Saturday, October 21, 2006

Very entertaining indeed

The performance of Maywa Denki was better than my expectation. Actually I didn't know much about them, just my cousin kept telling me that she got some great seats with discounted price, ok, gave it a try. Just like what the supervisor(社長)said, Maywa Denki was a famous japanese brand like that of sony, panasonic and "micosoft". All their music was played by their electronic "products" which were very dangerous with 100 voltage of electricity. Of course that was only the gag. Nevermind if the music was good or not, it was very entertaining and funny. I felt like I have not had such belly laugh for a long time. I really appreciate the creativity as well as the business talent of Japanese. Very often, people are either creative but fail in the commercial world, or they earn a lot as the business genius but got no creative mind. Maywa Denki seems to manage both. I look at their little gadgets and toys, it's hard not to buy them (if I see them selling in the market).


Knock Man Family

This part was very funny (if you're a japanese animation fan like me):
1980's : 機動戰士
1990's : 新世紀福音戰士
2000's :

後記: owing to this Maywa Denki, met ppp again, nice meeting!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Shop Shock

I don't know if the shop called "Beat"(節拍) at the old Hollywood Plaza in Mongkok still exists or not (cos I seldom hang around Mongkok now). Anyone who is above N years old would know the horrid experience of shopping in this shop. There was an old woman pushing you out of the shop, saying that you were not a likely customer and shouldn't stay in the shop. I recall this experience cos the shop ________ is exactly the same. I'm fortunate enough to be approved and regarded as the real customer so that's not my experience. I'm just an onlooker to the those poor innocent boys/real guilty "unqualified" who were rejected to enter the shop. That is the principle of owner - to sell the product to the real music lover. Some may not agree with the owner's idea, anyway. I was asked to write something about it (of course the positive opinion). My friend exclaimed, "so you're going to praise this crazy policy?" It doesn't matter cos Sagittarian likes to bullshit around (no, i mean to make everyone happy). I will not write the propaganda stuff here. Just to show some of the product of the shop. They are quite impressive, so maybe you have to take the risk (of being rejected ^0^).

bowie t


new order t

New Order & Unknown Pleasure

jd t

Love Will Tear Us Apart

derek t

Derek Jarman's Jubilee

smiths t

Marr & Morrissey, Big Mouth Strikes Again

suede t

Metal Mickey

blondie t


cowboy t
Vivien Westwood's gay cowboys (once was worn by Johnny Rotten)
I have never worn this Tee out. I can't wear it, my mum will jump around and scold me for buying this Tee.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

When the MV is far better than the song

Crap song but ... one of the indie boys is so cute, definitely deserves a play (... I mean to play the MV)

Indie Boys Don't Deserve It - QoN

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Review of being a crap tour guide

In addition to all the passion and frustration, imagination and association, elation and depression, what does music bring to you? An empty purse? Stacks of cds and vinyls which your matchbox home is no longer able to contain? All is true to me. By the way, it gives me a bunch of friends who I would have never known but for my love of particular music/band/sound. I met some of them through internet or gigs, some still keep in touch, some are lost. I catagoise them according to the name of band like "my suede friends", "my manics friends", "my libertines friends" and so on. R and A are my suede friends from the Netherlands. I came to know them 10+ years ago (gosh, disclose my age) through the website of R (and A is his girlfriend). Of course that was the heyday of suede. My first visit to R & A in amsterdam was a disaster cos' I could hardly communicate under the influence of whatsoever. Those were the days. We are somewhat sober, older (sadly) and wiser (hopefully). R & A are now professionals flying around to attend conference (shit, I'm still fucking around) and that's why I met them again in Hong Kong. This was my turn to be their tour guide and this was also the time that I realise how I scarcely know this place. I even did not know how to go to the Peak Tram terminal! I have so much to learn from Alain de Botton - one should start his travel in his own bedroom. I started my travel in my hometown. It's interesting to find out how mountainous Hong Kong is (as exclaimed by my lowland friends). Hey, there is a waterfall at the Peak (I've never paid any attention to it):

Seeing everything as if I've never seen it before, making preparation, going through expectation and anticipation. Life should be much easier and happier if you hynotise yourself as a traveller everyday. Travelling is rather a state of mind. I know the key to this fun, it's a pity that I can't have this light-hearted feeling right now.