Wednesday, 29 August 2012

An inner glow

Streetside shrine, Tin Hau
Mid-Autumn Pagoda (detail) Installation by William Lim, currently showing at Artistree, Taikoo Place
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EXTRA, EXTRA (Two things actually):
1. A new issue of Time Out Hong Kong is out (Cheap eats special! Yummy!) featuring my humble page, Hidden Hong Kong:

2. A very unique event worth sharing: an aria for every bottle, a glass for every song. Intrigued? Click here for event / click flyer below to enlarge.


Photographs 1-3 © Emilie Pavey

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Paper trail


Paper offerings to be burned at a festival in Shau Kei Wan yesterday:

Servants:

Horses:

Up in smoke
More paper magic
An iconic horse

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Stop / go


From a city of opposites, in Time Out HK issue 110.

Nice mac.



EXTRA, EXTRA:
New Hidden HK page out this week: the underbelly of Causeway Bay. Butterflies! Fake trees! Eggs! Quite like this one. (Click to enlarge)


All content © Emilie Pavey

Monday, 13 August 2012

Cubicle office


Working late ...

In a box ...

But what are these exactly? This and this.

- More impossibly tiny workspaces -

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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Sun, rain and geopolitics


One umbrella 'rejects China' (at a recent rally) ...


... while another embraces the world:


- Umbrellas in the land of no cheese -

All content © Emilie Pavey

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Little house in the green field


Two houses in a sea of green.

near Silvermine Bay
Uninterrupted views — a rare thing, in Hong Kong ...

near Luk Keng
But who knows for how long?

- Details of village houses -

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Monday, 6 August 2012

Beware of the dog


Every shop should be equipped with a ferocious guard dog to scare off potential shoplifters. 



Don't be fooled by appearances. Inside every urban pooch lurks a bloodthirsty hound!

Lovable local mongrels.

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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Go forth and multiply


Is it me, or is insert-a-multiplication-sign-for-a-product-tie-in a HK thing? 


I'm not sure why it irritates me. Possibly because it is frequently associated with Hello Kitty and the like. (Hello Kitty × Mickey. Hello Kitty × Little Red Riding Hood. Hello Kitty × ... a unicorn poo. Etc.) Or possibly because I am not sure how to say it. Hello Kitty multiplied by unicorn poo? Hello Kitty times unicorn poo? Hello Kitty by unicorn poo? None seem right.


Perhaps advertisers hope that '×'ing the two names will somehow come to a greater result than '+'ing them.


I can only assume that inserting the mathematical symbol is effective because I've seen it so many × over the past year. Clearly, marketers are all trying to get a piece of the π.

Another HK form of marketing.

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Friday, 3 August 2012

Men in white





How to get your whites dirty.

EXTRA, EXTRA:
Hidden Hong Kong in Time Out HK, out this week. The theme: Gentlemen's pastimes; a HK phenomenon ... also, where in HK is that thing? Do you know? Email Time Out!
Click to enlarge:

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