Photo by Dylan Jones
Artist(s): Lo S.T.

得閒飲茶 Duck, Hen, Yam, Cha

Completed: November 2021

得閒飲茶 Duck, Hen, Yam, Cha is a myriad of Canto expressions (and a few Toisan, and Chinglish) from different generations: from golden oldies to the latest urban speak. Artwork travels through time with our use of Canto and Toisan, heritage languages of Chinatowns throughout this continent. All four signal box locations explore Time in different ways–this the second of four locations. The first set of double boxes was Wil Yee’s “Time and Tigers”.

When you’re at Riverfront and 1st Street SE, take a real close look at the Glossary QR Code–the code is hand-crafted with Chinese characters in miniature, not just made with the click of a button.

Lo S.T. [read LOST] was born in Vancouver but she has lived in Hong Kong for as long as she can remember. Through this piece of work Duck, Hen, Yam, Cha; she hopes to connect with the community that once was part of her life, via a language that is from their mutual “roots” that evolves into something similar, but different.

Lo S.T. is a graphic designer. She also designs games in her leisure time. You can follow her work from her website – as well as

The project acknowledges the support of the City of Calgary Community-Initiated Public Art Microprojects grant. The Utility Box Stories project offers sincere gratitude to supporters from the community and Tomorrow’s Chinatown Advisory Group.

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: Riverfront Ave SE and; 1st Street SE, Calgary Alberta T2G 2G3 Get Directions