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…

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…

‘The Helper’ Premiere

The HelperChoice team was at the premiere of the documentary The Helper at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong on 14 May 2017. The documentary was framed in Hong Kong and features beautiful scenes shot in the Philippines and Nepal.

Have you ever wondered what the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ is? Well, The Helper is all about that (but also so much more). There are more than 350,000 domestic workers – also referred to as ‘helpers’ – in Hong Kong. We interact with these…

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…

World Book Day

 

Ever wondered whether there was a Book Day? Well the answer is yes! World Book Day is a thing. It is a UNESCO-promoted celebration of books and reading which takes place every year on April 23, in more than 100 countries, including Singapore. Books are a fantastic way to get inspired and empowered. They help us improve as individuals and discover new things about a wide variety of topics and foster mind openness. Surely, you agree with us if you too are a book lover!

There is …

New documentary investigates the illegal practices of helper agencies

A new documentary shows how foreign domestic workers from the Philippines are charged illegal fees by many employment agencies, and highlights that the government is not doing enough to protect the rights of these helpers.

The documentary, called ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’, investigates the unethical activities of many employment agencies in Hong Kong, and shows how helpers often have little choice but to take out loans to pay excessive fees.

This makes it difficult…

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…