中國人 Chinese 香港人 Montrealer montréalais HongKonger 華裔加拿大人 canadien.
but principal: être flotteur extraordinaire avec beaucoup d'argent hahaha!
I am proud to say I don't have Facebook yet 哈哈哈:-D. However, I have my share of social networking accounts: flickr, youtube, CS, meetup, delicio.us bla bla bla. They bring you people "de quatre coins du monde"... parfois étrange hahaha!
guy, azn or GuyAzn are NOT my name hahaha.
* mud slinging geo-political discussions
* molecular biology
* sustainable development
* cultural anthropology
* urban planning
* social justice
Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building, know for the Gascoigne Road Flyover passing through the building on the 3rd floor, will be permanently closed next year, in 2021. The top three floors of the car park will off limit starting 1st nov 2020. disappearing landscape aficionados in hong kong are congregating on the 7th and 8th floors to savour the hustle and bustle of yaumatei on this last full day of its operation.
je ne savais pas qui est marina arabamovic, grace à une rédiffusion de hep taxi sur l’antenne de tv5 monde, cela a changé récemment. le entretien encirle toujours la performance rhythm 0 en 1974.
the little glimpse of imagery and subsequent interviews/reporting can still rock our conscience to this day. what if some of the audience were not accompanied by their wives? what would they have done with the loaded pistol?
her brief reunion with her long time collaborator ulay in moma in 2010 was equally emotional. human interactions? sex? inquality? violence? women? men? i wonder if her performances challenged any long held beliefs we have? have things changed / progressed since the 1970s?
scamming without borders.
was that someone / many people trying to steal my whatsapp conversations by claiming a change in phone number? amazingly, these scumbags collaborate across time zones but in a sequential and synchronized way to make you fall into their traps. technology is no free lunch. use at your own risk.
社交距離 / distanciation physique / social distancing or even
distanciamiento físico, distanciamiento personal, o distanciamiento social,
no matter how you call it, for three quarters of a year, it is tiring, frustrating or even sad for many. If this photo I dug up from my cell phone which I believed to have arrived at my possession in march 2020 could lift your spirit up just a little..
sous le ciel de paris, juliette gréco n’est plus. même si plusieurs personnes, dont zaz, yves montand, edith piaf etc. ont intéprétées cette chanson, madame gréco se trouve à la tête de ma liste de favoris. je tiens ma préférence grâce à son association avec saint-germain-de-près. on se trouvait là-bas également de beauvoir, sartre, prévert, godard et les autres bons vivants qui ont contriburé à la richesse de l’intellect et de la culture française.
so that must have been sometime between 1995 and 2000, when i drove late afternoon to queens public library’s central branch in jamaica, queens in nyc. there i discovered a dual-cd collection of ms greco. french teachers jumped at introducting joe dassin or edith piaf, but i really liked what i found and what i heard. greco’s music soothed many stressful evening for me. rest in peace madame!
辰衝圖書關閉尖沙嘴樂道門市的消息來得很突然。雖然我讀過其中一間中學嘅開學書單由它負責，但這麼多年來都沒有幫襯過。行過時吱吱聲嘅柚木地板，二樓少人行，放滿超厚法律、醫科等教科書嘅部門，中間加插九十年代英國出版嘅gsce或a-level教科書，地下嗰層好多用英文寫東方、寫亞洲、寫神州大地、寫香港嘅書籍、林林總總嘅英文雜誌……這一切代表呢間唔識英文就唔會嚟嘅圖書公司，係一片相機閃光燈聲、講廣東話嘅稀客交頭接耳聲下落幕了。畢竟這不是長唔大、外來插旗嘅dymocks 或 page one 執笠。辰衝嗰種舊時代、“串串供”生意和顧客嘅退場，又少不免令到不中不西嘅香港文化買少見少。
the sad norm in hong kong these days must be the farewells that don’t go away. swindon / hong kong book centre announced the closure of their lock road, tsim sha tsui location at the end of july 2020. i got wind of this adios no more than 10 days before the end of month. my friend and i went there twice on the final two days. i didn’t buy anything on the first day while my friend picked up three books for hk$30 each. during the final hours of that brick and mortar branch many curious hongkongers came along with their usual cameras. even though i visited this bookstore many times over the years, this was the first and last time i bought something from the lock road location. technically i was freeloading on the offer of buy one get one of lesser value, since my pal again bought two picture intensive travelog publications. as for me, i got a (timely) regis philbin biography (dated time warner or the like published gossipy grand central commuter magazine kiosk type, just so you know), a collection of poetry, a historical account of san francisco earthquake, a dated primer on psychology/(machine) learning/(artificial) intelligence, etc. swindon had always been a stuck up business, with dictionary thick law and medical textbooks, even heavier and broad shouldered hardcover design and architectual books and it was the retail agent for a number of elite local schools. another marker of the bygone years’ final curtain call.
hugh downs and regis philbin both passed away in July 2020. i am writing this not because i m a tv junkie. i am writing this because they were on the small screen when i first set foot in the usa. one was in more serious reporting as anchor of a news magazine, with his pre- and post-retirement years venturing more into issues relating to senior citizens and gerontology. the latter was a staple of morning tv for years, the 9am eastern time slot on wabc tv in nyc. if i had any acculturation into the so-called american society, these two personalities did play their part. people who appear on tv look like they are immortalized, but they aren’t. next year with be the 30th anniversary of my first arrival in the usa. thank you for informing and entertaining me in those early years.
j’ai entendu digital humanities (humanidades digitales / humanités numériques / DH ) pour la première fois en 2018. alors au plein milieu de 2020, les chercheurs de DH doivent d’avoir beaucoup de mots logiques et illogiques (comme social distancing, pourquoi pas physical distancing? quelle occasion ratée de régler les choses)
de toute façon, voici quelques mots qui ont fait leurs tours au monde: