Tag Archives: Pui O

Your Tax Money At Work

Every so often, I mean about once every millisecond, this conversation takes place between the boss of some construction company and a government official: Boss: We need some cash. Give us a job. Gov Official: OK, I’ll find you something. … 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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Cool Yule!

I’m posting a Christmas Extravaganza from Yules of yore, wishing everybody a beautiful, fun and meaningful Christmas.

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Beautification of Pui O Continues

A few weeks ago I posted the above picture on Facebook, wondering what this container which, to put it mildly, had seen better days, could possibly be doing there.One morning it was just there, resting on bricks. Rusted through and … 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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They Are Greening – I Am Screaming

It had to happen. With recent humiliations such as failing in its bid to build a “super” prison with 7,000 inmates on an island just outside Mui Wo, failing to build a “super” columbarium with I don’t know how many … Continue reading

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Untold Mysteries

Sometimes I just don’t know what all of the things in Hong Kong are for… Chair with no seat stabiliser? Cat footbridge? Some people also question what my films are for. Why, to catapult Cantonese to world supremacy of course!

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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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The Agonies of a Hong Kong Tenant 1:

I’ll never forget the first time I walked into this gaff in 2002. I had just walked from Mui Wo to Pui O on Lantau Island with my dog Piles. A big and active boy, he needed long walks. Outside … Continue reading

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Chewing Through Scenery, One Tree at the Time

This is how they do it: Take a thicket in sleepy backwater Pui O and cut down all the trees. Then fill the empty space with building rubble from all the village houses that have been stripped bare to the … Continue reading

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