Good pose by him and maybe good spot by me too!
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Could it be the effect of following the posts of a foodie that I have found myself clicking pictures related to food more often than before?
On this note, there is a Chinese proverb equivalent to an English quote, if you've heard of it, "Keep good men company and you shall be of the number". In Cantonese, the Chinese proverb reads out like "Gengchuche Check Gengmugche Hark" (the k ending is silent), or literally "one who stays near vermilion gets stained red, and one who stays near ink gets stained black".
Originally, it advises people to be wise about making new friends. But just as any proverbs which have had shifts in meaning as time wears on, the proverb is more often used in a casual and playful way to pass the buck to your friend when you make a blunder or a change. So, my new leaning on doing food-related shots could be "Gengchuche Check Gengmugche Hark".
And guess what? I am finishing this with a glass of 2006 Cheverny white and the crunching yum-yum "namyu" peanuts.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The old Hong Kong is more Hong Kong to me, maybe also to those who have lived under the British rule. It could be the effect of nostalgia but at least during the modern colonial days no journalist would be removed for shouting an embarrassing question to the political bigwig.
The endearing quality of the old Hong Kong is, for one thing, one could smell "This is Hong Kong" in the streets as in today's shot. I mean, look around, the city has been increasingly colonised by Mainland travellers and shops to their taste bourgeoning across the territory. There are goldsmiths, haute couture flagship stores and, interestingly, Chinese medicine dispensaries galore. It is likely that any typical Hongkongers would tell you how alienated to them it has become by just walking on the street.
The older Hong Kong scene can still be tasted by making a trip to the old areas like Sheung Wan, Yau Ma Tei and Shum Shui Po.