Posts Tagged ‘G.O.D’
it is almost time for one of the most celebrated holidays in the chinese calendar – the mid autumn festival. the festival falls on the 8th month of the 15th day in the lunar calendar and ever since i was young i have been repeatedly told that the moon on that night is the roundest and brightest of the year.
in cantonese when people say pat yut sap ng ( direct translation for the 8th month 15th day) it also means your butt crack. well i suppose your butt crack does bear a slight resemblance to a full moon. i am not sure about being bright though. when i walked past the g.o.d shop on hollywood road last year – i burst out laughing at the moon cakes or rather the design of the moon cakes. butt cracks.
i think they make lovely presents – visit g.o.d/ goods of desire
oh which by the way, happy mid autumn festival. i just had my first moon cake of the year. i have learnt the hard way that the way to enjoy a nice moon cake is to eat it slow, relish it and never gobble down the WHOLE thing. it makes you really really ill !
for a yau chin jai( rich boy) i like douglas young the founder of g.o.d. this is one yau chin jai with brains, business sense and creativity. i was flipping through his book the other day and i noticed that he dedicated the book to his parents.
“to my parents- who allowed me to indulge” – so simple yet profound
if you are visiting hk and you want get your friends a little something from hong kong. i’d suggest you get them a delay no more t-shirt and not some cheap trinket from temple street which you can pretty much find on the streets of bangkok, malaysia or vietnam since i think they all come same factory.
what is delay no more? no it is describing the crazy pace of hk and the need to always do something quick( i initially thought so) it is a wordplay for diu lei lo mou which means f**k your mother in cantonese. so when i tell you, you have a good gift, you also have a good story to tell your friends. and also teach them the most important word in cantonese.
talking about delaying your no-more, i really love this word. when i was four years old, i asked my dad,
“dad, how come people only say delay your no-more. how come they don’t say, i delay your father?”.
my dad is a man of few words but the few words he said will always stick in my head,” because people love their mothers more.”
wise words indeed dad.
besides getting your delay your no-more t-shirts, check out G.O.D. they have some really great gifts ( sorry, i wanted to take pictures but was stopped by shop assistant)
douglas young, so when are you free for coffee? i’d like to meet you some day!!!!
like all good retailers – g.o.d stores are centrally located. there is one just behind times square in causeway bay. that’s the best one. check them out www.god.com.hk