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.
Trashed after an hour or so of spotlight, they are now in a vase, on a table, for an extended fortnight of their lifespan.
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.
What did you do on Christmas Eve? For me this year it was sprinkled with solitude as I walked mostly alone during the day, passing by a Buddhist temple in the afternoon, spending well over an hour looking at its architecture, the free literature they are giving away (mainly the Sutras)
Towards midnight I descended into the town centre, blended into a sea of tourists, excited teenagers and took a few pictures, then had into a midnight mass. While most attendees were indulged in their prayers and hymns, the entrance looked a bit like a circus, with the curious but not the religious parading in and out taking pictures and videos. Festive indeed and I applaud the church and its open door policy – showing everyone that those who don’t believe or are not familiar with their protocols or etiquette are still very welcomed, which is a first step in preaching their beliefs, if not getting to world peace !
Halloween through the eyes of kids
lil pumpkin 1
from their arts and crafts class
Halloween , not something I would celebrate nor do I watch rocky horror picture show but I have been taking pictures, like this one to share.
les citrouilles dans la vitrine
pas tout à fait vous donnent de cauchemar
mais plutôt tranquille
comme la statue de bouddha
vitrine sur ‘la main’ de Montréal
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!
I only learnt that there is this spanish version of “Happy New Year” by Abba at the end of 2011. One year has passed, lightning fast! My español is not making much progress. My hope is to have a basic grap of the fundamentals next time around when this song is on the airwaves
incessantly. Let’s see if I could keep my promise in 365 days
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.
from wooferten.org 's cny 2012
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.
countries missing emission targets 減排不到位
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?