otis next time?

Otis next time?

May 062013
 

May 6, 2013

Hong Kong is a dynamic and vibrant city, with the majority of that vibrancy coming from its people. You never know what you will see in the city. Today I saw this model being photographed outside our office building.Now, do my readers think she is beautiful?

An impromptu photoshoot

An impromptu photoshoot

May 052013
 

May 5, 2013

The Bond Center was completed in 1988 and feature two towers designed by American architect Paul Rudolph. It became Lippo Center after the collapse of Alan Bond and his company. It was the first building that I worked in when I came to Hong Kong in 1991. Guess it still has sentimental value.

The Lippo Center

The Lippo Center

May 042013
 

May 4, 2013

The Hong Kong Games continued and the game watched was Yuen Long versus Tai Po. I invited many people from work and we had a very good turnout. Unfortunately the game was quite boring so I guess I will have to recommend a different sport for the Hong Kong Games. Anyone for badminton?

Futsal at the Hong Kong Games

Futsal at the Hong Kong Games