Saturday, 27 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
The repetitive patterns of these pigeon holes are captivating. But maybe what is more intriguing is the fact that these holes are, small in size as they are, expensive. While those shown in the first photo and the foreground of the second one are public rental housing flats built for the low income families, the pigeons living in those dearer holes in the background of the shot below are generally required to spread out the mortgage repayments in 20 to 25 years.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
The white part is the floor and the darker upper bit seems to be the wall? The longer you look at it, the more you will feel puzzled about the dimensions. If you ask that same question, your eyes are duped.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
If croissants are French, bacon and eggs British, what represents a traditional Hong Kong breakfast?
For the answer, look no further beyond the local chachangtans, or literally "Tea Meals Bistros". The best ones are in the older public housing. With some luck, you can come across a chachangtan which illegally takes up the shop-front area for business. The alfresco area, unlike in France, does not charge higher for the same meals as you sit farther away.
So what is the best "traditional" sumptuous Hong Kong breakfast you can have in a chachangtan? My suggestion is take the set breakfasts, usually categorised in Sets A, B and C. Sometimes the varieties extend to even G, if the chachangtan is really popular. The most ordered is the one as shown above: a dish of instant noodle with Satay beef, an omelette with ham shreds inside, a mediocre bread-n-butter, as well as a cup of hot drink. For drink, do order the Si Mut milk tea (search this blog for Si Mut, if you have not read about it here). Bon appétit!
Monday, 22 November 2010
For over 50 years the World Press Photo has its yearly photo contest held as its core activity, which invites participation from serving photojournalists. The 2010 contest has been announced and we have noticed many intriguing winning images which we can also call street shots. Some of those images were done by Michael Wolf who won the first prize in the Daily Life category with his project, Tokyo Compression.
Michael Wolf was born in Germany and spent his childhood years in the United States. A graduate from Essen University, he has been working on his photography projects in the Asian countries. His interest is in the culture of this part of the world.
The images are reproduced by courtesy of, and with copyrights held by, Michael. You may visit his site for more inspirations.