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The Holidays are too short and HKTB is on YouTube

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

While my compatriots in China are still in vacation mode, in Hong Kong the holidays are already over, it was just way too short.

-_-

In other news,the fireworks are up at YouTube. What’s also interesting is that the HKTB Hong Kong Tourism Board has started a YouTube promotion.

The videos are promotions, and it’s interesting and has already got quite a few views. What I don’t understand is, why it is all in Chinese? That seems very useless because in Hong Kong we do not need promotion about Hong Kong but outside of Hong Kong it should be promoted in different languages, especially YouTube, it’s not even properly promoting us from the Motherland.

Very strange.

Now it is unsafe to blow balloons and bubbles for your Kids

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

This story caught my attention about a Clown who was banned to use balloons and blow bubbles because of Child Safety concern.

A British clown has had the smile wiped off his face after being told he could not use balloons in his act because children might be allergic to latex.

Barney Baloney said he was told by bosses at a supermarket, where he was booked to appear, that he should leave his balloons at home because of the potential for allergic reactions.

The 47-year-old entertainer, also known as Tony Turner, has previously had to ditch his bubble-making machine because he could not get public liability insurance as companies assessed that youngsters might slip and hurt themselves.

He said he was also told by one venue he could not twist balloons into the shape of guns for fear of encouraging youngsters to commit violence, although swords were deemed acceptable.

‘At this rate I will have no act left. Things are going from crazy to ridiculous,’ Barney Baloney told the Yorkshire Post newspaper.

A spokesperson for the Tesco supermarket in Leeds where he was due to appear refused to back down saying it is a health and safety issue.

The spokesperson said they had banned balloons because latex is used in the manufacture of them and this can trigger an allergic reaction in some children.

He said: ‘We always have the welfare of children at heart.’

This is getting ridiculous. We should stop taking walks for fear of getting allergies through Hayfever or pollen, we should no longer swim for fear of getting drowned, and of course we should exterminate every insect on the planet to make sure our kids are safe and not subject to any kind of disease.

Someone will profit by inventing a non-slip soap floor for use with Bubbles or a non-allergic balloon (Latex allergy? never heard of that, probably rare).

If this is where the world is headed, we may as well start living in a sterile Hospital and weaken our immune system even more so that we may truly not live a natural life.

Today’s Horoscope

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Today’s birthday
The theme of your birthday chart is intuition. That means being more aware of what your instincts tell you, and learning to allow them to guide you in your daily life. True, sometimes things are moving so swiftly that going within just seems to slow things down. Butwhat you learn if you do - a fresh perspective - could bring incredible insights.

Leo
July 23 - August 22:
This is one of those rare moments when, with only a few words or a thoughtful gesture, you can transform an ailing relationship. It makes no difference whether it’s a friend, family member or romantic partner. What’s important is that you address the issue with frankness and an open heart.

Virgo
August 23 - September 22:
Yet again you’ve found yourself in a situation where others are depending on you. Difficult as it is telling them that they’ll have to deal with things on their own, you really have no choice. The longer you put it off, the worse it will be.

Libra
September 23 - October 22:
You’ve been hoping that one particular friend would realise that their attitude is causing upset. While it isn’t your job to point this out, you’d probably do it more tactfully than anybody else, which makes you by far the most likely candidate.

Scorpio
October 23 - November 21:
Sooner or later you’re going to have to discuss certain situations that you’ve regarded as strictly private. Once you actually begin talking things over, what you learn from others will make it clear just how vital this discussion is.

Sagittarius
November 22 - December 21:
Tedious as dealing with dull minutiae may be, if you ignore these details you’ll only run into problems later. Once you get involved in these, however, you’ll find them far more interesting than you’d have imagined possible.

Capricorn
December 22 - January 19:
You can only sidestep certain issues for so long. Ironically, the discussions that you’re so dreading won’t be nearly as bad as you anticipate. What’s more, the sooner you get them over with, the sooner you can restore relations with those individuals you’ve been avoiding.

Aquarius
January 20 - February 18:
The time has come to be frank about problems on the home or work front. What were minor misunderstandings have grown more complicated by the day. However, if you begin now, undoing this confusion will take far less time than you imagine.

Pisces
February 19 - March 20:
Deciding what you want to do has been challenging enough. Now you must explain your plans to others and convince them that they’re wise. Tedious as this process is, it will force you to think through and fine tune your decisions.

Aries
March 21 - April 19:
Others may be saying that you should be careful what you get involved in. At other times they might be correct in worrying that you’re being too impulsive. However, between last week’s planetary activity and the resulting opportunities this week, you really must take things further.

Taurus
April 20 - May 20:
Somebody dear to you has developed a way of doing things that’s causing problems with those they’re closest to. Having given the individuals in question plenty of time to speak up, you feel that something must be said to prevent more damage.

Gemini
May 21 - June 20:
There are certain matters in which you’ve been reluctant to fully explore your options. Circumstances are now forcing your hand, and so you’re encouraged to take this opportunity to broaden your horizons. You’ll benefit far more than you’d have imagined.

Cancer
June 21 - July 22:
Few things pain you more than wasting money on something that isn’t worthwhile, yet it would appear that’s what you’ve just done. Challenging as dealing with the situation in question is, if you don’t go back and deal with this now, it will only get worse.

Lochness Monster sighted again

Friday, June 1st, 2007

An article on CNN has said that the Lochness Monster in Scotland has been sighed and is on Video…

An amateur scientist has captured what Loch Ness Monster watchers say is among the finest footage ever taken of the elusive mythical creature reputed to swim beneath the waters of Scotland’s most mysterious lake.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45-feet (15 meters) long, moving fairly fast in the water,” said Gordon Holmes, the 55-year-old a lab technician from Shipley, Yorkshire, who took the video this past Saturday.

Cortez the Killer

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

To follow up on my previous post, there is a song called "Cortez the Killer" details can be found here. Some of the details of this sound was listed on the site with a quote:

Peace is a theme of this song. From verse six: "But they built up with their bare hands, what we still can’t do today" indicates that even in the most barbarian times there was still peace, and in present day, as sophisticated as it may be, there is anything but peace. The Aztecs were peaceful, representing sort of a utopian nonviolent society. Cortez and the Spanish brigade used trickery to beat the Aztecs, people who had never committed any offensive acts towards the Spanish. The Spanish could represent the status quo society, completely antonymic from the amicable Aztecs.

Wikipedia has a lot of entries on this topic, the song is apparently still banned in Spain where Cortez is a National Hero for being a killer, interesting how History judges the Victors….

Pseudo religious theme in Apocalype (Mel Gibson’s new Movie)

Friday, May 25th, 2007

The Movie in itself is visually a very beautiful Movie but it’s quite disturbing with the quantity of deaths and corpses all over the place and lots of blood, it’s not for the squeemish.

The general theme of theMovie is set in either Aztec or Mayan times (prior to the Spanish Conquistadores not sure which one) and talks about the period shortly before the Conquistadores arrive who would eventually wipe them out both with guns and disease and eventually enslave and colonize the entire region for their gold.

At that time the Aztecs were quite an advanced society, and although violent no more violent than the Spanish Inquisition or the Crusades. The Movie depicts them as violent to the scale and level of mass genocide with scenes of litters of corpses and there is a strong undertone of a Civilazation rotting due to human sacrifices, oppression and cult like idol worshipping. The villains of that Empire are all stereotype bloodthirsty whacko’s. Although it is not explicit, there is a strong undertone that the arrival of the Spanish Conquistador ships harbour the beginning, a kind of justification about why such an Evil Empire like the Aztecs needs to be torn down.

Mel Gibson has recently been more and more religiously active after recording the phenomenal Movie the Passion of Christ and also got caught once blaming Jewish people for problems in the World, certainly in keeping with the whole Christian theme, even though he was drunk, they say when drunk you speak your truth.

Although the Movie is "fiction", history has recorded the brutal enslavement of the Spanish (and eventually Portuguese) for the Gold of the Aztecs and literally wiped out an ancient culture and burnt those on the stake who would not convert to their religion.

My Location in Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

 

 I’m testing Microsoft Virtual Earth, it’s not bad…it moves much faster than Google Earth I find…pretty cool, the location is Hong Kong University, although there is no red dot there.

 

Bored

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

it’s one of these days, all my friends are studying. I guess I should too.

Bored

http://sleepnaked.org/

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

This is a really interesting URL with some interesting implications, in an age where we seem to get more conservative it’s refreshing to see something like this!

http://sleepnaked.org/ check it out, agree or disagree doesn’t matter!

Getting into the blog thing

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

I’m now trying out different blogs and other tools to see what it’s like…but they ask me to post weird things into the blog like:

 ”a0f4f1db1b25ddca281e9a22d0bffa6a”

 or

a0f4f1db1b25ddca281e9a22d0bffa6a

 Is this for validation?