shu and joe

HK Weekend

Published on August 1, 2007

In addition to the Cure show, Hong Kong had some welcome surprises for us this weekend. The stream of young, spiky-haired kids wrapping from the subway, through our hotel lobby and down the street to the HK Convention Center led us to the first: Ani-Com. The annual games and comics convention draws more than 100,000 visitors each day, including many in full cos-play regalia.

I’m really into the idea of a panda in the driver’s seat of another panda. Kind of a ghost-in-the-machine type of toy.

B-boys on the big screen.

Probably the best surprise of the weekend, though, was getting to see Calvin and Claudy and meeting Agatha and Miggy.

We were treated to one final surprise when C&C led us to Kapok, a wonderfully conceived select shop on Dragon Temple Road, near the Tin Hau MTR stop. Arnault, the owner, stocks limited edition books, records, furniture, skin products and housewares – many are from France, but others discoveries he has made from around the world. The space also doubles as a gallery for rotating art exhibitions.

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