The Fringe Club

The Fringe Club in Lower Albert Street (Central) in Hong Kong is an open art platform that provide rent free services to engage the local community in cultural works.

The picture is actually the back of the building (Wyndham St).  It’s a sweet building that everyone walks by but hardly notices as they stagger towards the bars in Lan Kwai Fong.  The building used to be an ice and dairy plant and the Hong Kong Fringe Club, a non-profit organization, acquired it in 1984 after the building was abandoned by the business owners when their company headquarters moved to London. Continue reading

Adventures in Housekeeping

I  promised BWL not to burn my Hong Kong flat…I don’t remember promising anything else.  Relax, the gaping hole was not something I did.  The repairman had to change the pipes because I broke the water heater (and the space heater, and the kitchen fan). They were fixing it. Thought they were done when I took a shower. turns out I am not supposed to turn pipe on! I flooded their work area.

Anyways, I didn’t realize that until I went to my room to get clothes.  Everything was wet including the socket–this realization prompted me to get dressed quickly and leave the apartment before they come back to yell at me. Sorry!