Sometimes impatience leads to a great adventure, where instead of waiting for something to happen, you forge your own path. Such was the case when I saw the line for the tram to get from the bottom of Mount Austin to “The Peak”. I had only come to Hong Kong for the day, the line […]

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You could feel the vibrations in the streets from the drums a few blocks over. Electric energy flashing from person to person as more and more people crowded the Fire Dragon Path in the area of Tai Hang. The smell of incense was getting stronger and stronger, stirring up the audience as they shifted around […]

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In Fall (or Autumn) in South China, the blazing heat of summer starts to subside and the people breathe easy again. On the 15th of the 8th Lunar Month (generally September), a festival begins to celebrate the moon and the Autumn season. It’s a festival full of lanterns, mooncakes, and even a dragon made of […]

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Warning: If you ever go to Hong Kong, you may never want to leave. I’m not alone in that sentiment, as the “Special Administrative Region” of China, Hong Kong, is bustling with people from all over the world. Living so close to Hong Kong, I have the opportunity to visit almost as often as I’d […]

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The “land of deep drains”, a Special Economic Zone, and what I’m calling home until near the end of 2016: that’s Shenzhen. And I’m almost certain you’ve never heard of it. For my friends who don’t speak Mandarin (that’s most of you), it’s not pronounced “Shen-ZEN”, it’s more like “Shen-JEN”. It also happens to have […]

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Part 2 of our travel blogs. Read our first entry on Planes here. Welcome back! After enthralling you with adventures on planes, I’m sure you’re wondering how to spend the least amount of time in airports. The short answer: Don’t fly. The longer answer: Be very lucky and have TSA Precheck. The fact is that if […]

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This is the beginning of what I hope is a full series on travel. I travel a lot. I mean a lot. In fact I’m writing this on a flight back to Chicago. Most of my flying is because of work and since that takes up most of my week, I like to think I’m […]

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改善 – Kaizen It means improvement in Japanese. Generally, people use it to refer to continuous improvement principles. Things that get better every time. It’s a sort of thing that gets people into a Zen-like state. Manufacturing companies use it, technology companies use it, there’s even a business consulting firm named Kaizen. Great. Things get better […]

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Hello World

Hello Half Lion Media readers! My name is Rajiv Khattar and I’m honored to share Half Lion Media with you all. It’s my pleasure to run the travel section (among others) of our site. For this intro post, I wanted to let you all know a little about me and why I’m the one doing this travel blog […]

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