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Hong Kong World

Occupy Central and… What’s Next…?

Yesterday night, the Occupy Central community organized a music festival to greet the eviction order handed to them by the High Court. Lots of youngsters vented their emotions via loud music.

Youngsters enjoy in the music festival.

At 10-month, it may be one of the longest continuously running Occupy movements in the world. Many others had been put to stop, gone into hibernation from time to time, or become protests that are being held at regular intervals instead.

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World

My Rohingya

Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Coalition for a Free Burma co-organized a film screening of a documentary named My Rohingya at Kowloon Union Church yesterday evening.

The documentary was produced by a female reporter (Thananuch Sanguansak) from Thailand and focuses on the Rohingya people, practically a “stateless” people living primarily in Burma/Myanmar, and also in nearby countries like Thailand and Bangladesh.

The hour-long video is also available on YouTube, but the version shown last night was provided by the local UNHCR office and came with Chinese subtitles.

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Faith Palestine & Israel

The Bible and Christian Zionism

The Chinese translation of the chapter the Bible and Christian Zionism from Rev. Alex Awad’s Palestinian Memories has been published on Christian Times in Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

Rev. Alex Awad, a Palestinian/Arab evangelical pastor, visited Hong Kong and Macau late last year, and gave a series of talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Hong Kong Photography

Tsim Sha Tsui

Some random handheld shots in Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom.

Though the newer RAW engines do wonders in noise reduction for high ISO shots, perhaps I should still bring a tripod next time.


Victoria Harbour & Avenue of Stars: Slideshow, Album


Structures: Slideshow, Album


Life & People: Slideshow, Album

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Computing Palestine & Israel

From Hong Kong to Gaza (and Vice Versa)…

7,000 kilometers, months by land, weeks by sea, half a day by air, and now it’s only seconds away…

Gaza students hail via Skype video conference.
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Faith Palestine & Israel

How 60 Minutes Became a Terrorist Attack

Bob Simon: Mr. Ambassador, I’ve been doing this a long time. And I’ve received lots of reactions from just about everyone I’ve done stories about. But I’ve never gotten a reaction before from a story that hasn’t been broadcast yet.

Michael Oren: Well, there’s a first time for everything, Bob.

Above is an excerpt of the conversation between the host of 60 Minutes and the Israeli ambassador to the United States, from the 22-Apr instalment about the dwindling local Christian community in Palestine/Israel.

A shot from the 60 Minutes programme on the Christians of the Holy Land.

Governments’ manipulation and influence of the press is nothing new, but why would the Israeli government, an administration considered a friend by many Christians, regarded this programme as a “potential strategic terrorist attack”, and went out of its way to interfere with a show which aimed to expose the difficulties faced by the local Christians?

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Faith Palestine & Israel

Christ at the Checkpoint 2012

The conference Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 was successfully held in Bethlehem last month. I was delighted that some Messianic Jews and their supporters accepted the sincere invitation by the Palestinian Christians, their brothers and sisters in Christ, to participate in the event. These two parties traditionally hold two very different views on the theology of the Holy Land. This is not to say that their differences had been settled but, for a minimum, a dialogue had been started.

Besides, and perhaps more importantly, more and more Christians realize that there are God’s children on both sides of the wall and, to say the least, the difficult situations and problems a mere theology can create. The Christian faith, while being spiritual, doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and we should always strive to bring a positive and practical effect on the people and environment around us, not the other way around.

One can only hope and pray that it’s only the beginning, and us who claim to be followers of Christ will continue to work diligently for the ministry of reconciliation.

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Hong Kong Photography

Hong Kong Flower Show 2012

Went to the Hong Kong Flower Show 2012 yesterday.

Although the weather was not very nice and it’s mostly overcast, it didn’t stop people from coming in flocks and taking photographs.


17 photos: Slideshow, Album.

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World

Tibet

A photo of a Tibetan Child. A candlelight vigil was held in Tsim Sha Tsui on 10-Mar to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

When I was in Amman, Jordan, a Japanese student once asked me, “What do you think about the situation in Tibet?”

I was totally dumbfounded.

In the past week, there were two public memorial services for Tibet in Hong Kong. So I grabbed the opportunity to educate myself…

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Computing

From Drupal to WordPress

Thank you, Drupal.

While you are, in my opinions, a better designed and more proper CMS (Content Management System), taking care of you is perhaps taking a little bit too much time and effort for my ramblings. Moreover, since my favourite coat—box_cleanslate, doesn’t fit onto your latest body (D7), at last I decided to adopt WordPress instead.

I could have kept dating your last incarnation (D6) indefinitely, but sooner or later one will be forced to get with the times, as there will be no doctor to take care of you when you’re sick.

This blog entry and the discussion that follows sum up rather nicely the differences between you and WordPress, and the considerations one should take when deciding which to use.

By the way, to save the time and effort migrating the old content into the new system, I just used wget and turned the old domain into a static website.

2017-Apr-04: The old content is no longer hosted, though still available in the Wayback Machine.