HK Magazine: Why did you choose to DJ at Homebase, of all nightclubs in town?
DJ James: Homebase gives its DJs the freedom to play the music they want - not strictly just house, hip-hop or R&B. What happens at Homebase is very Hong Kong and very honest. You can be gay or straight, you can dress...
I was born in Shanghai in 1949, before the liberation of China. My family decided to come to Hong Kong in 1967. I studied at La Salle in Kowloon Tong.
My parents sent my sister to France, and me to Australia, where I finished high school and university in Sydney. I went on to work in New York.
1. M at the Fringe (1/F, 2 Albert Rd, Central, 2877-4000). “A restaurant with a uniquely comfortable ambience, wonderful staff, creative menu and divine pavlova.”
2. Yung Kee Restaurant (32-40 Wellington St., Central, 2522-1624). “Yung Kee is a great place to drop in during the...
Favorite Hong Kong noise:
The jackhammer. Lets you know the city is alive.
“Rock & Roll and the Cleveland Connection”
The Foo Fighters
In your pocket:
The Rolling Stones, Rush, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili...
HK Magazine: Voodoo is generally considered a form of Black magic. What do you think of that?
Polly Wong: Most people have the misconception that Voodoo is about spell casting and symbolic killing. However, that’s only 30 per cent of the truth! At least 70 per cent of Voodoo is for good luck...
HK Magazine: Did you ever get in trouble as a kid for playing drums at the dinner table with your chopsticks?
Simon Chiu: No, I never did that! I didn’t actually start playing drums until I was in my teens, and even then I didn’t start practicing until after my family left the house.
HK Magazine: What is kuoshu, and is it big in Hong Kong?
Alain Ngalani: It’s all styles, whatever you want to do. It’s quite active in Hong Kong because it comes from old style kung fu and wushu. As long as you read the rules, you can do whatever you like.
HK: How does one end up...
My heroes are Tony Montana, Homer Simpson and Bruce Lee.
I was brought up in Hong Kong. At 13, I was sent to a boarding school in England, where, like everybody else, I was bullied every day for four years.
When I was 17, I ran away from school to London. I had no money. I would crash at friends...
1. The Pressroom (108 Hollywood Rd., SoHo, 2525-3444). “Hearty menu if his clients are hungry, impresses with high ceilings and an unusual mezzanine kitchen armed by top chef Adam Levin.”
2. Dot Cod (10 Chater Rd., Prince’s Building, Central, 2810-6988). “It’s known...
HK Magazine: How did you make the decision to leave your job and take up filmmaking?
Patty Keung: I’ve always been interested in creative arts, but when I was young I had other commitments and priorities that, at the time, seemed more important. Now I’m at the stage where I want to make...