HK Magazine: Why is your group named “Clea”?
Lynsey: At the very beginning, there were four in our group, including a girl named Chloe. We met each other in an audition for a TV drama and that’s how we became friends. Soon we discovered our common dreams and interests and...
I was born in Hong Kong in 1973. We lived in Kwun Tong and left when I was eight.
I was very sick as a child. I had severe asthma.
I lived in the hospital. I was at the Catholic hospital so often they gave me a number; I was M60.
I was not only asthmatic but very clumsy. I would fall, hit my head,...
I was born in Hong Kong in a family of five.
My dad passed away when he was in his 30s. Mom raised us single-handedly. She is exceptionally brilliant.
My mom remarried in her 60s to Uncle Hui. He had courted my mom before when they were younger. Many years later, they ran into each other in...
HK Magazine: You're called Climax. Do you come often?
Barry Tam: Our name can mean many things – “orgasm” just being one of them! Our aim is to induce an orgasmic feeling in our listeners. That’s why performing live is great; the atmosphere makes it easy for people to get...
In your pocket:
Cell phone, headache pills and pocket change.
Homeboy wannabes; so sad.
Jazz music lovers - they appreciate your talent so much more.
Home asleep with my two fat cats.
As a child:
An angel... so I was told.
In 20 years:...
Ever wonder what people did for kicks in Hong Kong before shopping malls, nightclubs and the internet? “Hong Kong’s Popular Entertainment” looks back at the activities that have kept people amused over the past 150 years. From dragon dances to horseracing, outdoor Chinese operas...
Favorite HK noise:
There’s something soothing about the sound of road sweepers.
On HK audiences dancing:
Sure. The crowd at last year’s Rockit Festival were awesome- especially when Feeder graced the stage.
Ones that rock! Hong Kongers worry too much about what...
450 square feet of art, that is. “450 Sq. Ft.” is the second group exhibition by the St/Art street art collective - an initiative of design studio ChinaStylus. Following their successful “TRASH” exhibition earlier this year, ST/ART’s next project will present a...
HK Magazine: You were trained as a classical violinist. How did you get into the pop music industry?
Janet Yung: Well, I wrote some lyrics and posted them online. Then I was invited to the studio to perform and create a demo.
HK: What is the usual first reaction when people hear you’re a...
I was lazy as a student and was sent to boarding school in the UK.
I was the top student. I was proud of being the Head of House at school. I am Chinese and it was a British boarding school. It really says something.
Suffering was a large part of my cadet training. Some “gweilo” hit me...