Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wow voice

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down—"When We Swam"
Her voice is so sexy.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My mouth dropped

Quite enjoyed this video clip my dad send me.
I was amazed by the ability of the trainer
— didn't even know dogs could make these moves.

Wonder what dogs go through these hundesshows.
Are tortures involved? Did the dogs starve?
Just a thought.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Dreamer

He's bored with his life but said he loves dreaming.

This night, he got too excited for his next dream,
he couldn't even fall into sleep.

I wish you could smile in your dreams.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

White Beauty

Went to my uncle's baptism last weekend.
There were people of different ages.

A senior woman approached my cousin,
gently touching her arm saying,
"Hi, it's been a while!"

My cousin smiled and joked,
"Yes, it's been a while, and you've turned into a Caucasian lady!"

Of course the woman is still an Asian woman,
my cousin was only referring to the woman's hair color.

I couldn't help looking at the white heads in front of me.
They reminded me of my graduation project last year.
And I recall hearing something like this somewhere:
No matter what color you are,
when we grow old,
we all have the same hair color
—we are all equal this way.

During my last year of school.
I was very fortunate to have a great visiting teacher.
She not only taught us well, she is very easy to look at and is very stylish.
Her grayish-white hair matches her beautifully (mind you, she is young to have gray hair).
I once thought she might look better if she had her hair dyed,
but then, I think she look way better this way.
She might have even intentionally dyed her hair grey with white highlights.
Very natural, very pretty.

When I grow old,
I would be very proud of my gray hair.
And later on, I would be even more proud of my whites.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Half Tree by Atsuki Kikuchi

I started off by liking how modest it looked.
And then when I saw the slide show, I like it even more…

The color combination matches the form so beautifully.

This shocked me. So playful.

And, as expected.

Design by Atsuki Kikuchi, founder of the Bluemark design agency.

You don't need a lot of cups and saucers, 
but I think this will be something nice for a new home.
Sweet, huh?


All images from:

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gold Fishes

"Mom, just looking at these gold fishes make me sick"
"Oh yeah? How about this one?"
(the teenager faked some puking sound)

Went to Ocean Park, and saw a bunch of odd gold fishes.
There are so many species I have seen before the visit,
I was in a bit of a shock when I see them,
thinking they must've been exposed to some kind of radioactivity.

My mind changed until I saw these artifacts that were displayed
along with them.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Coming Soon

My new website, work in process.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Building Together

Found these photographs when I organized my pictures. They were taken on a trip to the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre located in Kowloon Park. This exhibition titled Building Together: 160 Years of Hong Kong-French Common Heritage & Perspectives, was available to the public during September 12th, 2008 to February 11th, 2009.

The Building Together poster
Please click on the poster for more info on the exhibition.

Some of the signages

The architectural part plays the main role in this exhibition, but I was more fascinated with actual items from the past (see below).


Embroidery work done by Sisters and orphans in St Paul's Convent

School Yearbook 1967

Proverbes de la langue cantonnaise: recueillis ca et la (Cantonese Proverbs)
Published in 1918

A notice at the old City Hall's museum. Visiting hours were arranged according to gender and nationality.
On weekdays, visiting hours were from 9am to 1pm for Chinese men and from 2pm to sunset for foreign nationals. As for Chinese women and children, visiting hours were between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.

Movie Tickets from the Lee Theatre

Love the interior of this building

The outdoor garden at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

The exterior

The most common bird you see in HK are the sparrows.
They got lots of different species of birds (cageless) at the Kowloon Park,
which makes this visit quite enjoyable.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quality of life: The World's Top 25 Most Liveable Cities

This month's Monocle featured the world's top 25 most liveable cities:
Zurich came first (I LOVE Switzerland!)
and Vancouver came 14th.
I miss home.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fiat Eco:Drive

Not a huge fan of driving anymore though i do miss the wheels.
Here's a recent nicely done advertisement from AKQA.
Although it could be arguably greenwashing, I love the color, animation, infographics and most of all, the narrator's voice.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Candy n I, Summer 2008.

Dear Miss Sweets,

I miss those good o'Vancouver days with u.

Much Love,


Went to the Japanese Toy Exhibition at City Plaza in Hong Kong. There were tons of toys from the 1930s to 1960s. The toy collector, Teruhisa Kitahara's, pieces ranged from plastic masks to tin toys to comic covers to toy packaging and posters. Quite an eye opener.

The Melody of Tears

Illustrations by Korean artist Bomroya

The Bar at The Fringe Club

Opening by Ama
She has a beautiful soulful voice, which reminded me of Shirley Kwan's.

Cheezstereo, Korean indie band

Bomroya painted while Cheezstereo was performing.
She gave out two quick paintings.

The music was awesome but it seems like people here in HK has a diff way of enjoying music in public. Looking forward to more music happenings.

Cheezstereo's band members are cute in a nerdy way and high on energy. Loved their collaboration with Bomroya! Check out Cheezstereo's Myspace here. Their CDs were sold out by the end of the night.

Went on Bom Roya's website but too bad it's only in Korean, and I couldn't comment on her blog till I register. I tried translating the page using Babel Fish, but had to give up on the registration after a couple attempts.

Mong Kok

Never really liked Mong Kok.
It's a place full of the teenage crowd.
Got a friend staying at Mong Kok,
he got me walking through streets which allowed me to see these nice typefaces on old buildings.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gates from Hong Kong

Been walking around the alleys of Sheung Wan.
Quite enjoy looking at these patterns on the folding gates.
(As well as the signage and stencillings. )

I think this is one of the standard patterns.

This one look the same bit slightly different.
The material used suggested it to be a newer design.

The little cut patterns serve as little holes to give light to the interior.
Functional while looking pretty.

The Poon's metalwork.
This has to be the one I like the most by far.
Love the position of the mirror.

There are just so much to look at when you've got the time. I also love the tin mail boxes and gates (non-folding ones). The old mail boxes are part of HK's identity now.