Two days, two nights

27 03 2017

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Friday night- the premiere of the new Hong Kong movie “Mad World”, starring former model Shawn Yue as a recovering psychiatric patient battling prejudice as well as his own demons. The director and writer were in attendance.

Saturday night – A delicious Thai dinner at Chachawan, complete with the dessert of the gods, khanom dtom or glutinous rice balls in warm, salted coconut milk.

Sunday – a Japanese property show in the gaudy 1980s Sheraton hotel followed by sweet potato French fries at Floom Floom, a cafe tucked on the eighth floor of a Tsim Sha Tsui block decorated with artwork by illustrator Shibata Keiko. After that we wandered onto a rain-splattered basketball court for an impromptu street toy market selling wigs and frisbees, near the vendors of sex toys and itinerant drug addicts dozing in Yau Ma Tei. To finish off, dinner of sesame fried turnip cakes among the pimps and hookers at Kung Fu Dim Sum on Portland Street.

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