27 April 2010

Kim Jung Mi

After a friend sent me a paper he has written on Korean underground rock, I went on a fruitless hunt for music by the legendary guitarist, Shin Jung Hyun, especially his full length cover of Iron Butterfly's In-a-gadda-da-vida. Instead I came up with my musical discovery of the week, two 1973 albums by singer Kim Jung Mi on the Mutant Sounds blog. Folky vocals with lots of echo and some great guitar work by Shin Jung Hyun.

17 April 2010

Breakfast in Shek Kip Mei

A Saturday morning breakfast at Nam Shan estate in Shek Kip Mei. French toast, a luncheon meat and egg sandwich, iced milk tea, iced yin yeung (coffee and tea), and what is that thing in the middle called? In Hong Kong, French toast is usually two slices of bread with peanut butter to stick them together and a slab of butter on top to go with the syrup. In Cantonese, ask for Western toast (sai dosi).