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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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

豬年到

農曆新年溫暖又潮濕地過來,年初幾天彷彿回南天一樣!新十五後,竟然乍暖還寒,再加微微細雨。又是時候總結一下花墟年初一早上的所見所聞。lunar-entrance.jpg

浪費的現象仍然有,但某些攤位撤退前義工幫忙告知有免費的花卉、用剩的物資等等。

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但因為過年前天氣實在太暖,桃花則救也救不了多少。很多檔攤未到最後衝刺已經人去樓空。接手的是看看有無靚花可拾的市民。free1.jpg

初一的早上八點多,這商場已經準備燒豬還神!pig.jpg

希望看官有個平平穩穩的一年!

red blue green and cny

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由草根社區到中產兼『離地』的外國店舖行人街

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每個走過又知道利東街歷史之人都應有自己內心裡對夜空中的艷紅的解讀。2111632.jpg

不知你的版本是悲哀的還是節日來臨喜氣洋洋。

Lee Tung Ave, under the new year’s celebrative red was not quite it was for those small business owners and residents who got chased out of the area for this development. Now, full of roman alphabet signage next to the occasional, seasonal tradition chinese festivals’ decor, one must wonder how much of the original characteristics of the community have been preserved, if at all.

meanwhile, over the other side of the pond by  tsim sha tsui waterfront, setting-up and rehearsals for the lunar new year day parade and performances are underway.

相對利東街的紅,彼岸的尖沙嘴則是準備農曆新年遊行和表演的藍和綠。。。223236.jpg

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Mangkhut 山竹

Mangkhut isn’t your typical fruit (name contributed by Thailand) and ravaged the Philippines (where over 100 lives perished) and led to chaos and damages in Hong Kong unseen in recent history.

 

Trees were found two months blocking passageways or dangling next to pavements.  If there is a take home message that get hammered from time to time yet ignored but the majority of the populace, it’s “climate change”. It’s here and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon and it might well get much worse.

如果有不寫不快、時間限定的題目,颱風山竹就是我2018年趕收工前必要寫的!論樹木倒下之量、清理所需時間、延誤交通之程度都應該是近年之最!

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印象中巴士服務很少在8號風球除下以後受阻,但山竹這次使到部份偏遠路線幾日、甚至一星期才恢復!Bus services never missed a bit for anything weaker than a No.8 typhoon signal were seriously disrupted for up to a week for certain remote routes, especially in the New Territories.

不可不談的是樹木本身。作為一個過度發展、過度建築的城市,香港的老樹、大樹真是買少見少。這回我(應該是街坊)『聞』見(粵:嗅覺)某些倒下的大樹竟然是麝香四散沉香之流,更聽說有部份市民在食環署清理時爭相檢走砍下的木塊。我驚訝之餘覺得就算沒有偸木賊,環境變更令到猛烈颱風襲港也令樹木悲慘收場!

And on to the trees that fell, I was surprised to learn some were fragrant emitting agarwood-like that were uprooted. That certainly was the case near a bus terminal in my neighbourhood where many trees were down. A breeze with the pleasant scent not normally there signaled the end of those trees, which took years to grow to their considerable grandeur and more likely irreplaceable in this over-built city.

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changing human nature

crispr in the news, and people are shocked and many condemned dr he jianhui for the gene editing done on the twin girls born.

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this has  been a long way since ivf, the ethical conversations must always maintained and will continue. however, what is at stake is the potential billions of dollars involved to be gained for the “personal shopping experience” in manipulating our our body, which unfortunately are viewed upon but those people and companies and institutions with money  and power as revolutionizing or traumatizing the way we will be (as in humanoids or frankensteins), regardless of moral ethics. that, is my pessimistic prediction given the gmos in agri-alimentary businesses and pervasive and evasive nanotechnology stuff already running around!

webcasts for the 2nd international summit on human gene editing can be found here:

http://www.nationalacademies.org/gene-editing/2nd_summit/webcast/index.htm

 

海員俱樂部再發展

只是一兩個月冇經過中間道旁的小徑,驚見海員俱樂部搭起拆樓嘅石屎支撐加工字鐵承起嘅上蓋。在網上翻查一下,原來舊年已經尋找地產發展商協作再發展。簡單、非龐然大物嘅建築,係旺區如尖沙嘴要抵得住改變、擴展嘅命運可謂難過登天!

外觀

風後登山

颱風過後,我硬是要去柴灣先人靈灰龕走一趟。母親覺得東歪西倒嘅樹木未清,處處有風險。今日終於長途跋涉,登山後倒覺得天氣不錯,攔路之樹更添風韻,此乃意料之外也。

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小西灣一瞥

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what the heck is goin’ on near junk bay?

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想不到的綠蔭

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不是隧道盡頭!

三蚊雞太熟嘅香蕉 hk$3 overripe bananas

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唔識食嘅地球人
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買了一蔬超熟的香蕉,先至三蚊雞(照片看見的只是其中一半)。但這係霸權連鎖超市,我心裏想點解會賺錢賺到盡。如果有點良心的話,減價就應該早啲啦,唔應該等到啲蕉熟到好多黑點,而且店員提點我托下面,唔好係上面拎,因為咁樣會扯爛。但問心果句,邊個會買咁熟嘅香蕉呀?慳家嘅主婦都會嫌三嫌四囉。咁樣結果就係浪費同埋倒去堆填區囉。真折墮!
諷刺嘅係,最近播第二輯嘅 rthk 惜食地球人2 上一輯2016年有一集(食得唔好嘥)講到百分之五十嘅食物重種植到餐桌中間可能浪費咗 如果批發商、超市、等唔好帶頭唔靚唔要,又唔好賺錢賺到盡,擺到爛先至來減價,也許會互謂商家、消費者和環境三方面!

so i bought 7 or 8 very ripe bananas (half of them were shown in pic) for a dirt cheap price of hk$3, i.e. 0,3€, but am not at all thankful to the big name local supermarket chain, its store manager or the lady in charge of marking down perishable items. the fact is that those 50 or 60 or so overripe bananas sitting on the shelves would very likely end up in the landfill ‘cuz they really really didn’t look appetizing to the consumers, even the smart, money-saving housewives, grannies or bargain-hunting domestic workers. it seems maximizing profits is of paramount precedence that the store manager or person-in-charge wouldn’t lower price until the appearance turn customers off. this is false environmental consciousness from the merchants’ point of view. it might very well not existed at all, any sort of consciousness or conscience in a predatory merchant-consumer market. sad eh?