Ways to make side money in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong is a wonderful city for so many reasons. Great food, activities, nightlife and people to name a few. Living in Hong Kong as an expat can be tough on the wallet though. While public transport and food can be reasonably priced, housing prices near that of Europe and North America’s most expensive cities. With so much to see and do in Hong Kong it’s always nice to have a little extra spending cash on the side. Here are some handy and fun ways to make that extra pocket change and not stress about the rent.

 

Tutor

The city is big on education, both local and students coming to study from abroad. Hong Kong is constantly ranked as one of the best places to study in all of Asia. This mean that many students are looking to gain academic assistant in their studies. There are sites that make it simple to connect with students who are looking to grow their learning skills. If you have math, science, law, engineering, language or music skills – just to name a few – it’s worth looking into tutoring English in Hong Kong on the side. The money is good and it’s free to sign up as a tutor.

 

Bartend

Working as a barman is renowned as an international trade. With such a large expat community there are many western pubs and lounges in Hong Kong. Often bars will seek a few foreigner barman to service the out of town clients. Working at a bar is great fun and can come with some big perks, often gaining access to gigs, events, and discounted bar rates. It’s a great job if you are looking to expand your social network. Since the whole pub and bar scene is based around socializing, it’s easy to make new friends and network within the city.

 

Be An Artist

There are hundreds of markets, parks and public spaces in Hong Kong. If you have a musical talent, are a performer, or can produce unique art, use that ability to gain some extra cash. Selling your handy-work at a night market or busking in Hong Kong harbor is an excellent way to showcase your talents and make a little cash at the same time. The friendly and international welcomes all sorts of street performances. If you have a talent you decided to show off you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the reaction of Hong Kongers.

 

What to cook on your tent stove
Feb201605

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Camping is one of the greatest activities that a person can participate in in their life. It is a special experience that few people ever forget, but what about preparing the food that you need for your journey? This is a tricky issue and it varies greatly from person to person because of different preferences. This article will talk more about selecting the right food to cook on your tent stove.

The first things to think about

There are four main things to think about with the food that you take camping with you and these are:

  • The stove type you have – this will determine the type of food you can cook, for example a small backpacking stove is not designed to cook a lot of food and is usually for boiling and simmering only.
  • Your transport – if you are travelling by foot, naturally you want to carry food that is going to save space and on weight. If you are taking a car or four wheel drive vehicle then it may be possible to carry a wider range of options
  • Storage options for food – for those travelling by car or other vehicle it may be possible to carry a cooler and this dramatically improves the number of foods you can carry.
  • The amount of space and time you are going for – if you have very little room it will be difficult to carry certain types of food and the length of time will determine how much food you bring.

Foods you can cook

Here are some of the things that you can cook:

  • Pasta and other grains – this is a universal choice for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, because it is easy to store and cook.
  • Meat – a good choice but it is hard to cook with smaller stoves and it has to be stored properly in a cool environment or can only be used on the first day or night of a hike.
  • Soup – this is another classic choice for people going camping and comes in cans or in dried sachets. This is a good option because it is easy to cook with a number of vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots and celery.
  • Pancakes – pancake mix is a great option because it is easy to carry and makes a quick snack or meal.
Getting the perfect wedding photography
Feb201605

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It is no secret that a good wedding photographer in Surrey or wherever you happen to be is one of the most important factors in getting the perfect wedding shots. This is a big factor but it is simply not enough to make the photos perfect and there are many things that you can do and think about before to add that extra edge to your photos. Read on to find out some of the secrets of the ideal wedding pictures.

Scout out the location

This is something that you have most likely done when you first booked the wedding venue, but probably isn’t fresh in your mind. The best advice here is to simply explore the venue again and think more about the most beautiful or interesting places where you could potentially take photos. If it is possible it is also a great idea to bring your photographer along for some creative vision, because he or she may have some great ideas for your particular location.

Don’t worry, be happy

Despite what anyone says being happy and carefree is one of the best ways to look your best in the photos, but also means that your special day is going to be as special as possible. When you are happy you naturally look your best and naturally will take the best photos possible without any forced smiles.

Don’t think of everything

It is a good idea to think up some poses or shots that you want to capture beforehand, but don’t be upset if this does not turn out the way that you want it to. Be open to the idea of some freestyle shots, because being natural is the key to great photos. On the day someone may simply come up with a great idea that will be fun for everyone to try, so simply remember that the wedding is about fun and nothing else!

Brainstorm

This is a great way to come up with some great ideas for some shots that you want to capture. A great thing to do is to talk to your wedding photographer beforehand, because after all they are the expert and have probably been to countless weddings and can really give you some great creative influence.

Think of the details

Details are the most important part of any picture and wedding photos are no exception to this. Think about small but interesting details that you may want to capture, for example are the wedding bands being used have some interesting features. Perhaps you have a specific detail of the dress or suits that you know that the photographer can capture.

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