Room to read: Reading with Zak the Yak

March 23, 2012By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

On the topic of children’s books after catching up with illustrator/author Emily Gravett in Beijing at the Bookworm Literary Festival 2012 last week and celebrating literacy, we also revisited Room to Read founder, John Wood’s his first children book titled Zak the Yak with Books on His Back. Wood collaborated with Nepalese artist, Abin Shrestha, … Read More

How to Shuck an oyster in 4 steps

March 8, 2012By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

We took an oyster shucking class at Pacific Gourmet in Hong Kong recently and was surprised to discover that it’s more straightforward and easier than we thought. We had a go at 3 Australian oysters from Coffin Bay, Duck Bay and Bruny Island, all with flavours and textures of their own. Here’s a summary from … Read More