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Sleepy Backwater Pui O Gets New Restaurant

After lying dormant for a long time, the eating establishment on Pui O beach has new owners, a new look and a new name. Mavericks. I thought the name was because the owners see themselves as something of a maverick, … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween, Groovers!

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Island Stopping

I suddenly remembered I had a film about walking around Hong Kong Island, the article describing which many hardships and joys, tears and vomit, was published in the South China Morning Post ages ago.

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I Have Created a Hamster

Koldbrann had a big day the other day. First we walked to Shap Long (pronounced Sap Long), about 40 minutes away. It’s a place I let Koldbrann off the leash as there are few cars; in fact our unleashed walks … Continue reading

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New Crib On The Block

Finally! Last Sunday saw the first, “soft” opening of Tap Tap, a new tapas bar with real Spanish chefs and everything, in sleepy backwater Pui O! Hooray. The demise of Pui O Delicious which was the former inhabitant of the … Continue reading

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Dogs I Know III

Walking around in the mornings with my excellent, faithful and beautiful hound Lasi (NOT named after a famous Scottish TV hero but a Chinese card game) I realise I probably know more dogs than people. Sad as, but true! So … Continue reading

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Rallying for Our Future

A bit belated, here are some images from the rally against the “super” incinerator off Lantau. It was an interesting march, and according to police, 1,500 people participated. That means… there were double that? The Hong Kong police, as indeed … Continue reading

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Last Stand Against Insane-erator

This is our last chance to stop the deranged plan to ruin one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful and unspoiled vistas (see film above) for the sake of a 1972-style technology rubbish incinerator which will add greatly to the overall … Continue reading

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Islands District Pusillanimous Council

Today was the big day: The meeting in the Islands District Council where councillors were to vote on whether the government’s harebrained scheme, the Super Waste Incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau, a stone’s throw from Lantau and Cheung Chau, would … Continue reading

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Damned Busy Working For Motherland

Damn – I’ve done it! I’ve gone and betrayed my love, the Cantonese language. Well, all I’ve said about it is true and right, and it is my beloved language number 1A. It’s just that … I can’t jolly well … Continue reading

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