Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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The Other Side

Pharmacy, Eastern Hospital, Chaiwan

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Monday, 10.5C

Hong Kong Observatory's summation for January was "chilly and gloomy"; February has mostly been more of the same.

Best to remember that this state of affairs (a) is not for forever and (b) above the clouds the sky is still blue and the sun shines brightly.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Memphis Minnie: Looking The World Over

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Something jaunty for the weekend. . .

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year

Dreamed up during the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1978 as a way to avoid boredom, the inaugural winner was Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice.

This year's shortlist:
A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two by Peter Gosson (Amberley Publishing)
Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong (Urban Neighbours of Hope)
Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World by Aino Praakli (Kirjastus Elmatar)
The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of American Mass Hysteria by Scott D Mendelson (Createspace)
Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh (Royd Press)
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivares (Phaidon)
The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush (North Atlantic Books)

The competition is administered by the UK's The Bookseller.  But to vote: go here

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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New door, San Hing Back Street

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Time Out Hong Kong: Why Tycoons Take All Your Money

The current issue of Time Out Hong Kong takes a look at Hong Kong's Big Four Tycoons: Li Ka-shing, Thomas and Raymond Kwok, Lee Shau-kee, Cheng Yu-tung.

If you are in Hong Kong, it's worth shelling out the HK$18... it's a good read and buying the mag is a vote of confidence.

Written by blog-meister Hemlock (over here) the magazine's 'tycoon feature' explains:
 "Who they are, how they got rich and, in particular, how the grasping parasitical scum are squeezing the lifeblood out of you 24 hours a day. Oh – and how our government, when it’s not looking the other way, runs around actively helping them do it."
Out of town? Here: Li Ka-shing and Thomas and Raymond Kwok and Lee Shau-kee and Cheng Yu-tung.

Plus, One Degree of Separation and Evil Overloads or Lucky Devils?


Sunday, February 19, 2012

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Got the camera back from Canon Care a couple of days ago. At last. Suffice it to say, I am not at all impressed with Canon Hong Kong.

But it was, after all, a minor irritation compared to what else there is.

Regrettably, photos won't be made and posted as frequently as before because I am not currently in great shape physically.

Also, a big thanks to Michael J. for all his help. Lincoln and Francoise, too.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sophie Hunger: Le Vent Nous Portera

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

A live as well as captivating version of the Noir Desir song. . .  the wind will carry us:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Anna Karina: Amoureux? Qu'est-ce que c'est?

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Anna Karina explains it all in this clip from Jean-Luc Godard's film Alphaville...

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Dumenica Matina

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Some lively Sunday morning pizzica dance music from Salento, Puglia, southern Italy . . .

Thanks, Hélène!