Monday, 1 August, 2016
I was introduced to the luxury footwear designer Christian Louboutin thanks to my late French friend Laurent as he happened to know Christian as a family friend. Here are a few videos I am watching today.
An Audience with Christian Louboutin: Full-length video | NET-A-PORTER.COM (published Nov 25, 2011)
Christian Louboutin Addresses FIT Graduates (published May 23, 2014)
Christian Louboutin Interview | NET-A-PORTER.COM (published Nov 13, 2009)
I wrote and shared this entry in memory of Laurent Jean Philippe Ravalec, my late and awesomely unique French friend, where one of our last video chats (which I documented here) happened in November 2015 just a day after the horrible Paris attack.
Talking to my French friend Laurent about Food (published April 7, 2012) is another video of us chatting about our common love: food!
Laurent, I miss you my friend!
Friday, 18 March, 2016
Director/producer/independent reporter Kempton Lam has made three full-length documentaries from 2004 – 2015. (Cantonese with English subtitles 廣東話、英文字幕) Collectively, the three documentaries are known as his “Revolution Trilogy” 「革命三部曲」. Kempton’s debut documentary Long Hair Revolution 「長毛革命」 has been collected by the Canadian National Archive since 2009. You can watch the three films at this YouTube Playlist (projected on your big screen HD TV or on your computer here). Enjoy!
Long Hair Revolution 「長毛革命」 (full-length 2005) (read film & Canadian national archive info)
HKtv Revolution 「香港電視革命」 (full-length 2015) (read Director’s Statement)
Umbrella Revolution: History as Mirror Reflection 「雨傘革命實錄：以史為鏡」 (full-length 2015) (read Director’s Statement)
Thursday, 5 November, 2015
Hon. Harjit Sajjan has been named Canada’s new Minister of National Defence by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The more I watch and read about Minister Sajjan, I more I admire him. Here are some items and videos that I found to help me understand Minister Sajjan a little. For the record.
November 4th, 2015, National Observer, “You have no idea how badass Trudeau’s Defence Minister really is”
Nov 4th, 2015, Vancouver Sun, “Five things about Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s new minister of defence”
HIGH SCHOOL: In a 2012 profile by Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham, Sajjan said when he was a 16-year-old student at Charles Tupper Secondary, he started travelling in the wrong circles. His classmates included future gangster Bindi Johal, who was murdered in 1998, and others who Sajjan later helped arrest as a member of the VPD. It was during this period that Sajjan chose a different path and become a baptized Sikh. “It wasn’t really a religious thing. It was an identity thing. I needed the commitment because I knew it would keep me on the right path. I found the true meaning of Sikhism and I loved the warrior aspect of it … When I was fighting to understand who I am, that (warrior) aspect was something that I really identified with.”
April 6, 2015, The Province op-ed “Harjit Sajjan: Fear-based politics threatens our security” (highly recommended as it is Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, 27 October, 2013
The following are two Cantonese interviews with HK Legislative Council members Claudia Mo & Alan Leong Kah-kit.
立法會 毛孟靜 議員政總十月二十一曰訪問
立法會 梁家傑 議員政總十月二十一曰訪問
Friday, 5 April, 2013
Adding this to my long list of Quotes I Love,
“Be curious. Have empathy. Wonder what it is like to be someone else. Make a friend who is not like you.” – Roger Ebert‘s final words from his 1994 PBS 11th Hour speech