I woke up this morning and it felt like a reboot of April 1st. Now Boris Johnson’s ‘where there’s a willy, there’s a way’ Brexit strategy looks likely to pay off and a 43 year old tree surgeon has just climbed Big Ben confirming the official date change…

Gobsmacked to have been awarded International Broadcaster of The Year by the National Independent Film Association (NIFA), USA. Other recipients include Tom Sizemore, Sean Connery and… no, I am not making this shit up!!! Check out the Film Forte! Thanks NIFA! ❤ ❤ ❤ 

“I deny denying my denial. I deny it. I deny denying it. I deny denying that I denied it. My denial is undeniable. WE WILL BE LEAVING THE EU ON OCTOBER 31 – DO OR DENY!!!” #BorisJohnson #Brexit

Unfuck The World

A last chance to appreciate the very great honor of having been ranked #1 for Comedy in Hong Kong by ReverbNation for the past 5 years.

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Maybe it was my bipolar that caused me to do it? Maybe it was the mood of collective irresponsibility that’s been sweeping Hong Kong? But I did it anyway. After receiving one (of nineteen) too many daily emails inviting me to pay USD$92 to submit my ‘music’ to the Online Farmsounds Music Festival, I snapped and deleted my ReverbNation account.

“Are you sure you want to do this?” ReverbNation counseled me. “Yes”

“Do you understand that if you do this, you won’t be able to recover your account?” ReverbNation cautioned me. “Yes”

“Do you understand that if you do this, all your stats, ratings and links will automatically expire?” ReverbNation warned me. “Yes”

“Did you know that you are ranked #1 for Comedy in Hong Kong?” ReverbNation changed tack, clearly alarmed by my unwavering determination to commit social media suicide. “Yes”

“Have you remembered to take your meds today?” ReverbNation reverted to doom-mongering concern. “Yes. Yes! YES!!!” I tapped manically.

It was only after purging my mac of every notification I had ever received from ReverbNation that I discovered I had also deleted 14,498 faithful followers: exciting, contemporary bands with names like #BatShitMetalFreak and #IPlayTunesOnSpoons. I wondered what they were doing. Probably applying to the Online Farmsounds Music Festival, I decided. Feeling inexplicably left out, I googled the Online Farmsounds Music Festival. They were only interested in country music. I didn’t much rate #BatShitMetalFreak’s or #IPlayTunesOnSpoons’ chances. Maybe it was worth paying the USD$92 to see if they fancied a Hong Kong horoscope?

14,498 faithful followers deleted. I felt a flicker of self-doubt. Had I remembered to take my meds today? I doubted that, too. At least I still had my Soundcloud fanbase. I logged into Soundcloud. 22 unfaithful followers stared back at me. 4 friends, 1 ex-stalker, 1 ex-mother-in-law, 14 randoms, my psychiatrist and The Dog.

To add pain to my punishment, I then had to manually delete 11,000 (out of 11,001) thrilling tweets automatically generated by ReverbNation documenting my historical radio slots, then every post I had ever not posted myself on the Miss Adventure Facebook Page, which was all of them.

Looking at my empty social media profiles, my index finger throbbing and badly deformed by repetitive strain injury, I felt naked, exposed, vulnerable. Out of morbid curiosity, I checked how many other comedy producers I’d out-ranked on ReverbNation for the past 5 years were based in Hong Kong. There was only one: SadiK aye, who’d never uploaded anything and couldn’t even be bothered to spell her own name, but ReverbNation had outrageously credited as “Lead Vocalist – Miss Adventure Band”.

10 minutes and 3 mood swings later, I felt a deep sense of peace.

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It’s both gratifying and petrifying that I very nearly predicted this one right! Penned the day before the 2016 UK referendumb and way before Trump took a dump on the world stage. There’s a lesson here…

Be careful what you don’t wish for!

Ahh, that’s it.

https://missadventurerthk.com/2016/06/22/the-future-of-democracy/

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Nostradammit

Hong Kong Protests: At least now most people know we are in #China, not #Japan. #Silver Lining of the Day

We Are Not Here

All Over Hong Kong…

Lennon Walls and graffiti expressing solidarity and inspirational messages.

Meanwhile In Sai Kung…

After a bracing walk in a category 8 typhoon (compared to Mangkhut, Wipha was for wimps), I eventually came across the Kung’s Lennon Wall.

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Subversive, witty and a bold political statement. It’s got to be Banksy.

What Next??

“Would you like peas or beans with your fish fingers tonight? Love, Mum x”

“Don’t forget to pick up dog food! Love, The Dog x”

“I’m throwing away a box of old socks. Does anybody want them? Jane (63G)”

Ok, ok, that last one I lifted straight from the Gem Villa WhatsApp group. Apologies to my neighbor at 63G who wrote it. Incidentally, I did take a look at the socks. They were a bit holey, none matched, and they had clearly never been washed, but I took them home anyway as a peace offering for the dog. (Despite his burgeoning talent as a graffiti artist and sprayed reminders all over Sai Kung, I had once again forgotten to pick up dog food.)

Send your pics of the world’s most uninspiring graffiti (f)art by email to: MissAdventureRTHK@gmail.com. Or why not have a crack at it yourself? All you need is a can of spray paint and unflinching optimism that you will not be extradited to the Mainland to face trial for your unspeakable crimes against The Art World.

“Gone to join the revolution! Can you leave my fish fingers in the oven, Mum, and pick up dog food for my babe? Love, Missy x”

Miss Adventure (Sadie Kaye)
#Free Sai Kung! #RTHK’s Miss Adventure #香港電台冒險小姐

The Mental Ideas Podcast is a weekly podcast in which Miss Adventure’s shady second cousin, twice removed, Sadie Kaye, takes a humorous look at innovative approaches to tackling mental health, performing bold social experiments and discussing the results with an eclectic mix of guests from the worlds of entertainment, film, politics, the arts & charity. The weekly podcast launches on RTHK Radio 3 in 2019. Gentleman juggler and showman Mat Ricardo presents a regular slot!

https://mentalideas.org

https://rthk.hk

 Mental Ideas Podcast (2019) on IMDb

As Bad As It Gets, the award-losing sequel to Sadie Kaye‘s AIB award-winning doc The Bipolar Express airs for the first time on RTHK July 13, 2019 @8.30! Stand by for trailers and teasers (to be released later this month). The doc’s broadcast will be followed by the launch of the Mental Ideas Podcast on RTHKMiss Adventure has a recurring guest role…

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RTHK’s Miss Adventure 香港電台冒險小姐

https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/asbadasitgets

Sadie Kaye’s New RTHK Program Airs July 13, 2019 – Hong Kong Buzz

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As Bad As It Gets – RTHK

Things to do with a mooncake:

1. Smash a window
2. Cave in an intruder’s skull
3. Eat it

If you’re not sure you can manage a whole one:

1. Smother it in English mustard
2. Pair it with a pickled egg
3. Pretend it’s a pork pie that’s passed its sell-by
4. Wash it down with a bottle of Absinthe

Warning!

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Miss Adventure is writing & recording her first sitcom, Meet The New Parents. New parents Mr. & Mrs. Sharpe-Payne (played by Miss Adventure’s dastardly alter-ego Sadie Kaye and Philippe Joly) are struggling to cope with the pressures of parenthood, going to increasingly absurd and criminal lengths to keep their baby twins, who have only just got off, from waking…

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Meet The New Parents