Category Archives: politics

Insanerator #1,000… This Time With Plan For Action

Our not always easy to understand government seems to be dead set on this incinerator thing. Needing to “spread the pollution around” they want to build a toxin-spewing monster right outside Pui O Beach, assuring us that “there will be … Continue reading

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Hurry Up – Beds Needed!

After years of speculation of what could possibly be the reason for large swathes of Pui O being razed to the ground/covered in rubbish, the … hotel for mainlanders? Guest house for China Air staff? A palace? is raising its … Continue reading

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Incinerator Again!

Dark clouds are gathering over Lantau and over sleepy backwater Pui O, home of yours truly. It’s that damned EPD (Environmental “Protection” Department) that’s hellbent on building a toxin-spewing incinerator just outside my kitchen window. They say there will be … Continue reading

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“There Is No Plan B”

I knew it was too soon to celebrate last year when the news came that there would be no rubbish incinerator on the island in the photo above. “They will never give up an opportunity to waste this much money” … Continue reading

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Cover Story About Cantonese

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Dog Eat Not Dog (SCMP Column)

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Sold! Complete With No Buffaloes

Yesterday I saw a rather disturbing sight down at the huge dinner table of Pui O’s water buffalo, the grasslands down by Pui O Beach. Surveyors were setting up boundaries around one of my favourite vistas. I went over and … Continue reading

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Friendly Fire From Former Friends

Like so many others of my age group, class and education level, I used to be a diehard screaming radical lefty, but in a nice way. I had a picture of Mao on my wall and thought it was really … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

Today I did something I for some reason have never done before: Went to the Cenotaph in Central to watch the Remembrance Day ceremony. It was beautiful, solemn and dignified, and lots of people had turned out; everyone from former … Continue reading

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Government In All Its Glory

Last night, on Halloween, I ventured out in Central dressed as my favourite character on my show Cantonese The Movie on my YouTube channel Cantocourse, to advertise for my Cantonese course. A woman has to do what a woman has … Continue reading

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