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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:16 pm ]
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Another Comedy Night next Wed, just $150 for charity.

David K. Clarke writes:

"Comedy Night returns to Lamma Grill this Wednesday, October 7th!

Featuring Gus Tate, Alun Harford, Chris Musni, and hosted by Nick Milnes. $150/person.

Seats are limited, so head on down to Lamma Grill and reserve yours now!

Proceeds go to support the One Million Words Asia Literacy Organization."

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:05 am ]
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Halloween Party, a few days before the actual Halloween, Sat, Oct 31, so this could be a practice run?
Halloween in YSW: Have a look here...

What else is happening in Lamma restaurants this month?? Anything open to the public and/or for charity?
Free publicity is available here, on our home page, emails and on Facebook!

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:37 pm ]
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More Wicked Wednesday events this month.

They also mention some upcoming Mystery Night, Treasure Hunt events, and hopefully more Comedy Nights (the comedians and the venue did it for free).

I'd love to attend many of these Wicked Wednesdays, but they all end after the last ferry to Pak Kok (9:10pm), so I'd have to walk or bike home.
That's only a problem on a rainy, miserable night like yesterday. I walked Pak Kok - YSW yesterday in a tropical downpour... no fun... still drying now...

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:21 am ]
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Lamma Jazz Quartet, one of only very few remaining band playing on Lamma semi-regularly, it seems?

But there are more and more bands performing on Power Station Beach during Lamma Fun Day and other festivals, fortunately.

Another Dickstock festival is rumoured next Jan, but no confirmation.

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:15 pm ]
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Cheapest bar drink in the village?

Island Bar on Tuesdays:

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Author:  SSL956 [ Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:36 am ]
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That has been going for years lamma Gung! Although in the past it had to be a Standard Chartered $20 bank note.

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:51 pm ]
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I know! But it was stopped a number of months ago, I think.
Revived now and any bank's $20 will be welcome!

No Bitcoin, Paypal or mobile phone payments welcome, not even any old-fashioned credit or cash cards...

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:52 pm ]
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New breakfast takeaways:

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:57 pm ]
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Charity events in Nov in the Lamma Grill:

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:21 am ]
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Halloween events on Lamma:

Wed, Oct 28:

Lamma Grill Halloween party:

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Fri, Oct 30:

Halloween Gathering
by Eileen for kids, kids-at-heart & Pak Kok Residents,
starting at 6pm at Mrs. Chan's shop/meeting place (close to Pak Kok ferry pier).

Sat, Oct 31:

Halloween Event in Hans Andersen Centre, Tai Wan Old Village, behind Tennis Court, 6 - 8:30pm,

'Release the Bats' free photo shoots[/b] by Nick Shearman & co., 6:45 - 8pm: Love's Dance Studio

Trick and Treating all over Main Street and Back Street and beyond early evening of Halloween day, Sat, Oct 31 (and probably Friday as well.)

Any more events, add them here (linked from the home page and Facebook Lamma... groups), SMS/WhatsApp/Facebook Messenger/Line me at 6151 5408 or email

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:07 am ]
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Sun, Nov 1:

Cleanup of Power Station beach after Lamma Fun Day, organised by Living Lamma:
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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:15 am ]
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In the Blue Goose Tavern tonight, 8:30pm
(not 8pm as on the poster. It's a Lamma event, usually +30 minutes from the announced time), their very first quiz night after their move from Wanchai to YSW.)

The new Lamma Home Based Workers Lunch will meet for our very first lunch today in the same location at 1pm.
Just show up, if you're interested!
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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:50 am ]
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From LaLa mama's
(well-hidden in Sha Po Old Village, walk down opposite Brother's shop and laundry):


This store will be from 5-11-2015 ~ 12-11-2015 rest, any inconvenience, please forgive me!
(Automatically translated)

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:10 am ]
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From Jen Fulton:

The 11th Day of the 11th Month is Remembrance Day, in honour of fallen soldiers.
Longtime Lamma resident John Keith Stuart's documentary 'Gallipoli' will be showing at the Island Bar at 7pm.

Come on down to doff your cap and maybe buy a poppy. Thanks!"

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:31 pm ]
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An amusing photo just sent to me by Gentiane, showing Ashka, a very eager patron in the Beer Garden!

We've seen baby Facebook pages, now even pets get one!
Her dog has a cute one: Ashka the Mongrel, showing her Lamma adventures.

Lamma-zine story in the works...

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:04 am ]
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From Blue Goose Tavern:

We decided (temporarily ) to postpone this morning menu. Sorry guys.
We are concentrating on set lunches for the time being.

We'll be back with a bigger breakfast menu in the near future.
But open at 9am weekends. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:58 pm ]
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Wednesdays in Dec:

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:45 am ]
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At Lamma Grill and Carlito's Way (the Spanish Tapas place opposite Jing Jing), every Thursday.

Lots of VERY experienced beer experts in Yung Shue Wan, this might become popular!
Join them on Facebook or their WhatsApp group at 9543 493 (Lamma's Yardley Brother Luke)

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Author:  Lamma-Gung [ Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:54 am ]
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The last of the 3 Life Café locations in Central (Wanchai and Discovery Bay closed earlier) closed down permanently a few days ago.

SCMP story, with an interview of Bobsy, one of the founders who's just opened another MANA! location:
MANA! Café, Books Brunch & Coffee, 8 Tai On Terrace. Pound Lane, Poho, Sheung Wan.

He started Bookworm Café on Lamma Island in 1997 and there are numerous stories on his adventures on this website (Search for "Bobsy" or "Life Cafe" at the top of the home page).

Life Café was a Lamma-zine barter advertiser in the early days, helping to keep this fledgling, struggling website alive. Many thanks and good memories of great lunches in there!

Death knell for Life Cafe, where Hong Kong’s organic health food revolution began.

Restaurant that’s latest to fall victim to rent squeeze opened by the Mid-Levels escalator soon after Sars outbreak and was first in Hong Kong to serve quinoa and gluten-free food, says founder; for years it was a hangout for the yoga crowd, and a film and music venue too.


PUBLISHED: Wednesday, 09 December, 2015, 4:22pm
UPDATED: Thursday, 10 December, 2015, 10:14am

Vegetarian and vegan restaurant Life Café on Shelley Street is the latest victim of high rents and will close its doors this Saturday after over a decade in business. Its sister locations in Discovery Bay and Wan Chai having already closed, it will be the end of Life Café as a brand and a concept.

For founder Bobsy Gaia, the restaurant was a pioneer in offering quality healthy organic food to people starving for an alternative to fast food or places that didn’t break the bank.

Although he left Life Café in 2009 to focus on Mana!, which he later opened in Wellington Street, Central, Gaia has fond memories of the Soho restaurant, particularly its humble beginnings.

Bobsy Gaia has fond memories of Life Cafe, which he left in 2009 to open Mana! nearby.
He started Bookworm Café on Lamma Island in 1997, and it soon became the place for international healthy organic fare. Customers encouraged Gaia to open in Central, but it took him a few years to not only find the necessary capital, but also the right spot.

“We were looking at locations towards the end of [the] Sars] outbreak and the sentiment back then was this desperation for healthy food was so strong,” recalls Gaia. “When we opened, I had a three-storey banner that read, ‘Finally! An organic health café in Hong Kong’ and from day one we had queues. At the time there was nowhere else to eat healthy and organic.”

Life, which later became Life Café, introduced many firsts to Hong Kong, Gaia says, including gluten-free food, quinoa and a salad bar concept.

The restaurant did more than serve food; it was a communal spot for social events, like farmer’s markets on the rooftop, live bands, and screenings of films. There was a community board for people to put up notices; Gaia even had a library featuring books on healthy food.

“We were the hub for the yoga community who before then didn’t have anywhere to eat. We had celebrities like Sting and Andre 3000 eat at Life Café, and yoga celebrities like David Life and Sharon Gannon,” Gaia says.

Perhaps his fondest memory is of the café somehow being able to cram a six-piece reggae band complete with steel drums into the narrow space around 2006.

With Life Café about to close, Gaia has been trying to have a meal there every day and reminiscing about the success of the place, which did not depend on alcohol to make the rent for 11 years.

“There were six different restaurants there before us and people said that space was jinxed,” he says. “But for us it was the exact opposite.”

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File comment: Life Cafe on Shelley Street, Central. People queued to get in when it first opened in 2004.
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Author:  kipperdog [ Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:34 pm ]
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Bernice Chan is an embarrassingly shit writer.

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