Studio Cleanup

Have been busy cleaning up the studio in the last few weeks, it seemed like a never ending task, there’s always more things I could have organized and cleaned up further. Decided to finally call it quit for the big cleanup project last week after repotting the many plants in the studio! The city and […]

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A Sad Week

Following a memorable bday long weekend, the past week was by contrast rather sad… Went to the airport to farewell an old family friend whom I know for over 30 years on Tuesday. Saw his parents and sister for the first time in many years, they obviously were sad to see their son (and 2y/o […]

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Commemorative Week

Didn’t pick up my social activities as planned this past week. Was also hoping to pick up my regular jogging habit again, but the week had been mostly gloomy with scattered showers, will try again his week. The past week had been filled with news regarding the 32nd candlelight vigil commemorating the Tiananmen Square Massacre. […]

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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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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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Glimpse of Light

After a full week of gloomy weather, the sun started sneaking out again this week. The hardy white orchid I bought from a CNY market many years back seemed to notice the sun and bloomed beautifully in the light. Received a gift for helping a good family friend’s wedding back in Nov/Dec. Was hoping to […]

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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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Isolation

Our insane government issued the first ever surprise weekend lockdown in one of the more covid19-affected areas, I was angry even though it didn’t affect me. The problem is not the lockdown itself, it’s the way it was suddenly executed without people’s consent. One of the government advisers said openly the operation wasn’t secret enough […]

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A Dark Cold Depressing Week

Less than 10 days had passed in 2021, hope was still relatively high for a better year and suddenly news broke out that more than 50 democratic leaders were arrested under the vague national security law. A dark veil seemed to have covered the entire city immediately, everything around me seemed to have turned joyless […]

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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 […]

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