Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
The figurine on the right is Chiang Kai Shek, one of the forefathers of the Dr Sun's KMT party which overthrew the Qing Dynasty , and the tallest one on the left is Mao whose party ousted the KMT and took hold of China. This year is the centenary of KMT's revolution against the last imperial dynasty in China, discounting the present one.
So there are some related projects and activities going on. There is an "attraction" – a small Pak Tse Lane Park setting out Sun's history in Hong Kong – added to the existing Sun's historical trail running across Central and Sheung Wan. Hulu Culture is organising guided tours along the historical trail (contact them here). Jacky Chan's 100th movie – 1911 Revolution is on. If you are in Hong Kong, why not take the chance to get a taste of history?
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The news came 14 minutes ago.
(14 hours later: For today's post, I hoped to post some shots of people paying tribute to Jobs at the newly open Apple Store here. I did get there but didn't take any shot cos I wanted to be polite and really pay my tribute to this great genius. So no shot for this special, tragic today.)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Renovation workers are in short supply in this city. According to some in the trade, every months see tens of cases of renovation companies leaving the works unfinished. The younger people are all so very reluctant to enter into the profession that the companies are having a hard time retaining their employees. This leads to the vicious cycle of workers jumping boat, causing the companies to fail to deliver their promises with clients.