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Mercedes Hutton and Liz Weselby are two short-haired blondes, both from the back of beyond in the UK who left it all behind to start afresh abroad. FILTH is their take on life in Hong Kong.

Mercedes Hutton and Liz Weselby are two short-haired blondes, both from the back of beyond in the UK who left it all behind to start afresh abroad. FILTH is their take on life in Hong Kong.
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United States

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Mercedes Hutton and Liz Weselby are two short-haired blondes, both from the back of beyond in the UK who left it all behind to start afresh abroad. FILTH is their take on life in Hong Kong.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 8: High (and low) society living

11/3/2018
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Inspired by Crazy Rich Asians, Liz and Mercedes explore how the antics of the books and the movie differ from reality -- or not, as the case may be. And, in contrast, how the extreme wealth of Hong Kong’s richest dynasties makes the plight of the territory’s underprivileged even more poignant.

Duration:00:37:11

Episode 5: Housing in Hong Kong

6/20/2018
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From sub-standard subdivided living to some of the costliest property on the planet, nothing hammers Hong Kong's wealth gap home like the topic of housing. In this episode, Liz and Mercedes explore the realities of life in one of the most densely populated cities in the world, where real estate is eye-wateringly expensive and shameful statistics expose the sheer number of people for whom a dignified standard of living is denied.

Duration:00:33:50

Episode 4: Sustainability in Hong Kong

5/22/2018
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Welcome to our first interview! Cristina Kountiou, long time Hong Konger, fashion professor at SCAD and advocate of sustainability joins Mercedes and Liz for a chat about conscious consumption and how to lead a more sustainable life in HK. (With thanks to NakedHub, New Street).

Duration:00:31:46

Episode 3: Dating and relationships in Hong Kong

4/25/2018
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Mercedes and Liz chat about the positives and the pitfalls of seeking romantic adventures overseas.

Duration:00:35:22

Episode 2: Culture shock

4/25/2018
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‘The sense of adventure always prevails.’ Mercedes and Liz explore culture shock, what it is, how it manifests and what happens you turn it on its head.

Duration:00:38:08

Episode 1: Welcome to FILTH

4/25/2018
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‘I wanted to live in a place where the buildings had holes in so dragon’s can fly through’ Liz and Mercedes chat about the definition of an expat, and what it means to be one.

Duration:00:20:42