Tag Archives: Pui O water buffalo

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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Oh It’s Such a Perfect Day, I’m Glad I Spent It With Moo

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

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Buffalo Brill

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

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New Victory for DAB

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

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Ode To The O

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

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The Use of a Storm

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

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The Magnificent Six

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.

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Overcast and All Is Well

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

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Them Boys Them Boys Them Cowboys

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

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Episode 4 of Canto Course!!!

http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt39HM2u1OE Please tell me how to get the actual film clip here with an arrow to click on. You know, like the other bloggers do. Yes I’m particularly proud of this episode as I get to dress up like Jimsee’s … Continue reading

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