The Graduate (1967)
In a film that portrays the mother of all first-world problems, recent Uni grad Benjamin Braddock is seduced by one of his parents’ friends—the sultry Mrs. Robinson. Not satisfied with being cougar-bait, Ben then falls in love with the more age-appropriate Elaine Robinson, creating a mother-daughter-Dustin Hoffman love triangle that can only end in… murder? (Spoiler: It doesn’t end in murder.)
You’ve bought a bouquet and bonded over brunch: you did good, kid. But now you have the rest of the afternoon ahead of you, and you don’t want to hear about her troubles with Skype, the new drapes or that mole she had burned off. Never fear: our Film editor Sean Hebert has some ideas for Mother’s Day flicks that will show mom how you really feel.
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Tiger Leaping Gorge? “I’ve always wanted to go there!” Any mention of this famous, multi-day hike through one of the world’s deepest ravines elicits wistful sighs from would-be travelers, who consider Yunnan’s northern climes too remote for anything less than a full-on trekking expedition. In truth, Tiger Leaping Gorge isn’t at all hard to get to from Hong Kong, thanks to Sichuan Airlines’ thrice-weekly flights straight into Lijiang—the closest airport to the national park where you’ll begin your trek.
Yunnan’s Tiger Leaping Gorge may have a reputation as a wild, remote corner of China—but Sarah Fung discovers that actually, it can be tackled in a long weekend. Photos by Steve Fung.
A drizzle here, a splash there—sauces are the backbone of Hong Kong cuisine. We love ours thick and we love it runny. We dip in sauce, we stir-fry with sauce, we marinate with sauce, we steam, we broil, and we braise with sauce. Sauces are one of the last truly Hong Kong industries—not outsourced to the mainland but proudly, lastingly, Made in Hong Kong.
Don’t know a baguette from a bagatelle? Then it’s probably time to get acquainted with Le French May, Hong Kong’s annual celebration of all things French. And with it comes Le French GourMay, Hong Kong’s annual celebration of all things French and edible. This year, the focus is on Bourgogne—or Burgundy—wines, and the restaurants that put a little extra effort into picking the perfect vino to go with your dish. À votre santé…
Francophiles assemble! It’s Le French “GourMay.” Léonie Xin Chao-Fong and Kiki Elijandy don their berets and go in search of the month’s best French cuisine.
Eddy Yu and Hung Lam are founders of socially-conscious design studio 3X. Their I’mperfect movement exists to make us think differently about our lives—and our coffee mugs. This project takes mugs that would usually be thrown away and points out the defect, turning it into the reason they’re worth keeping.
Our streets, alleys and skyscrapers play host to some of the brightest, most inspiring minds in Hong Kong. Here they tell us the whats, hows and whys of what they’ve done.
The buzz: Located in Southern India, this refurbished plantation—built in the late 1800s—is surrounded by coffee, tea and spice fields. The entire property is a homestay and includes a larger tree villa and a slightly smaller treehouse, which rests under a flamboyantly colorful Gulmohar tree.
Bored of all those high-rise hotels? Book yourself some treetop accommodation for a greener way to stay above the crowd. By Chin Hui Wen.
It’s a cliché, but yes, Hong Kong is a city of extremes. Whether you want to live the high life or have fun on a dime, you can have (almost) the same lifestyle for two very different budgets. Wanna (literally) get high and/or low? There’s always something to match your lifestyle—and your budget.
Sure, Hong Kong can be great if you’re rich, but you don’t need to be a billionaire to see the best of the city. Go half-baller and half-busker as Adam White looks high and low for awesome things to eat, see and do.
Why would anyone want to eat bunnies? Well, just think of them as chickens with big ears. Rabbit is a pure white meat that’s very low in fat and sodium and high in protein—making it ideal for diets. Rabbit is neutral-tasting, if a little gamey, and it works well across cuisines.
Hong Kong! Verily, we say unto you: Monday mornings need no longer be sheepish memories of Jägerbombs, blackouts and tightly-drawn curtains. It’s time to say no to tequila slammers and yes to making every second of your days off count. Convert to HK Magazine’s Ten Commandments and reclaim your weekend, one day at a time. Literally.
Sick of getting slizzard each Friday night and spending the weekend nursing a hangover? Drop the Pocari and get worshipping, because we're back from the mountaintop with Ten Commandments for a truly fulfilling weekend. By HK Staff