All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hong Kong’

Gold Prices: Hong Kong To The Rescue?

Much of the recent fluctuation in gold prices was blamed on the improving American economy. The changing economic landscape in the United States is considered key for determining the long-term market value of the precious metal As such, gold suffered a drop in value as the US dollar strengthened; there is also the expectation that interest rates are due to …

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Chloe Bennet Says Acting Career Took Off When She Changed Her Name

Actress Chloe Bennet believes her luck in Hollywood changed within days of adopting a new surname. The 22-year-old actress was born Chloe Wang, the daughter of a Chinese father and Caucasian mother in Chicago, IL. “I was having trouble booking things with my last name. I think it was hard for people to cast me as an ethnic, as an …

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Snowy Mountain Painting Worth Millions Thrown Away?

To quote R&B diva Beyonce following a technical error during one of her shows, “Somebody’s getting fired!” That somebody is of course whoever accidentally or otherwise disposed of a multi-million dollar painting that had just been sold at auction! Chinese firm Poly Auction was no doubt in the process of a lot of back-patting following their successful sale of the …

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Pizza Hut Hong Kong Now Has Fish Egg Stuffed Crust

Pizza Hut has always been known for its iconic stuffed crust pizza, usually filled with gooey cheese, but you’ve never seen stuff crust like this. An exclusive Pizza Hut pie has just been released in Hong Kong, called the Flying Fish Roe Salmon Cream Cheese pizza. In this pie’s crust, you won’t find the American version of stuffed crust but …

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Cecil Chao Doubles Offer to Any Man Who Weds Lesbian Daughter

A Hong Kong real estate billionaire has doubled the reward amount to any man who is willing to win over his lesbian daughter’s heart. In 2012, Cecil Chao initially set the amount for $65 million after receiving news that his daughter, 33-year-old Gigi Chao, married her girlfriend of seven years. Cecil claimed last year that his daughter’s sexual orientation was …

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Transformers Director Attacked On Set in Hong Kong

Someone in Hong Kong must really want to prevent Transformers 4 from happening. A man believed to be under the influence of drugs attempted to smash director Michael Bay’s head in on Thursday using an air conditioner. The air conditioner was of the household variety, not a Decepticon. This went down on the set of the new Transformers. Initial reports …

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Super Typhoon Usagi Heading for Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Usagi, the most powerful storm on the planet so far in 2013, is still moving along in the Western Pacific, carrying winds as strong as 162 mph – which is equivalent to a category 5 hurricane. Usagi is forecast to move through the Luzon Straight between Taiwan and the Philippines on Saturday. In the following TRMM (Tropical rainfall …

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Hong Kong Man Claims Galaxy S4 Burnt His Apartment Down

China has the worst luck with smartphones. One person is dead, and another seriously injured, after an iPhone delivered a deadly shock to both victims. Now a man’s apartment has burnt down thanks to his Galaxy S4. Xianguo reports that a Hong Kong man with the surname Du was playing a game on his Galaxy S4 when it allegedly exploded …

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Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing

Most of us in the U.S. love to rag on our ISPs and blame them for what we perceive as painfully slow Internet speeds. Our ISPs certainly do deserve their fair share of criticism, but we should also celebrate when things are headed in a positive direction. The latest report from Akamai is cause for celebration as it shows things …

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Somebody’s Already Made A Movie About Edward Snowden

Well, that was fast. I humorously pondered earlier this week that a movie based on Edward Snowden’s life would be eventually made. Little did I know that a group of Hong Kong filmmakers would join forces to make a five minute short film about Snowden’s leaking of NSA documents and his run from a U.S. embarrassed by the revelations. Here’s …

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‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks

An investigative report has angered Hong Kong coffee drinkers this week after it was revealed that a local Starbucks was using water from a bathroom spout to brew its coffee. According to an HK Magazine translation of an Apple Daily report, the Starbucks located in the Bank of China Tower was using “toilet water” from a spout just feet away …

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Get a Little Too Up Close and Personal with the New Steve Jobs Wax Figure

The first anniversary of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ death is fast approaching (October 5th), and what better way to celebrate the life of a guy who meant a lot to many by unveiling a brand new wax replica of him. That’s just what Madame Tussauds did. On Thursday, they unveiled a wax statue of Jobs in Hong Kong – back …

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