Monday, 17 October 2011

No cheese, unfortunately

Land of no cheese will take a short break until November. In the meantime, I'll leave you with a brain-teaser:

*** Guess the unconventional filling! ***
(fill the blank with the correct option)

Question 1. ___________ tempura:

a. chorizo chunk
b. Turkish delight
c. snickers bar
d. chocolate brownie

Question 2. ___________ sandwich:

a. tofu dessert
b. meringue
c. Greek yogurt
d. ice-cream

Leave a comment if you want to have a guess! Bonus point if you can tell me in what country the sandwich picture is taken - it's not HK. Answers are now in the post above. Thanks to everyone for following and reading!

P.S. More weird food here and here.

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Friday, 14 October 2011

Dashboard processional

A troupe of Dragon Ball figurines:

A flotilla of rubber ducks:

Alternative collective noun suggestions welcome.

More plastic animals.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

On bricks

Update 12/10: Latest issue of Time Out HK is out! On the Hidden Hong Kong page you can see my photos of sinister subways, cash for karma, and where in Hong Kong is this... Click on the picture for a closer look.

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Spot the difference

POST UPDATE ON 10 OCT: I added a new photo! Check out 1.3!

Hong Kong-style fast food chains are quite a source of 'inspiration' for other cafes.

1.1 Daaih ga lok, restaurants across HK:

1.2 Daaih ga sik, Mong Kok:

UPDATE: 1.3 Ga ga lok, Cheung Chau:

2.1 Daaih fai wut, restaurants across HK:

2.2 Daaih ga oi, Kuala Lumpur... hang on a sec, what was 1.1 called again?

For more mysteriously similar things, click: notebooks or lemonade.

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Ink different

There are two types of tattoos in HK. Triad and non-Triad.
Here are some examples of the latter spotted along King's Road.

Can you tell what this one is?

I followed this guy for a while trying to look like I was not photographing his leg. Thankfully he had headphones on!

I haven't attempted to chase after the other type of tattoo wearer with my camera. Probably a good thing.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Stop, look, and...

Aside from the funny angle, can you tell what is strange about this picture?

Have a think before you scroll down.

Think you've got it?

The next picture should give you the answer.

I've hidden it at the bottom of this post...

Don't cheat! Have another look at this picture and think.

Ready now?








Have a look:

Were you right?

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Monday, 3 October 2011

forty winks

Come prepared with a cardboard mattress...

a plastic-bag pillow...

Or just grab an opportunistic snooze on a nearby chair.

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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Special treatment

Spied through a see-through door:

一. Foot-in-bucket treatment

二. Electric eye-bandage treatment

三. Tail-trimming treatment

At least someone is keeping an eye on the door!

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Saturday, 1 October 2011


五星紅旗 = ng sing hong kei: five star red flag (flag of China)

National Day special.

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