Hong Kong

0506HK by Quentin Lee on YouTube
The official website for the documentary about Hong Kong that Karen and I saw last year links to the film in 8 parts.
Just, you know, shrug it off
Could we all be that chill and remain reverent?
Trevor Boddy reviews One Way Street on a Turntable, playing at the Vancouver International Film Festival
"Hong Kong's New Territories are Burnaby, Surrey and Richmond all rolled into one, but at extreme housing densities and with a frenzy of street-side shops."
Quentin Lee quotes Karen's review of his film 0506HK
He cites her as Quinn, which is how she identifies herself on her blog.
Karen reflects on 0506HK, a personal documentary about moving from Canada to Hong Kong
Quentin Lee, a Hong Kong-born Canadian based in Los Angeles, interviews friends and contemporaries who have made the move from North America to HK, or split time between the two places.

Winds Through the Grotesque Peaks Exactly Like a Blue Silk Ribbon

Lee and Sachi Lefever have been travelling the world and documenting it on their excellent site, The World Is Not Flat. (Disclosure, I had a hand in helping setting up the site, and it's hosted by my employer, Bryght, for which I do technical support.) As a guilty admission, I've only recently started following the site, mainly because early on I subscribed to their 'china' tag and only now are they writing extensively about their travels there. Check out their great articles about Hong Kong's modern efficiency, unidentifiable meat in Guangzhou and the gorgeous photos of Guilin (I always heard it was beautiful, and here's confirmation). The phrase “winds through the grotesque peaks exactly like a blue silk ribbon” is funny, partially because it reminds me of when I was in China, the Internet cafe I frequented asked me to help with the English on their sign. Let's just say some words on the sign did not exist at all in the language. They leave China in September, so it sounds like there's more to come about their adventures in the Middle Kingdom.