Get serious at the meat market

A true measure of a man is how much he loves his…meat. Whether you fancy a T-bone or a rib-eye, when you’re craving for meat, the caveman in you definitely wants it now.


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Embrace HK's Street Culture

You’re absolutely skint this month, and with a date coming up, you’re racking your brains on where to go, without giving the impression that you’re a total cheapskate. How about taking your date to a museum? Admission is free, and she’ll think you’re a cultured intellect.


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As in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens

Undoubtedly, Hong Kong’s most popular sporting event of the year is the Rugby Sevens. That’s great…for rugby fans, but what about those of us who are football fans? Who else would understand how gutted you still are about Maradona’s controversial “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals, when he got away with scoring a handball?

 


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Fall in love with Dell Adamo

If you’re a PC user who has always been envious of your buddy’s Apple MacBook Air, you can now watch his face turn green when he sees you sporting the world’s thinnest laptop.


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How to dress and impress

At a social function, don’t be surprised if you’re asked the question, “Who are you wearing tonight?” If you answered, “Giorgio Armani” or “Hugo Boss”, then you’ve joined the crowd. If you answered “SPY Henry Lau”, then you’ve chosen to stand out of the crowd.


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The Eden is Adam and Eve recommended

Let’s be honest. It happens to the best of us. You have way too many cocktails, flirt with the nearest thing in a skirt and you’re on a mission to find a place for a quick ‘nightcap’. So, the next time you ‘forget’ you’re married, here’s where to go to.


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The one and only 8th Estate Winery

At your next dinner party, expect your house guests to compliment you on the night’s unique wine, and ask you where they can find the same. But be prepared to catch their jaw before it hits the floor, when you answer nonchalantly, “From the local winery.”


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Take a Walk with Local Historian

Did you know that the old Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan served as one of the backdrops in the 1950s movie, “The World of Suzie Wong”? And did you know that Hollywood Road was not named after California’s Tinseltown, but the second governor’s family home in England?


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Can you Cut&Paste?

Raise your hand if you think Hong Kong has too much corporate culture and too little art and culture. For those of you who have your hand in the air, don’t fret, for tomorrow will bring a smile to your face and serve to tell you that there’s still hope for this city.

We’re talking about the Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament, where you can catch digital designers battling it out in competitions involving 2D, 3D, and Motion Graphics.

 


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Run with a charmin’ Garmin

Admit it guys, we love our gadgets (sometimes more than our partners). Even if we don’t use them to their full potential, we like playing around with them all the same. And nothing satisfies the geek in us more than fiddling with a boy toy that we can wear at all times.


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A bistro that only serves le mieux

Fancy a game of free association? Here’s how it works. We say, “France”. You say, “Bistro”. We say, “Chai Wan”. You say, “Industrial buildings”. We say, “A French bistro in Chai Wan”. You say, “Sacrebleu!”


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Got an eye for design?

Unless you’ve got the drawing power of CNN’s Larry King, it’s unlikely you’re ever going to get the likes of I.M. Pei or Philippe Starck over for dinner. So how will you ever find out how they got their inspiration for the Bank of China Tower and the Juicy Salif lemon squeezer?


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Relish the delish at this catering kitchen

It’s a Thursday night in Hong Kong, and you’ve been invited to the launch party for a new line of alluring lingerie. Sure, you’re there to salivate over the curvaceous, lightly clad models as they strut down the catwalk. But face it, you’re really there for the…free food!
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A soleful May

Still on a high from your awesome Labour Day weekend? Come down from it, and land your feet firmly on the ground with a brand new pair of stylish sneakers (and a bottle of cab sab to boot). Yup, there are May Day goodies to be got!


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Get your kanpai kick

The shop for sake aficionados

Ask anyone who’s sake savvy. The sake selections that you might find at any local Japanese restaurant or supermarket are not only limited, but are also as old as Father Time.


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Bar butler at your service

Papa’s got a brand new…bar! In the middle of your smokin’ bachelor pad, that is. And all that’s left to do is to invite some friends over to sample your canny cocktail concoctions. However, with your moolah all but spent, you can’t afford to hire Mr. Belvedere to serve you at your beck and call.


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Pedal to the metal
Join the MX Club

Are you feeling trapped in this concrete jungle of a city? Well, get out there… way out there… to the ‘outback’ and explore the wild side of Hong Kong.


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St. Patrick's favourite pit stop

So you had a bit too much to drink, and you’re traipsing the town for some grub to sober up. Suddenly a leprechaun appears (actually a leprechick dressed in a bikini), who whispers in your ear, “What's the craic? Follow me to the end of the rainbow, and you'll find a wee pot of … potatoes."


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Kitchen in the corner

So you’ve got a date coming over for dinner, and you want to make a good first impression. Swivel iPod to ‘romantic ballads’ playlist…check! Place aphrodisiac-scented candles strategically around the apartment…check! Display on coffee table magazines that make you look intelligent…check! Buy gourmet take-out to look like you spent hours cooking dinner for two…Aaag! (Buzzer sounds.)
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Got the Kou concept?

Let’s face it. You know as well as we do that IKEA furniture items are only passably cool if they don’t look like they’re from IKEA! Case in point: the Billy bookshelf. Its ever so neutral appearance lacks character and style that you’re bound to hear your houseguest say, “Hey, I’ve got a Billy too!”


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Flash your watch in Tokyo

Ever find yourself all alone and bored shitless, with absolutely nothing to do? Well, play a game of ‘murder’ – a fancy name for solitaire when played solely for the purpose of killing time.


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A corner full of chestnuts

There are plenty of romantic places where couples can engage in sensual (maybe even lascivious) activities in Hong Kong. Go up the Peak and make out under the stars; a couple’s spa at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel; sex on the beach (and we don’t mean the cocktail drink)…the list goes on.


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Reach for the skies
Become an aviator

There’s nothing as breathtaking as a bird’s eye view of the city while flying overhead in a helicopter. Better yet, whisk your woman away on a fly-and-dine escapade that will take you on a flightseeing tour before a fancy dinner for two. But unless you’re Howard Hughes, having a chopper as a limo will most certainly burn a hole in your wallet.


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A nomadic expedition through Mongolia

On your next vacation, rather than soak up the sun on a tourist-infested beach resort, soak up some culture and the spirit of adventure in Mongolia, where the sweeping steppes and shifting desert sands will surely take your breath away.


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Step into Lorence Johnston’s store, Lok Man Rare Books, where he has an impressive collection of first editions and other rare titles that date back to the 18th, 19th and 20th century. No gentlemen’s library is complete without a collection of antique chess and backgammon sets from the late 1800s, and those are in supply as well, right next to the bottles of whisky and wine on the shelves for your drinking pleasure.

 


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Can you bagel, pretzel and eggflip?
To Slope Infinity and beyond!

You’re all geared up, with your ski poles in hand, your goggles fitted and your boots fastened, ready to impress the hot ski bunnies nearby. As you begin to descend a steep Alpine precipice, you try to do a James Bond and a tumble, crack, plop later, you find yourself plastered against a tree.


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OneNow can give you one now

You’ve looked under every stone in Hong Kong for the perfect jersey of your favourite American sports team, but come up empty handed. Then, by sheer luck, you discover it online at a U.S. store. Happily, you dump it in your shopping cart, check out, and click 'confirm purchase'. Suddenly, a pop-up window appears: "Sorry, we do not accept international orders!" @#!$*#^% (French expletive)
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Are you a Red Capitalist?

One walk along the tourist streets of Beijing, and you’re instantly bombarded by remnant whiffs of kitschiness that take you back to the days of the Cultural Revolution. Aren’t you just itching to take home a few Mao Zedong statues, copies of his “Little Red Book” and vintage propaganda posters?


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Do you feel the need... the need for speed? Well, nothing beats the thrill of a Formula One race, where skill meets gravity meets adrenaline-pumping action. See how you might fare against Michael Schumacher at Sideways Driving Club – the only virtual racing centre in Hong Kong. With 13 networked simulators, you can race against your buds in a high speed race track … safely.


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Lane Crawford's hidden grooming secret

As a lot of you pick-up artists will know, showing up at a make-up counter in search for the right skincare product is really a pretense for you to pick up chicks. If you luck out with the female patrons there, you're at least guaranteed some alone time with the dolled up diva behind the counter.


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