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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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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灣仔道街市 wanchai road open market

2017.08.20 | wanchai road 灣仔道 經過灣仔,總會特意走入這裡。 這裡的步行路徑通常不能直線快速前進的。如果從莊士敦道入來,就要不時回頭看顧後面是否有車輛駛來;卻不會感覺煩厭,因為那是實地第一身感受「車水馬龍」。另外兩邊舖頭有貨出入有顧客進出還要避開濕貨留下的水跡和垃圾。 印象中路兩邊從前都是魚檔、雞檔、肉檔、蔬菜檔,近這一兩年這些濕貨的檔口數量逐漸減退。消失了的還有家品雜貨店。幸而那曲奇舖還在。 比較少黃昏時間經過這裡,豬肉檔的紅色塑膠燈罩打出美麗的燈彩,街道彷彿拾起一點舊式的情懷。 i always choose to route around here when visiting wanchai. love open space street wet market. the main theme is all those veggie and meat vendor. but the sensation comes from all kinds of angles. the interactions between the butchers and hawkers with the customers, the […]

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洪聖廟石器 a historic stoneware, hung shing temple

2017.05.20 | 灣仔洪聖古廟  hung shing temple, wanchai 實在很難想像,百五年前,這廟前面便是海邊。而這廟的座基又神妙地盤攀峻峭山坡大石上。 按廟的資料說,推敲這是燈座,原來放在廟前。今天這個道光二十七年(1847年)的石雕,隱放置廟旁化寶爐後,守護著社公。 石材估計是地道的大麻石,伴隨天然的石頭礦物紋理,有人工雕刻的大小花紋和打磨,石雕頂有渾圓石球,正面還雕寫著一邊是年份,另一邊寫由李玉龍敬奉。 it is hard to imagine this temple was at the sea front back in the early days. another impressive fact is that the temple was built on a big rocky slope. one can still trace the tough terrain looking at the back of this grade […]

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