he says shes says 3 她/他之言 (三)

遠方來的朋友,晚上聊聊城市觀感。從銅鑼灣到灣仔,看軒尼詩道整列的“石牆”密不透風,這兩個區隨便拿來也給歐洲的人口算二‘三線城市比下去。然而Lorenzo也察覺到香港遍地商場。翌日我建議他在烈日當空下到北角逛逛。回來後他說這是比較正常“normal”的社區。我不期然笑了。也許香港太多“不正常”的社區。搞旅遊的必定當這些毫不新鮮的話做耳邊風!

Lorenzo, Hungarian by way of Budapest and Germany and Switzerland and these days Bilbao, Basque Country brought interesting insights on the average citizens like you and me versus the governments, corporations and the Oligarchy class.
While there is no solution it seems, the conversations were therapeutic. His French gal friend and he would probably have more lucrative career paths in Madrid or Bacelona, but for the time being they are enjoying the balance of social and work lifes.

Lorenzo from Bilbao

Lorenzo from Bilbao

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1 July 2012 protest in pictures

1 July, Hong Kong. Retrocession day to China, with a not-in-the-tourism-guides protest march tagging along yearly since 1997 sans exception. Cette année,les gens ne sont pas content avec le bureau du gouvernement central à Hong Kong, comme montré ici:

對中聯辦的意見

對中聯辦的意見

冤 – 直指 李旺陽 “被自殺”案 injust – le cas de LI Wang Yang.

“冤” -  injust

“冤” – injust

A post-90s youth group 學民思潮 (scholarism) voicing their concern over “national education” to be implemented in the K-12 curriculum.
學民思潮對國民教育的意見

學民思潮

學民思潮

Godwin’s law coming into effect, inevitable? This time targeting the new Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, CY Leung. 唉!高德温效應又來了,衝着梁振英來的!

oops, Hitler reference!

oops, Hitler reference!

I am not a fan of Falun Gong, but they always have an extremely long, equipped with marching band, huge banners and their carriers, procession towards the end of the parade. Visually, that’s very provoative indeed!

Falun Gong - as long as usual!

Falun Gong – as long as usual!

une ville n’est plus idéale? crié un slogan dans la manif.
我夢想的城市消失了?

Pearl of the Orient no more?

Pearl of the Orient no more?

An almost universally true question thrown at the Police in all kinds of public demonstrations: “Police officers, Where’s your conscience?”

警察? 良知?

警察? 良知?

The protest march meant so much to fellow citizens that many who missed the “full frontal” of the yearly retrocession day fireworks. Honestly, getting the naked truth from the marchers was better than the jubilant lies camouflaged in fireworks!

tail of the protest pausing for fireworks, FIVE hours after the start of the march!

tail of the protest pausing for fireworks, FIVE hours after the start of the march!

Public transit made way for the marchers.

trams stopped

trams stopped

Streets free of people and traffic, after marchers flowed by for hours.

emptied and littered

emptied and littered