灣仔老店:用行 yung hang, another closing old store, in wanchai

2018.07.07 | 軒尼斯道 239 hennessy road 提到灣仔老店,有人會想到東方小祇園,特別是在傳統大節前後,因為大家都會想到買棕、月餅、油器等。然而似乎少人留意旁邊也有一門誠意經營而且年資深厚的店舖。 自己留意此店多年,因為但凡從西區的家乘巴士前往銅鑼灣,經過此路段,就會留意店子整齊排列很多袋和箱子,店內往往坐在一位年長的先生,感覺就是殷實商人生意,同時慨嘆門面蠻淡靜。 另一有趣點就是其名字,「用行」,很陳實的名字,卻很不生意的感覺。 在網上嘗試搜尋店的資料,只有在《黃頁》上找到一行字的描述:用行帆布皮具有限公司、灣仔、帆布及布帳製品。 七月初經過灣仔,發現店外掛起宣告:光榮結業。字句中告示內,依然有股不徐不疾的氣度。當下看看鋪的招牌,才察覺此店創於 1956 年。 yung hang. first word means usage in chinese, second word means a business or a stall. this shop on the street level of busy wanchai is sitting next to a renowned chinese vegetarian restaurant with a business running more than a century. […]

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霓虹紀錄 neon record – 單眼佬涼茶 single-eyed man herbal tea

2018.04.29 | 廟街 151 temple street 從1950 年代開始,「單眼佬涼茶」已經鎮守油麻地廟街。 不能想像廟街這方地面少了這單邊鋪面,不能想像這片天空失去這正直大幅的霓虹招牌。 招牌頂小字橫寫「春和堂」,主題由上至下。 亮燈時,小字和外框紅色,招牌字白燈。 single-eyed man herbal tea has been basing at temple street in yau ma tei since the 1950s. just wish this historic shop & business and true people’s brand to stay healthy and keep its longevity for long. the neon signboard is simple and neat, […]

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霓虹記錄 neon record – 泉章居 & 華夏別墅 chuen cheung kui & hua ha guest house

2018.02.25 | 旺角染布房街 yim po fong street 從旺角東火車站走落亞皆老街,抬頭張望,視線落在染布房街,因為兩個大型的霓虹招牌。 前面『華夏別墅』屬「純粹租房」式的賓館。斗大楷書只為一個訊息,告訴你這裡有房出租。 後面『泉章居』則花巧多。圖像有皇冠包圍「金牌鹽焗雞」,標示其招牌菜;文字強調「正宗客菜」;主角是其金漆名號。搜尋資料,才得知這是「當代草聖」于右任大師的墨寶。後知後覺,連番審視觀賞那揮就灑脫的字體,對此七十多年歷史的飲食行尊,多一番感受。 插寫于大師的資歷,他是清舉人,同盟會成員,民國政府的開國元老,亦是中國書法名家。 yesterday afternoon i took a different route after exiting the mong kok east train station and there we have some great street scenery discovery. walking on argyle street, looking around. two neon billboards drew my eyes to the skyline along yim po fong street. […]

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報檔過年 (狗年快樂!) newsstand’s new year break notice (happy year of the dog!)

2018.02.17 | 灣仔淑貞報檔 shuk jin newstand (translation), queen’s road east 灣仔大馬路,洪聖古廟對面有這檔報紙檔,每年過年休息都會用心思在通告上。 濃濃感受檔主的溫暖。 this newsstand is on queen’s road east, right opposite of hung shing temple. it is taking a long break for the chinese new year. the notice it put up is so fun any passerby will feel the love and warm of the stall […]

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