SMELL. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 11th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

Tai On Building, Sai Wan Ho. All natural fresh fried noodles without health, safety or extractor fan.


DOWNSTAIRS. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 10th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »


CONTINUITY. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 9th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

A certain lack of continuity on this flyover in Lantau…


LOOPHOLE. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 8th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »


TUTOR. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

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PERFECTION. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 6th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »


PERMIT. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 5th, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

No fun


FOLLOWER. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 4th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

Chinese words relating to ‘follower’

(with unofficial Cantonese transliterations)

追 (jeui): to follow or pursue

1. 追隨 (jeui tsui): to follow (i.e. Mao Zedong, Jesus)
2. 追查 (jeui cha): to follow and investigate
3. 追究 (jeui gao): to hold someone responsible for something they have done

Extra: ancient Chinese proverb with :

一言既出, 駟馬難追 (yat yin gei cheut, si ma nan jeui): what has been said cannot be taken back (literally: if you have said something, not even the speed of four horses can take it back)

[Language consultants: Nicole and Mr Yim]


LARGE. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 3rd, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

King size


TIDYING. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

Cardboard collectors outside Times Square in Causeway Bay.


TIDYING. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »


JERK. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

Posted: May 1st, 2011 | Author: | No Comments »

‘Jerk’ is an obsolete term for a short, sharp burst of birdsong. I’m officially reviving it, corpora beware: That was quite a jerk for such a small bird!

In Hong Kong, you may hear jerks from the following birds:

Red-Whiskered Bulbul
Unmistakeable songbird with brown back, black crest and red and white cheek patch. Jerk: bulbi-bulbit bulbi-bulbit

Blue Magpie
Distinctive magpie with sky blue back and black head. Jerk: pink pink pink currah

Great Tit
Grey tit with black head. Jerk: brisk churr, loud siu-siu-tze, siu-siu-tze

Japanese White-eye
Discreet, greenish little fellow with distinctive eye ring. Jerk: tsee, tsee, trilling sounds

Hill Mynah
Popular cagebird, glossy black plumage with bright yellow lappets on each side of the head. Jerk: Hello, Kung Hei Fat Choi, Puk Gai!