HK Magazine Vintage Covers
I came over in 1984 to see the beginning of the negotiations for Hong Kong’s future. I was so fascinated by it that I decided to come and live here. I was quickly aware that this was not the heart of Asia. Chris Patten and I had an argument about this – I’ve always maintained that...
Aug 31 2006
HK Magazine: What’s the point of World Battle of the Bands? Andrew Featherstone: Well, for bands, it’s a way to get some attention, make contacts, win stuff, get aboard, get signed, make steps towards career growth. For me, it’s a way to find new acts for my label, work more with...
Aug 24 2006
HK Magazine: Your last name can’t be Comic. What does your mother call you? Andy Comic: People only recognize me as Andy Comic so I would take that as my real name. HK: Why juggling? AC: Actually, my full-time job is designing magic kits and doing the how-to videos for magic tricks. Street...
Aug 24 2006
HK Magazine: What do you call a male ballerina? Brett Simon: Good question. Officially, it’s “premier danseur,” but speaking strictly from a language point of view, it’s Italian, so the real masculine term should be “ballerino.” HK: How does being a male ballet...
Aug 17 2006
If big corporate retailers, bootleg carriers and iTunes just aren’t enough for your musical demands, then try digging through some of the city’s vintage record shops. Surprisingly, Hong Kong – a place known for shunning anything that’s a hand-me-down – does indeed have...
Aug 17 2006
I was born in a big family with eight children. My twin sister is five minutes younger than me. My dad left us when we were young and my elder siblings took care of the family. We are a tight-knit family. As a child, I wandered on the streets with my younger siblings and rode buses without paying....
Aug 10 2006
I was born in 1974, in Hong Kong. I went to San Francisco when I was 13. You do nothing when you are interested in nothing. I was lazy as a child and rarely got anything done. Everything changed when my mom bought me a piano keyboard as a present. I locked myself up in my room for 10 hours every...
Aug 3 2006
What’s my job? I would say I’m a cultural activist. I was born in 1969 in a small town in the west of Guangdong. I had a very poor family. I had to study very hard to find a chance to change my life. I studied hard and got to Zhanjiang, a seaport city in western Guangdong. It was there...
Person of the Year
Person | Environment | Food & Bev. Health | Nightlife | Shopping | Others Person of the Year Donald Tsang Yam-kuen >> Our Chief Executive took 28.3 percent of the votes. But based on “write-in” votes, one gets the feeling that Bus Uncle would have won if only his...
Jul 21 2006
I came to Hong Kong with a suitcase and $500. I was never the backpacker type. I was 14 years old when I first started working part time through school. I washed dishes, cooked – whatever was needed. It was a good experience; I would recommend to anyone thinking of getting into a business to...