De La Soul – Freedom Train
AFI – Miss Murder
Fort Minor – There They Go
Ghostface Killah – Be Easy
T.I. – Why You Wanna
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (Hey Oh)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Hump De Bump
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – The Sweets
Nelly Furtado – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)
The Kooks – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)
Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum
Little Brother – Nobody Like Me
Yerba Buena – Guajira
Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June

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Walking aimlessly around my office during lunch, I managed to find a cool tshirt/graphic store oddly placed on Gage Street, which is mostly dominated by food markets. Fill In The _____s creates their own line of tshirts, clothing and graphics. Their current limited edition tshirts are mostly influenced by Chinese propaganda and Maoist ideals. Check it out if you happen to be in the Soho, Central district of Hong Kong.

Fill in the _____s, G/F 47 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong, http://www.fitb.com.hk

Macau Redux

June 26, 2006

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Hardly getting any sleep during the weekend and with a mild case of heat stroke, I still managed to take a couple of photos with my camera. Click here to take a look at some of my photos.

To TurboJet Express Ferry Service: if you want your passengers to not freak out on the ferry, maybe its wise NOT to play the FULL trailer to 'Poseidon'. They don't have to show it twice, going to and from Macau. I know they're selling advertising space but some things just aren't appropriate. You're not gonna see 'United 93' on a plane I'll tell you that.

Macau Baby Macau!

June 24, 2006


Damn doesn't have the same ring as Vegas but it'll do. Going to Macau for the weekend so nothing but gambling and hookers! 😉

BL:ND

June 24, 2006

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Check out this impressive portfolio by this Santa Monica based graphic/animation production company. They've done commercials for Nike, Quicksilver, T-Mobile and Scion as well as music videos for Jet and of course Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" (as you can tell from the photo). I discovered this company because I just RECENTLY saw the "Crazy" video on MTV Asia. (MTV is bad. Very addictive and manipulative if you really pay attention) I haven't watched music videos in a while and I must say, this video is probably the most unique video I've seen in a while (probably since Michel Gondry's The Vines – Winning Days (2005) or Steriögram – Walkie Talkie Man (2004)) Anyways, check Gnarls Barkley's video 'Crazy" here if you've been under a rock like me.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially apologized and offered compensation for the racist head tax once applied to Chinese immigrants.

Honestly, WHAT THE FUCK took so long? Seriously? We're in the year 2006 and the Canadian government apologizes now? How long has it been since the Head Tax was removed? 1923? So after 83 years, Canada finally grows some balls and officially admitted they were wrong. You would expect with all the Chinese immigrants in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s (well…you get the point) that moved to Canada and helped build what Canada is today that the government would apologize for this Head Tax. Alright, so if you haven't heard about it, here's a brief description of what Canada did:

Basically, the head tax, ranging from $50 to $500, was given to Chinese immigrants from 1885 until 1923 when immigration from China was banned entirely until 1947. What is so appalling is the Canadian government didn't introduce the bill until AFTER the Canadian Railway was built. The very SAME Canadian Railway that the Chinese were brought to built, often treated as slaves, many even died while constructing it. Yet, the Chinese still did not receive any recognition from the government or Sir John A Mcdonald after the completion of the railway and to add insult to injury they slap a Head Tax on immigrants ONLY from China so no more Chinese can be brought to Canada.

As much as I don't like Harper and his policies, you gotta hand it to him and give him respect for a much needed but well overdue apology. You kinda wonder why didn't any of the previous P.Ms didn't do it sooner.

Fila Store, New York

June 23, 2006

I never liked Fila but I really like their new store, situated on Madison Ave, New York. The shop, designed by Giorgio Borruso, won Best Store at Globalshop 2006. Now if Fila could actually do something about their merchandise…

Rooms of Hotel Du Petit Moulin in Paris

If you're in a big metropolitan, boutique hotels are the best places to stay when it comes to hotels that are stylish and affordable. But boutique hotels has been over done and over done, people are looking for something new. Even the legendary Ian Schrager, one of the pioneers who started the trendy boutique hotel idea, mentioned boutique hotels (otherwise known as 'cheap chic' hotels) were over with. Although he went into a different direction with his Gramercy Park Hotel project, many have tapped into the art world to create a new breed of hotels. Art themed hotels have been popping all around Europe particularly France, England and Spain. The concept allows different artists and interior designers to work together and design each individual room. This provides guests to have a different experience from the people in the next room. It's definitely fresh, unconventional and kinda neat to pick an unique room to your own liking. I don't know how successful these hotels will become but these hotels are an experience onto itself especially when boutique hotels have become generic. Check out some of these themed hotels (Be sure to check out Jean Nouvel's contribution to Hotel Puerta America – simple amazing):

Hotel Du Petit Moulin – Paris Hotel Pelirocco – UK Hotel Puerta America – Madrid

His photography portfolio, Hope & Fear, speaks for itself. Theyre so weird, eerie and oddly enough, elegant.

okay maybe not but it definitely made my 5 minutes at work a lot more interesting. check out the Jeff "Staple" Ng's (i wish we were related) blog at honeyee. very insane yet funny story actually and i can totally understand him after watching "24" as well. haha