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New Year Resolution 2007

31st Dec 2006 - 01:11pm Daily Scribble
Last year was the first time I wrote new year resolution. Looking back last year, I am surprised to find that I have accomplished most of my goals set in my new year resolution. Writing a new year resolution is a very effective way to motivate myself…

PHIL220 Social and Political Philosophy 社會政治哲學

30th Dec 2006 - 11:55pm 哲學
我個學期讀的哲學課是現代政治入門﹐最開心莫過於今次的成績有很大進步。我第一篇巧課只有C-﹐但考試與第二篇功課很用力﹐最後總分有B。雖然遠差A一段距離﹐但至少是個可以見人的分數﹐證明我還有多少讀哲學的料子。以前讀的認知論和形上學的哲學課﹐內容雖然有趣但始終與現實抽離﹐討論議題也只象牙塔內的風波。今次讀政治哲學則與日常生活有切身關係﹐對課題有投入感得多。在課堂中學到的理論﹐讓我可以更加清楚地分析新聞時事的脈絡﹐看穿政治評論背後那些相當然矣的假設。古典政治政學主要是探討權力﹐國家﹐人民和政府的關係﹐現代政治哲學則探討政治制度與公義的關係。公義是所有現代政治理念的共同目標﹐可是不同政治理論底下﹐對公義的定義以及如何達到公義的看法也不同。這門課採用加拿大學者Will…

Charlotte’s Web

29th Dec 2006 - 10:18pm 電影
這電影改篇自E.B.White的經典童話故事﹐有趣緻可愛的動物明星﹐也有一個感人勵志的故事﹐是套很適合一家大小觀看。故事是講述一隻在春天出生的小豬Wilbur﹐他沒有看見冬天下雪的機會﹐因為他將會成為聖誕大餐的主菜。他農場中遇上蜘蛛Charlotte…

從天星事件評獨立媒體(後篇)

28th Dec 2006 - 01:54pm 政治經濟
上文檢視過獨立媒體反清拆天星的抗爭手法﹐這篇文章則主要檢視反對清拆者要求原地保留舊天星碼頭的理據。他們的抗爭行動﹐是建基於一個假設之上﹐就是天星碼頭有原地保留的價值。若果這個前設的理由不充份﹐則他們的抗爭只是一場沒有意義的鬧劇。我將會從功用﹐銅鐘﹐美學﹐歷史價值﹐集體回憶五個方面﹐去衡量舊碼頭有沒有保留的必要性。在開始論述之前﹐有兩點事件我想讀者特別留意。…

Internet outage

27th Dec 2006 - 08:35pm Daily Scribble
Last night, there was a earthquake in Taiwan.  The earthquake damaged the under sea optical fiber linking most of the Asia to North America.  As a result, I cannot access most of HK websites I visit daily.  No online news form Mingpao bothers…

從天星事件評獨立媒體(前篇)

27th Dec 2006 - 01:01am 政治經濟
中環舊天星碼頭終於順利清拆﹐事情亦可以暫告一段落。在這次的清拆過程遇到不少障礙﹐以香港獨立媒體為首的反對清拆人士﹐曾一度佔據地盤靜坐抗議﹐不肯讓工人如期施工﹐最終要動員警察清場。主流傳媒對反對清拆人士的報道不多﹐很多只是簡單敘述事發經過﹐並粗略地介紹他們抗爭的理據。報章的評論也太多集中在政府的施政方針﹐警察有否濫用暴力上﹐沒有深入分析反對清拆人士的理據是否充分﹐他們的抗爭手段是否合乎公義。筆者早在個多月碼頭還未關閉前﹐已在獨媒討論與反對清拆人士展開討論。我想在此總結個多月來﹐我在獨媒的所見所聞﹐分析反對清拆的理由是否充分﹐他們的行動是否乎合社會公義。…

Boxing day

26th Dec 2006 - 09:23pm Daily Scribble
December 26th is the boxing day. In this day of the year, shopping malls are packed with holiday shoppers who are looking for bargain sales and gift ideas. For those who have received gifts for the Christmas, they have to wait until this day before…

Merry Christmas

24th Dec 2006 - 10:57pm Daily Scribble
I would like to wish all my friend a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wanted to send each of you an email with personalized greetings. Unfortunately my computer is crashed again! The new 1G of RAM seems not compitable with the existing 1G of…

A Christmas Carol

24th Dec 2006 - 12:03am 電影
今個聖誕節溫哥華的Playhouse Theatre﹐把狄更斯的名著聖誕頌改篇為音樂劇搬上舞臺。由十二月中開始公演﹐演出二個星期至二十三日晚最後一場。我從來沒有讀過聖誕頌的原著﹐每年聖誕節我總會想拿起來一看﹐不過每年最後總是沒有機會。我上星期駕車上班時﹐在收音機聽到介紹這個節目﹐心想千萬不要錯過這次機會﹐於是回到公司便立即購票。一來可以還了自己想看聖誕頌的心願﹐二來女朋友十分喜歡聽音樂﹐吃過燭光晚餐後到劇院看音樂劇﹐絕對是個高雅浪漫的拍拖節目。…

Team event at Whistler

22nd Dec 2006 - 09:19pm Daily Scribble
I went to Whistler instead of work today with half of the verification team from work.  Since our work is mostly done, we get a few free vacation days.  We decided head over Whistler to have some fun together, almost everyone is a keen skier in…
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