Cheat Sheet, December 5 – 11, 2011
Our de facto Cheat Sheet newsletter, released weekly, highlights interesting links that may have been overlooked in the past week. It also features a curated agenda of events in Hong Kong this coming week. It’s at once a recap of the past, and a glance at the future! So without further ado:
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- Picture of the Week: China Airlines jokingly released an “official” photo of what appears to be a panda sitting in the plane cabin. (Jalopnik)
- lysblack teaches K-Pop 101, listing ten of South Korea’s most culturally significant pop music acts this past decade. (omonatheydidnt)
- Asia has always been mythologized, and this year is no different. 2011′s top ten myths are debunked. (New Yorker)
- The Chinese government has now resorted to calling microblogging “worse than cocaine.” (Guardian)
- A female college student from Anshan will sell herself to any official willing to free her jailed father. (Epoch Times)
- Jake Adelstein probes the Olympus cover-up of up to ¥134.8 billion ($1.7 billion) in losses since the 1990s. (Atlantic Wire)
Christmas-Themed Old Spice Ad of the Week:
This is the 4th meet-up for Twitter Drinking Hong Kong, a monthly networking event that intends to connect online faces in real life with the help of a little social lubricant named alcohol. In the photo above, yours truly socializes with Oxygen Cloud‘s Julia Mak (left) and #TDHK co-founder Jamie S (second from left).
Thursday, Dec 8, 2011, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM HKT
9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s annual music and arts festival is headed for the big leagues this year. Not only has the event moved to the giant West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade—with an explosive line-up that includes the likes of Santigold, Bombay Bicycle Club, Luke Vibert, and Hong Kong’s very own Noughts & Exes—but it’s all for free! The festival will also feature short films, installation art, a flea market, and a kid’s area. The word is that tickets have been overbooked, so make sure you head over early!
Saturday to Sunday, Dec 10 – 11, 2011, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM HKT
West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong
Hullett House Christmas Market
For a few glorious days, the colonial-era Hullett House will be home to a Christmas-themed pop-up market. The numerous stalls will feature toys, gingerbreads, cakes, handicrafts, foie gras, smoked meats, cheeses, mulled wine, eggnog, Swiss chocolates, puppies for adoption, and carol singers. With that shotgun blast of goodies, we’re certain at least one of the items will appeal to you. You can see a poster here. (Photo above by Canadian Pacific on Flickr.)
Friday to Sunday, Dec 9 – 11, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM HKT (except 4:00 PM on Friday)
1881 Heritage, No. 2A Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
w: www.hulletthouse.com | t: +852 3988 0000
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