Shanghai 2012 上海

Only in Shanghai you can see and hear and feel
The newest and oldest buildings
The loudest and quietest streets
The coldest and warmest atmosphere
All at the same time

就只在上海 你才可同時看到 聽到 感受到
最新的 最舊的 建築
最靜的 最嘈的 街道
最冷的 最熱的 氣氛

On a heartbroken New Year Eve I rushed to a travel agency and asked, 'To where is the soonest flight?" The agent replied, 'Shanghai.'

During my short stay I walked for hours and hours each day and I visited many many places, but it was all just quick glances and I could hardly remember where I went to. I only remembered the hurt feeling stayed after the few tiring days.

某一年的除夕,為了某一段情傷,我衝忙的走進了某一間旅行社,問:「到哪裡最快有機位?」答:「上海。」

短短幾天,我走過很多路,看過很多點;但都是走馬看花,沒太記得到過哪裡。只記得勞累過後,情傷還沒有退去。

Time flies, 7 years just in the blink of an eye, I revisited this place. Lucky that I was not carrying a broken heart again this time, but a mission to promote an interesting job. I did a design for the multi-purpose cleaning cloth produced by PikkaPikka, therefore I went to Shanghai to attend its launch party. The PikkaPikka cleaning clothes is made with world's finest microfiber, and it could wipe your lens or glasses or monitors perfectly clean. In addition, it also produces cleaning clothes for face cleaning or home cleaning or many other purposes. Seriously I believe it is the best cleaning cloth product I ever tried, and I believe it is much better that any other product on the market. In the Pikka Girl Collection that I participated, they invited a few girls coming from China, Hong Kong and Macau, who are working in the media or creative industry, to design a series of 6 handkerchief and tee products for them. My design could be ordered online from the PikkaPikka website and TaoBao, or be purchased from a number of specific stores located in Hong Kong and Macau, further information could be found from the PikkaPikka Facebook Page.

時光飛逝,轉眼七年,又再舊地重遊。慶幸是次到訪不再是為了任何情傷,而是為了一個很有趣的推廣工作。事原我為潮流品牌 PikkaPikka 所生產的功能性拭擦布系列做了一個設計,所以特地前來上海出席它的發佈活動。老實說,PikkaPikka 的拭擦布真的是超乾淨,比起任何其他品牌的拭擦布它都額外的乾淨;它採用了世界最微細纖維科技,可以令相機鏡頭或是眼鏡手機都變得亮亮無塵。另外,它還有生產面部清理以及家居清潔等其他系列。而我所參與的 Pikka Girl Collection 就請來了幾位分別來自中國,香港及澳門,於媒體或是創作圈工作的女生,去為這個系列設計了共6款不同風格的手巾以及T恤。大家除了可以到 PikkaPikka 的網站以及淘寶網購我的設計,也可以到香港及澳門的幾個指定商號親身選購,詳情請到 PikkaPikka Facebook Page 了解一下。

The few days after the launch I wandered around Shanghai. Several years had passed, of course I already forgot all the sadness that I used to carry, or whoever this person I used to love. But I deliberately revisited the streets that walked past 7 years ago, to give myself another chance to appreciate the pictures that I missed.

發佈過後,在上海怠了幾天。事隔多年,當然沒了從前的那一份傷感,甚至忘了根本是哪一個誰人。但我還是特意的試著探索七年前走過的街道,重新細看七年前沒看清楚的地圖。

I liked it a lot when I first arrived at Tian Zi Fang, an old residential area with numerous alleyways and nostalgic Shanghai buildings. Not only it is stuffed with old memories, but also trendy culture. The shops and restaurants and bars are provided with all kinds shopping and dining experiences, selling various art related products and international cuisines. My eye balls were very busy during very first half hour, but then I felt very disappointed when I realized many of the businesses are repeatedly selling the same item or taste, the place is in fact just another copy of a tourist area. Fortunately, I found myself a little pleasant surprise, that is, a shop named Xi Kong, a place that helps you to send a letter to yourself in the future, to remind the future you of how sincere or stupid you used to be. I think this is a very interesting idea but I did not arrange any mailing, all because I know my future me so well that I will never want to be reminded of a thing if I had decided to delete it at certain point of my life.

剛到「田子坊」,的確很感好奇,很是喜歡。這個復古懷舊的民區,有著細數不盡的窄路小巷,留著充滿情懷的上海建築。但是除了老舊回憶,還會見到潮流文化。整個區域都開設著林林種種的商店餐飲,銷售著各式各樣的文創產品又或世界佳餚。開先半句鐘,眼球的確非常忙錄,心情的確非常興奮;但是細看過過,發現原來很多店鋪都是在賣重覆的玩兒,重覆的味道,重覆的重覆;所以感覺待別可惜,感覺又是一個旅遊區的複製品。然而,我還是找到了一絲驚喜,就是一間名叫「喜空」的店鋪,它專為客人寄信件給未來的自己,來讓未來的你清楚記得自己曾經的熱切,又或曾經的愚昧。雖然我認為這個點子很是有趣,但我還是沒有寄出任何信件;因為我清楚知道未來的我若果是決定了要忘記一件事情,也定必定不會想要再被提起。




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