Escape…

The 4th wave continues to ravish our city, averaging about 100 cases daily and cases of suspected residential buildings contamination. New tightening measures include no dine-in after 6pm, compulsory covid19 testing, designated quarantine hotels for travelers, etc.

Equally, if not worse, devastating is the increasing persecution of pro-democracy people in our city. The media tycoon Jimmy Lai was additionally charged for violating vague national security laws and denied bail before trial in April. A local church had its bank account frozen due to suspected corruption via crowdfunding. I personally had donated to the church to support their work in helping the pro-democracy protesters and the homeless. Another NGO who helps the local homeless that I had donated to is ImpactHK. The issue of homelessness in our city is increasingly severe amidst the pandemic, and our government officials is persecuting those who are helping the weak and poor, can they be any more apathetic?

Speaking of home, my new Sunday afternoon routine of catching up on RTHK programmes came across a touching episode about a family of 4 reluctantly leaving the city they love to emigrate (more like escape in their own words) to Taiwan.

With constant bad news happening daily and witnessing our city’s rapid decline since July, I have been spending more and more time trying to “escape” reality myself. Recent endeavors include reading the comic series of Midnight Diner and experimenting with culinary arts. Indulging with work also seems to help somewhat, I managed to revive a couple of web servers and backed up all my websites in the studio. Started doing some strategic planning towards the end of this crazy 2020. This year is actually the seventh year since the studio was started, I’m actually considering taking a long sabbatical “escape” during these slow economic times. May God lead and guide my planning. 🙏🏻

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