Friday, September 30, 2011

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Village square by night

[Yes, tomorrow, 1st October, is China's National Day and hereabouts a public holiday]

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Typhoon Nesat

[A little island in the South China Sea woke up this morning to discover that sometime during the night Hong Kong Observatory had issued a No.8. . . a 'gale or storm force wind warning'. So this morning most people didn't go to work or school, the ferries stopped, and most shops stayed closed. The all-clear was given at 4:10pm.]

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Village Square

[A little island in the South China Sea marks China's National Day on 1st October]

Note: it's quite windy. Having battered The Philippines, Typhoon Nesat is now progressing westwards across the South China Sea. It is currently about 500 kilometres south of here and heading west-northwest. Earlier today, Hong Kong Observatory issued a No. 3. The Obs forecasts rough seas, occasional gale force winds, and "squally" showers overnight and into tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

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Cantonese opera recital, public pier

[This event was in connection with China's upcoming National Day on October 1st]

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

They paved paradise. . . put up a parking lot. . .

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Yves Montand: Les feuilles mortes

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

A classic. . . Montand first sang this song of loss and regret in a 1946 film, Les Portes de la Nuit. A year later, Johnny Mercer took Les feuilles mortes and made it into Autumn Leaves. . .

Autumn Leaves
Jacques Prévert

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Mooncake, Mid-autumn Festival 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Niney: Blood and Fire

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

More Jamaican riddims. . .

Friday, September 09, 2011

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The Other Side: High Street, Sai Ying Pun

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Monday, September 05, 2011

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Marc Antoine: Je l'aime a mourir

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Francis Cabrel's classic song given a modern gloss (avec paroles). . .

Friday, September 02, 2011

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Bunch of flowers, Tung Wan Road "sacred tree" altar

[but what kind of flower is the one on the right?]

Thursday, September 01, 2011