Hong Kong through the Looking Glass:
Air: You Are What You Breath
by Dante Archangeli

By Dante Archangeli Recent photos from the mainland China city of Harbin show visibility reduced to 10 meters because of air pollution. The airport and schools had to be closed.  The images make Mordor look good and Hong Kong air seem almost pristine by comparison. The vice director of China's Environmental Protection Agency stated "The heavy pollution of Harbin is due to weather conditions".

Hong Kong through the Looking Glass:
Shopping: Are the Dishes Washed?
by Dante Archangeli

By Dante Archangeli The cashier asked, “Do you need a bag?” Standing in International’s much longer than normal checkout line a fellow shopper and I were chatting. Our paths had crossed a few minutes before when he’d excused himself saying he’d left his glasses at home and couldn’t read a label. Were the oranges from China? He wasn’t supposed to buy produce from China. Normally he didn’t do the shopping. But wanting to stock up on provisions with Typhoon Usagi on the way he’d been pressed into service.