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HK Magazine: Why “Kolor”? SS: The band collectively decided on the name “Kolor” as a way to capture the diversity of our music. We use different elements of music, electronics, and styles to create our own sound. Although we come from different backgrounds, we like to...
Feb 2 2007
I was born in New York into a family of four. My family went back to Hong Kong when I was two. I studied at St. Paul’s. I was a good kid. Come on, I was in the choir! I went to the States to further my studies. I hung out with my gang-like friends and did very, very bad things that I am not...
Feb 2 2007
My original ancestor was probably a bastard. I don’t think any two generations of my family have lived or died in the same country. My father was born in Japan, in the UK consulate. For some reason his mother went to Japan every time she was about to pop. My mother was born in Hong Kong...
Jan 19 2007
It used to house belligerent soldiers and pirates who didn’t know the meaning of law and order. Today, 160 years later, Victoria Prison stands hidden behind a clump of high-rise buildings. Quiet and imposing, the structure is typically empty. However, for three weekends starting January 7, it...
Jan 19 2007
HK Magazine: Who is Dr. Eggs and why name your band after him? Joul Jacquin: It’s a stupid story, but I’m a big fan of “Back to the Future.” At one of our first shows, we were dressed as Doc Brown and throwing eggs at each other backstage. Finally, it was our turn to perform...
Jan 12 2007
Up-and-coming local film directors have it marked on their calendar - January 25, the opening of the “I SHOT HONG KONG” short film festival, where 20 films, all of which use Hong Kong as their backdrop, will be screened at the Agnes B. CINEMA! over two days, culminating in a wrap party...
Jan 12 2007
HK Magazine: Has music always been a part of your life? Hanjin Tan: You could say that. I started singing when I was 7; luckily I never listened to my primary school teacher, because she told me I had a horrible voice! I joined the school choir in Singapore when I was 13, which I actually really...
Jan 5 2007
After Bergen, San Francisco, Vienna, Honolulu, Melbourne, Seoul and Singapore, the annual City Festival at the Fringe Club finally swings its spotlight over Hong Kong, highlighting some of our best and brightest performers, directors, artists and cultural commentators. Each year, when the Fringe...
Jet Li
I am very brave when doing all the action scenes in front of the people who are on the set, but when a girl comes close to me my face turns red because I am so shy. - Jet Li, Martial Arts Star Sometimes I cry when I read the newspaper. - John Sham Kin-fun, TV Personality and Activist You can...
Dec 22 2006
1. Bookshop Café adjoining Broadway Cinematheque (Yau Ma Tei). “Love the open concept and snack bar. There’s somehow a flow in the space and I just enjoy my cuppa even more surrounded by the awesome art books available. Definitely my little haven in Hong Kong.” 2. Isola Bar...
Dec 22 2006