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Showing posts from November 18, 2012


(Leica X1)

Hong Kong is getting a bit rainy today and going to turn cooler when the mistral passes here tomorrow. But with the passing of a week of drawn-out busyness, we can all hole up in the house and on the bed with hot choc and some books, leaving the mistral blowing like crazy out there. Who cares?

How a Leggy Man Makes Do

(Leica X1)…with a small bed.

Predominantly Ladies

(Leica D-Lux 5)

Hong Kong's population is at present most skewed on record for male-female proportion. The ratio is standing at under 900 men for every 1000 women. Worse still, this trend will continue to reach a wider gap of under 800 men per 1000 women in twenty years' time. But the dire prospect of lacking men for women will not be a long time coming. In fact, possibly misled for some unknown reason, more local guys have already been looking north for marriage as Mainland ladies are believed to be more pliant. For this, I feel bound to speak up for ladies in Hong Kong. The potted summary that Hong Kong women with higher education and earning power are less submissive is over-simplified. Man, don't get into the ideological bulwark against them. After all, you're not looking for a pet! But ladies in Hong Kong, anything that the sex ratio shift is doing is pushing you further away from the inner circle of choice. Mind more the contested terrain of finding a loved one t…

Shopping Comrades

(Leica D-Lux 5)Hong Kong has a very convenient feeding source of Mainland big spending comrades to build up its pillar of economy which is shopping. Elsewhere in Hong Kong sees the common sight of what is known as the pull-handle-case gang, a sarcastic address for these comrades since herds of them are always inconveniently found roaming with pull-handle luggage cases and blocking the already crowded sidewalks. Probably a taste acquired from the British, Hongkongers look more upon people of a pedigree or good education than those simply suddenly rising with an immeasurable amount of wealth.  What the city has been seeing these days is troops of spenders flaunting their wealth.  The cumulative effect is that some parts of the city are becoming foreign to the locals. One such example is Canton Road where the shopping comrades are lining up outside big stores or squatting or sitting elsewhere with their lootings around the clock.


(Leica D-Lux 5)Imagine there's no bosses
It isn't hard to do
Nobody to kill or die for
And no office too
Imagine all the people living life in dream
You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world'll be sleepy as one


(Leica D-Lux 5)An eventful week passed? This is Sunday. Let bygone be bygone. Enjoy the day.