Feature Image Courtesy of Jarvis Whittaker
LADY JANE’S GUIDE AWARDS
Skye Tahirali, Rosie Wood, Robyn Wechsler, Fiona Scheer and Kaia Tahirali received their Lady Jane’s Guide Award, the equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh/ HK Award for Young People Bronze, in June.
The DB guides have been working towards this award for two years, completing a wide variety of badges and challenges, including camping, survival skills and team skills.
[PHOTO BY Richard Gordon – www.richardgordonphotography.com.]
ART WITH ELEANOR MCCOLL
DB artist Eleanor McColl is hosting a full range of courses this summer at her DB studio, with parent and child workshops (seven years and up), four-day summer camps for kids aged six to 14 years and drop-in classes for adults.
Eleanor is also hosting her third oOOMA Retreat from July 15 to 17 in Cheung Cha, where you can focus on Pilates and tap into your creativity with some mindful art sessions. To find out more and enrol, head to www.eleanormccoll.com
[PHOTO BY Baljit Gidwani – www.evoqueportraits.com]
BEACH TENNIS COACHING
Whether you are looking to try beach tennis for the first time, fine-tune your skills or take your game to the next level, Forward Motion’s team of professional coaches can help.
One-on-one and group coaching sessions are held in DB for players of all ages and abilities.
[PHOTO BY Baljit Gidwani – www.evoqueportraits.com.]
MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP
Mind HK, one of the most proactive and influential campaigners for better mental health in Hong Kong, was founded five years ago by Central Health.
If you’re interested in helping others manage their mental health symptoms and crises, you can sign up for the internationally accredited Mind HK: Mental Health First Aid (Standard) Course.
Zoom sessions are held in the evenings, July 18 and 19, with an online self-learning period from July 11 to 17. Scan the QR code to enrol.
MOMENTOUS AT DISNEYLAND
Be sure to catch Momentous – The Most Magical Show on Earth at Hong Kong Disneyland this month.
The all-new nighttime spectacular takes spectators on a momentous, six-chapter journey, which celebrates each stage of life. Projection images of around 150 Disney and Pixar characters light up the Castle of Magical Dreams, alongside spectacular multimedia elements, including large-scale 3D projection mapping technology, choreographed fountains, illuminated water projection, lasers, theatrical lighting, pyrotechnics and fireworks effects. To find out more, visit www.hongkongdisneyland.com.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF Hong Kong Disneyland.]
MOOMIN-THEMED STAYCATION AT AUBERGE
This month, Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong is all about Moomin.
You’ll find the small, white family of trolls and their friends everywhere
from the hotel lobby to the themed guest rooms. Families can choose to staycation in a Moomin-themed room, complete with Moomin cushions, window stickers and shower curtains, or drop by to enjoy the Moomin Afternoon Tea Set.
If you opt for the fantasy staycation, welcome gifts include Moomin slippers, luggage tags and travel pouches.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong.]
ANNIVERSARY SALE AT COMPLETE DEELITE
It’s incredible to think that DB resident Agnes Chin founded Complete Deelite 19 years ago. To celebrate, the baking studio is holding a Great Anniversary Sale, running from now until September 30.
The exciting promotion offers a 15% reduction on all Cakes-To-Go and Photo Cakes. You can take your pick from the delicious selection at the Central store or shop online at www.completedeelite.com.
Don’t forget to use promo code JULY2022-SALE during checkout.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF Complete Deelite.]
RECYCLING AT UNCLE RUSS
Kudos to the staff at Uncle Russ Coffee who’ve been doing their bit for the environment by washing and preparing used liquid cartons for recycling. Once a week, DB Green volunteers collect and weigh the cartons before taking them
down to the [email protected] pop-up recycling station near Parkridge Village.
Be sure to say a big thank you to the staff the next time you grab a coffee, and if you forget your reusable cup, you can borrow one there.
[PHOTO BY Richard Gordon – www.richardgordonphotography.com.]
The multi-faceted entrepreneurs opened the café, which has a smart outdoor area, with the aim to offer residents and visitors an authentic experience in a setting reminiscent of Japan.
The menu is big on rice-based dishes, including a copious Japanese-Style Grilled Eel Rice (HK$108) but if you’re more into noodles, try the Mentaiko Butter Cod Roe Udon with Japanese Fish Cake (HK$60) or the Triple Cheese Spaghetti with Mentaiko (HK$75).
Dessert lovers should not miss the mouth-watering, homemade Tiramusu (HK$48), so good that it’s already been approved by an Italian family living in Peng Chau. Equally tempting, the drinks menu offers an array of non-alcoholic drinks, craft beers and cocktails such as Matcha Gin Tonic (HK$78) and Kikupine (HK$78), a mix of whisky, pineapple, chamomile and soda.
Cedric and Emily continue to hold classes at Discovery College Primary Sports Hall on Wednesdays and Saturdays for judokas aged five years to adult.
For more on Chaya Daruma, call 6580 0158; for judo, call 6244 6093.
[PHOTOS BY Raphael Blet.]
DB-RUN THE CHIPPY NOW OPEN IN TST
Long-time DB family the Barnetts, in conjunction with their close friends and business associates, have opened a traditional fish and chip restaurant in Granville Food Square, just off Nathan Road.
The Chippy offers customers a truly authentic experience, serving Icelandic cod and a range of renowned ‘chip shop’ dishes, including mushy peas and curry sauce, that are all exclusively sourced in the UK.
Only certified, sustainable, UK-sourced vegetable frying fat is used.
Must-trys include the signature Cod and Chips (12oz, HK$188 /6oz, HK$108) and, for those who love a chip butty, The Chippy Bread Roll (HK$15). For meat lovers, there are succulent Pukka Pies (HK$58) and Jumbo Pork Sausages (HK$38).
Taking place in June, The Chippy’s opening party was a huge success, with the Barnetts at the helm of the brand’s outreach strategy. The fishing industry is in the family’s heritage (learn more about that when you visit
The Chippy) and they’re passionate about serving the finest fish and chips in Hong Kong. In fact, you may remember they launched a similar concept as a pop-up at Best of British 2015, Hong Kong’s first British festival.
Look out for The Chippy on Deliveroo, where pick-up and delivery options will soon be available.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF Col Sim – www.colsimphotography.com.]
REUSABLE MASK DESIGNS BY DC STUDENTS
In a joint DC and KGV competition, initiated by the DC Green Cobras to tackle the problem of single-use plastics, students were asked to create reusable mask designs.
The four winning designs, created by Ananya Bhandari (DC, Year 9), Csombor Balogh (DC, Year 9), Maddie Osmund (KGV, Year 7) and Kayleigh Kao (KGV, Year 12), were made into masks by Tsunami Sport and sold through June 27.
Plastic Free Seas is encouraging schools to engage students on reducing waste with this creative programme. For more information, head to www.plasticfreeseas.org.
[PHOTOS COURTESY OF DC Cobras.]
CALL OUT FOR NEW GUIDING LEADERS
DB’s Guiding leaders need new women to join the team; all training is provided and no previous experience is required.
By volunteering as a leader for DB’s Guiding community you get to play a unique role in a girl’s life. You have the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference, to help her find her way, learn skills and face challenges. Being a volunteer leader for Happy Bees (five to six years old), Brownies (seven to 10) and Guides (11+) offers friendship, fun, opportunities, adventure and growth for the leaders, not just for the girls. Even with recent challenges, the DB units have run charity fundraisers, completed a wide variety of interest badges and attended day camps, ukulele workshops and revels (Brownie get-togethers).
It’s important to note that being a leader is not limited to the mothers of Happy Bees, Brownies and Guides, anyone who wants to get involved in this global girl-led movement is welcome to join. The team is a small (but effective) group of women, with a wide range of interests, backgrounds and skills.
Meetings will resume on September 10 and are held in DB every Saturday morning during term time. To learn more, email [email protected] or visit www.db-brownies.com, www.db-guides.com or www.englishspeakingguides-hk.com.
[PHOTOS BY Richard Gordon – www.richardgordonphotography.com.]