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  1. #51

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    I remember the followings clubs/bars from the 80's:

    Thingamese (LKF)
    Graffiti (LKF)
    Pussy Cat Club (Wanchai) might still be there
    Go Down (Admiralty)
    Bit point (LKF) still there


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    What did they do with the dead rats in the green rat pots? Dumplings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usehername:
    What did they do with the dead rats in the green rat pots? Dumplings?
    Lord I hope not, I've always consumed dumplings here!!! I think it was just an easy collection method....pretty gross though.

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    http://gwulo.com/node/8821

    Some interesting information and even a picture, about the rat bins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R.O.:


    I remember seeing a passenger cutting his toe-nails on a tram in Western District, in about 1980. I remember seeing another man (I suppose it was another man) cutting his toe-nails on a hydrofoil from Tuen Mun to Central, in about 1995.
    Not so long ago, I was on a green minibus and had the dubious pleasure of watching the driver doing this at the traffic lights...the more things change, the more they stay the same...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nassaugirl:
    Not so long ago, I was on a green minibus and had the dubious pleasure of watching the driver doing this at the traffic lights...the more things change, the more they stay the same...
    ...I've seen a dude do it on the DB ferry in the morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    http://gwulo.com/node/8821

    Some interesting information and even a picture, about the rat bins!
    Wow I had no idea.

    Maybe they'll introduce dead bird bins if we get another bad bout of bird flu.

    'Pig bins' might be a bit impractical though.
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    I remember the motor noise of the milk truck and the clinking of the glass bottles being left by our front door of an ungodly hour each morning.
    Also, when I was a kid, my mum took my younger sis and I up to Mackay, on the QLd coast to visit my mum's youngest brother and his wife. On Ansett plane, when the pilot introduced himself and co pilot on the CB, mum shrieked, " that's your dad's cousin!!!" So after takeoff, we got to ride in the cockpit the entire way. Now, I don't think they do that anymore for safety reasons. Anyway, my dad's cousin recognized us anyway, so no issue. Still a thrill, though for us to fly all the way up north. The memory only came to mind when recently, mr Natfixit and I were travelling by Shinkansen down to Nagano and we sat right at the front, had a drivers view of the entire journey.

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    This is an authentic memory, though it seems strange that it's my memory.

    I remember milk being delivered by horse and cart, in London in the mid 50s. The horse knew which houses to stop at.

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    I remember Kentucky Fried chicken opened in HK, the first American fast food restaurant - and then closed down.

    Actually, this was before my time, but people were still talking about it. They said: We Chinese have many ways of cooking chicken, but Kentucky have only one.

    Another reason why they didn't succeed, I was told, was that they opened in Kowloon. When McDonalds came, in about 1976, their first branch was in Causeway Bay.


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