When a movement fails to be what it is supposed to do and obviously cannot achieve anything for a long period of time since its start, it should come to an end, be remade or restarted. The Occupying Central is one of such movements and has been reduced to, IMHO, nothing but obstructing central.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I have seen many and excellent matron, who could have never in her best days have been handsome, and yet she had a packet of yellow love-letters in a private drawer, and sweet children showered kisses on her sallow cheeks. And I believe there have been plenty of young heroes, of middle stature and feeble beards, who have felt quite sure they could never love anything more insignificant than a Diana, and yet have found themselves in middle life happily settled with a wife who waddles.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Probably because the lunar calendar corresponds more accurately to the weather, it seldom disappoints in its forecast of a weather change. The forecasts are given in the, put in Cantonese, "yisap say"(24) "hey zit" (solar terms). According to the lunar calendar, today reaches solar term "winter commences", or "dong zi" in Cantonese. While it was as hot as 28 degree centigrade yesterday, the temperature dropped to 23 this morning (the winter temperature in Hong Kong ranges from below 10 to around 20). The non-stop patches of rains throughout the day just make it feel cooler than 23.
The Hong Kong Observatory (former Royal Observatory, heaven knows why everything was prefixed with Royal back then) has a neat English explanation on the yisap say hey zit.
Monday, November 7, 2011
If one is observant enough, one will notice what can be called the overwhelming Taiwanese teal in the movie. Check out the sound track video and you will see the predominance of teal and muted colours -- which the author thinks what gives out the taste of Taiwan: