March 16, 2017

January 22, 2017

Be happy with what you have

Happy Lunar New Year

 
These few weeks, sometimes there were heavy rain on certain days and very hot weather on other days. These alternate extreme weathers can make you rather gloomy. But I think I have come to get used to it.

Did you read about the massive floods in Malaysia and Thailand and the ominous smog in China? Compared to these, our hot/rain weather is really nothing. So I think we should not complain. Though some people complain, I think they just want to release their stress.

Did you read about the 'home' some Hong Kong people live in. These are just tiny cubicles which are about the size of a car park. Incredulous, right? My three-room flat is mansion to them.

Actually I am happy with my flat and my Country although there are things that I complain about.

Everyone knows that our small size is a great disadvantage. Another negative factor is that we are surrounded by Islamic countries. I believe when we formulate policies, whether local or foreign, we have to take into account the sensitivities of our Muslim neighbours.

For example, When Indonesians are anti-China can we be too friendly with China?

December 12, 2016

Independence for Hong Kong ?


Recently two young elected lawmakers (similar to our MPs) were kicked out of HK's Legco (HK's parliament) because they foiled up their oath-taking ceremony. Actually they made a big mess out of their stupidity. They also advocate independence for HK.

When they were barred from entering Legco, one of them just rushed in, took out a microphone and proceed to take her oath by herself. It was incomprehensible that an elected lawmaker resorted to such ridiculous and hilarious action. Why not proclaim HK independence as well.

Have these people who advocate independence given serious thought about it?

China will not allow it to happen. No country will recognize HK as a nation and HK cannot defend itself.

If Beijing sends PLA troops down to HK, are these independence-advocates going to protest or fight the soldiers. It is not like throwing dustbins at the police during the Mongkok riot. Are they prepared to sacrifice their lives to defend HK? I doubt it.

I think the best way forward for HK is the 'One Country, two system' path. Make good use of the two systems and get it to go beyond the 50 years.

October 10, 2016

燕雨琵琶演奏会 1997

Yan Yu is a pipa player in a Cantonese opera orchestra. I remember I watched her pipa performance many years ago. So I checked some old files and found the programme.



It was in 1997, 19 years ago, at the Tampines Cultural Centre (Tampines East Community Club). It was an enjoyable concert and I had a good impression of Yan Yu. I couldn't remember much else about the concert.



All along I have been attending Chinese music concerts mostly those by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. I also like solo performances especially those on the string instruments like the erhu and the pipa.

July 29, 2016

Cantonese Opera Festival 2016

At The Drama Centre, from 21 to 24 July 2916