🌊 Young, dumb, and broke
27.5.21 | "Every effort counts."
I’ve been informed, to my surprise, that some people get the impression that Harbour Times is a successful publication raking in the media dough. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
The whole publication of HT is run by two millennial writers; one of them (that’s me, the one who writes High Tide nearly every day), is a broke journalist who continues to work three other jobs as a bartender and barista so she can afford to eat.
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PS Enjoy the song with a title that also happens to perfectly describe me.
DAB party chairman Starry Lee’s former assistant has been sentenced to eight months in jail for a bribery case. The case involves the defendant offering goody bags to individuals (paywalled) to get them to vote for the party’s candidate in 2018.
Many enjoyed the rare super blood moon in Hong Kong last night, althoughsome complained the moon was blocked by the clouds.
Thousands of students have withdrawn from their schools, a survey by the Professional Teachers’ Union finds. 25% of the schools surveyed said that over 20 students had left (paywalled) since last September.
Speck of Hope
What’s our favourite speck of dust up to? These little drawings are a comfort during the days I feel burnt out from life.
Tomorrow we have a special guest taking over High Tide! Check-in on Friday to find out who it is. You can also read about our guest last week, SCMP cartoonist Harry Harrison.
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