Day 2: All around Hong Kong island and from bottom to top

June 21, 2017



The morning started very early for another exciting/ exhausting day. We were all decked out in our business best for a grand breakfast at Hong Kong’s famous China Club. David Killian and the Federation of Gay Games site inspectors awarded Gay Games supporters with honorary medals of participation in the Cleveland Gay Games.


Left to Right: David Killian, Paul Choi, Simone Blommestijn, Lau Ming Wai, Regina Ip, Professor Alfred Chan, Fern Ngai, Anna Wu and Marion McDonald



And the real work begins:


A quick change into our t-shirts, shorts and tennis shoes and we are back on the bus for a full day.


The first stop is City Hall, no not to get married, but to check out the beautiful concert facilities; one of many in Hong Kong. Next we are to Victoria park tennis and swimming facilities. These state of the art facilities hold more than 20 fully lighted tennis courts with changing and shower facilities in the heart of Hong Kong’s beautiful Victoria Park. Including the neighboring facility the total of courts is more than the most demanding tennis enthusiast could imagine.



Next stop is Hong Kong Stadium home to the world famous Rugby Sevens. The stadium is strategically situated in a low traffic area and is accessible directly by the highly reliable and safe MTR. Getting to and from the stadium is no more difficult than a walk to your corner 7-11.



There is far too much to see and do so lunch is on the bus as we head to The South China Athletic Association. This 13 story complex houses everything from bowling to darts. Situated only a few minute walk from Hong Kong stadium it is an ease to get to and from. Now we move from city to country as we cross to the south side of Hong Kong island to see the Stanley Beach followed by The Hong Kong Royal Yacht Club’s world class facilities on Middle Island. The facilities regularly host regattas of 60 or more sailing boats at a time all owned, maintained and provided by HKRYC.



No trip would be complete without a stop at the Peak. This will host the Rainbow Run but for today it proved a wonder wrap up to the day with unparalleled views of Hong Kong.



But how do you get down from the Peak? It has to be the Tram — down we goooooooooo.





Getting Started with your Social Media Marketing Strategy Part 1

June 21, 2017


Social media marketing has definitely changed the face of the market for a few years (it is the most influential change in human communication since the printing press) and now it’s mandatory for every business to show their presence on mainstream social media sites. Digital marketing can be very challenging, and takes a lot of skill and time to keep up with the rapid trends, much less master them! That is why employing strategic marketing skills is highly important for the growth and prosperity of every online business. One might consider getting started with Prosperity Research Digital Agency(PRDA) to boost their social media marketing strategy. PRDA, being Asia’s leading social media agency, encompasses all types of digital solutions that are provided by dedicated tech experts for your convenience.

Here are a few things you need to include in your social media marketing strategy to kick start your business:


  • Recognize Your Business Goals –If you don’t know what you’re working towards, you can’t move forward. You should focus on your company’s overall needs and decide how you want to reach them using social media. You will come up with multiple goals, but only a few of them are considered necessary, such as increasing brand awareness, retaining customers, and cutting marketing costs.
  • Set Up Marketing Objectives – To reach your goal successfully, you must have a particular marketing objective that defines how each of your goals is achieved. You can employ the SMART approach, i.e. your objectives should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.


  • Recognize the Perfect Customers – Keeping an eye on the characteristics of your buyers can also help you direct your approach towards a target audience. If you know the age, occupation, income, interests, likes, dislikes etc of your customers, it is feasible to find target audience on social media platforms.

The right social media marketing strategy can help you slay the competition – and Prosperity Research Digital Agency(PRDA) is the experienced team of experts you need! Contact them today for help choosing the best Social Media Strategy for your business!

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What Swarovski Jewelry Personality are You? Le Luxury Reveals Your Style Here

June 21, 2017


“You’ll never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” We’ve all heard that people will form an impression of you, your character, your personality- all within the first 60 seconds of meeting you. The way you dress, your etiquettes, body language, hairstyle, and the type of jewelry you wear all combine to make a statement about who you are. Is it time to consider what your jewelry is saying about you? Naturally brilliant, Swarovski’s fashionable, sparkling necklaces, bracelets, and earrings have proven most successful. Le Luxury’s eBay shops specialize in bringing these exceptional, authentic items at amazing, rock bottom prices.

Ready to learn what Swarovski Jewelry Personality Type you are? Read on:


  • Fun-Loving: Sparkling Swarovski Large Hooped Earrings – If you like large jewelry, such as large hooped earrings, you’re more likely to be an active, social and lively person. These large pair of rhodium-plated hoop earrings add sophistication to your style and never lets you go unnoticed in public or at parties.
  • Classic Elegance: Mother-of-Pearl Swarovski Mini Watch in Pink – For people preferring simple, elegant jewelry, like the elegant and swift mother-of pearl Swarovski mini watch, family values and classic tastes mean a lot. Theses individuals poise and calm demeanor makes them noticeable from across a crowded room.


“I have enough jewelry” – Said No One Ever.


  • Athletic: Swarovski Watch with Bracelet Set in 5 Fab Colors – People with an active lifestyle need jewelry that fits perfectly with their energy level and athletic life. These people want minimum yet authentic style signature that keeps them motivated and feel comfortable. Swarovski watch with bracelet set in 5 different colors is just something that won’t let you go alone!


So, have you found which jewelry personality you are? It’s time to buy something that suits your style. Head over to Le Luxury and enjoy shopping!


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Post-Workout Nutrition Strategy from T8 Fitness

June 21, 2017


Whether you work up a sweat in the morning or evening, chances are you grab a little bite before you hit the gym. A snack before you work out helps give you energy and stamina to go the distance. But don’t forget that eating after your workout is even more important. T8 Fitness, home of ToeSox(the ultimate grip socks!) along with an extensive collection of Fitness products, Rehab Products as well as Yoga and Pilates Products and Machines, knows just how important a post-workout snack is. It helps to replenish depleted glycogen stores, shortening recovery time (aka maximizing your workout to its full potential).


Eating soon after your workout will help curb the hunger that’s sure to hit within the next couple of hours. A lot of people like to plan their workouts right before a meal so that they are getting their post-workout nutrition without adding extra calories to their diet. If you decide to go this route, just remember to include plenty of calories for your body weight and activity level. It’s very important to plan out what you will eat ahead of time, this way you don’t just grab junk food and ruin all the benefit from your workout!

Exhausted after a workout? Try eating some protein. Protein is almost more important after you exercise than it is before, because of it’s muscle-building and recovery power, not to mention, it can give you a little energy boost.

Hydration is key! Water saves your body from dehydration, and helps you maintain your body efficacy even after workout. Chugging a large quantity after an intense cardio session could make you nauseous, so sip slowly if you feel winded.


Bowl of fresh mixed berries and yogurt with farm fresh strawberries blackberries and blueberries served on a wooden table

Post-Workout Snack Suggestions:


  • Boiled eggs
  • Tuna on Whole Wheat
  • Plain Greek Yogurt with Fresh Berries
  • Protein shake
  • Turkey and Cheese with Apple Slices


Believe it or not, the key to any healthy lifestyle is getting the proper amount of each nutrient your body needs, and the harder you work out, the more it uses – it sounds obvious but it is commonly ignored. Do your research and find a meal plan that works for you. If you’re looking to start a fitness regime or for some variety in your workout then worry not! You will find everything you need under one roof at T8 Fitness.

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New Flower-Fed Nordic Pork Packages arrive in Hong Kong, July 2017!

June 21, 2017



The most delicious and tender meat on the market is back in Hong Kong- now with new packaging and flavors- but with the same flavour, texture and health benefits that you’ve come to expect from premium Nordic pork. Scan’s flower-fed pork is fully antibiotic free- this means that the pigs have never seen antibiotics, ever!! Only delicious, juicy and tender pork, which is simple to cook to perfection.


This July you will be able to find 5 new items on store shelves throughout Hong Kong.


  • Pork ribeye steak 240g
  • Pork ribeye with tomato and basil butter 280g
  • Pork collar 280g
  • Pork belly in slices 280g
  • Whole (small) piece of belly 400g


These are packed into slimfresh package, which is a high performance laminated board package that consists of a recyclable, moisture resistant laminated paperboard backing combined with vacuum skin technology. The package is both easy open and leak-proof.


Champ de colza près de Planay en Côte-d’Or (Bourgogne, France)

A unique feature of Scan’s premium pork, is that their pigs are flower-fed. Meaning they add Brassica napus seed(bright yellow flowers commonly seen in Nordic countries, that produces oil-rich seeds- this is one of nature’s best sources of Omega 3!) to the feed of their pigs. This ensures that Scan’s flower-fed pork contains 4 times more Omega 3’s when compared to conventional pork. And it can be cooked any way you like- since it’s loaded with high-quality fat, the meat is quick to prepare. Since it stays juicy and tender longer, cooking time is less critical as well.


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5 Ways Music Improves Our Health

June 21, 2017


One of the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYOHK) main goals and ambitions is delivering quality music to their global audience. Put simply, music is life to many of us- you find it everywhere!  Maybe you have a particular choice and taste in music, and that is what defines you. You might use music to distract yourself from painful or stressful situations. Or perhaps you’ve listened to music while studying or working out, hoping to up your performance.

Research has shown that listening to music, particularly music with a slow tempo and low pitch, and without lyrics or loud instrumentation, has a calming effect on people, even during highly stressful or painful events. It’s not clear why music may reduce pain, though music’s impact on dopamine release may play a role. But believe it or not, music does improve health.

How does music do that? See for yourself:

  • Music as an Antidepressant – Research shows that listening to slow and low-pitched music can calm people down and also, ease their stress and pain. Effects of music have been reported to be stronger than antidepressant doses, and have proved their efficacy in preventing anxiety and stress.
  • Pain Reliever – Again, studies involving patients complaining of pain have provided evidence that listening to music does alleviate pain and depression. Music sure can do miracles!
  • Improves your Immune System – With music having so many positive impacts, research can’t seem to deny of its effects on the immune system! Music has also been found to lower stress hormone levels and decrease the levels of morbidity- and mortality-associated protein in bloodstream.


  • Memory Booster – Ever wonder why learning seems easier when you’re listening to music? Research claims that music can help you remember things and might help people with dementia and other memory-related problems.
  • Exercise Buddy – Listening to music also helps us swing to the top of our energy levels and exercise well. Studies report that motivational music during exercise helps you feel better and synchronizes your activity to achieve a better respiration rate.

For those who think music isn’t fun, try discovering it at the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYOHK)  summer festival or global concerts and have your mind blown away! This year, the Summer Festival will be held in Hong Kong from 2-24 July.

See the full Asian Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Camp and World Tour Schedule here.

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Day 1: Gay Games site visit starts in Hong Kong LGBTI supporting diversity and inclusion

June 21, 2017

Hong Kong is a magical city and the heart of Asia. The Federation of Gay Games site inspectors started their day at the crack of dawn. I team briefing meeting hosted by Ogilvy and Mathers in the Central was the launch point. Surrounded with branding ideas to turn all of Hong Kong into a celebration of diversity and with guest speaker Peter Reading lead counsel for the Equal Opportunities Council of Hong Kong provided a briefing on LGBT and civil rights strides in Hong Kong.


FGG site inspectors kick off meeting at offices of Ogilvy and Mathers


On the bus:


A very long day driving through the lush subtropical back roads of Hong Kong inspecting a wide range of world class sporting venues, cultural locals and a few bathrooms too.























































Asia’s bid to host the Gay Games could not have been more excited at sharing this great city with five  enthusiastic inspectors. Their energy was infectious and we all needed it. Tomorrow starts a new day and even more adventures.