Thursday, 19.10.2017

Time for Sexy Sounds

It’s one thing to have a massive sound system, with enough amperage to knock the walls down in a fiberglass instillation factory, but all that power can be space-consuming, not to mention a little redundant in Hong Kong’s tiny shoebox apartments.


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The Lady of La La Land

Tinsletown’s no stranger to starlets searching for stardom under the California sun. In the first of our new series of Women of NC profiles, NecesCity speaks with Asian-American MMA fighter-turned-singer and model Julie Real about her newly released single, her passion for music, and what she loves so much about her adopted home of Los Angeles.


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Sake for the Club

This might be news to you, but sake has been enjoyed in Japan for over 2,000 years (although rice wine has been distilled by the Chinese for twice that long).


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Sake for the Club

You might not realize it but bottle service can trace its origins to wartime Japan, when ewers of sake were served to seated soldiers.


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Ahoy Me Hearty

Cast back, if you will, to a time of innocence, when you were just a little lad.


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A Spiritual Recharge

Hong Kong can do things to a man, and while some are delectable, tantalizing and downright sinful, not all of them are good for the soul.


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Late Night Revelry

Hong Kong’s nocturnal offerings are region-leading – we’re sure you’ll agree there’s never a shortage of new restaurants, clubs or watering holes – but one thing we’ve never really grasped as a city intent on heading out after dark, is the supper club.


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The Godfather of Groove

 

On the eve of Pacha Macau, the first of the famous clubbing brand’s venues in Asia, opening at Studio City, NecesCity speaks with legendary club boss Eddie Dean about changing trends, the emerging club scene in Asia, and the end of an era in New York.


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Drone technology has come a long way in a short while and today there are hundreds of thousands of publically and privately owned drones flying the friendly skies above us.


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The Northwest Passage, which connects the northern Atlantic and the Pacific through the Canadian Arctic Ocean, remains one of the world’s most remote and least explored locales.


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We Can All Do With a Dose

Throughout history working men have sought clarity; ancient Chinese practitioners manipulated pressure points to ensure they stayed awake in the royal court and aboriginal tribes would do breathing sessions before night hunts in order to stay alert.


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Rekindle the Romance

According to feminist author and academic Carolyn Gold Geilbrun, “romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” That’s deep.


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Time for Some Southern Innovation

Southern cuisine sometimes gets a bad rap. Sure, it’s not always the healthiest, but it’s wholesome, simplistic home cooking that’s ideal for fending off winter’s last passata sotto.


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Intoxicating Art

Indecisiveness is an attribute we often identify with the fairer sex; we’ve all done dressing room jury duty; we’ve all walked at a snail’s pace down Pottinger Lane thanks to a pair of 15-inch Louboutins; and most of us have spent the first part of a night on the couch channel surfing and waiting for our significant others to pick an outfit.


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Intoxicating Art

Ok, so we’ve collectively come to the realization that not all coolers are created equal.


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Intoxicating Art

So you’re rebuilding your home bar after it was violated by those you hold dearest over the festive season.


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Bringing Floats Back

This might have slipped the nets of your passion for trivia but did you know the ice cream float was created by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia in 1874?


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Time to Clean Up

For those of you who might not have spent much time in the Land of the Rising Sun, an onsen is a Japanese hot spring.


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Cool Has a New Home

Japanese cuisine has come a long way in Hong Kong, which is just as well.


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Keep Your Cool

Man has longed for warm nights and cold drinks for as long as we’ve had fire and rivers within proximity. The irony is that the hotter the weather the harder it is to keep your beverages cool, which is why some of mankind’s greatest minds have tasked themselves through history, not with curing cancer or exploring the cosmos, but with innovating on the eskie and other chilling appareil.


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Acclaimed Hong Kong-born chef Vicky Cheng has teamed up with mixology maestro Antonio Lai to create VEA, an innovative open-kitchen concept that pairs fine-dining with imaginative cocktails. He talks to NecesCity about the challenges of cocktail and food pairing, his culinary influences, and the difficulties of incorporating cod fish sperm into his dishes.


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The Need for Speed

So when you were a little lad, there’s even money that you, like many of your little-lad mates, wanted to be a race car driver.


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Death Defying Without the Sweat Stains

We can all agree that the Belgians know a thing or two about making beer.


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Death Defying Without the Sweat Stains

Remember those carefree days spent cruising the streets on your Powell Peralta or mile wide cruiser?


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Make a Sound Statement

We’ve all seen them; those guys cruising down the street with their chunky ass headphones wrapped around their melons.


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Winter Warmer with a Kick

Christmas can be an odd time in Hong Kong. If you’re not headed to the homeland (which ever one you recognize) or are not part of the Phuket-bound exodus, then you’re here, enjoying the city’s second quietest spell (the first comes a month or so later) and its flirtation with “winter”. It’s also great time to learn that the Fragrant Harbour wasn’t designed for the cold, so take advantage of the lull and make the most of the silly season by ordering one of these soul-soothing-but-oh-so-manly tipples tonight.


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Cocktails on the Go

Picture this for a moment: you’ve survived a day of meetings and are hoping to hop an evening flight home.


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Searching for Spanish Gold

The South Americans know a thing or two about red meat. The Spanish word asado is used in countries like Argentina,


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Time to Impress

It’s almost Christmas and New Year’s, which means the party season is almost upon us. It’s a great time to stock up on grooming essentials that will ensure you look your best during those office parties and family gatherings. Here are some of our new-found favourites.


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Be a Good Host

Ah, the morning after, one of life’s potentially challenging entertaining opportunities.


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