Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Love from Venus


My very first fountain pen. Thank you, Venus.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Hong Kong | Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost


My old workplace - the gallery I interned at. / 以前工作實習的畫廊。


This dog is HUGE, like really gigantic. / 一頭很大很大很大的狗。


A cute little community. / 一個可愛的小社區。


Hi, little golden retriever. / 金毛尋回犬。


Sheung Wan is a cool place for visitors. / 上環是一個很好的旅遊點。


Trams in Hong Kong. / 香港的電車。


All That is Gold Does Not Glitter - J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

interview: tony chiu

photographer: christian yuen

Tony Chiu, 19, Founder of Local Hong Kong, BA student from University of Hong Kong, Born in Hong Kong and raised in Shanghai

how does the concept come from?
To create a website that looks at Hong Kong culture from all sorts of perspectives : returnees, expats, international school students and local school students.

how special? 
(1) Student-based website: we have not yet been fully programmed by real world’s values. Because of this, we are more imaginative. (2) Multimedia magazine format - you get to see them in interesting ways.

three best cars?
2003 BMW E60 5 Series, 2010 Saab 9-5, 2007 Jaguar XF

how do you see yourself in 2 years?
It’s hard to say. Hopefully I will have graduated. With a bit of luck, I’d quite like to make my website a sustainable one.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Penhaligon's Bayolea Collection


This September, Penhaligon’s will launch their first ever comprehensive Grooming Range including a facial wash, soothing gel and cleansing mask will compliment traditional shaving soaps, creams and balms to fulfill the everyday needs of a modern gentleman. 

The entire grooming range is scented with the zesty and invigorating aroma of Bayolea. 

Top Notes: Lemongrass, Mandarin, Tangerine
Heart Notes: Cardamom, Black Pepper, Neroli, Lavender
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Musk, Moss, Patchouli, Amber

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Thank you for Penhaligon's treats and Karla Otto's sweet invitation to the event.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

pomellato press preview







Loving their new collection and am greatly amazed by the brand's long history. What a lovely afternoon spent with this elegant Italian lady. I appreciate every woman who pays as much as a Hermes bag for one Nudo ring not because of showing off (as there's merely a tiny logo on Pomellato's designs and hardly can people notice it) but for paying tribute to the impeccable craftsmanship.  Shop 2039, ifc mall
(852) 2234 7283

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

流氓律師


之前與朋友吃飯,當中有一個人很特別,很值得談談。平凡的生活總是要特別的人來調劑一下。

才剛坐下,他便按捺不住急住要介紹自己。「Hi, 我係啊乜水乜水,做左十年既律師。」此時,他臉上掛上一個無比燦爛的笑容,天真無邪的樣子真教我想揑他的臉頰。正如巴金在《春天裡的秋天》中寫道:「那些粉紅的花瓣也就像我所愛的姑娘的臉頰。」

好友問道:「你做開咩類型既 case?」他緩緩道來:「乜都做下啦,哈哈。」他臉上掛上的是一個純真絞潔的笑容。頃刻間,我發現他笑起來跟我在宣明會助養的非洲小男孩很像。

坐在席間的我實在笑不出,這個笑話未免太爛了,當了十年律師卻是什麼類型都做,先不論做人要有原則不能人叫你做就做,身為一位專業的律師,總是有一兩個方面是特別優秀的啊。例如你說你想賺錢可以做 IPO,你說你想安隱可以做集團的 in house 律師,但什麼都做實為濫交,不要得也。即使是在家中看 TVB 的家庭主婦都知道《愛回家》中的霞姐專做地產股權糾紛案啊。

你可能說在小的律師行,什麼類型的案件都要接是常識吧。但如果做了十年也只是屈就於小型律師行,我會選擇不說自己當了十年律師。用十年律師來包裝自己就像三十多歲人還周圍跟人說自己小學三年級體育全班第一。C'mon, cut that crap off.

之後,或許他真的很肚餓,在一家平平無奇的酒吧也很興奮地吃 tapas (那支 White Wine 已經完美地出賣了這家酒吧啊)。我的天,那只是很普通的 Quesadilla,那種你能在超市找到的普通貨色,實在用不著跑到旁邊的台去搶啊,然後你還很天真地當眾吸吮那充滿油脂的食指,如入無人之境去回味那脂香,教人如何是好?當然,他之後也以同樣的方法吃雞翼,我很想送一支雞汁給他。

老實說,我所認識在 Mayer Brown JSM、Baker & Mckenzie、Linklaters、Clifford Chance ,甚至是本地彊 Deacons 中當律師的朋友在下班後如果要跟人正式 social 都會有正經的樣子,至少是 well-bred,至少不會說粗口和當眾吮手指,而且要 r 生意就直說啊。或許總是要有 Louis Litt 這種人才能反襯 Harvey Specter 的睿智。

我希望你在大海中能找到屬於你的一片天空。做人驕傲是絕對可以的,但大前題要看你有沒有料子。

文章 thumbnail:Steve Salo - Head of Meldrum’s Mother, oil on canvas