Expat Life

Homecoming

A man wheels his luggage into Chek Lap Kok's arrivals hall, now crowded and colourful now that Hong Kong's Covid-19 hotel quarantine rules have been lifted. Dated September 23, 2022.

Crowns

The curved ridges of pre-1997 HK $2 coins lock together and commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Dated September 8, 2022.

Colonia Babylonia

Hong Kong’s own Tower of Babel advertises popular colonial-era bars, restaurants, and clubs. Based on the October 2, 1995 New Yorker magazine cover by Edward Sorel.

Cupidity

A gawky expat fawns over his disinterested date at the Armani/Privé terrace in Central. Based on the February 19, 1996 New Yorker magazine cover Cupid’s Volley by Peter de Sève.

Dark Side

An expat family warily traverses the Kwun Tong Bypass, unfamiliar with their Kowloon-side surroundings. Based on the August 7, 1937 New Yorker magazine cover by William Steig.

Dragon Riders

An exhausted dragon boat team burns out as their drummer urges them to press on. Based on the June 15, 1935 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

Fountain of Youth

Children do homework and extracurricular activities in the now-renovated fountain of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Based on the July 18, 1988 New Yorker magazine cover by John O’Brien.

Good Vibes Only

Social media influencers enjoy brunch at a trendy coffee shop. Dated May 19, 2022.

Groundlings

An outdoor screening of “Godzilla vs. Kong” at the Grounds in AIA Vitality Park distracts from a real battle between the beasts by Victoria Harbour. Based on the August 24, 2009 New Yorker magazine cover Double Feature by Adrian Tomine.