“The Get Down” Junk Boat Party

“The Get Down” Junk Party
by All That Junk

Get Down Junk Boat Party Hong Kong

July 16th, 2017
10 am – 6pm, Central Ferry Pier #10

**********Two Junk Boats***********

+Live music entertainment on board each boat

+Free flow drinks – beer, vodka, gin with assorted mixers and soft drinks

+Homestyle lunch from La Rotisserie

+Fun floaties like flamingos and lemon slices

$620 early bird tickets

After July 10th , all tickets are $700

(If you have a favourite drink not listed above, please feel free to bring your own)

Note: If typhoon signal of 3 or higher is hoisted or an official Black Rainstorm Warning has issued before the junk trip, the event will be canceled. If typhoon signal 3 or higher is hoisted or a Black Rainstorm Warning is issued during the junk trip, for safety issues our junk will return to drop off point immediately regardless of time. No refunds will be given

Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer 2016

 

by Maryssa Beale

Summer is right around the corner and All That Junk has the ultimate playlist for you to enjoy all summer long.

1. The Internet- Get Away

This soul band is known more for its members Syd tha Kid and Matt Martains who are apart of the rap collective Odd Future but this album serves as a reminder that they should be known for more than being apart of Tyler the Creator’s squad.

2. Alicia Keys- In Common

This girl continues her streak of putting out songs that are on fire. If this song is an indicator of the direction her new album will follow then we can’t wait for the rest of the album to be released.

3. Ariana Grande- Side by Side (featuring Nicki Minaj)

Baby Mariah strikes again. Dangerous Woman is a strong album filled with numerous tracks that could easily be on this list including Let Me Love You featuring a verse from Lil’ Wayne. However nothing can top a great feature from Nicki.

4. Christine and the Queens- iT

I can’t think of catchier lyrics that deal with gender identity than the ones you’ll be singing along with in this song. Released a year ago this song was thrown into popularity after being featured in a recent episode of Girls.

5. Miike Snow- Genghis Khan

Comparing your jealously to a ruthless Mongolian warrior and emperor is extreme but as long as long Miike Snow sticks to singing instead of conquering we should be fine.

6. KAYTRANADA- VIVID DREAMS

KAYTRANADA’s debut album, 99.9%, is an accurate title for an album that encompasses a blend of almost every genre. This is our favorite song off the album but every track is worth a listen.

7. Flume- Never Be Like You (Disclosure Remix)

How does one improve upon a Flume track? Add a remix by one of the hottest DJ duo’s out there right now.

8. Pools- Blue

No playlist is complete without a song that doesn’t let you chill and catch your breath for a bit.

9. Santigold- Who Be Lovin’ Me (featuring ILOVEMAKONNEN)

The video for this track was shot during Santigold’s set at Jay-Z’s Made in America festival. The visuals and the song are just pure joy.

10. Rihanna- Consideration

Rihanna‘s Anti is considered to be her best album yet. This track won’t get as much play as Work but it’s her opening track and our closer for a reason.

Honorable Mentions

Cheap Thrills by Sia

Panda by Desiigner

This is What You Came For by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

One Dance by Drake

Champagne Problems by Nick Jonas

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Kicking-off the Summer with Hong Kong’s Local Arts & Crafts

Kicking-off the Summer with Hong Kong’s Local Arts & Crafts

 Hong Kong Craft Fair Event at D2 PlaceBy Alicia A. Beale

29˚, 30˚, 34˚ and then cue downpour of rain has pretty much been the weather this summer. One day you’re sweating and the next you’re soaking. It’s been a little tough planning the right day to be outdoors on junk boats, hiking or doing my favorite, chilling out on the beach, so I went indoors to see what’s else Hong Kong has to offer this summer at the D2 Place Kick-Off Summer Market in Lai Chi Kok. This kick-off event was just the start of a series of weekend markets all throughout the summer where you’ll find great selections of home-made crafts and artistic goods to make you switch to the dark side.

iAMsomething – These ladies aren’t psychologists but they’re interested in helping you find out how to express who you are. Out of their smartly designed collection, you can choose a variety of identities such as Hongkonger, artist, celebrity, dad’s girl or even just lazy.

iAMsomething – These ladies aren’t psychologists but they’re interested in helping you find out how to express who you are. Out of their smartly designed collection, you can choose a variety of identities such as Hongkonger, artist, celebrity, dad’s girl or even just lazy.

Hong Kong Craft Fair Event at D2 Place 7

Y Cocktails & Mocktails – These guys might look as cool as DJs but they were mixing drinks not records. The day began with a thirsty parade of people sipping brightly colored drinks from actual science lab flasks. Being a bit of a lush, I hurried to find these mixologists but woefully found they had only typical plastic cups left.

Hong Kong Craft Fair Event at D2 Place 5

Green Sapling – Don’t we all wish there was more fresh air in Hong Kong? Remember a dehumidifier just takes the moisture out of the air. It doesn’t actually filter the air and make it fresher. Plants do. For free.

Hong Kong Craft Fair Event at D2 Place (2)

 

This Is A Special Case – The West Kowloon Culture Arts District may be another decade in the making but these guys are bringing art via Jackson Pollock’s splatter paint technique to Hong Kong phone cases. The crowd of people peeping at these unique covers was kinda of non-stop. I had to edge in to ask for a photo.

Hong Kong Craft Fair Event at D2 Place 2

R.zip – The hand-made jewelry at this stall are delicate items perfect to be accessories for vintage clothing in the line of Modcloth’s style or the perfect adornment for anyone seeking a soft and natural feminine touch.

Hong Kong Craft Fair Event at D2 Place 3

Lastly, support local artists and independent shops!

Hong Kong Craft Fair Event at D2 Place

 

Squid Fishing! It Exists!!!

Squid Fishing! It Exists!!!  Squid fishing on a Hong Kong junk boat

By Ailee Slater

Your first junk of the season is amazing. Your second junk is fun. But this is summer in Hong Kong – by your fourth, fifth or even fifteenth junk, things are bound to get a little repetitive: eat, drink, swim, sunbathe, repeat.

It’s time to try something different. It’s time to do a squid fishing junk.

Yup, that’s right. Squid fishing. Lots of people in Hong Kong don’t even know that squid fishing junks exist. Squid fishing boat trips do exist, and they are awesome. These vessels embark in the early hours of the evening, heading to Lamma or Sai Kung where you’ll switch on the flood lights and wait for the squid to gather.

Junk operators provide the bait and buckets, and lessons in case – gasp! – you’ve never actually fished a squid. Junk operators will cook your catch on board, but make sure to bring other meal provisions too (or opt for a catered buffet). The squid aren’t very big and, not to insult your most excellent squid fishing skills, it’s unlikely you’ll bag enough to make a meal. Do BYOB or get a drinks package too if you want to make it that kind of junk.

Squid fishing season runs from April to October. Because this is a nighttime-only activity, fishing junks are a good way to squeeze in non-weekend boat time. Arrange a Friday trip with colleagues, or gather the usual gang for some summer birthday fun. Happy fishing! Squid fishing on a Hong Kong junk boat

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