4/22/2014

[Hong Kong] Tong Lau / 唐 樓,

Hung Hom / 紅墈

Shum Shui Po / 深水埗

Fortress Hill / 炮台山

Tai Hang / 大坑



"The term tong lau (Chinese: 唐樓) is used to describe tenement buildings built in late 19th century to the 1960s in Hong Kong, Macau, southern China and Taiwan. Designed for both residential and commercial uses, they are similar in style and function to the shophouses of Southeast Asia." 
- Wikipeadia



I love strolling, wandering, walking around... This is the best way for me to understand a neighborhood by quietly observing people, objects, and what is happening along my way. I love walking through old districts in particular. The rows of old buildings by the street seem to have experienced many vicissitudes of life. Also, their beautiful composition of straight lines and geometries are fascinating. 

However, this city keeps changing. It seems that the changing has no place for old stuffs. Many more brand-new and modern skyscrapers are built everywhere while beautiful old buildings is gradually disappearing. Therefore, I think I should capture these existing old buildings with my analog camera, before this city completely loses its own identity. 


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我喜歡到處逛、到處走、到處散步,這是了解社區的好辨法,可以靜靜地邊走邊觀察街上的人、物和正在發生的事。我特別鍾情在舊區散步,路旁一列樣子飽經滄桑的舊建築很有味道、很有氣質,矮矮的唐樓,由一堆堆的四方體堆砌而成,幾何圖形的線條很有美感。 

然而,這城市不停在變,似乎這改變容不下舊東西。眼見到處愈來愈多嶄新的摩天大樓,漂亮的唐樓、舊建築卻漸漸消失,我便想到我要在這個城市完全失去自我前,用菲林相機把眼前還存在的舊東西拍下。


Getting on the tram, and travelling through the city.
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坐著電車,在城市之間遊走。

Yau Ma Tei / 油麻地

, collected between August 2013 and March 2014.



♫♪♫♫mind calming melody

3/12/2014

M i s c e l l a n e a / 雜 集 , N o . 1

nº1

If so, I hope I will never age. I do not want my heart wearily and numbly died of aging.
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如是者,我希望自己永遠不會老去,我不願自己的心麻木疲倦地老死

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nº2

I like walking and I'll walk everywhere. Even if there is only one destination, day after day, you can find a number of ways to reach the same destination.
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我很喜歡散步,我會到處散步。即使只得一個目的地,日復日,便可以找到數之不準的路到達同一目的地

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nº3

"Growth" seems to slowly tear off some important but intangible part from my body or mind day by day. As time goes by, there is an increasing confusion inside me. I gradually understand that I should keep a part of myself like a child so that the precious "self" can be preserved.
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「成長」好像慢慢地把身上或心中很重要但不實在的一部分剝去,剝得愈多,人便愈迷惘。我便漸漸懂得讓某部分的自己變得像個小孩,好讓珍貴的「自我」得以保存




♫♪♫♫No music no life
Mogwai - Take Me Somewhere Nice

2/14/2014

[Hong Kong] hiking, Tai Tong / 大棠

萬綠叢中一點紅 / a single red in the midst of thick foliage

K.
A.

Since the last summer, I have fallen in love with hiking.

About a month ago, A., K. and I went to Tai Tong for hiking. We three arrived there at eight o'clock. Nature in the morning time was particularly comfortable. Air was moist and fresh. Sunlight was soft and cozy.
The mountain was not very oblique. Just followed the road signs along our way. Easy and relaxing.

It is really amazing to enjoy the nature while having some workout.


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自上個夏天,我愛上了登高。

大概一個月前去了元朗大棠登高,那時正直大棠楓樹的紅葉觀賞期(大概十二月中至一月初),為了避開衝著紅色楓葉而來、如鬧市般的恐怖人潮,我們一行三人早上八時左右便抵達了大棠。清晨的大自然十分舒服,空氣濕潤清新,陽光光線柔和。
大棠的路不難走, 山路不算很斜 ,跟著示牌走便行 ,很輕鬆。

一邊享受大自然一邊做點運動的感覺真的很美好。


我 / me

1/27/2014

M i s c e l l a n e a / 雜 集 ,

miscellanea
雜集 / miscellanea,

Miscellanea  
noun
a collection of miscellaneous items, esp literary works
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"Miscellanea" is a new project I gave to myself in the start of this year.
In this project, I will do an ongoing collection of short sentences which touch me deeply. I am not good at writing at all but I so admire people who can compose beautifully. The collection will be along with my drawings or any beautiful/memorable thing. Also I will try to write little more with this "Miscellanea" note book!

I got this cute note book when I was in Taiwan last summer. A very memorable gift to myself during the happy trip in the lovely place.

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雜集
名詞
一系列混雜的東西。
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「雜集」是我在這一年給自己的一個小計劃。
在這個計劃中,我會持續地收集一些令我感動的短句。對我而言,文字是一種具強烈渲染力的特殊圖案。雖然我徹底地完全地不擅長寫作,但我十分欣賞能輕易地能寫出漂亮文章的人。這系列將伴隨著我自己畫的圖畫,以及任何美麗的/難忘的的東西,此外,我也會嘗試在這小本上做一點寫作。

這本可愛的牛皮小本子是上個夏天我在台灣買的,作為在那個難忘開心之旅給自己的紀念品。

1/18/2014

[life] Oh my breakfast!

yellow tone quick breakfast
sliced cheese on toast + scrambled egg + hot tea
芝士多士+炒蛋+熱茶
breakfast
breakfast
cereal squares in yogurt/w honey + banana + hot water
燕麥方塊配蜜糖乳酪+香蕉+熱水

breakfast
fried egg on toast + cereal squares in yogurt/w strawberry jam + hot tea
多士配煎蛋+燕麥方塊配士多啤梨果漿乳酪+熱茶

breakfast
sliced cheese on toast + boiled egg + corn flakes in yogurt/w strawberry jam + hot english breakfast tea
芝士配多士+煑雞+栗米片配多啤梨果漿乳酪+熱英式早餐茶


The above is a small conclusion of my homemade breakfasts in the past two weeks.

In every chilly winter morning, after overcoming the tough "bed-leaving" process, it is good to awake the lazy body with a nice breakfast.


///Original yogurt+fruit jam:
Since I have mild-lactose intolerance, no milk or milk product appears in any of my breakfast or meal. So, soymilk, yogurt and cheese are my major supplements of calcium.(They are yummy too!) Lately, I like to eat yogurt as breakfast but I cannot get used to the sour taste of oiginal yogurt. Then, I tried adding fruit jam randomly picked in home and found this combination tastes really good and is very convenient. Fruit flavor yogurt found in supermarket usually tastes super sweet while this combo's sweetness can be tailored. More jam more sweet. Although mixing yogurt with fresh fruit is much healthier but I am too lazy to handle easily spoiled fresh fruit.


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以上的是我在剛過去的兩週的自製早餐摘錄。

在冬天每個寒意刺骨的早上,經歷了艱辛的「離床」過程,最好便是食個早餐喚醒懶洋洋的身驅。


///原味乳酪+生果漿:
由於有輕微的乳糖不耐症,我甚少飲奶或食奶類食物,故此豆漿、乳酪和芝士便是我的鈣質攝取主要來源(而且很好味!)。最近我都愛在早餐時吃乳酪,然而原味乳酪的酸味我受不了,之後隨意把家中的果漿撈原味乳酪吃,發現這配搭方便之餘且很好味,酸甜度可隨意調整,多漿多甜。超巿一般賣的生果味乳酪太甜,用新鮮生果撈在一起吃更健康卻麻煩,因為生果不可以放久,對於貪方便但希望盡量健康的我而言,生果漿實在太美好了。



♫♪♫♫Why not have some good music:
Arcade Fire-Ready to Start