The Pie Man, aka Martin Hollis, is a 35-year-old forex trader from London who swoops on the territory every year for the Rugby Sevens . . . and a weekend of serious eating and drinking. Married with two children, he rose to fame in Hong Kong for his crowd-pleasing antics, involving the consumption of vast amounts of food and beer. This is his fourth Sevens. What's on your mind? I don't know really. I guess I'm concerned about what will happen to the Sevens after 1997 - whether they will be able to continue in the same sporting way the tournament is now. This year it's all really well organised. I just hope nothing changes after 1997 . . . but I don't see why it should. This year I'm meeting up with a bunch of mates. We're out tonight and for the rest of the week, mainly to Lantau and the Frog and Toad pub. Then it's the Sevens . . . without doubt the best sporting event of the year anywhere. People recognise me, they even recognise me walking around the streets in Wan Chai. It's unbelievable. It's great. What are you going to do about it? I'm going to keep coming to Hong Kong for the Sevens. While the Sevens is still on, I will come and be my happy, friendly self. What do you expect to do tomorrow? I'm going to have a lie-in, go to the Rugby Tens, and go to the Viceroy Restaurant for the Pie Man's Ball. I'm in Hong Kong until Tuesday, then off to Penang to meet the wife and kids. The kids think it's great, the way I'm famous here. But I think the wife doesn't really like it so much. She thinks it's just an excuse to have a beer-drinking weekend with the lads. Oh, and I'll be eating some pies in between. The pies you will be eating are beef-based. Does this worry you considering the current scares over mad cow disease in Britain? I'm not worried about the mad cow thing. I assume it's not come to Hong Kong yet. The publicity at home's been hyped up too much, I'm not worried about it at all.