Friday, December 24

Xmas freakshow

Yay! Only one more day to go! Do you think 11.30 in the morning is too early to leave for drinks? Anyway, what is it about this time of the year that causes Hong Kong to turn into a veritable freakshow?

Perhaps it is meant to be educational, like a simulated demonstration of Van der Waals forces. Or perhaps it's a marketing ploy to bring the hula hoop craze back into every household and around the waist of every rotund child. Whatever it is, who is the official costume supplier to professional hula hoopists and why is this person still in business? Because this silvery-white crushed velvet jumpsuit is really an ice-skating outfit gone mouldy. The only thing it's good for is generating enough static to power the surrounding light display.

A man and his high-performance MAC eyeshadow know no boundaries. I didn't even know there was a ready market for mirrored panel knickerbockers. I think he's slightly stressed about being kitted out as human disco ball just in case the fickle crowd gets bored, decides to suspend him from the ceiling and position strobelights strategically around him.

Mmmm giant honeycomb statue in the image of a bearded Homer Simpson. Sadly, I didn't wake in a cold sweat to realise it was all part of a dream where I was trapped in a bad Simpsons episode. It's all very real so why not come on down and give a power fist salute to Hong Kong's tallest Santa. Oh, and Merry Xmas everybody!

Blog of the day: Beautiful Atrocities is nominated in the Best Foreign Blog category of the Asia Blog Awards (voting is allowed once per day in each category).


At 1:13 PM, Blogger Mallrat said...

merry christmas, miss sf. you have one very funny very well written blog there. keep it up. x

At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anyway, what is it about this time of the year that causes Hong Kong to turn into a veritable freakshow?

Substitute New York or (even worse) Houston for Hong Kong, and that sentence would still make horrible, horrible sense. There's just something about Christmas that draws the freaks out that only Halloween can compete with!


At 1:04 AM, Blogger Amelia said...

Where can I get some mirrored panel knicker-bockers?

Merry Christmas :) Have a great day.

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Jon said...

Most world cities get tacky for Christmas, it's just one of those things in life that is guaranteed, like death or taxes. I wouldn't mind being in Hong Kong now, shopping till I drop, getting a custom made suit and eating beggar's chicken. have a great holiday! :)

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Thanks, I hope your Xmas day was wonderful. I hear that the shops are not allowed to open for Boxing Day sales in Sydney. What a travesty.

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