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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méchant 猙獰

是褒是貶,點解一般以為清雅嘅國畫都可以呈現面目猙獰之效?

pourquoi cet art national qui démontre normalement la beauté de la vie ou le bonheur montre un visage semblablement méchant? peut être c’est un cœur dur et froid qui fait une apparition non-déguisée.

古語云:「相由心生」,那麼這是心影響相,還是相出賣了她的心?

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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!

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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!

狗年在即談雞年

 

如果年頭寫嘅嘢年尾已經唔啱睇,咁寫來買冇意思囉?

雞年拍下的照片,雖不是出自名師,總不能不公諸同好。

意頭好、滿恭喜的字句,不一定願望成真。2017畢竟天災人禍可算數得不少。美國、北約、加上恐怖分子蹂躪敘利亞就是其中之一。

 

最有創意的雞年休業通告

 

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畫跟字融合一起,雖不太美但夠跳脫!

字體最四平八穩的雞年休業通告以下幾項當之無愧

有趣的是文化一般不高之賭博行業對放春節假之形像竟然較為講究!

祝諸位看官有新的開始!

 

mama said staying up late is not good for your liver…
some medical study claimed night owls have a higher chance of catching diabetes, given the former need to burn more energy and are likely to consume higher amount of carbs…
but late night in most cities bring out interesting characters…
the people (or the lack of), the landscape, the occasional drunks,
the homeless…

more relentless than others are the billboards and signs , the claws of global capitalism, shouting at you in the wee hours when other forms of communications are taking a break!

whatever brand name

花 、fleurs、 華

新年鮮花年年鮮,可知價值是多少?

年初一的淩晨兩點多三點,又是買平嘢嘅時候!
剛剛才聽見老闆說賣五十蚊的大桔,眨眼已買廿蚊,可惜屋細和沒有拖車仔的我,只能拍下照片留念。
農夫辛勞的工作,只能換來幾十元,是禍是福,是苦是甜,也許不足爲外人道也!
大吉大利 大

From those tangerines of unbelievable bargin that I didn’t took in for the Ram year, I did menage to recuperated a bouquet worth of flowers from the street, as one of joyful by-standers when passers-by spotted a grad-opening of a store/office (I dont know to-this-date what it was) was throwing away, or at least letting people take home all those flowers delievered to their doorsteps just hours before.
quel fleur colore' Photography

Trashed after an hour or so of spotlight, they are now in a vase, on a table, for an extended fortnight of their lifespan.
une composition interessante

ole ola, mas nenhuma força

ole ola….

The dust has long settled after the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Football aside, the theme song and its video really sounded and looked heavily American, albeit international production. So much for Brazil’s backbone of photographing and fingerprinting Americans visitors knocking on their doors on arrival, when it comes to big money, multinationals still dictate how events are run or sponsored. This couldn’t be truer weird and somewhat vulgar and definitely violent (towards the end) parody which par hasard caught my attention today:

So the Brazilians spent all that money, threw in some false pride, garnished with cultural absence and misrepresentations and topped off with some posh infrastructures, et Voilà! Who eventually would benefit? Wait, Rio will host the Olympics in less than 48 months and the story keeps on fermenting itself.

and here’s the NFL or Miami-like original jingle.