六月初到八月初 嘅時間軸

兩個月嚟的示威、抗議、遊行多不勝數,未能緊貼於網誌上更新是因為發生的事太多、太密亦沉重。先轉發一張電視台的照片,簡單闡述部分大事的經歷。

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七月風暴

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紛爭不斷的六、七月,以一個急嚟急去嘅颱風作結。迎接的不是透不過氣、烈日暴曬的下沉空氣,而是風和日麗的星期二。風波帶來的黃雨、紅雨警告,彷彿是為被濫用暴動罪控告的義士控訴!

疑似黑社會人士 apparent triad member

疑似黑社會人士,你都唔好話唔似。其實早幾日某晚上見人開始貼黑紙仔,點知貼出嚟咁神似!最該煨就係呢個係乜乜專業人士呢!老實講呢啲人真係丟晒光明正大嘅新界人架!

alleged gangster, people like him bring shame to new territories folks, given i grew up and my parents devoted their youth and career in the NT.

gangster.jpg post-it portrait profiling pathetic psychopath personage

 

動盪的七月 juillet turbulent

2019年的七月,是個折騰市民的七月。手機裡、電腦內的相,嚟分門別類,先後排序也許都來不及。差不多每星期的抗議運動,東方之珠的黑衣人、雨遮陣,似在追近法國的黃背心。人流之多令天星小輪大排長龍、癱瘓部分地鐵車站係六月已發生最少兩次。炎熱下這帖子還是留待圖片自說話,聆聽盡在畫面中。

juillet 2019 ne reste que 2 jours mais c’est déjà un moi assez fatiguant pour les hongkongais. les grands défilés ont été commencés en juin. la star ferry a été débordée des manifestants, les stations de métro mtr temporairement fermés etc. sont les situations jamais eu avant, au moins à hong kong, cette ville reconnue pour sa efficacité. j’ai pris plusieurs photos, toujours en désordre, mais ça vous donne un peu de mes idées pour ces dernières journées de perturbations.20190701_191756.jpg20190701_191022.jpg20190701_220328.jpg20190701_194925.jpg20190701_192959.jpg

stonewall 50

 

it has been a busy june in hong kong. while cramped an occasional irrelevant post like the bread post into the fin-du-mois line up, this one jolted the hong kong protests aside as  june 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of of the stonewall uprising. the struggle is far from over if one looks at the gender, social, economic, racial, etc. discrimination directed at lgbqtsti people, still rampant and sometimes vicious.

just like the poster of audre lorde project reads “the history of stonewall is trans”, and to that we should add people of color (i.e. latina/o/x, africans/blacks in usa’s problematic lingo) as a substantial number of them were  among those courageous enough  to revolt against the police raid.

as with many movements, those who pushed through the front line, the most radical, the most marginalized did not see or had benefited minimally from the fruits of their struggle. sylvia rivera actually had relaunched street transvestite action revolutionaries  (S.T.A.R.) a year or so before the end of her life, if that’s benchmark to show how much and at the same time how little had been achieved, for the marginalized within the margins of the lgbtqtsti people.

with corporate pride events choking major cities, let’s not forget the trailblazers, the most discriminated among the discriminated, the STARS that they are, twinkling in the distance with their blessings. on the 50th anniversary of stonewall and looking ahead for lgbtqtsti rights, we need their visionary lights to guide as in the never ending quest for social and economic justice.

ps  alp’s statement:

grounding today with reflections from the past

 

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年復一年,八九的中國學生運動以至後來的天安門血腥鎮壓已經三十年。寫在今天六月尾,彷彿六四的維園今年那在又熱、又濕的集會是這個月反香港政府的惡法(逃犯條例)大規模遊行示威的前奏!其實前奏、後續的對比或關係並不重要。20190604_205836.jpg

20190604_210017.jpg重要的是三十年前學生、工人等對改革開放的訴求、追求,和他們部分人犧牲了生命,是應該世世代代牢牢記住!20190604_210106.jpg燭光不滅

20190604_221118.jpg三十年 了, 但 人民不會忘記

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if you leave, omd

If you leave
, a number plays its visits from time to time in the airwaves resembling a not-so-distant relative. Whether it’s from the radio or boombox, in the car or at a fast food joint, I always allowed its melody in to my unsuspecting ears.   The music of the electronic 80s never falls out of favour,  I wonder if it has anything to do with the above PG-13 but not risqué at all lyrics.  Two other lame reasons for the song to occupy my brain space in me. Firstly, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) has a Merseyside origin, and Liverpool was where I lived away from home for a long period of time (just over a year) the very first time. Secondly, although I have never watched “Pretty in Pink” from the beginning till the end, Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer do appear various other works, “Brat Pack” or not, that I like.

 

tous les soleils

songs from “tous les soleils“, a film  with many italian references make me remember it to this date.  i dunno if i would have the same curiosity if i understand italiano and the various dialects / languages close-by.


http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDU1Mzk2ODcy.html

“Luna Lunedda” (Pizzica) – La Tarantella: a very boisterous and joyous opening

with italianness exaggerated to hilarious proportions, perhaps to appease the residents of l’hexagone. the story took place in Strasbourg, centered on a professor of classical music to weave  a credulous storyline.

“Silencio d’Amuri” is a rather sad or romantic number towards the end.

 


quelle fin triste mais egalement musicale

sogna fiore mio

the film reminded me of yves montrand and marcello mastroianni who left their marks in french cinema. how many famous french actresses or actors can perform in spanish or italian anyway?

 

ps. if u speak italian, can u tell me if any of the songs were sung in dialects or languages other than italian?

Nanjing and Minnie Vautrin

uncovered from my draft entries, last modification dated  13 déc. 2017 03:32.

she might or might not be a significant figure of the expat and missionary communities in nanjing china in the world war ii era, what is written on her and her personal experience will sure be a part of the war / massacre / peace / never again narratives for a turbulent era. her name is Minnie Vautrin.
Minnie Vautrin

so here is what I penned around the christmas season  of 2017:

what to write or not -rthk late night documentary repeat had an episode on the massacre in Nanjing, sooming my focus in and out throughout the 50 plus minute, a missionary’s story caught my attention – Minnie Vautrin 魏特琳. Reading this in December when everyone walking into shopping centres got bombarded with jingles make the contrast more vehmenly sad. Vautrin, probably suffered a nervous breakdown from witnessing so many people dying around her, took her life within a year of returning to USA for a sick leave.

today, 14 may is the anniversary of her suicide.

Minnie Vautrin 's tombstone