Skateboarding is alive and well in Hong Kong. Although the community is tighter than that of the States (probably a good thing), skateboarding has managed to flourish over 2 generations of independent-minded creators, doers, and thinkers in HK.
Last night, Brian (852), Nigel, and the crew from i.t premiered a skate video down at Sugar in Lan Kwai Fong. But this wasn’t just any video, it was more of a love story about the history of skate spots in Hong Kong, including their own version of the EMB. The documentary consists of 55 minutes of vintage skate footage of all the local skate crew at the regular spots and interviews with the hometown heroes…
The club was packed with every skate rat from every end of the city…
Warren is considered the Godfather of Hong Kong Skateboarding. If you remember my last trip to HK, you’ll remember Lee-Hawk’s (i.t) fatty backside flips on the pyramid. And speakin’ of hometowns, my Angeleno brother Mike (Obey) is in town.
Conroy (ALIVE) and Brian (8five2) run this city from above- and underground.
Digit and Gio, the Amateur Sheep Servant. ARGH. I mean the Pro Wolf Master.
So everyone knows Neek, right? Ok, well if you really know Neek, you know that he’s as obsessed with HK girls as he is with taking naked pictures of himself in the bathroom mirror (true story). ANYWAYS, all Neek wanted for Christmas this year was pix of HK girls. So the holidays came early for you homeboy!
Girl on the Right: “Is this for Hong Kong Skateboarding magazine?”
Man in Black: “What?!”
Girl on the Right: “Hong Kong SKATEBOARDING?!!”
Man in Black: “Oh.. no, this is for Neek.”
Girl on the Right: “Neek!? What’s that?”
Man in Black: “This is for my… ugh. blog.”
Girl on the Right: “OH MY GOD. Are you a professional blogger?!” (as she bats her eyes.)
Man in Black: “Uhh.. yeah… I gotta go.”
Note to Neek. In Hong Kong, Blogging gets girls.
After-party late-night eats at “The Denny’s of Hong Kong” with the Obey crew.
The curry chicken is always tops in this joint, but if it’s your first time, you gotta get jumped in with the “Heart Attack Sandwich.” If you remember the blog last year, I had to eat the toast-on-THICK SLAB OF BUTTER MARINATED IN CONDENSED MILK-on-toast sandwich, but this time it was Dennis’ (Etnies) turn… and he came through with flying colors…(and probably a colon cleansing this morning).
That’s enough for now. Go outside.