New Kettle

Even knowing my strong objection, my mother decided to hire a housekeeper to clean our flat on a regular basis, and today is her first day.  I hated the idea for 2 main reasons – one, I seriously don’t see a need to have our house cleaned so often (3 times a week!), and two, […]

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Interruptions

Locked myself up in my studio to do some work, didn’t progress too far, but better than nothing. Had an argument with my mother this afternoon, I had to tell her for the third/fourth time that I can’t spend more quality time with my little niece from Toronto until I submit my assignment next week.  […]

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<<Minimizing C&D Waste at the Design Stage>>

Learned from the book that Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste is the major contribution to landfills and reclamation sites in HK.  This waste stream can be vastly minimized through better planning, design, construction, and maintenance of architectures.  Unfortunately, I find this particular book to be bloated with common sense and lacking much of the details, […]

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Feels like Crap…

Had another argument with my parents during dinner.  All I did was to decline going to an upcoming monthly/quarterly dinner gathering during which shark fins soup are usually served.  It’s not just for the benefit of the endangered animal, I don’t like going to extravagant banquets in general.  I have trouble training myself to appreciate […]

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Bad Day

The thunderstorm outside seems to match perfectly how I’m feeling now – crap!  Had a big argument with my mother during dinner, actually, it’s more like just me yelling.  I have good reasons to be angry, but I should have delivered my arguments more calmly. I kind of expected something like this would happen before […]

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Materialism

It wasn’t difficult to notice the heightened materialism after moving back to HK, but I was surprised that it ranked no.2 in the world in terms of carbon emission due to imported consumptions (article here)! I see local ads encouraging people to lead a low carbon lifestyle by switching to CFL bulbs, taking shorter showers, […]

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June 4th Tiananmen Massacre

I knew I was getting old when I started to follow economic news, and even older now that I began to read about politics. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the June 4th Tiananmen Square Massacre.  Not to speak of politics, I could barely do my multiplications table back then.  But it shocked me when […]

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Air Pollution

When I came home from badminton tonight, my mom told me worryingly to close the windows and turn on the air conditioning before going to bed.  The weather isn’t too hot yet, it’s the air pollution!  The air pollution index (api) topped off at 500 (severe) today mainly due to the devastating sandstorm from northern […]

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Tired

Today’s one of those days when I just don’t feel like doing anything.  After departing my friend at the airport, I went home and decided to go down to shoot some hoops, just like the last few weekends.  The basketball seemed to be heavier than usual today, and I had my worst shooting record by […]

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Sickness (Part III)

My light fever has pretty much subsided, but my throat is still so sore that I couldn’t take in solid food. Haven’t stepped out of my apartment for 3 days, must be a record.  It’s not just because of sickness that I stayed home, the sudden cold weather is discouraging me to even open the […]

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