While I wait for the Intarwebz to rematerialise, feed on this for a while

Friday 8 April 2011, 5.32am HKT


Looks like it’s going to take a couple of days before we get web access back again. In the meantime, let’s have a quick spin through some pictures The Naked Listener took last week or so. (Click on images for larger photos.)

DO

Crescent moon over Hong Kong, 6 April 2011

The sight of a crescent moon sleeping on its back is a fairly rare occurrence in Hong Kong. Think it’s something to do with the heavy air pollution here. The picture is shite compared to the actual view that night.

DON’T (well, actually ‘half-do’)

Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, 6 April 2011

You know, if you’ve lived long enough in Hong Kong, you come to realise the people here are, well, a bit non compos mentis. Instead of moonlit nights and real trees, people here actually prefer man-made lights in shopping-mall-style ‘environments’ that looked as if it came straight out of “Logan’s Run.” But at the official (but thoughtfully useless) ambient air-conditioning temperature of 25.5°C (79°F). The one I passed through that night (picture) is actually one of the better designed structures and I personally quite like it.

DO (and done well)

Stickfitti, 14 March 2011

Not defacement, but an improvement.

This ‘stickfitti’ on a postal pillar box is actually breaking the law (or, rather, the person who stuck it there). All I can say is this stickfitti made more sense probably than the official logos. Here’s another view of the postbox (called the Singapore Mark 1):

Which is the eyesore – the sticker or the postbox?

DO

If you’re running out of living space (like everyone else here is), try this:

Telefishion, 23 March 2011

No, that’s not my fishtank at home. It’s a TV indent that’s broadcast after programming hours (you know, when all the TV programmes have finished for the day). The TV station shoots its fishtank live so that we, too, can have our fishtanks at home.

DO DO DO

Salty sweets, from Ikea, 5 April 2011

I love this. They’re sweets. And they taste salty. It’s an acquired taste to like salty-tasting confectionary, quite European in fact. Everyone I know in Hong Kong hates it. But stops you from losing your hair, though.

DO (while they last)

Octopus jerky from Fukuoka, Jusco $10 Shop, 5 April 2011

I don’t think octopus jerky will ever be exported from Japan because of The Japanese Earthquake Tsunami Volcano Nuclear Meltdown Disaster. The manufacturer of this food is in Fukuoka, just 615 miles (990 km) away from the busted nuclear reactors in Fukushima — practically a stone’s throw away in radiation terms.

The flavourful aroma almost palpably pours out of the packet the moment you open it. I give it an 8 out of 10 for flavour, taste and quality. All for HK$12 (US$1.50 or 94 pence). Don’t bother looking for them now — they’re all cleaned out.

DON’T

One Hysan Avenue, 2 April 2011

Oh gawd. Look. At. How. They. Managed. To. Ruin. The. Building. Dad. Designed.

Look at the funereal-looking black slabs of artificial marble/slate/whatever adorning the exterior. Look at it!

Now. It. Looks. Like. A. Renovated. Funeral. Parlour. Converted. To. Look. Like. A. Renegade. Butcher’s Shop.

Question: Who’s the architect here — you or me?

Worshipful Company

Really resembles Mum, really, 3 April 2011

Popcorn‘s got these big brown eyes that reminds me of Mum. In fact, his general demeanour reminds me of Mum. Especially the way he does his passive-aggressive thing — that’s just so Mum, you know. Just saying.

 

Big brown eyes through the mesh, 26 March 2011

Popcorn’s fast outgrowing the bag he gets ferried around town in.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Couch, 6 April 2011

Longcat is long … but this is longtiger. Relax — it’s a scarf.

(I am NOT going to explain why I have a scarf like this one, nor am I going to explain why I have a pair of hot-pink fluffy handcuffs … oops!).

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© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011.

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6 Responses to “While I wait for the Intarwebz to rematerialise, feed on this for a while”

  1. Woman said

    No one!!!! And I mean no one should have fuzzy handcuffs!!! They are just creepy!!!! Full metal all the way!!!

    I really think that fish tank on the TV after all have gone to bed is a neat idea!! much better than a flag or those bars of colour!!!!!!!

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  2. Woman said

    Trust me. I so know all about temptations!!! Hey HongKong Man… drop me an email.

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  3. i like your mother and your cat. they are a lot like me.

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