THE MIRA is a luxurious design hotel that compares in beauty and elegance with the other hotels and shopping malls of tourists-plentiful area of Tsim Sha Tsui, in the always crowded Nathan Road and nearby streets Canton, Austin and Chatham. With so many newly refurbished hotels and shopping centers, the place is now a complete modern upscale transformation from what it used to be 20 years ago. But along Chatham Road stands still a structure that needs no refurbishment for its beauty is intact even after more than 100 years of existence, – the Rosary Church.
ROSARY CHURCH, the oldest Catholic church in Kowloon, is the place of worship that OFW Virginia R., 45 , attends during her Sunday off. The church has become a haven of refuge and source of strength for her while on overseas assignment in Hong Kong. She always thanked God for the opportunity that was given to her for this overseas job which started in 2005 under a single employer. Her faith and work ethics makes her a good, diligent, responsible OFW in the eyes of her employer from day one till now. Upon her departure for HK in 2005, she has carried with her the message of a popular song at that time containing the lyrics “ Pinoy ikaw ay pinoy, Ipakita sa mundo kung ano ang kaya mo..”, a tune popularized by the group Orange and Lemons.
ORANGE AND LEMONS or ONL is a Filipino band formed in 1999 by high school friends. Their musical genres consisted of OPM and Pinoy rock and alternative rock. Their hit songs include, among others, “Hanggang Kailan,” “ Heaven Knows,” “Abot-Kamay”, “ Ang Katulad Mong Walang Katulad” and surely the “Pinoy Ako”, which was made more popular by the reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother, Though a young group conceived in the 90’s, the band was influenced by the melancholy tunes of the early generation band THE BEATLES.
THE BEATLES were an English rock band that formed in 1960. It was the era of the Beatlemania that captivated the rock and roll in the 60’s and captured the screams and hysterics of girl fans wherever they went around the world.
On June 9, 1964 the Fab Four invaded Hong Kong and performed before a packed audience at the Princess Theatre in Kowloon – today the site of hotel THE MIRA.