トランスメディア提供アイコン01 下雹了!

In this summer, it was falling hail again in Hong Kong.

It was in the afternoon of almost 34 degree C on July 27. This is the fourth straight year of this natural phenomenon happened in Hong Kong. Moreover, the same thing happened in Shanghi and in another town of the same province as Shanghi this year, too.

Is this phenomenon really that natural?
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# by windywood | 2008-07-30 22:51 | News-HK

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Black & White Old photos

2 Re-Scanneds / 重掃兩幅
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Ding Kiu Bridge / 汀九橋


Park in Tsing Yi /青衣的公園




Monkey festive lantern for Mid-Autumn Festive/中秋花燈


Root decoration of a temple / 志蓮淨院的屋頂


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# by windywood | 2008-07-30 15:51 | Landscape

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Officers, are you really working?

In the last two weeks, I had two very upset experience.

On Sunday two weeks ago, that was a very sunny day. I was attracted by sunshine and decided to have lunch outdoor and met a group of old men playing music in a park. They played very good music, I swear, and they played quietly. They tried not to annoy anyone in the park. I was sitting less than 50m away from them to have my burger, but I almost couldn't hear what they played.

So I changed my seat to get closer to them. But still not clear enough. I got closer and closer to them, and finally just next to them. I borrowed their instrument and played music with them. That is a joy hour. However, only about an hour.


That is a public park. Someone phoned to a park manager to complain those old men, then a park officer showed up stopping the activity. This is what commonly happens in Hong Kong. People are not allowed to have any kind of creating or art activity on the public area. Otherwise, the police finally come up to expel you. At many tourist area photographers are not allow to use tripod. In parks or on streets, even you are a world announced artist, you still can't stop down to stretch or paint picture at a side of the road. I have never heard the same things happened in other city or country.

Actually, if the government want to keep the order, they just outline a regulation to let people follow, and citizens can still enjoy creation and performance in the public area. However, the government just SWAP it all, like the same way they handle the cases of bird-flu and non-smoking campaign in restaurants. NO ART ACTIVITY ON PUBLIC AREA THEN THEY DON'T NEED TO REGULATE PEOPLE. NO LIVING CHICKEN IN HONG KONG THEN THEY DON'T NEED TO REGULATE FARMS AND SHOPS. NO SMOKER IN RESTAURANTS THEN THEY DON'T NEED REGULATE SMOKERS AND RESTAURANTS. Then they can sit back and sleep and get paid.

The government is saying to spend huge amount of money to build an art center in West Kowloon in order to courage the development of art and cultural industry in Hong Kong. Everyone knows that is only a trick to mock the citizens to fill the Victoria Harbor to create land for housing business giants. Officers in Hong Kong government don't know what the art is and they don't care. When they want art, they buy a air-ticket to have vacation oversea. This is their understanding of art. Pathetic.

But I have a question. What the government officers is just swap all the activity required regulation to make no regulation necessary, then their job is as easy as sitting on a chair; my question is, they have got no job to perform, why do they still get our tax-payers' money to sit in the office?

Another story happened two days ago. When I finished taking photos of hawkers on the street, an old lady came to me. She asked me if I am a journalist, and begged my grace not to put their activities on newspaper.

I felt sweat in my eyes. There showed two folds of problems in Hong Kong government. Although Hong Kong shouldn't be a poor city, the welfare for old people is totally the third world's, and somewhat insulting to the olds! Many old people live miserably in Hong Kong. The government officers always say that there are loopholes in present welfare policies to be abused so they can't raise the amount of budget on elder welfare. However every time when someone cried out a welfare reform, they just go get deaf ears.

This is the main reason why I dropped the plan of receiving Herceptin because I worry about my mom's living after I pass away if I use up her savings.

Hawker activities in Hong Kong used to be very characteristic. It was one of burning factors of tourist industry in Hong Kong. Furthermore, it was the way that thousands and thousands of poor family made their living in the past. However, the government just swap them all. Of course, it is because they hate all regulation. You can cry, you can commit suicide, but you can't be a hawker. There is only one option of regulation plan about hawker business - NO PLAN IS NEEDED BECAUSE OF NO HAWKER.

The same question: They make their job not even exist, why keep their position with our money?
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# by windywood | 2008-07-30 15:51 | News-HK

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 下雹了!

In this summer, it was falling hail again in Hong Kong.

It was in the afternoon of almost 34 degree C on July 27. This is the fourth straight year of this natural phenomenon happened in Hong Kong. Moreover, the same thing happened in Shanghi and in another town of the same province as Shanghi this year, too.

Is this phenomenon really that natural?
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# by windywood | 2008-07-30 15:46 | News-HK

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Black & White Old photos

2 Re-Scanneds / 重掃兩幅

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Ding Kiu Bridge / 汀九橋



Park in Tsing Yi /青衣的公園








Monkey festive lantern for Mid-Autumn Festive/中秋花燈



Root decoration of a temple / 志蓮淨院的屋頂


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# by windywood | 2008-07-27 00:25 | Landscape

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Chinese New-Year-Eve Market 2004

攝於荃灣的年宵市場。時間黃昏。用F100。








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# by windywood | 2008-07-26 23:49 | Events

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 [Old Photos]Officers’ Uniform of Ching Dynastry

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Should be taken in 2002 summer. In a former fortress, now a museum, in Hong Kong Island. These photos are the details of two uniform of high-ranking military officers of Ching Dynasty.

The craft shown on these clothes are splendid!


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# by windywood | 2008-07-26 23:03 | Objects

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Second-Hand CONTAX G2

Since my health is bad, my hand shack even when the shutter is fast. I can't hold any SLR around to take photos now. Therefore, I bought a system of Contax G2 with 3 Zeiss Carl lenses. Now, start selling the SLR stuffs.

First photo with G2:

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# by windywood | 2008-07-26 22:14 | My Photo Gear

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

最近聽聞有一種叫HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE PHOTOGRAPHY的電腦技術,可以製作低反差的相片,所以就試一下。

我拍了一組數碼相片(EV=-2, 0, 2, 4).見下圖。

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再用硬件合成一張HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGE。(見下圖)
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好像不錯。

不過,這樣用電腦製圖並不是捕捉光的攝影,以及如非需要,我還是不會常用。

THIS IS NOT ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
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# by windywood | 2008-07-26 21:36 | Photography

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 [Old Photos]Officers’ Uniform of Ching Dynastry


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Should be taken in 2002 summer. In a former fortress, now a museum, in Hong Kong Island. These photos are the details of two uniform of high-ranking military officers of Ching Dynasty.

The craft shown on these clothes are splendid!


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# by windywood | 2008-07-26 15:50 | Objects

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Second-Hand CONTAX G2

Since my health is bad, my hand shack even when the shutter is fast. I can't hold any SLR around to take photos now. Therefore, I bought a system of Contax G2 with 3 Zeiss Carl lenses. Now, start selling the SLR stuffs.

First photo with G2:


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# by windywood | 2008-07-26 14:54 | Photography

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Chinese New-Year-Eve Market 2004

攝於荃灣的年宵市場。時間黃昏。用NIKON F-100 加 柯達負片。


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# by windywood | 2008-07-26 13:35 | Events

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 LASAGNE~Homemade The First Trial~

Love this dish when I worked in Los Angeles. This dish is related to my treasured memory of working in an old lab with many colorful fellows.056.gif

Owing to a benefit of globilization in good sense, I recently found sheets of lasagne and bottled sauce of bolognese sold in supermarkets in Hong Kong, and I can make a trial of the cooking lasagne without the feeling of building a babel tower.

Let's see how my lasagne bolognese looks like. Not too bad, isn't it? 035.gif
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However, I didn't put enough sauce but too much walnut, and the kind of cheese I used seems not right. Let see how can make it better in next trial.wi-wi037.gif
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# by windywood | 2008-07-10 12:57 | Diary

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 KHADAK(藍布帶)



上星期日,KHADAK的美國版推出的前一天,才從美國的A店下訂單,昨天就收到包裹了,A店和郵局做事還麻利呢。

看香港網頁上的譯名還以為KHADAK是一部愛情片。看了後發現完全不是那回事。這是政治電影,赤裸裸的對統治蒙古的政治的控訴。

電影是以蒙古語拍攝,配英文字幕,最初還十分擔心會看得辛苦,會半途而癈。但原來全片的對白很少,根本不用擔心追不上字幕。024.gif

故事前半的推進有些慢,但由於前半的冬季草原畫面非常壯濶綺麗,一邊感受蒙古風景和傳統生活的靈氣,不經不覺就過了一個小時。後半用了很多描象一點的手法表達蒙古人在傳統生活和宗教被破壞以及生活條件被剝削下精神所感到的空虚和痛苦,以及揭發政府欺騙牧民,滅盡他們的牲口把牧民騙到礦場工作,然而人已死,土地被外來的牧民佔去,結局十分之傷感。007.gif

怎麼說呢? 雖然有101分鐘,又是十分慢,可是時間一下子就過去,很舒服地就看完了。故事不是很難明白。比起那些很多看了十五分鐘就開始想睡的奧斯卡大片比起來,這部慢慢又靜靜的電影好看得多了。
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# by windywood | 2008-03-13 02:01 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 還有時間嗎?

去年的10月,是一段很沉重的時間。剛得悉再次患病,想了很多問題。大學的課程還差一年完成,人生是不是就那样完結呢? 餘下的時間會有多少? 是不是還該去計劃什麼?

在那段迷茫的日子裡,在家中無事找當時正在日本播放的日劇來看,恰巧看見有反町隆史的新劇「DREAM AGAIN」,就找來試看。故事開始的時候,反町因為受傷放棄了尋求職業棒球的正選位置,去了當公司職員。可是一年後已經34歲的他發現自己還沒對職業棒球死心,所以推掉了與未婚妻的婚約,希望再次找尋一次夢想。可是,就在他下決心的那一天,他卻被雷電擊中去世。

看完每一集,到高潮的地方聽見主題曲響起,總有很多感動。後來找到了主題曲的歌詞,看到裡面的哀嘆和傷痛,自己不其然也渴望能再有更多的時間去抓住遙遠的目標。內心的渴望超越了迷茫,內心出現了力量,要再起來掙扎。原來痛苦的共鳴也可以有治癒的功效。

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# by windywood | 2008-03-05 20:51 | Diary