Thursday, 31 December 2009

This City.....

First off, apologies for the lack of updates to anyone who reads this blog (about 3 of you! haha). To be honest over the last little while i haven't been anywhere of note. And also my camera broke - which was a massive pain in the ass! Anyway, heres a few pics from about over the past 2 weeks or so.....



Kiehls x Kaws action



TST carnage. Everday seems to be a public holiday and the urban areas become chaotic at peak hours. Avoid if you can.

                                  

Please do not squat on the toilet seat - I assume this
applies to mainlanders, no?



View from the Sevva


Full.



 I know i know, worst day ever to go to the peak.

& finally... Some tomfoolery from the Lan Kwai Fong area........



Happy 2010

Friday, 4 December 2009

Protest.....



.....Even if you dont know why. Make some noise.

Monday, 16 November 2009

DJ Premier @ Dragon i, 18/11/09



Producer extraordinaire (& not to mention my personal favourite hip-hop producer ever) DJ Premier is back in Hong Kong this Wednesday @ Dragon i club. Happy.

Via HKH

Saturday, 14 November 2009

A Bathing Ape Pirate store: Hong Kong


Bape is set to unvail Hong Kong's very own 'Pirate store' at citigate shopping mall (Tung Chung, Lantau Island) on December 12th. The mall also houses other outlets such as Nike, Adidas & New Balance.




Thursday, 5 November 2009

Celebrity teachings

Parents of Hong Kong students seem obsessed with getting their children the best education. Influenced by the surroundings of course, HK as an international finance hub offers great reward to those with a high IQ. And so teachers that boast a high exam success rate come in strong demand.

Celebrity tutors can make a boatload from marketing themselves. Splashing yourself on billboards, buses and trams or posters seems to pay kindly for these new found celebs.

Check these pics out,


Meet Michael G, economics teacher & by the look of things one pretty cool muthafucker. Running with the familiar 'CHANGE' motto you could strap a guitar to this guys back & he wouldnt look out of play playing a gig down your local.

This is Joe Chan, looks mean doesn't he? Don't let that stern stare put you off, his economical knowledge is the shit.


Monday, 26 October 2009

Pop Attack!


HK based designer Lun Wong showcases his work @ MINT club on the 29th on October. Go support!!!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Clockenflap


This years Clockenflap festival is just around the corner! Headliners this year include Blood Red Shoes (of 'say something, say anything' fame), Los Campesinos & a DJ set from Alexis Taylor of Hotchip.

The quality of bands HK is attracting is slowly rising with Placebo & British Sea Power both playing recently. Hopefully a sign of things to come.


Visit http://www.clockenflap.com/ for more details

Get with it!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Waffle on

These things are amazing.....

Toasted waffle with melted peanut butter inside

well worth joining a que for.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tit for tat



Dont get me wrong i love the Kong. But sometimes wondering around this place can make your head spin. 7 million+ people all crammed into a phone box provides little personal space and the amount of shit that fills the streets becomes hard to take in. Time to retreat to the country.....

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Claiming back the streets

So were into October. And with the humidity levels dropping (slowly but surely) your finally safe to go outsude again without dehydrating. God bless the winter.

First it was National Day, & then Autum festival. Cue BBQ's, flying lanterns, candle burning & the odd firework or two.


This is one addictive game




Apparently burning candles is an offence. Dont get burned.



Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Named & shamed

Some parents in Hong Kong seem a little misguided when it comes to naming thier children. So parents of HK, let me give you a little heads up with English names. You wouldnt want little Barbie getting bullied in school now would you?

So....... Yobie, Yoyo, Color, Smiling, Jerbie, Heaveny, Winkie, Kinkie or Vinkie and the outrageous 'Hot' are just a few names (contrary to what you may been told / seen on TV) that never have and probably never will be commonly delt English names. Happy parenting though!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The land of a thousand collaborations


Im putting this on Ebay in 5 minutes, any buy it now offers?

Friday, 4 September 2009

Stussy pop up sale store

Stussy pop up sale store - here for more info http://www.stussy.hk/

As you can imagine theres a lot of well, shit they cant sell basically. But from what i remember tee's are $160. Open untill Sep 27th, swing by you never know what you you might find.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Thriller night

Saturday night. Hong Kong's best party district. Michael Jacksons birthday = Dannccceee offff!


Slighty bizare watching 50+ teenagers knock out dance moves whilst intoxicated, but funny none the less.

Press play....


video





Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Hard as nails



With the lack of a decent state pension for some of the elderly in Hong Kong (or in some cases lack of children to look after them) many of the elderly are forced to collect cardboard (or anything else they can gather up) in return for money. And not a great deal of money as far as I'm aware.

As if rummaging around in rubbish bins wasn't degrading enough, they've also got to pile it all together and weave through bustling crowds with carts sometimes stacked higher than themselves. Oh and not forgetting a little added 33 degrees and 90% humidity too. I should of really took more pics before posting this, but if your out & about in HK then your sure to see it. The true work horses of Hong Kong.

In the world of cardboard collecting its survival of the fittest..... Would your Grandma survive?

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Around town pt.6






As usual, click the pics for super sized version

Monday, 3 August 2009

Nowhere

I wasn't going to mention it but f' it, its all news innit?

'Nowhere store' Hong Kong is almost upon us, Usual place - Wyndham Street, Central.



Cue Nigo, Pharrell, an opening party and a shitload of teenagers, sounds enthralling.

a little rant

Manners...... And an absolute lack of. What is it with people? Not holding doors open, pushing in queues, shouting ridiculously loud in public. If another person knocks into me instead of just saying ''excuse me'' or ''m goi'' I'm gonna punch them in the face.

Ok its different cultures, different set of rules, i know i know. But in what society is it ok for you to blow your nose and proceed to nonchalantly throw it on the floor like its a designated rubbish bin..... ITS PEAK FLU SEASON, AND NOT TO MENTION A LITTLE THING CALLED 'SWINE FLU' YOU FUCKING RETARDED IDIOT.

Rant over.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

We dont wait, son


This is a funny one. Its guaranteed that almost every lift / elevator you get in will have its ''doors close'' button worn out (or the plastic cover *swine flu alert* on top).
People simply don't wait in Hong Kong, even if that means trapping another persons limb in the door - ''fuck it I'm in a rush''

Maybe this is the norm - but hey, its my first time living in a city. Step back please.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Bit, bobs & everything in between

Sham Shui Po - This place sells everything, literally. Lighting, drills, screws, fishing rods, buttons, zips, metals and phones that were the shit in 1985. Most of all there is an absolute shitload of fabric stores. Hit the pics......






Vespa x swarovski?