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.

ivf

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

 

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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

assyrie et tragédie moderne

 

une des tragédies de l’humanité dans le 21e siècle. ça fait déjà quelques mois que j’ai vu une exposition au hong kong museum of history surnommé “an age of luxury: the assyrians to alexander”  en chinois「奢華世代:從亞述到亞歷山大」

l’ancienne assyrie, une region qui englobe les pays moderns comme l’iran, l’iraq, la syrie, le liban, l’israel etc. une région diverse, et pleine de l’histoire sous l’attaque  par les pays industrialisés, aussi “supposément” civilisés, mais quand meme barbares!

une belle exposition montre des artifacts délicats et raffinés. des  siècles ont été passés mais evidemment on ne respecte pas l’auto-gestion des peuples et on les vole les ressources sous des prétextes imbeciles. on n’a rien appris de l’histoire.

une carte géographique

une carte géographique

les articles suivent dans ce espace pour but à dégager les mensonges

affiche à l'extérieur du musée

affiche à l’extérieur du musée

un tour virtuel est dispo ici:

三蚊雞太熟嘅香蕉 hk$3 overripe bananas

三蚊雞太熟嘅香蕉

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?

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
http://mondoweiss.net/2015/01/netanyahu-crashes-french

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!

世界盃落幕

世界盃落幕

以一個唔睇足球嘅人嚟講今年應該是我近幾屆,即係十幾廿年來追得最多嘅一次。上次提到嘅非足球強國如墨西哥、日本等等,係新聞報導下漸漸關注。哨吓墨西哥因為想學好西班牙話,且覺得一個很少俾人睇得起、又有暴力、毒梟、又啱啱選咗amlo做總統,小從雞毛蒜皮,大到國家層面的不公義構成一幅奇異又繽紛之角度。關注日本就一定係力戰比利時但係輸咗嘅可惜,而唔係因為少咗兩張黃牌贏咗sénégal(塞內加爾)啦!塞內加爾好似仲向fifa告狀添

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)

vole

 

 

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.

https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/89BEIJING18828_a.html

 

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
… … …

好像是老朋友了
鄰居這小塊耕地
走過它會問我
今天怎樣
好了一點罷
我再不像以前敷衍阿媽
停下腳步認真答
老之將至 人就是累
今天補選結果本來就是
壞消息不說了
看見一個土敦敷了黑土
聽說另一個鄰居
嘗試種點薑
這真是一個選擇的問題
已經有人打這小塊耕地的主意
搞個農地轉屋地就是
過千萬的生意
我看見他們的小子姪
再不在田埂流水奔逐
我知不能勉強
但仍想他們認識
這樣叫人昂首呼吸的詞語
風光明媚

 

2018.3.12

雄仔叔叔

勞工節講人命

人命值多少錢

勞工節講人命

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!

從示威看到政府仍然係無牙老虎,不能保障為社會成就默默付出的一群。零傷亡是很卑微,既艱難但應該達到的尊嚴要求!

回來

十月初 北緯四十九度的早晨秋風凜冽

巴士站逐漸人多起來

一輛明顯是改裝過的四驅車

發出劃破週日早上寧靜

霎時間兩個汽車防盜警鐘也和唱起來

中年婦應對着說製造噪音擾人清夢應為犯法

另邊箱一位穿得典雅像要往教堂上禮拜的女士

手法熟練地伸手到回收桶裡尋寶

吸煙少女跟我對望了一下笑了

其實拾荒者是浪費社會的生態清道夫

自我的扭曲價值觀還需要檢討

那後者就讓它成為我來年其中一個目標吧