Monday, April 30, 2012

May Day

Tomorrow, May Day is a public holiday, hereabouts.

Vive La Fête!

[The image above is from La Dialectique Peut-Elle Casser Des Briques? (Can Dialectics Break Bricks?), a 1973 film produced by French director René Viénet. A Situationist critique of cultural hegemony, it used the 1972 Hong Kong film The Crush (唐手跆拳道) by Tu Guangqi for its visuals. Probably only of interest to the politically literate.]

Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Bun Festival, procession (28 April 2012)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Bun Festival, procession

The Snaps: Rain on Me

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

This is too good to miss. . .

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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A little island in the South China Sea begins its annual Bun Festival tomorrow with Cantonese opera at the temporary bamboo/tin opera house newly erected in front of Pak Tai Temple.

A couple of days from now the place goes "vegetarian", although what counts as vegetarian is somewhat idiosyncratic. Oysters, anyone?

This year, the pièce de résistance -- actually, there are two: the procession through the village and "bun climb" -- is on Sunday (29 April 2012) (whoops) Saturday (28 April 2012).

Just so you know.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dave Brubeck : Unsquare Dance

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Music is from the album Time Further Out. . .

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

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Monday, thunderstorm

Around 4:20pm this afternoon it got real dark. Dark enough the street lamps turned themselves on. Then the rain arrived, seriously torrential rain. Oh, and the wind picked up. So much so that soon enough it was bordering on typhoon-type wind.

Not the sort of wind nor rain you want to be out and about in.

Twenty minutes later is was back to "normal": the wind dropped and the rain became once more the kind that pitter-patters. It's still raining as I write.

The above photo was taken at the height of the storm (5:00pm) and from the comfort and safety of the flat. For me, it was too hazardous to venture out.

That said, I am still trying to work out how to capture such rainstorms in a way that "works", because I'm not there yet.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Zazie: Rodéo

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Best played loud. . .

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 09, 2012

Sunday, April 08, 2012

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Tin Hau festivities, 2012

During daylight hours for the past four days, dragon/lion dance crews have been criss-crossing the village. There has been much beating of drums, crashing of symbols, and blowing of cornets.

Why? It's the run-up to Tin Hau's birthday, which this year falls on 13 April. Tin Hau, Goddess of the Seas.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Shelby State Gospel Choir: I Know I've Been Changed

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

For this Easter weekend? A classic gospel song and a sister from the congregation who leads the choir. How? See for yourself:

Friday, April 06, 2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

Sunday, April 01, 2012