Friday 25 July 2008

Oldies at the bar

We went out with a few of Ross' colleagues last night to the infamous Lan Kwai Fong area. Here's a snippet from the website of the bar we went to:
If you want to be in a busy bar with extraordinary live music to spend your night out or just drink till you fall over you’ll find yourself in good company in insomnia. It is one of the busiest and best venues in Lan Kwai Fong for an out and out crazy night.
Sounds good, no?! Well, we didn't do any falling over, but the music was pretty cool. So far the music we've heard in bars here seems to split into two categories. There's always the same mix - half early 90's (REM, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morisette, possibly a bit of Oasis) and half 70's (the Eagles, Bread, Stealer's Wheel, stuff like that). Which seems weird until you look around at the clientele - they cover that period and more. Punters in your average HK bar range in age from about 21 to 55. We discussed this last night with one of Ross' Chinese colleagues, and she asked where the oldies go in London - I guess they are more likely to go to pubs, rather than noisy bars. But there are 4 or 5 pubs here and maybe 400 or 500 bars!

I saw 20 flats on Wednesday, and now I have a shortlist of 4 for Ross to see tomorrow - all right for some! Two of them have lovely race course views, but a tiny bedroom, I'll hae to gloss over that.

Ross found out for me yesterday that the guy who interviewed me last week at EBay has now left the company, so that changes things a bit! More news next week I hope.

I'm off to Repulse Bay now to see another flat. Repulse Bay is a beautiful stretch of coastline on the south of the island. It's well-known as a favourite of true ex-pats ie the ones who don't pay rent, so don't mind the astronomical prices! It's also a bit out of the way, but much more peaceful.

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