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At long last, after more than a year of rumors, speculation and gossip, Jamie's Italian finally opens in Hong Kong. The brand has a strong reputation in its native UK--where it has more than 30 outlets--for serving generously portioned and authentic rustic Italian at a fair price. And with...
Jul 29 2014
Organizer of Drink for Good and partner Fluid. Photo: HandsOn Hong Kong
Organized by HandsOn Hong Kong, Drink For Good made a triumphant debut last year, raising over HK$100,000 overnight and successfully reaching their goal of taking over 100 children with disabilities to Ocean Park in March 2014.  Prepare yourself for round two of boozing (for the children, of...
Jul 28 2014
Hokkaido You Do? All this swampy humidity is making a snowy escape to northern Japan sound pretty appealing. Add to that the soon-to-open Ki Niseko hotel, nestled into the base of Grand Hirafu Mountain, and you’re really on to something. Just seconds away from the mountain’s ski lift,...
Jul 25 2014
I was born in Hong Kong in 1951. The Baby Boomer generation is the foundation of society on every level—politics, finance and culture, the world over. The Chinese have an expression: “Born in poverty, die in comfort.” When you grow up in a difficult environment, you cherish [what...
Jul 24 2014
Become an Acrobat Acro yoga is a partner-based practice that draws on the power of acrobatic techniques and involves plenty of balancing poses and stretches. Really advanced instructors and practitioners take on an almost uncanny ability to twist, flip and move in sync. But it’s not just for...
Jul 24 2014
Idiot Interns Snooze You Lose “I had an intern two years ago who spent the entire day sleeping at her desk. She would cover her desk with tissues, and then just sleep on it. I thought she was bored, so one day I asked her if she wanted to go out for an assignment. She looked me in the eye,...
Jul 24 2014
Yum Kee in Tai Po
So Hongry Overlooking the Tai Po Hui wet market, Hong Kee (洪記) has been a household name in fish ball noodles for nearly 50 years. And the resto takes its balls seriously, selling nothing but fish ball noodles ($23). Although they’re a little on the small side, the fish balls here are packed...
Jul 24 2014
Dear Mr. Know-it-All, “Rammasun,” “Matmo”… how do all these typhoons get their names? Is there just some big list somewhere? – Storm Chaser   Essentially, Storm Chaser: yes.    Up until the first day of our new millennium, typhoons forming in...
Missy Ho's
The Jolie Angelina Revered Parisian tearoom Angelina has decided to replicate its European success with a branch at the IFC (Shop 3025-3026, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 3188-0842). Renovations had been going on for a while, but it has finally opened its grand doors. The first Angelina was...
Jul 24 2014
I was heading to SF, so I got in touch with an old college friend to meet up for drinks. He sent a standard response: “Would be great to see you! I’m jammed at work, but I’m sure I can make some time.” I get there and drop him another line. No response. No worries—...
Jul 24 2014