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兩週一聚﹕生命中的巧合

29th Jun 2009 - 10:31pm 兩週一聚
前言﹕這是一個叫「兩周一聚」的活動。是網友米雪兒發起。每月十五日﹑三十日﹐一班住在世界不同角落的香港人都會一起寫同一個題目。今天是第十六次相聚,由umptidumpti出題﹐主題定為「生命中的巧合」。…

Angels & Demons

28th Jun 2009 - 09:33pm 電影
早幾年看《天使與魔鬼》的小說時﹐已經覺得它很適合用來拍電影﹐因為故事簡單情節緊湊。看罷電影後果然一如所料﹐帶來二個小時的驚險娛樂。這個故事的劇情與《達文西密碼》大同小異﹐都是湯漢斯演的符號學教授拖著美女走來走去解謎﹐不過地點從巴黎換了成羅馬。我去年渡蜜月時在羅馬住了一個星期﹐看見電影中熟悉的羅馬景色﹐重溫與老婆手拖手走過的羅馬街頭﹐看這套電影時更倍感親切。…

Zap mosquitoes with laser

27th Jun 2009 - 09:04am News Clips
It is a great idea zap mosquitoes with laser. I would buy one to defense my front yard from unwanted flies, mosquitoes, bees or any annoying flying insects.…

Michael Jackson

26th Jun 2009 - 11:50pm Daily Scribble
Today, everyone is talking about Michael Jackson passed away. I hear it at work, I got it from the front page of the newspaper, I got it from the headline of the evening news, and I got it in almost every blog I visit. I can’t even escape from…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

26th Jun 2009 - 12:18am 書評
我一向對文學作品敬而遠之﹐特別是得獎的文學作品。《深夜小狗神秘習題》獲得多項文學大獎﹐包括零三年英國Whitbread大獎﹐零四年英聯邦作家大獎﹐以及與《追風箏的孩子》共同獲取零四年Boeke大獎。這本小說的題材很特別﹐介乎兒童故事書與嚴肅文學之間﹐主人公是患有輕度自閉症的十五歲男孩。他在深夜發現鄰居的小狗被謀殺﹐引起他追查兇手的好奇心。故事發展出人意表﹐男孩從小狗謀殺案開始﹐發現他父母間讓讀者心碎的秘密。…

Direction of the sun

24th Jun 2009 - 11:37pm Daily Scribble
Buying a house is probably the biggest purchase normal people ever made in a life. There are many factors the buyer has to consider before signing the offer. Location, price, size, building material, environment, school net, etc are factors…

No more Economist

22nd Jun 2009 - 11:10pm Daily Scribble
In the economy downturn, first the company laid off the librarian, then it cut all the magazine subscriptions and close down the library. I am a long time loyal reader of the Economist since university. I used to read the article on the website…

Warfare, culture and human evolution

22nd Jun 2009 - 09:12pm News Clips
The bible said suffering can brings out the beauty of human nature and now we have scientific proof! Altruistic originates from survival of the selfish gene between tribal wars in pre-historical times. If the world is at peace for 150 generations,…

The sky is, literally, the limit

21st Jun 2009 - 11:42pm News Clips
The previous generation looks up to the stars and have sky as their limit. This generation has put too much focus on Earth and become the prisoner of gravity.…

Richmond Night Market

21st Jun 2009 - 12:00am Daily Scribble
Every summer from May to Oct on weekend nights, the abandoned industrial area next to the Knight bridge will turn into Richmond Night Market. It is very crowded as usual. Probably because it is the only hang out places stay opens for families…