HK Magazine Vintage Covers
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
Favorite Hong Kong noise: Airplanes. I used to go to school near Kai Tak. I miss the old airport. The new airport is sterile. In your pocket: Eye drops, chapstick and tissues. Stupidest trend: Kids who pronounce Cantonese incorrectly and think it’s cool, but it’s not. Can we dance...
Dec 22 2006
Once every twenty years, masters from the Jiangsu Province Kunqu Opera Company travel around the primary schools of northern China. They are looking for beautiful faces, strong bodies and pitch-perfect voices; they are looking for the next generation of Kunqu opera stars. Kunqu opera is considered...
HK Magazine: Did you ever get in trouble as a kid for playing drums at the dinner table with your chopsticks? Simon Chiu: No, I never did that! I didn’t actually start playing drums until I was in my teens, and even then I didn’t start practicing until after my family left the house. HK...
Dec 8 2006
HK Magazine: You are sometimes considered a celebrity among Gundam modelers. Anthony Kwok: Um, yes. Within this field. This award has been given once a year so there have only been a few winners since it started in 2000. Contestants must send their creation to Japan in order to participate in the...
Dec 8 2006
HK Magazine: How does your new band compare with Miles Davis’? Kei Agaki: The band I’m with now is the best band I’ve been with. Obviously we’re not kids any more but we still like to have a good time. Miles was a very private person. He had this immense persona, which...
Dec 1 2006
HK: What’s the story behind The Yours? Nic Wong: We’ve been playing together for nearly two years. Jack and I were friends before. Later on we found Ho through an internet chat room. We knew Azia through other friends and we knew he could play the bass. We’re called The Yours...
Nov 24 2006
My Life As A Dancer
The 2007 Hong Kong Arts Festival has plenty to celebrate. First, it’s the festival’s 35th anniversary and they’ll be celebrating with 163 arts events over 30 days. Second, it’s the centenary of drama in China (it all began with Ibsen) and third, it’s the ten year...
HK Magazine: So how long have you known Gloria Gaynor? Alex Briley: We’ve known her since the start of the disco era. But when we actually met... I’m not sure, probably back in the 70s. It was all a bit of blur, but usually if we all sit down together one of the six of us should...