|July's rainfall beats records from 30 years ago -- blame it on global warming?|
Monday, 24 July 2017
Sunday, 23 July 2017
|Tropical cyclone Roke came and went through Hong Kong today|
But this morning it was already T3 and I got a text message from the Hong Kong Observatory, saying it would be T8 by 9.20am with Roke making landfall at Sai Kung East Country Park at 10am.
|The T8 signal didn't feel serious this time around|
I decided to go for a swim and the outdoor pool at Kennedy Town wasn't open, but the indoor ones were. It wasn't packed, but I had to weave around people in the smaller pool.
There was no rain at all, a bit windy outside and I finished the rest of my shopping and came home.
But by 7.30pm it was pouring rain when I went out for a late dinner in Central. Luckily I brought my big umbrella with me, but I should have worn boots. However within 10 minutes in the MTR, the rain had subsided in Central.
After dinner at 10.30pm it was pouring again in Central -- even harder than before. There was no choice but to get wet even under an umbrella. And then back in Kennedy town there was very light rain even though there is amber rainstorm warning. So bizarre!
|Heung Kee Kuk strongman Lau Wong-fat has died|
In other news, former Heung Yee Kuk leader Lau Wong-fat has passed away at the age of 80. He has been ill for a while.
For 35 years he represented the indigenous residents of the New Territories, and became known for his fight to include an article in the Basic Law to ensure that indigenous interests were still protected after 1997.
This includes the small three-storey houses they build and allows every male child to do the same, while the rest of us are crammed into shoeboxes in the sky everywhere else.A few government officials previously dared to stare down Lau and his gang, but retreated with their tails between their legs. Are they really that threatening? Apparently so...
Saturday, 22 July 2017
|Kaya toast and French toast with Hong Kong-style drinks at Wai Kee|
|Shrimp roe egg noodles with braised beef tendon|
Sham Shui Po is one of those places I am hardly familiar with, and feel like a tourist when I'm there. But actually the places we went to were very close to each other and we saw a lot within two hours.
|Black tripe with shrimp roe noodles at Lau Sum Kee|
|Curry fish balls and octopus skewers in Sham Shui Po|
Thursday, 20 July 2017
|A memorial for Liu Xiaobo was held at Tamar in Admiralty|
|Liu is remembered with pictures of a chair by the water|
Also his ashes were scattered into the sea in a controversial burial in an attempt by Beijing to deny supporters a place of pilgrimage. It is also known as a cruel form of posthumous punishment in traditional Chinese culture, where having a tomb is a place for one's descendants to pay tribute to the dead.
|Projecting Liu Xiaobo's face on the facade of the PLA!|