A Death Blow To Appledaily

The sad week noted on my earlier post turned sadder still. The only pro-democracy newspaper media company, Appledaily, folded and printed their last newspaper on Thursday after being raided by police and had their financial accounts frozen the week before. They printed a record 1 million copies and it was already sold out when I […]

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A Packed Week

The past week was unusually packed with social activities. It started with Monday evening when a friend who emigrated to Taiwan came back and wanna meetup before she goes back in a week. Tuesday was packed the most. After my weekly calligraphy class in the morning, I joined my calligraphy classmate and her daughter for […]

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First Jab

Took my first of two COVID19 vaccination needles on Friday. The past week seemed to be centred around that single event. Dined out with my parents and sister on Tuesday, they talked me out of submitting a proposal for a small commercial unit at an artsy establishment that previously turned me down. They think I […]

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Transitioning…

Dined out with family and friends 3 times this week, a record high in recent months amidst the pandemic. The number of confirmed cases saw a small rise to low double digits this weekend, hope those were only isolated cases and that we can continue to transition back to a more healthy social state. Finally […]

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Easter Holiday

In preparing for this long Easter holiday weekend, I rushed into finishing my first prototype of a Shigeru-Ban-inspired papertube furniture in the studio. Also went for a haircut, first cut in more than 6 months I think. My weekly community running clinic also ended just before the holidays. The studio’s building was cutting electricity for […]

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Prepping For Easter

The number of COVID19 cases in the city had dropped to single digits and there was 0 local cases this weekend, first time in 4 months! Happy to see more light shining at the end of this long pandemic tunnel. The pandemic is still far from over, one of the more reliable vaccines was put […]

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Steady Progress

While having my breakfast and catching up on my daily news on Tuesday morning, a loud explosion was heard in the kitchen. Checked and found the glass lid of my months-old multifunctional electric pot completely shattered. The shocking part was that the appliance had been unplugged and left idling on top of the fridge for […]

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A Gloomy Week

The weather had been gloomy all week, a matching backdrop for the inhumane marathon court hearing of 47 democrats who were accused of violating the vague national security law. They were detained and judged throughout the week without being granted basic needs like shower and change of clothes, some inevitably fell ill and were sent […]

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End of Tunnel?

The government finally relaxed some of the social distancing restrictions this past week, the city seems to have come alive immediately. The public libraries reopened, I rushed through a long overdue Chinese painting book before returning it. Also started dining out again, one time with my family and another time with my Chinese calligraphy class. […]

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CNY 2021

Was busy with some last minute fai chun writing for my family last week running up to CNY. Had dinner with my parents, sister, and brother-in-law on CNY’s eve. Went into hiding and never left my apartment for the first 4 days of CNY. This is the first time I didn’t see my parents on […]

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