🌊TITANIC II: JUMBO CAPSIZES
A moment of silence, please, for our fallen, neon-light-adorned soldier
The more I think about Joey’s iconic catchphrase that should (in theory) make everyone of every gender and sexuality melt completely, the less sense it makes to me. English should not English this way but yet it does. Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m writing this today at 3am in a half-conscious state.
Today’s recipe is Ratatouille as per Binging With Babish, inspired ofc by the iconic 2008 movie. It’s summer, so many vegetables are in season, and this is a hell of a more delicious way to get those daily servings in there than eating them raw. Dressings can only help so much, if you eat bland salads you have earned my grudging respect- and my wariness of your presence.
Ratatouille > salads any day, dare you to change my mind >:)
On Today’s Tide
Condolences | JUMBO capsizes :(
25th anniversary |
HK Palace Museum display reminder
25th anniversary book published
Hotel isolation for officials cut down
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Local shops included in fight against terrorists
More $$$ for elderly
Debate over HK’s autonomy continues
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JUMBO goes down, down, down…to the bottom of the deep (grey???) sea
The Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises just announced in a Monday statement that after encountering “adverse conditions” on Saturday afternoon, the 46-year-old floating restaurant capsized on Sunday. This happened despite efforts by the towing company responsible for the ship’s safety during its journey to a new home in an undisclosed place.
The ship tipped while passing Xisha/Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. No crew members were injured.
The statement added, “The water depth at the scene is over 1,000 metres [3,300 feet], making it extremely difficult to carry out salvage works.” Currently there is not much info on whether salvage operations will continue or on the estimated financial loss from the incredibly “saddening” incident.
Also, already there are some conspiracy theories surrounding the pulling of this longterm attraction from HK’s waters, as well as its sinking.
“Some people say the restaurant could not have been towed so far away in a week. Some also doubt if the weather around the Xisha area was that bad,” says Lo Kin-Hei, chairman of the Democratic Party.
What do you think?
The reel on Instagram has music! Credits to Marion for the photoshop skills. Original image from The End of Evangelion.
COVID in Hong Kong
New cases: 1,327
Total cases: 1,228,011
New deaths: 1
Total deaths: 9,396
HK SAR 25th anniversary reminders
Palace museum exhibit
With its opening ceremony taking place in just one short day, the HK Palace Museum is a “window” for internationally promoting Chinese culture and is an “important gift” celebrating this 25th anniversary, the director of the Beijing Palace museum says.
The museum will open to the public on July 2. More info on its dazzling, highly pricey contents here. Tickets in the range of $50-$120 only, and 150,000 tickets are to be given away to underprivileged residents.
25th anniversary book published
A commemorative book for this event went public on Monday. It includes interviews from people in different fields, showing Hong Kong’s great talents locally, in the mainland and abroad.
Includes pictures and words and an intro by none other than Carrie Lam herself!
Worry not if you don’t want to put this on your bookshelf (but considering how sexy it is, I wouldn’t possibly see why you wouldn’t want a copy), the whole book is available for free online.
Isolation time for officials reduced to 1 day
Those government advisers, lawmakers and top officials attending the July 1 celebrations (including yourself, I’m sure, so pay attention!) will only need to quarantine at designated hotels for 1 day before the events. This follows the new “closed-loop” arrangements for reducing the risk of infection, with attendees who also must not attend crowded areas during the week before July 1.
Which brings me to our counter…
Events and deals
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藝穗會 「邊渡四十年」混合媒介展覽 Fringe Club "Be 40" Mixed-Media Exhibition
Be 40 is a collection celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Fringe Club, which has announced that it is extending the exhibition to 30 June! Featured works include art belonging to the club from 1982 until the present, along with the art of Frog King who has had their work shown at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
When: 16 June - 30 June
Where: 藝穗會 Hong Kong Fringe Club. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central.
The exhibition is also available to view online.
Sustainability for Ukraine: 24 hour webathon and fundraiser
Previous LoTW Chris Brown, founder of ReThink, is hosting session in the 24 hour webathon/fundraiser supporting sustainbility in wartorn Ukraine.
Starting on June 21 at 1:00pm BST / 8:00am EST, the global sustainability community is coming together for 24 hours to take stock of the sustainable development agenda and catalyze action to get us back on track for the world we know is possible. This event will raise vital financial support for local NGOs in Ukraine that have been devastated by the war.
Chris’ panel on Hong Kong “Reshaping the Spaces We Live, Think, Work and Play” will be held on Wednesday 22nd June 09:00 – 10:00 (HKT)
Rainbow Mini Kiki Ball
Voughing, a dance style with a strong link to LGBTQ+ history is alive and well in Hong Kong (believe it or not). Voughing HK is bringing back their Kiki Ball on 25/6 (a miniature version to make sure we’re all safe from the big ‘rona).
With professional performances, and a great supportive community, it’s bound to be a night to remember.
Where: secret till you sign up 👀
When: 10pm, 25 June
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