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.
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.
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.
Did I record this because of music or because of marathon? Like most things in life, it doesn’t have to be laid out in advance with precision.
So old your camera for some acoustic good vibes, even with few bystanders because it’s past 4 hours 3 minutes from the beginning of time and Indian summer took a day off because it was Sunday. Eventually, just eventually, if you are a patient observer, time, space, people, gesture, moves would fit into this three dimensonal jigsaw puzzle of fun.
hmmm something that MasterCard CANT buy, nor the numerous Olympic Gold medals would compare.
Avec une musique super conviviale qui chasse le froid et la fatigue, meme si c’est déjà 4h30min après le départ, un moment drôle et charmant nous arrivera, si l’on a assez de patience!
一首七十年代的舊歌Love is in the Air配以幽默原素，讓你捧腹大笑一番。我怎樣說也是七十年代初的產品（有小機會是六九年尾結合製造，但絕對完成於一九七零年），所以對70s有不用隱瞞的偏幫。這超花枝招展廣告（減去虎背熊腰的搏鬥）讓Love is in the Air又一次重生。
How could this song be soooo campy?! Yes it reminds me those outrageous costumes on old American TV, or the coconut trees in the tropics and sleezy dancing with people playing the maracas.
Too bad the gay video came to an abrupt end. The orginal video is not as interesting as the song, oh well… the sleezing dancing that I was never part of, merely passive listening as a child! Oldies with a new reincarnation， thanx to Madrid Pride in 2012 – mischievous and fun.
if a so called “developed” economy can’t make sure its all citizens a decent standard of living, our Spring Festival would make no difference like the twisted Xmas and New Year, don’t you think?
The world needs to go Rehab…. that’s my conclusion from the havoc in 2011:
The earthquake in Japan, the economic crisis in Europe. Trust me, 2012 will NOT get any better ‘cuz we are not changing the way we CONSUME in radical ways.
Environmental wise, rich countries don’t want to be responsible for the luxury that they enjoy having went through industrilisation whn polluting the planet. Take Canada, which quits Kyoto, probably because it doesn’t want to pay up $1,600 for each Canadian for failing green house gas emission targets in the Kyoto protocol. Truely shameful for all Canadians, myself included.
we have to face the music, not waiting til the morning after the NYE party, when people are plunged into post-holiday syndrome in ABBA style happy new year.
PS I was dancing to the Amy Winehouse’s number with a friend the night of 23 July 2011 in Van city, little did I know that was more likely a tribute to the “drug” queen, her nake name in local Chinese press back here in Hong Kong. C’est tellement triste!
If there was anything good, that came in 2011, it must be the Jasmine Revolution, but then UK, USA and France are looking at the black gold in certain places like vultures.
The new roller-coaster called 2012 is here, are you ready to ride?
qu’est-ce que c’est avec cette longue ligne dans un Centre d’achat à Taipei?
Bien sûr c’est pour les gâteaux de lune, ces derniers ont devenu extrêmement chers comme des marchandises de luxe! La Fête de la mi-automne n’est plus une fête si vous n’êtes pas prêt à dépenser des sous. Trop commercialisée mais encore un clientèle qui est ravi de consommer.
With this new year coming around, I wish you have all the stamina like the rabbit, just like that battery commercial seen in many countries years ago.
Photo tour for first day of CNY.
On commerce avec des couleurs variées pour chauffer ton coeur.
encore des fleurs
no market is complete without the ridicule on politicians and bureaucrats
American $$$? Aparting from “hot money” flooding foreign markets as a result of QE2 like the flooding in Australia, I don’t see much positives to it. Perhaps we should do as this vendor says, use it to “wipe our asses”