If we try to understand a scene in a geometric relationship, we may be able to make sense of even a short queue in a photo worthy way.
Friday, 3 August 2012
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
In fact, he was kicking up. This shot was done with one take only on the desert somewhere in Dubai. The trickling of one desert shot at a time is not because of frugality but that not everything has been migrated to my new computer from the old one. And there are some hiccups with the new computer, confining me to the chair to figure out solutions.
Monday, 30 July 2012
(Sony A55, Polarised)
Summer holiday is a time when parents and their children take a breather especially because we have a hectic school schedule in Hong Kong. This is what made yesterday's scene frustrating and even saddening with 90,000 parents taking their babies and young kids to the street in protest of the government's bulldozing ahead the controversial national education curriculum to be put on "trial run" this September.
But isn't it natural for Chinese Hongkongers to be given some education about its own country? At the core of the issue are that, quoting the Financial Times, "course materials made available to schools include a teaching manual describing the Chinese authoritarian government as 'progressive, selfless and united' while assessing the US system as one that allows politics to disrupt the lives of ordinary people, and a prescriptive guide on how to be a “good child of China” that directs children to shout out in class: 'I am proud to be a Chinese'."
The curriculum will turn compulsory in three years' time, and non-Chinese Hongkongers are too required to take the national education.
Meanwhile some supporters sitting on related committees have made comments including, "Problemtic brains warrant brainwashing, just as dirty clothes need washing and sick kidney requires cleaning."
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Today Hong Kong is again to see probably tens of thousands of people taking to the street in protest of the government's bulldozing through what it calls the national identity subject to be implemented in schools this September. The issue became rough when the media discovered in a government-sponsored teaching handbook that the subject would be heavily biased towards praises of the one-party regime while speaking ill of the multi-party political system as in the States. One of the guidelines for the subject is to train students up basing on the principle of "understanding oneself, treating Hong Kong as home, relying on the Motherland, facing the world", which is more commonly known as indoctrination.
Isn't education something to teach one to think and reason?
While the government is turning the situation topsy-turvy, the protesters, especially the anxious and infuriated parents, will show their colours for sure until there is a definitive answer from the government.