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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19 hours, 3 countries, and 2 huge suitcases. Just some of the numbers for our recent move to East Asia. Of course, the adventures started as soon as we took off and it all started with the experience of flying from the US through Korea and into Hong Kong. Business class is what flying must 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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Peering over the edge, the infinite blackness called out with a deafening shriek, its dark arms reaching out to embrace the curious onlooker. Deep down, he looked and saw the shadow of something glinting. The sun reflecting off of a few stones, no doubt. Or was it a wry smile? Listening closer, he could hear […]

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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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Of seasons I am flower-bearing spring

Bhagavad Gita 10.35

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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It might not be apparent, but meteorological spring has begun! Along with the longer days and Daylight Savings Time starting up again comes the quintessential Spring Cleaning. This year, Half Lion Media is redoing everything. You’ve already seen the front page change and you’ll likely discover more changes, too. Take a look, see what works […]

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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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Travel Blog and Vlog!

As of today, we’re officially announcing that we’re going to start a travel vlog/blog combo for you all! If you’ve read our post on creating content, this is a great solution to all of that. These blogs and vlogs will create text, video, and photos for you all to enjoy and share with the world. […]

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Devouring Content

There comes a point in any content creator’s life where they start questioning their ratio of content creation to content consumption. The vast majority of people on the internet are huge consumers of media and information. However, that’s all changing; we have YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, blog comments (hint hint), etc. as easy places to create […]

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Logo Ideas

Welcome back! Today is the start of solidifying one of the important ideas behind Half Lion Media and you can help out! Sometimes running a one-person show is a little difficult. That’s why we’re asking you, the readers and visitors of this website, to help out with some decisions. For example, we’ve been playing around […]

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Official Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Half Lion Media blog! I wanted to thank you for supporting this simple website, especially through the wonderfully tedious phase that is uploading materials and building a brand of sorts. It is our hope that Half Lion Media becomes an important part of your web surfing. We hope to bring […]

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