I want to wish “Long Hair”, Leung Kwok-hung, happy 57th birthday, good health and all the best! Here is my 2005 documentary “Long Hair Revolution” filmed only two months after his election to Legislative Council of Hong Kong. I’m happy to say my first documentary has been added to the federal government “Library and Archives Canada” permanent collection in Ottawa.
After watch this f-bomb ladened debate in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Some people may have a point in thinking Lawrence “F-bomb dropping” Ma Yan-kwok (馬恩國) may have single-handedly raised Leung Kwok-hung’s (長毛 Long Hair) approval ratings! Have a watch of this LegCo video recording of the heated exchange and decide for yourself.
Feel free to check out my first documentary Long Hair Revolution (長毛革命) which I’ve finally got it fixed and viewable on YouTube some weeks ago. Enjoy. For more info about Long Hair Revolution (長毛革命), read it here.
After viewing the following video clip, I have one simple question. Is Hong Kong Police Above the Law? 香港警察是否可以無法無天，凌駕於法律之上？Has Hong Kong become a police state/city where Hong Kong citizens’ rights and legal due process need not be protected nor respected by the police? Have a watch and see for yourself in this legal protest. According to what was stated by one of the peaceful protesters (based on the observable footage), the crowd (“over 100″) has been detained by the police without any reasons given. When the police seemed to be willing to release the crowd, a police officier who seemed to be in charge halted the release of the protesters and clearly stated no reason is to be given nor needed for the crowd’s detention.
Note: Raw video footage linked to via Facebook status of HK Legislative Council member Leung Kwok-hung (梁國雄). Note that this reporter has no way to verify the video’s authenticity, there is no reason to believe it is doctored as there would likely be plenty of collaborating photographic and video evidences filmed by other media outlets present at the protest.
I just watched a nice video showing me how to make the above cool looking Tequila Sunrise! The video by Andy is in Cantonese and has clear English subtitles. You should be able understand everything and make the drink yourself. Have a watch of A Classy Man’s Tequila Sunrise (龍舌蘭日出) video! Thanks Andy for making the great video. (note: The instructional part starts at time code ~3:16 if you want to start learning how make it right away! :)
Subscribe to Andy’s A Classy Man’s YouTube channel for more videos. Like his Facebook and follow his Instagram. Fans of the first video have already asked Andy to make a dessert video! Finally, if you have made your own Tequila Sunrise (龍舌蘭日出), please post a picture to let us share your fun!
I love all sorts of biography, auto-biography, magazine profiles, and I will sometimes arrange and conduct phone and video interviews. I recently got hooked on Leila Chan’s magazine profiles (in Chinese). Allow me to recommend a few of them to you if you can read Chinese.
* “周榕榕 人生是自己的“
* “葉劉淑儀 母女如兄弟“
* “楊崢 雲吞原來可以買現成？“
* “周國豐 童年惡夢“
“「家裡都是媽媽做飯，我和爸爸都喜歡吃肉，媽媽便拼命煮一大堆，像是要把我們養到肥肥白白。」 Read the rest of this entry »
A friend who knows explained to me: The HKG airport (香港國際機場 – 赤鱲角機場) simply has no additional space left to expand to handle the increasing number of luggages. (note: limited space is problem at most airport these days.) So the overriding rationale in using RFID technologies was to increase handling capacity within the limited HKG airport physical space.
In 2008, with the help of Simon, who has 30 years of purchasing experience, we created a series of 15 parts “Tales of a Chinese Purchaser” (about 10 minutes long per episode). Few days ago, my friend Echo kindly told me that she is learning a lot about purchasing from the series and is helping her work. So I actually started listening to it again and find that I am also learning a lot (again). And it is fun to listen.
So I am sharing my Cantonese series of 15 parts “Tales of a Chinese Purchaser” here.
Vacation is about creating great experiences during your 4-6 weeks per year of holiday time that you are away. Staycation is about creating wonderful experiences (weeks, days, or even hours/minutes) during the 46-48 weeks that you are in town.
To me, staycation is a mindset. Staycation can happen at any time. Staycation can be a result of having a great meal and a great time at a local farmers’ market (thanks Junian @ Kaffir Lime Indonesian Food, see him cooks on YouTube here) that is right on the main Calgary roadway that tens of thousands of people drive by everyday (but only a small percentage will actually drive in)!
Staycation can be a great hike at a local park by the river or a nice walk/exercise around the neighbourhood. Staycation can be a simple dinner at a restaurant instead of going home and cook. OR If you eat out ALL the time, it can be going home to cook and share a simple dinner with your loved ones.
Here is a friend writing about her recent staycation in reply to my Facebook staycation status,
“We went hiking to nearby trails during the day, went shopping in Chinook, ate out in nice restaurants, watched a movie, read a book in the backyard, visited a relative, puttered around the garden, and at the end of the day…we slept in the comfort of our own beds. Stress free vacation!“
I believe staycation is a mindset that can lead to us living a happier life.
Of course, the time you spend doing household chores or answering work emails, etc can not honestly be counted as a staycation. But the time you spend in between can be. Like the staycation I mentioned above, it lasted for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Staycation is a mindset to enjoy and appreciate the various moments of life in town, at the same time as we are living a busy life. Like the saying “slow down and smell the roses”, I am saying life is a journey, try to live a more deliberate life and take many mini staycations.
I want to point out that I’ve defined Staycation as a mindset, which is different from the definitions, as of press time (Aug 16, 2011), you currently see in Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster. See this current July 29, 2011 version of Staycation in Wikipedia. In short, the definition of “staycation” has not been broadened to include a “mindset” yet. But I am a patient man and don’t mind waiting a little for the dictionaries/definitions to catch up. :)
I don’t like to see women (and men) being exploited but bikini basketball and lingerie football are, paradoxically, better ways to exploit women than the Hong Kong newspaper Apple B.B. Daily taking photos of nonconsenting pretty women on the street and commenting on their looks.
If we allow men to be exploited in cage fights, various forms of boxing, and even bare knuckle fist fights, practically allowing men to beat each other to a pulp and cause brain damages in the long run and call that “entertainment“, we have to be fair to women and allow them to bounce their breasts and show their butts. Equal opportunities to be “exploited”.
To me, the major sticking point with “Apple B.B. Daily taking photos of nonconsenting pretty women” is the word “nonconsenting“. I’m not 100% sure but based on my limited guess of HK laws and the HK’s views of “freedom of press”, I doubt the photos are against any laws. And it is up to HK citizens to accept or complain.
Coming back to bikini basketball and lingerie football, if Canadians don’t like what we see, we can always let those businesses know by our words, actions, and money.
In English (英文)
The Alliance‘s Lee Cheuk-yan and Mak-hoi-wah are visiting Calgary today (July 31, 2011), I hope I’ll have a chance to interview Mr. Lee Cheuk-yan. The following are some news and other video clips during their Vancouver stop.
中文 (In Chinese)
Their bios in Chinese.
I am slow and just discovered the cool sound of Yoyo Sham 岑寧兒 (Facebook) (her website) and her accapella group Charatay (格勒底, the six members are 岑寧兒、陳詠謙、張傑邦、梁仰詩、洪豐盈、袁慧妍) (Facebook). You can find out more about her music by joining her Facebook group and check out Charatay. [HT Eva]
At the moment, I love her best in her part of 三人行 – 重編新唱版本.
It is very telling that Mike stated in the book launch press conference, “The judge and the prosecutor join hands with the police in making the case against the suspect.” Take a moment to think about the implication! And also stated, “Party committees which direct the work of the criminal justice courts …” No wonder Mike finds the criminal justice system in China “very disappointing“.
(See BBC Chinese news and HK Apple Daily news reports some additional information.)
Criminal Justice In China (see also Amazon.ca link)
An Empirical Inquiry
Mike McConville, Dean, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
April 2011 c 584 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 190 0
‘Criminal Justice in China is the most comprehensive work to date on the functioning of China’s criminal justice system. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand any aspect of the system. There are important insights on virtually every page, including in depth study of the role of police, procuracy, courts, and defense lawyers. The book will be of value to anyone interested in governance in China.’
– Benjamin L. Liebman, Columbia Law School, New York, US Read the rest of this entry »
From BBC News “HK launches world’s first yuan IPO outside China“,
“The world’s first Chinese-currency shares to trade on a stock exchange outside mainland China will be listed in Hong Kong on April 29.
Hui Xian, a real estate investment trust, is selling yuan-denominated shares to investors in an initial public offering (IPO) at the end of the month.
The offer comes at a time when demand for investment products in the Chinese currency has been growing.
Hui Xian is controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing.”
From Apple Daily,
“下周一登場 計及升值息率逾 7厘 匯賢招股不宜短炒” – 2011年04月09日
【本報訊】本港首隻人民幣計價房地產信託基金匯賢房託，市場消息指，每份基金單位定於 5.24至 5.58元（人民幣．下同），計劃發售 20億個基金單位，息率介乎 4至 4.3厘，最多集資約 111.6億元（約 132.67億港元）。證券界人士認為，博短炒獲利的投資者「買唔過」。 記者：陳健文
從長實（ 001）分拆出來的匯賢房託，市場消息指，按每手 1000份單位計算，不計手續費的每手入場費約 5580元（約 6633.39港元）。彭博資訊引述消息人士指，匯賢房託今次將發售 40%權益，上市後市值達 280億元。中銀國際、滙豐及中信證券為保薦人。 Read the rest of this entry »
“蘋果法庭編輯/記者 捍衛”你死你事”精神 公審口交男女生”
報告法庭新聞本應非常重要，但一件簡單法院案件有須要窮追當事人嗎？真的有須要仗勢(報館的鏡頭)欺寧弱小，拍攝案中男女在法庭外逃跑，避開鏡頭的情況嗎？有須要將案件動畫化，加上抵死對白及攪笑音樂，將一件控方同意撤銷控罪，改以簽保守行為方式處理，裁判官頒令兩人自簽 1,000元，守行為 12個月的案件，放大萬倍嗎？有考慮到法庭已經給了他們法制下應得的懲罰嗎？我想知道，蘋果從何時開始得到凌駕於三權(行政，立法，司法)之上的蘋果公審/羞恥權？
繁忙時間 港鐵銅鑼灣站梯間 警巡過 男女生照口交 – 2011年04月09日
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巡警懷疑他們有違法勾當，遂假裝離去，步向上層樓梯轉角位，透過牆上廣角鏡繼續監視。只見兩人維持相同姿勢 4至 5分鐘，巡警遂靠近觀察，赫然發現陳女將頭埋在男方兩條大腿之間，頭部上下左右移動。
巡警見狀，走到兩人背後，叫陳女站起，陳女照做，此時巡警看見鄺的褲子拉鏈全開，勃起的陽具展現眼前。巡警立即拘捕兩人，警誡下，陳女承認犯案出於一時衝動，鄺則指陳女自願替他口交。 Read the rest of this entry »
Wishing you all a healthy & prosperous year of Rabbit !
祝大家 身體健康 心想事成 新年快樂 如意吉祥 !