Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sham Shui Po

Now Playing: "Jesus Hairdo", The Charlatans

Old Chinese tenement at Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Mr Yau, a man with 2000+ Books but less than 60 Sq. Ft. of room
Photos above are from the project " Our Life in West Kowloon"

(I started writing this article at 21/07/2007. Oh my f**king god, I desert my blog for a month. Luckily, I've not launched it officially...yet.)

"Hong Kong is a modern and prosperous city. But do we hear the voices of those living beneath the poverty line? Do we realize that there are still people living in such poor conditions today? In this wealthy society, the poor are given nothing but the cold shoulder. Their dignity has been heartlessly crushed. Struggling day after day, never getting any closer to living stable lives. Caring and acceptance, rather than hypocrisy are all they crave from society." From " Our Life in West Kowloon". (In English, click here for Chinese version)

I got an email from my friend H about the project . I highly recommend this website, especially if you only know Hong Kong for its Metropolitan side.

Like what the website said, Sham Shui Po is "one of the poorest districts in Hong Kong. It is also the area where most new immigrant families, singletons, street-sleepers, newly emerged underprivileged groups".

I used to go to Sham Shui Po a lot. I bought my pirate computer games on floppy disks there when I was a kid. I went there to get fabric and electronic parts, almost twice a week, when I was working in films/TV. Many friends of mine bought their 1st decent Hi-Fi system there.

I miss Sham Shui Po. I wish I can eat the lovely tofu desert (Tofufa) and chat with the friendly staff of the fabric shops there now.

Monday, July 16, 2007

54 Days til I Turn 30

Now Playing: "Theme From Shaft", Issac Haye

Bahama Mama's, Hong Kong

Unknown street in Taipei City

I took these pictures, with my LOMO LC-A range founder camera, in my early/mid 20's.
In 54 days I will be 30.
I don't have that camera anymore. (They have stopped making it)

Sunday, July 8, 2007


I am back.

I decided to start a new Blog because my writing style, subject matters, ideology, target audience have changed. There are so many things in my old Blog I want to throw away.

That's why I need to "leave it all behind" and build this new platform.

I was going to incorporate flashy stuff (like Twitter, Google Map and Stickam) with my Blog. But I changed my mind. I am sick of logging in to 4,000 different things.

Anyway, I A M B A C K