Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Dear reader, may the days and nights go gently for you [and those you love].

Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blue Moon on New Year's Eve

Blue Moon over a little island in the South China Sea on New Year's Eve: NASA

Also, partial lunar eclipse at New Year: Hong Kong Obervatory

Local weather forecast -- windy, mainly cloudy and misty, with one or two rain patches on New Year's Eve: Hong Kong Observatory

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Weather report

A cold weather front has swept down from the northeast . . . since when the temperature has fallen precipitously: at lunchtime it was a balmy 19C, it is now 9.5C.

Hong Kong Observatory predicts the temperature will drop several more degrees overnight.

Now that darkness has descended, it is time for a cup of hot chocolate . . .

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Christmas Eve angels with day-glo sticks

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Reading mattters

Tiger Woods is the reason Americans cannot get universal health care, by Lee Siegel: daily beast

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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The Other Side

Pier 5 boarding gate

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shigeru Umebayashi: Yumeji's Theme

For the weekend, a guilty please.

Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung pass each other by in Wong Kar-wai's gorgeous In The Mood For Love:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Reading mattters

i thank you God for most this amazing, by e.e. cummings: american poems

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Grace Chang: Habanera

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

From the Hong Kong film Wild Wild Rose (1960), Ms Chang offers a spicy version of Habanera from Bizet's opera Carmen:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Victoria Spivey: T B Blues

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Ms Spivey on vocal and piano, Willie Dixon on bass. . .

Friday, November 20, 2009

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People carrier

One day at a time

Another helicopter medevac, another hospital bed, another absence. . .

Anyway, it's good to be back!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Anna Ternheim: Summer Rain

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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The Other Side

Pier 5, waterfront

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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Reading mattters

If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn't everyone in Asia have a headache? By Alex Renton: guardian

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Carlsberg jug

Reading mattters

Professor J N "Jerry" Morris. . . the man who invented exercise.

By Simon Kuper: Financial Times

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Chung Yeung Festival

Today was Chung Yeung Festival. It was also the ninth day of the ninth moon: Double Nine Festival.

Hereabouts, that means a public holiday.

Pity the air pollution doesn't take a holiday, too:

Air? A 30-year-old lament:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Joe Tex: The Love You Save

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Some very cool Southern soul:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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The Other Side

Eastern Island Corridor

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Reading mattters

Robert Glatzer writes::
The quintessential Foley artist story comes from the Brian DePalma film "The Untouchables," where we see Robert De Niro as Al Capone whack somebody on the head with a baseball bat. So how do you create a sound to match the visual, and make it believable, without actually doing someone bodily harm? After many experiments and many failures, the Foley artist found the right tools: a bowling pin hitting a raw turkey. You could try it yourself
Film credits 101: salon
Who is Alan Smithee: salon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Amy LaVere: Killing Him

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Amy on vocals and double bass:

Friday, October 16, 2009