back to 2015

note  29 juillet 2018: J’ai trouvé ce brouillon parmi les autres dans mon compte wordpress, je ne sais pas pk je n’avais pas le terminer. En tout cas, comme la France est encore le sujet du jour, pour une raison violente à cause d’Alexandre Benalla, c’est une bonne occasion à mettre la lumière sur l’hexagone. Tous les textes qui suivent sont de 2015 (was the time the text  below was written, for whatever reason I didn’t publish it. The memories of former American state governors Cuomo and Richards,  unrelated to the violent acts on Charlie Hebdo in France, occupied my state of mind three years ago.

from / de 2015:

 je ne suis PAS Charlie

espérant que l’on ne devient pas tous Auschwitz!

2015 got off to a rough start. Mario Cuomo’s passing was almost hidden upder the radar screen in my part of the world, if not for a brief mention I didn’t know he was gone. Well it was my formative college years’ political figures like Koch, Dinkins, D’Amato etc.

I still remember the Frito Lay ad Ann Richards and Cuomo did, right after they both lost their governorships

The bloody insane killings in Paris catapulted people in putting their je suis / nous sommes signs, but pas charlie

what about the palestinian children killed in Gaza last year, or the Mexican students disappeared or presumably murdered? or victims of other atrocities? Sure some humans are more equal than the others and Bibi’s presence is always creepy!
heads of state match in Paris 2015

but then akward stuff happen more often than you think, such as the bear hug between Obama (read Snowden, decline of civil liberties, amongst other achievements) and Modi (read 2002 Gujarat violence) or McCain calling protesters ‘scum’ for calling out Kissinger (who decades before Obama, is also a Nobel Peace Laureate). And yes, in my opinion both laureates should be held accountable for war crimes!

This month has seen various reports commemorating the 70 anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camps. To keep history from repeating itself is still like running on a treadmill.

Bumpy ride ahead, 2015!





好多睇現場直播嘅人都覺得日本對比利時個場十分精彩。比利時係落後兩球下追返並最後贏3:2真係唔簡單。之後佢哋對法國我當然希望小國贏啦(雖則比國都係冷血嘅前殖民地主-係剛果斬咗好多奴隸嘅手)。網上看見評論說經過兩年前的多次恐襲,這世界盃冠軍可算一點沖喜士氣,雖然我係francophile, (c’est strictement des pays et cultures franco-phones, pas au sens de la france seulement!) 但也不能”恭喜”法國,因為種族歧視的原因,還有其國家機器做嘅壞事-例如恐怖襲擊敘利亞(聽說所有導彈都被擊落)




vi iv wikileaks cable

June 4 is around the corner. After years of controversies with Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange still in sort of house arrest, at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, it  came to my attention recently that some cables actually are related to the events surrounding the student uprising and culminating into the massacre on 4th June 1989.


The number of students killed might be different according to different accounts. Nevertheless, i felt chilled to the bone rereading some tense moments in the city through a “laowai”, whose mobility was probably more than the average citizen and was sure that minimal casualties through his eyewitness account were  at least in the hundreds in this sad saga of Chinese politics and reforms.


partie 3 sur 3  des contes de mars 2018  texte original chinois par ‘oncle hung jai’

中文作者:雄仔叔叔    三月開古 原文 三之
ça donne l’air de grande amitié
ce petit terroir de voisin
en le passant, il me demande
ça va aujourd’hui?
peut-être un peu mieux
je débarrasse plus ma mère comme avant
m’arrête et la réponds prudemment
avec vieillissement on se sent fatigué
le scrutin supplémentaire d’aujourd’hui est franchement
une mauvaise nouvelle sans la dire
visant un tombe couvert de sol noir
il semble que un autre voisin
essaye de planter des gingembres
c’est vraiment une question de choix
quelqu’un a déjà coché ce p’tit terroir
bricoler sur place changeant du terroir à la maison
devient une affaire de millionnaire
je vois que leurs p’tits neveux
ne chassent plus parmi les terroirs et les eaux
je sais qu’il ne faut pas les forcer
mais je veux encore qu’ils sachent
ce vocabulaire qui le rend debout et inspiré
quel beau paysage
… … …

老之將至 人就是累







一篇講靈異事件的文章,駭人聽聞不是見首不見尾的疑似鬼怪。讓我震驚的是1976-1980四年之間,香港的地鐵工程奪去了四條寶貴生命。再隨便想想西九龍icc 六個人跌落升降機槽斃命,到最近港珠澳大橋安全架掉下淹死兩名工友,幾十年來基建都係血肉搵番嚟的!



十月初 北緯四十九度的早晨秋風凜冽












from capitalistic middle and uppper class hipster sh*t to civil disobedience rage.

So this has been a weekend loaded with activities I attended haphazrdly. The Kowloon City Bookfair, which is running its 6th annual leg, finally fit into my junky, over-the-head, boisterous music-by-the-habourfront weekend. Organised by young literary connoisseurs, back by a creativity-oriented high school, a think tank, etc., the bookfair is a mélange of talks, roundtables, flea market, mini-bookfair and a mini-concert. Free of charge to everybody, coarse but ever-evolving, it’s what this overcrowded and over-developped city needs if Hong Kong were to slow down and smell some roses, or fresh air!

Thanks to a random gift of kindness, I set foot in West Kowloon waterfront for Clockenflap, probably the last time in a while by the West Kowloon waterfront since constructions will be swung into actions in the coming years.

My previous impression of this “music festival” has been some gweilos replicating rock concerts spiced with burning man. Upon entering I was upset with the overfloated plastic recycle bin with all types of trash. A day later however, a politically charged performance by “my little airport” sort of eased my displeasure. Well, in a non-perfect world, room for improvement is the key!



occupy hong kong 2014 (i)

This might be the first in a series, for a duration not yet known, on the latest civil disobedience in Hong Kong in 2014. Let’s build up curiosity by looking at media, especially state media first!

Maybe Russia and China really are secretly in love, or are they not-so-secret buddies?

Russia Today said “protest turns violent” at the title of its piece posted September 28, 2014 16:33(Moscow time?)

even though it did use the words “pro-democracy” in the report.

Hong Kong police used tear gas and pepper spray on a crowd of pro-democracy protesters who ignored warnings and blocked the city’s main highway. The violence came after several days of student protests.

Meanwhile, China’s official news portal labelled the protest “spun out of control”

Agence France Presse en español wrote one of its headlines”

Manifestantes prodemocracia paralizan puntos neurálgicos en Hong Kong

Paralyse it we should, not neuro-logistical centre of Hong Kong, rather the injustice of puppet electoral systems, oligarchy and neoliberalism! Can we?

below: screenshot of online spreadsheet of the call for supply materials at the occupied sites
online spreadsheet of call of supply materials in the struggle

Écosse sous le microscope

Un pays Écosse libre?
Si c’était un jeu, les habitants du Québec et de la Catalunya seraient tellement jaloux de la situation à l’heure actuelle.

Personellement je pense que le Groenland a une chance plus solide avec le Royaume du Danemark que toutes les regions ou nations ou pays mentionnés ci-dessus.

Face au néolibéralisme, est-ce une vrai différence dans un Écosse indépendant? La vie des Écossais sera mieux? On ne sais plus, et on la verra!

Mon avis? Je n’aime pas des empires, surtout l’hypocrisie de tenir toujours Gibraltar et les îles Malouines ( ou Falkland Islands) et parler d’une société juste!

drapeau écossais

drapeau écossais

8 heures de travail

2014年的五一勞動節前後於網上找到差不多一世紀前的舊照片: 歐洲在1919年爭取8小時“標準工時”的海報,在一個世紀後的亞洲居然一點也不過時。真諷刺!

1919年 我們只要8小時 ;en 1919, on veut 8 heures seulement

1er mai, Journée internationale des travailleurs

J’ai tombé sur cette photo de 1919 quand la lutte était pour 8 heures de travail par jour? Malheuresement, Un siècle plus tard, en 2014, en Asie, dont la Chine et Hong Kong RAS, il n’y a pas des heures ‘maximum’ fixées par semaine. Plus loin en Europe, le taut chomage augmente sans arret, tandis que les Asiatiques, ou même des gens ailleurs travaillent comme des chiens avec des heures supplémentaires contribuées mais rarement recompensées! Ou est le progrès alors?