🌊 (Leg)Co-working the new norm
Happy Christmas Eve!
Merry Christmas Eve to everyone who celebrates Christmas. We’ll still be with you over the Christmas weekend, so if you get super bored….read Tide. But you shouldn’t really be bored with all the cool Christmas Events you’re going to find out about today.
Oh yeah, as a very late Christmas gift - I’m going give everyone a month of Paid Tide for free (also as an apology for the short Tide today)
A donation is welcome but y’know….spirit of Christmas and all that.
[Sorry this is emailed out late … hope everyone enjoyed Jasmine’s lovely virtual Christmas greeting]
On Today’s Tide:
Politics | Legco running HK from a coworking space
Special Holiday Arrangement
Religion | Stephen Chow's Christmas Message
'Non-establishment’ laywer Tik Chik-Yuen has called out government plans to have 1/2 of incumbent lawmakers work at CITIC tower in a coworking style unless better office space can be found.
The increase of lawmakers from 70 to 90 meant that the current Legco building is unable to hold them, and renovations have to be done. In the meantime, 45 legco members will work from CITIC tower, which has been refurbished as a coworking space with open borders, easy travel and maybe even free coffee.
However, while Tik argued that there’s not enough privacy, Andrew Leung, previous head of the house, said that CITIC is the best the government can do and that they can move furniture around until there’s privacy.
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 1
Omicron hinted in Tuen Mun Cleaner - sparks lockdown.
A 64 year old toilet cleaner at the airport is suspected of having Omicron. Although results aren’t back yet, where she lives in Tuen Mun is under lock down till tomorrow.
Vaccines and Boosters
Two research groups in Hong Kong have found that the BioNTech booster shots are useful against Omicron. That sounds fine to me. That’s my one!
Special Holiday Transport Arrangements
Don’t say we don’t help you for ‘normal’ stuff, here’s what’s happening in the next two days for various socialising hotposts.
MTR: No overnight service on Christmas Eve (tonight), increased service 25-27th
Bus: increased service on some bus lines. Each working independently. ‘N’ busses will remain normal if not better (for the drunk in you!)
Trams/Others: Central - MidLevels escalator will increase service to 1am starting tonight!
Events / Exhibitions etc
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Events from our partners
Live Music Over the Christmas Weekend:
Here are a few live music events, compiled courtesy of The Underground. If you’ve not signed up to their newsletter, you can do it here. Fortnightly news on all things local and musical - their full list is much bigger than what I’ve put here.
Christmas Eve (24th)
Japanese Christmas Eve
Who’s playing: Show-Wa, The Heartbreakers
Where: The Aftermath, L/G floor, Sunny Bldg, 57-59 Wyndham St
Christmas Canto Jam
Who’s playing: Carr Gor and the house band (followed by jammmmming)
Where: Peel Fresco, 49 Peel St, Central
Christmas Day (25th)
Live Music at Tai Kwun
Who’s playing: Wendy Robin and the Quiet Storm
Where: Dragonfly, Shop 10 - G1, Tai Kwun, Hollywood Rd, Central
Free show at Iron Fairies
Who’s playing: Flow Band featuring Marilyn
Where: Iron Fairies Jazz Bar, 1-13 Hollywood Rd, Central
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