All winter we have groaned and waited
Assumed we’d never be elated
In front of gods we’d all prostrated
To pray away the cold.
This winter it rained, it poured, typhooned
Old men complained, fair maidens swooned
We wished it might be over soon
But life would not be so bold.
published: May 24 2013 - 12:00am
Here are some more things I hate.
People who think “well played” is an appropriate response.
Anybody wearing Google Glasses (this is a preemptive hate).
The manager of Schnurrbart in LKF who wouldn’t let us sit because we had a coffee even though we told him we’d...
published: May 17 2013 - 12:00am
(I always like writing Japan! with an exclamation mark because I imagine some violent comic-book Japanese schoolgirl yelling “JAPAN!” and slicing somebody’s head off with a katana.)
These are my favorite Japanese restaurants and bars in Hong Kong.
Sake Bar: SAKE BAR GINN
published: May 10 2013 - 12:00am
I love food. I think about food constantly; I eat too much food; I spend a huge amount of time scheming how to consume more food and not gain weight. My days revolve around food, meaning I go to kebab shops and watch the chicken spin around on a tray. Sometimes when somebody boring is talking to me...
published: May 3 2013 - 12:00am
Like any sane human being, I prefer flying at night. Airplane dinner is better than airplane breakfast, the cabin is dimmed like a theater and so nobody can see the drool gobs pooling on your shirt. With a little luck, you might even be able to sleep and have one of those dreams that you’re...
published: Apr 26 2013 - 12:00am
In my continuing efforts to turn this nightlife column into a relationship advice column, I decided to quit with the artifice and do exactly that. So this week, Yalun Tu—untrained, uncertified and unqualified*—will answer your relationship queries that he may or may not have made up...
published: Apr 19 2013 - 12:00am
When I flag down an available taxi and it slows down but then speeds up and drives away:
Oh man, I’m really late for work. Why did I hit the snooze button six times? Why did I watch that “Harlem Shake Compilation 22” on YouTube? It’s like three months old. The Harlem Shake...
published: Apr 12 2013 - 12:00am
I’m inventing a new term and assigning it to me: techno-luddite. I’m comfortable with old technologies (Blackberrys, books, low-end toasters) and tolerate some new (new iPad) but for the most part I’m wary of new things. It takes a long time for me to adapt and usually tech makes...
published: Apr 5 2013 - 12:00am
This year it was one directive and one only: make it through to the night. Every year I start off the Sevens pumped up, ready to live up to my HK Magazine nightlife column moniker, and every year I get too drunk too early and end up in bed both freezing and sweating. This year I was ready to buck...
published: Mar 29 2013 - 12:00am
It’s Yalun’s annual What To Be At The Sevens costume column. How about…
An Asian Ghost. We haven’t seen the long-haired girl from “The Ring” for a while, or that little boy from “The Grudge.” Bo