漂亮人生髮型 beautiful life hairstyle

2018.02.09 | 81-83 春秧街 chun yeung street, north point. 招牌的魔力! 這個大門這條樓梯,因為貼在兩邊的髮型屋名號,字和排列原始有力,輸出「白金升降機」般的氣度,彷彿為顧客送達漂亮人生。 the two columns of the chinese characters speak the same thing, the name of a hair salon. even though the handwriting is raw and frill-less, the name has its own magic. the staircase under the blessing of the wordings on the door frame seems […]

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均稱美 - 北角唐樓 the karma of tong lau (at north point)

2016.8.28 | 電氣道 91 electric road 北角英皇道外圍的唐樓正迅速被地產項目吞噬。電氣道這裡卻屹立這棟四層唐樓, 竟然光光鮮鮮上過新油漆,而且勾勒出建築的對稱和線條美。 中間廋長方形內,是樓梯通道位置。兩旁就是房子,各戶都有方正偌大的光和空氣源(窗戶)。簡單俐落的建構,又最人道的,沒有浪費和虛構空間。 這裡最特別是地下的鋪位,也對稱地有個台階位置走入。感覺大方甚至可說高貴。 walk-up or tong lau have been quietly and rapidly wiped out at the fringe area of queen’s road east. this is one rare case, not only it is standing strongly, it has been recently renovated. the choice of colour may not be conventional but one […]

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渡輪上看維港 a view from a ferry to north point

2015.6.26 | 維多利亞港 victoria harbour 來去土瓜灣或九龍城,最愛乘搭來回北角的渡輪。我是天星支持者,但航班實在太短程了。這航道由新渡輪承辦,船程十多分鐘,吹海風之餘,風光更是美好,從牛頭角出發,沿岸海心公園、(遠望)九龍灣、紅磡、跟著一段開闊的維多利亞港,慢慢看著東區走廊移近,最後抵達北角。出碼頭還有海鮮檔的熱鬧,整個旅程在香港懷內,但又有很不衝忙繁盛都市的感受。每次都是難忘的美麗時光。 when i need to go to kowloon city or to kwa wan, i try my best to commute by ferry. the service is provided by new world ferry. it is such an enjoyable journey, even though the vessel is a bit torn and you cannot help worrying about its […]

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吉祥大廈 kut cheung mansion

2014.4.11 | 英皇道、七姊妹道、禮信街 king’s road, tsat tsz mui road , & nation street 過去數年,經過北角臨鰂魚涌,都禁不住唏噓。本來昂藏威風的吉祥大廈,越見凋零。財經新聞不絕有收購、強拍、改用地訊息。日前經過,看到還有兩家店鋪苟然殘喘;文具店開始做最後清場準備。 上世紀八十年代,曾在明報做暑期工電訊翻譯。當時報館就在吉祥對面馬路的工廠大廈。報人都愛下午茶咖啡奶茶,所以我也算吉祥咖啡室(1973-2012)的老主顧。 雖說「大廈」,吉祥實在是微型屋苑,因它共有四幢八層的唐樓組成。歷史五十年有多。翻查歷史,建吉祥前,這地址在1933年到五十年代,是國民漆廠(駱駝漆)的廠房。 here’s a common and pathetic scene in hong kong. old (walk-up) buildings at prime location are left vacant, as developers are trying to buy over the remaining few or deciding what, how and when best to tear down the […]

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