Record: Tai Mei Tuk

Our family has a tradition of going to eat at the same Thai restaurant near the Tai Mei Tuk area whenever we are together for the summer. Sometimes we add a biking session, a kite flying session or just a leisurely walk around the area before dinner. I took Adrienne out with me for the…

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Song of the Week: 田馥甄,靈魂伴侶

Parts of a translation are about to be attempted (only the verses, not the choruses). I am shocked myself that I am trying to do such a thing. But lyrically speaking, the images in the song are literally structured like parallel lines, always perfectly side-by-side but never meeting. It’s too moving to not at least try…

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Record: yú teahouse 瑜茶舍

Fo Tan is not really the trendiest neighbourhood in Hong Kong. It’s one of the quieter stops on the East Rail line, home to industrial buildings, old hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurants, and long-abandoned spaces. Located on the 14th floor of a very old and shabby-looking industrial building is yú teahouse. I took the elevator up and…

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