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How Can I Get Access to Public Health Care and Medical Service? Which One Should I Go To?

“Should I go to the government clinic or emergency room? I heard that the waiting time is very long…” “Am I entitled to the service in public hospitals? What documents should I bring?” You may have the above questions when trying to figure out where you can go for medical check-ups and treatment during your employment contract in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong health care system runs on a dual-track basis with ...

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Creative and Affordable Options When Your Helper is On Long Leave

By PathFinders Many households in Hong Kong, especially those with young children and elderly parents, rely heavily on the support of foreign domestic helpers. When helpers need to be on long leave for a period of time – due to childbirth, illness, a crisis back home - it is understandable a lot of employers feel some degree of anxiety.  The imminent questions tend to be: “What will happen to my household during ...

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An Unplanned Pregnancy: Planning Your Next Steps (Phase 2)

By PathFinders (Click here if you have not read phase 1.) In Phase 2 of your planning when experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you will need to be looking ahead into the future.  As a reminder, put things down in the format that works for you. It is important for you to be able to physically check where you are in the planning, to tick/cross what you’ve done, to see what you need/have to ...

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An Unplanned Pregnancy: Planning Your Next Steps (Phase 1)

By PathFinders Some things in our lives happen unexpectedly and catch us off guard. This may either bring us happiness; or it may be so challenging that we hit a breaking point. If you are experiencing the latter, you are definitely not the only one! There is a famous Japanese proverb “fall seven times, stand up eight”. The message is simple yet powerful. When life knocks you down many times, all you ...

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Helper’s Holidays during Covid-19: What’s New?

Tightening of social distancing measures (again) On July 23, the HK government has maintained its social distancing regulations to only allow restaurants and places of worship to have 50% of the original seating capacity. Restaurants cannot provide dine-in service after 6pm every day until 5am the next day. They may provide take-aways alternatively during the time frame, however. Meanwhile, the number of people in gatherings at public spaces remains at ...

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5 Places for Kids and Parents This Summer 2020

More and more venues are opening up recently as the number of Coronavirus cases in Hong Kong have decreased (you should remain cautious about personal hygiene nevertheless). As summer holiday is approaching, here are 5 places to bring your kids to this summer! Ocean Park The theme park has reopened since mid-June, after being heavily hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in a near bankruptcy and shut down. The ...

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Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy: Abstinence and/or Contraceptive Methods

By PathFinders When you are in a relationship, it’s important to have open and honest conversations about relationship issues with your partner - including sex. Both of you need to make decisions about sexual intimacy together. Even though it may be awkward or embarrassing to speak about it at first, it’s actually one of the best ways to maintain a happy and healthy relationship.  Partners need to continually talk about each other’s ...

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3 Strategies To Make Long-Distance Family Communication Work

By PathFinders People are getting increasingly mobile. For many of us, it means we are farther apart than ever from our loved ones. Communication is key for any relationship, whether you are living together or living far apart. While technology presents us with an opportunity to be connected even when there are geographical challenges,  there are things to consider about long-distance family communication. The challenge is not only about how to ...

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A Rising Filipino Youtuber – Jkristine, an OFW in the Middle East

“When I started making my stories on Youtube about my life and journey here, I feel more uplifted and confident in myself.” Earlier this month, Jkristine Gonzaga, an aspiring Filipino Youtuber, shared her joy and celebrated her achievement of hitting the 1k subscribers milestone in her latest video.  Having worked as a domestic worker for more than 2 years, Jkristine decided to vlog about her daily life to stay connected with ...

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3 Essential Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals

By PathFinders A number of people, including foreign domestic workers, came to Hong Kong with the hope that their lives and that of their family members will significantly improve. Beyond simply earning an income, many have larger dreams and bigger goals.  Something to Think About…What about you? Why have you decided to come to Hong Kong? What are your goals and life plans? Is it to purchase a piece of land or to ...

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