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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
I mean, who sees these amazing creatures and wants to kill them? Must be something in their childhood. Something baaad. Meanwhile Pui O is drowning, absolutely drowning, in old car wrecks. A casual observer would think this wasn’t a dwelling … Continue reading
Don’t know if I’ve mentioned here before how beautiful and wondrous Pui O is? And that the most beautiful and wondrous thing about it is our water buffalo? Now they’re under threat again, probably more than ever. Encroachment of wetlands … Continue reading
You can say what you will about DAB (The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (whew)) – and people do. Any political party whose name contains the word ‘democratic’ can often make one wary. But its … Continue reading
Don’t know about the rest of the world, but at least in Hong Kong I think there are few places where you can stroll out at about 6.30 in the morning and the first thing you see is water buffalo … Continue reading
Fog fog fog foggie foggie fog, and then, last week, a huge bloody rain. As soon as the last raindrop had fallen, sleepy backwater Pui O snapped back into action: One thing I love about Hong Kong is that there … Continue reading
Aren’t they wonderful? This is the kind of vista I behold every morning. People ask me how I can live in such an “inconvenient” place – 40 minutes’ travel from Central. This is how.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Nay, because in sleepy backwater Pui O, a “winter’s” day can be just as temperate and with more nuance. I was just thinking that when bovine hardman Max hove into view, eating … Continue reading
In Chinese, calf, cow and ox are the same. Cow! Therefore what’s in English “Year of the Ox” is in Chinese just “cow year.” Year of the Rooster: Chicken year. Year of the Ram: Sheep year. It’s funny how the … Continue reading