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Symbolic Shape(s)

Wah! Suddenly it’s been ages since my last confession. Father forgive me for I have sinned: I’ve been writing in other forums. Fora? And struggling to reinvent my house to be one of more perfect live-ability. I spend so long … Continue reading

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Tracking Tax Money … Creating Jobs … Part … ? Don’t Know. I’m Losing Track

Not long ago I was poking a little gentle fun at a certain fence. I said – in jest, right? In jest, that a fence almost as tall as me was a weird thing to put around bushes, flowers and … Continue reading

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Thank God! Civil Engineers Rescuing Us From Nature Menace Again

It has been touch and go for a while on Hong Kong’s so-called green lung Lantau Island. After pressure from some misguided, evidently brainwashed individuals, HK’s civil engineering, drainage, concrete, railing, transport and environmental protection etc. departments, were forced to plant … Continue reading

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These Suspicions … Where Do I Get Them From?

Hm. What’s going on? Walking around the great city of Hong Kong I see local people – about my height or shorter, weighing not very much, not bulging with insane muscles or dragging hundreds of kilos of excess flesh around. … Continue reading

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A Note of Reassurance

Perhaps you were wondering what the government’s been up to recently when it comes to spending your tax money on meaningful stuff? Here’s an update: Well. Not really an update as this stuff has been in place for a while, … Continue reading

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I’m Crap At Maths

When I nipped out from my country club in sleepy backwater Pui O Saturday morning to go to work, I noticed that two bus stops had disappeared (or rather, been moved to what the little notice described as “in back … Continue reading

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Oh No. Not Again.

Put jobs on seats, put jobs on seats … Jobs for people, no matter how meaningless or short lasting, is the mantra of the HK government. Meanwhile the countryside, or environment, is going the way of the concrete dodo. On … Continue reading

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Cars Are Driving Me Bon-cars

I’ve just come back from what should have been an invigorating walk with Piles; a walk training not only the calf muscles and improving my overall well-being and benevolence, but my arm muscles as well seeing I have to drag … Continue reading

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A Bridge Too! Far Out

So! Only a few small creases to iron out before we are the proud owners of another shiny white, soon to be grey-with-pollution elephant: The bridge from a small, quiet village on Lantau (which apparently doesn’t yet have the required … Continue reading

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Tiles Are The New Black

For weeks I’ve been noticing, while “vigorously walking my dog” from Pui O to Mui Wo, that work has been going on to turn the previously dark brown, timber-made pavilion on top of Lam Saan into a tiled concrete monster, … Continue reading

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