LOOKING AT THE HOTEL LOUNGE SINGER IN HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com It’s tough being what is often described as a “lounge singer”, especially in the bar of a 5-star hotel in Hong Kong and having to please everyone- the Food & Beverage Manager, the customers- mainly tourists wanting to hear something familiar and- quelle horreurs- sometimes, the head bartender who somehowContinue reading “LOOKING AT THE HOTEL LOUNGE SINGER IN HONG KONG”

SERENDIB: KEEPING IT SIMPLE AND SRI LANKAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Visit Hans-Ebert.com Many talk about there being only one Sri Lankan restaurant- AJ’s in Sai Kung, which is okay, and serves its version of lamprais- rice, curry, sambals and a hard boiled egg served inside a banana leaf- but being a Burgher from what was Ceylon, it’s not exactly what motherContinue reading “SERENDIB: KEEPING IT SIMPLE AND SRI LANKAN”

BURGHERS, BURGERS AND CEYLON TEA AND SYMPATHY (PART 11)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Kristine entered my life soon after my breakup with Irina and my mother passing away from the dreaded Alzheimer’s disease which turned into full blown dementia. Though divorced by then, Trina flew down to Melbourne many times to keep a promise she had made to herself: My mother should leave thisContinue reading “BURGHERS, BURGERS AND CEYLON TEA AND SYMPATHY (PART 11)”

BURGHERS, BURGERS AND CEYLON TEA AND SYMPATHY (PART 10)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Before reaching the inevitable breakup, Trina and I threw ourselves into work. Guess it was high avoidance after the death of our wonderful Nipper. The only time I cried during any of our counselling sessions was when asked, Hans, what made you sad? Easy. It was losing Nipper. That little dogContinue reading “BURGHERS, BURGERS AND CEYLON TEA AND SYMPATHY (PART 10)”

A NEW DAY IS ON THE HORIZON? REALLY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk The Boomtown Rats once sang how they don’t like Mondays. This past Monday, one kinda understood why. In cricket, Australia won The Ashes and, quite rightly, Australian pride needed to be released and quieten the wonderful Barmy Army. Though rooting for neither team, I felt for England captain Joe Roots. AshesContinue reading “A NEW DAY IS ON THE HORIZON? REALLY?”

BURGHERS, BURGERS AND CEYLON TEA AND SYMPATHY (PART 5)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk NOVEMBER 22, 2017: OVER AND OUT. Trina, the girl I married, called this morning to express her displeasure at being mentioned in the autobiography being written and published as a blog on social media. But, why, I asked? I had only written about her with the utmost respect. About being theContinue reading “BURGHERS, BURGERS AND CEYLON TEA AND SYMPATHY (PART 5)”

DEAR CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAM AND HER COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY. SERIOUSLY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It now happens with such monotonous regularity that it has become meaningless. It’s a subject that also raises more questions than answers. It brings back some bad memories and becomes irksome because we should not be where we are today- a tired creative community waiting and praying for some fairy godmotherContinue reading “DEAR CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAM AND HER COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY. SERIOUSLY?”

NOVEMBER 22, 2017: OVER AND OUT.

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Trina, the girl I married, called this morning to express her displeasure at being mentioned in the autobiography being written and published as a blog on social media. But, why, I asked? I had only written about her with the utmost respect. About being the wonderful human being I was fortunateContinue reading “NOVEMBER 22, 2017: OVER AND OUT.”

GET REAL, HONG KONG! PLEASE!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk I’ve been telling as many people in Hong Kong as possible recently how I wish I could bottle the city and take it to places like Tokyo, Amsterdam, perhaps Taipei, Copenhagen, certain parts of Melbourne, but away from the usual suspects in horse racing, and if one can stand the pollution,Continue reading “GET REAL, HONG KONG! PLEASE!”

THE GRAND HYATT HONG KONG NEEDS TO GET ITS MOJO BACK

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Around 10-15 years ago when still in the music industry and having recently split from my long suffering wife, our real offices were The Tiffin Lounge and the Champagne Bar at the Grand Hyatt. Living right next door to the hotel meant convenience if needing some different type of stress releaseContinue reading “THE GRAND HYATT HONG KONG NEEDS TO GET ITS MOJO BACK”