Friday, May 25, 2007

Hong Kong: (Plastic) Bun Festival

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Cantonese opera singer

So, how was it, the re-vamped bun festival with plastic buns? In this world where the real becomes artifice and artifice is hyper-real, a thoroughly post-modern Mister Bijou watched the whole thing in an air-conditioned bar.

Three hundred yards away. On TV. Live.

Somebody won.

But before all that, there was the temporary bamboo and tin opera house at Pak Tai Temple basketball court for a journey into another kind of reality: a spot of Cantonese opera.

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