How Can I Ship Balikbayan Boxes From Hong Kong?

Gifting through what is known as balikbayan boxes is common practice among the Filipino community abroad (including foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong). The Tagalog word balikbayan literally means ‘return to home’. The name says is all: Balikbayan boxes have become one of the favourite means for many Filipinos overseas to contribute and maintain their bond with their family members (including extended family) who remained back home – particularly on special …

11 ways to celebrate Hong Kong Establishment Day

Hong Kong Establishment Day is right around the corner. For that special occasion, we have compiled a list of the 11 must-sees and do activities on July 1st (and all over the weekend) in celebration of the 20th anniversary of HKSAR Establishment Day.

What better way to kick-start the celebrations than dancing? On Friday night, we recommend that you head over to the HK20 Lan Kwai Fong Handover Party in Lan Kwai Fong to enjoy Chinese cultural dancing and performances with…

Philippine National Day

Monday, June 12 will be the 119th Philippine National Day – a day of celebration for Filipinos all over the world!

The year 1898 was a historic date for the Republic of the Philippines as it marked its independence from Spain. The Philippines have had a long history of being a colony as the nation was first under Spanish rule and then American influence – but also occupied for several years by the Japanese during World War II. After a few failed Spanish attempts to colonize the …

Dragon Boat Festival 30 May 2017

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. It is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese calendar – and has been for more than 2,000 years. This year the celebration falls on May 30th in Hong Kong. Many legends around the Dragon Boat Festival exist but surely the one that prevails in many regions is that of Qu Yuan, a renowned poet who was exiled during the Warring States period. Legend has it that…

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has been around for some 100 years and is currently celebrated in almost 50 countries throughout the world, though on different dates. In Hong Kong, we will be honouring all mothers on May 14th. This day was established so all of us can remember how important it is to tell mothers that we cherish and love them.

If you are a helper in Hong Kong you might want to use this special day to bond with the children you are caring for by helping them make wonderful gifts – handmade…

Helper Appreciation Month

Most of us in Hong Kong do have those special ladies in our lives – those great women who contribute to making our lives more comfortable. We know them as we rely on them every single day; they make it possible for many of us to go to work knowing that our loved ones and homes are well taken care of. Helpers – as we most commonly know them – make up 5% of the population in Hong Kong.

Helper Appreciation Month is a community-shared initiative launched in 2015 aimed at celebrating helpers…

The 7 Most Awesome Movie Nannies

Why do nanny movies make you instantly smile?

 

No matter how much you enjoy the independence and liberation of being grown-up, chances are that memories of being taken care of as a kid can make you feel all warm and fuzzy. And while you probably have your awesome parents to thank for all the wonderful childhood memories, there may also be a third person who merits some credit and appreciation—your nanny!

Doesn’t matter if you referred to them as “nanny” or “domestic…

Should I give my helper Mid-Autumn mooncakes?

Being an employer during the holidays is not always easy. Here are some helper Mid-Autumn facts to help you through it.

Maybe you haven’t even thought about this: should I give my helper mooncakes? Do you also get frustrated by the contradicting advice of friends and other employers? Never know what you should do? Whose advice to follow? We asked some helpers to see what other employers really do. Read these 5 questions and be ready for Mid-Autumn.

#1 Should I give my helper a day…