satisfy all the senses
The city and nature might appear to be two extremes, but members of Ching's Studio feel there is a sense of harmony between them. At this exhibition called City, Landscape and Life, they present their views in oil paintings, watercolours and Chinese paintings. The exhibition runs from Tuesday to July 26 at the Economist Gallery and Fringe Gallery at the Fringe Club. Free admission.
Bands do battle
The World Battle of the Bands - Hong Kong Competition will be held over three Saturdays (July 17, 24 and 31) at 9pm at the Fringe Club. The winner will represent Hong Kong against Los Angeles, Australia and New Zealand in the final to be held in New Zealand later this year. For details, log on to www.worldbattleof thebands.com or e-mail clare@tyrrell corporation.com.
Cover charge is $80.
When it comes to food and drink, you can't help but admit that Hong Kong people are very creative. Cream soda and milk, two seemingly unrelated liquids, are in fact a great combination. If you mix the two together, the result is a sweet and smooth summer drink that promises to cool you down. Strangely enough, mixing other soft drinks such as Coke or 7-Up with milk just doesn't work.
To avoid the accidental, but inevitable, body contact with the opposite sex in a packed MTR train, cross your arms in front of your chest. This helps you either avoid being sexually harassed (if you are a girl) or being wrongly labelled as a pervert (if you are a boy). This may sound pathetic, but that's the state of human relationships in a city like Hong Kong - we are all so close, yet so far apart.
The feet contain millions of sweat glands that can excrete as much as four pints of sweat each week, especially in summer. While spraying deodorant on your feet or shoes may help, the best and most simple way to avoid the problem - in addition to washing your feet every day - is to never wear the same shoes two days in a row. Be considerate and don't make your sneakers a stinky hotbed for micro-organisms.
This Wednesday at 7.15pm, a workshop on Angels and Spirit Guides (part one) will focus on creating and deepening your connection to your personal angels for healing and assistance purposes. The cost is $350/person and reservations are necessary. Call The New Age Shop in Central on 2810 8694 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.