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So long, farewell, auf widerseh’n, goodbye Mido
Hong Kong’s ‘oldest traditional cafe’ (according to SCMP) has closed with a hexalingual (yes that’s the right term, I checked) note saying “So long farewell, adieu, ciao, sayonara, adios” - a reference to the comedic musical hit “See you later” by local group Trial and Error.
The restaurant, oldest or not, has been around for 72 years and is considered a Yau Ma Tei landmark. It’s curved exterior - common for buildings of the period - tiled floor, eclectic blue and green colour scheme alongside a traditional Cha Caan Teng menu of baked rice, instant noodles, pork chops, spaghetti and strong milk tea made it a regular for locals and tourists.
Countless films, ad campaigns and photography sets have been shot there including Hong Kong ballet’s 2018/19 season photoshoot which combined elements of past and present for their then tagline - “Never Stand Still”.
The cafe was closed for 2 years due to COVID but reopened in May. The sudden closure two months was a shock to many regulars - the note which also read that it’s “time to take a break” is ambiguous enough to warrant hope for a second coming.
Till then - here’s our very meme send off. Go to the second slide for the full goodbye note.
We’ll miss you Mido.
COVID in Hong Kong
New cases: 3256 (237 imported)
Total cases: 1,301,028
New deaths: 4
Total deaths: 9,444
Just for fun, here’s a twitter thread showing the food at different quarantine hotels:
Hong Kong is good at things
Over the past few days, HK won awards at several international competitions in recent days. Here’s a run down:
At the 63rd International Mathematical Olympiad and the 52nd International Physics Olympiad
Hong Kong attended online due to COVID risks.
Vivian Kong won the Bronze in Women’s Fencing at the World Championships.
Kong is currently suffering from torn ligaments which makes this even more impressive.
Only 23, this is Cheung’s first excursion to the World Games. Good job!
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Story time with the EU Consulate Generals
The EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao is participating in the annual HKTDC Book Fair opening tomorrow!
‘Book Reading by the Consuls General of the European Union’ will also be hosted. Representatives from Germany, Ireland, France, Italy, Poland, and Finland will share interesting stories from their countries. Don’t miss out!
Where: Cultural Event Stage (Outside Hall 1A)
When: 20th July, 4pm-5pm
Craft Logic 1 Year Anniversary
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And best of all - supporting local businesses and supporting us local media.
Where: Craft Logic, Central
When: 24 July, 18:00-22:00
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