Blog of Justin Cheuk, home to writing on London, Hong Kong, Studying Abroad, Trains and Travels.


Why Hull? (1) For the Cream Phone Box

…’Why do you want to go to Hull?’ my friend asked, inquisitively. ‘Why not? It’s the City of Culture isn’t...

Searching for Hong Kong in Liverpool

The Second City of the Empire; the most important commercial port; the city of dreams for immigrants; the melting pot and hub of popular culture. From a window on Albert Dock, I contemplated the high praises lavished upon Liverpool. Yet, I cannot help but think that these titles were fittings to another city halfway across the world as well. The Hong Kong of the past; the Hong Kong that I did not really know.


在春天還不甚和暖的陽光下,站在港口貨倉旁的岸邊,一眺兩岸的風光。這裡是帝國年代的第二城市,重要的商業港,移民城市,文化融爐,流行文化輸出之地。 我到了利物浦。然而以上這句所描寫的,到底是利物浦,還是七八十年代的香港呢?



Japanese Food Extravaganza!! – London Edition

I'll now attempt to complete the Japanese experience (at least from a touristic point of view) with the sampling of Japan's finest cuisine, London-style. Fine Dining, Sushi, Udon, Ramen!

Escape to Tokyo: Japanese Cultural Portals in London

Although I don't have a teleporting device, I do live in the metropolis that is London. Since moving back from University, I've steadily accumulated some favourite locations for those who like me would like to escape to Tokyo one afternoon at a time. Monuments, gardens, shops, all things in Japan, this side of the world.