It all started when I became a dancer in TVB in the mid-80s. But my family was so well-off that I decided to leave after a few years. Well, that’s a lie. I needed something that paid more at that point. That’s why I quit.
I began singing in nightclubs and lounges to make ends meet after I quit dancing.
Artists in Hong Kong are of a hybrid breed - it’s not possible for us to focus on just one form of the business. Everyone has to be an actor/singer/model/or whatever gets exposure.
Jordan Chan has been in show business for almost 20 years, gradually clawing his way to the top of the ladder. Now he’s among one of the most popular entertainers in Hong Kong, the so-called “role model of rebels.” He talks to Kentigern Wong about his career and problems with the media.
Indoor hydroponic herb gardens have many advantages. Besides the apparent fact that it is much harder for your crop to get found by the Customs and Excise Department – Helicopter Division, it is also easier for you to control the ambient conditions. But be aware that herbs grown indoors will not appear the same as their outdoor cousins. They will be scrawnier and have weaker stems but despite their measly appearance they will produce as much, if not more, herb resin. Which means you’ll also get more friends.
Kentigern Wong delves into the joyful world of home gardening.
My film column has been running non-stop for 30 years, Monday to Sunday, 365 days a year. Writing keeps my life occupied. I’ve written every day for 40 years.
I was born and raised in Macau. I moved to Hong Kong after graduating from high school and have been living here ever since.
The old Macau was a unique village with a heavy European flavor. It was a laidback, uncommercial place.
The new strip of foreign casinos has brought prosperity into the city.
Shek Qi is one of Hong Kong’s most renowned columnists and film critics, who has written everyday for 40 years. Born in Macau, he has spent two-thirds of his life in Hong Kong. He talks to Kentigern Wong about Hong Kong and the film industry.
HK Magazine: Why sail?
Karen Ball: Sailing is exciting. It’s practically no different from car racing, except minus the pollution and traffic. You also get to learn practical skills, like tying knots and reading the wind. And it’s great for your social life, too.
Karen Ball has been sailing all her life and knows her port from her starboard. She gives landlubber Kentigern Wong a few tips.
HK Magazine: Do you like performing in front of crowds?
SR: I don’t necessarily see myself as an entertainer or a showman, but every professional sportsman loves playing in front of a crowd. The biggest crowd I’ve seen in Hong Kong was about 5,000 people, which isn’t bad at all.
Originally from Serbia, Stevic Rankovic plays for the Rangers Football Club in Hong Kong’s top division. He talks to Kentigern Wong about the world’s favorite game and his colorful career.
HK Magazine: Do you think it’s part of your job to be exposed in the public in order to promote your brand?
Stephen Ngai Fock-Wai is the CEO of the company that manufactures the ever-popular White Flower oil. He is also renowned for his passion for music (and perhaps badminton too). We got him talking with us about the evolving role of Chinese medicine.
HK Magazine: Why did you take up rugby?
King-Yan Fong: I always thought it was a fun sport. When I went to university, I thought I might try something new.
Ally Ng: I thought it might be a bit of an adventure.
King-Yan Fong and Ally Ng are two rugby amateurs who fell in love playing this supposedly brutal game. They explain to Kentigern Wong that rugby is not just for toothless men in tight shorts.
Cold War Camera.
See life gulag-style through the Mockba (Moscow)-5 camera’s lens. $1,000 from stall opposite the restaurant at G/F, 8 Tung St,. Sheung Wan.
Fly to the moon in a dinghy with three wheels and a rotor. Makes you wonder how they did it before this was made. $300 from James Antiques Co., Shop No.3, G/F, 16 Tung St., Sheung Wan, 2850-4988.
Learning how to swing like a psychedelic monkey begins at home, so Kentigern Wong and Simon Bowring go in search for some bodacious booty to bring back to your pad. Pictures by Simon Bowring.
Welcome, gentle readers, to the industrious city of Hong Kong! Where logic, reason and money are the order of the day! But, good friends, all is not as it seems. Questions are arising, questions to which no ordinary man could possibly have the answer. In this time of crisis, the city calls out for a savior – a man who might stem the growing tide of conundrums – a man able to answer the unanswerable! But what man could answer such a call? Prepare yourselves for THE ELUCIDATOR, shedding light where there is none!
I made a bet of $20 with my friend before the movie started that Adam Sandler would play an unsatisfied and underachieving nice guy. There would also be a happy ending. She kindly accepted the challenge.