反差

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Love

曾有想過如果人類從不需要睡覺的生活會怎樣嘛? 可能會如同行屍般日日等另一日、另一小時、另一分鐘、下一秒。又或者其實時間變得還要實用,每天有更多時間工作(可怕),或妄想一下可擁有更多私人時間做你一直很想做的事。那麼睡覺便只是一種如毒般的行為。

Utpoia

確實在世的一切生物不可不休息,沒有休息人類可以死亡,沒有休息你我可以變得精神失常,沒有工作效率可言。心理正常的人也會不斷有異想,不是幻覺而是負面情緒的激增。

睡覺是人體作息不可多得的一環,而我在部分時間把它視作成人世的逃避 – 一處被避難所。受到不如意的事接受不來,一睡了之。 接受不了自己便放棄一回再算吧。以酗酒以作短暫解脫的朋友,大有人在。我把酒視作品賞之用,無論有多愁,它一定不可能喝多。

Up Down

最近的一系列自由工作夾撃之下,帶來了不少煩惱,不單單只是時間不夠用的普通因素。我在想如果人(不只是我)可不用睡可趕工那有多好呢。又有在想這樣辛苦的下一步是否一定可以平坦? 假如工作環境改變了,我是否可能沒這樣多猜想?一個又一個的沒完問題其實我跟本有大本個答案,我只是想可以有另一個可能嘛?

The Other You

現在剩下的我只有僅餘的一點點意志,完全日夜顛倒了的我也只好跟著水流再走走。

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今次打破常規以母語編寫,是完全有別於以往希望可以因共通語言走到更遠的地方。我一直在想香港人的故事有多少外地人會想明白呢,不如我寫給有緣人、寫給自己吧。

(To the English readers: It’s been my on my wishlist for a while that I somehow want to switch back to my language, to express in a way that’s more intuitive to me. It’d make more sense to myself and whoever the local lucky ones that stumble upon and may share thoughts and reflect.)

Impulse

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Horse back

The air is fresher, the sun gives you tan, the wind gently brushes through your skin, the feeling of alive, the guaranteed front row seat of every spectacular views, the boosted energy and metabolism for the rest of the week. I remember how good it was when I spent most of my life in an office during the week and was only to able see the nature in my day offs. Maybe I just wanted to find peace, I wanted to escape, I wanted that serendipity. Now when I’m as free as I want to be, I found myself not as mentally motivated as I used to be. I have not seen this coming.

Family

My reaction to the early wake-up alarm, the actual morning breakfast (hardly any now) are among those sideline routines I miss the most. Do I still long for these outdoor journeys?

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Blue Heart

It’s the coolest thing to buy what’s hip, what’s stylish. Headphones, clothes, cellphones, watches, shoes, bags, jewelries, travel package, I’m guilty as charge on a few items just listed. My longtime chat friend told me recently, he said ‘do not live beyond your means’. It was a bit of a wake up call to myself after shopping here and there for the past 2 months.

Heaven

It’s such an irony when I look at some of my self-portrait, I discovered I’d been wearing the same hike ‘uniform’ for more than a year now. Even my shoes have shown serious wear on the sole. This is what needed to be replaced soon rather than a couple other new shirts which they would likely be hung than worn (mostly because of the warm weather here). A very typical of me.

The Backyard

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White Flowers

It has been my third hike since the my last punishing climb to the highest mountain in Lantau Island. I intentionally picked these routes on Lantau Island. I wished to remind myself that I’ll return for the challenge.

I never bother to know about the island until recently. Now, I could at least confidently point out some of the attraction sites on a map.

Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong. It’s one of the rarest location where not a lot of urbanization can be found, especially on the south and west ends. It’s mountainous and so it was designated for the country parks and conservation zones. There’s limited access to the public with only public transportation allowed (buses and taxis). A special permit is needed for the in order to drive on the closed roads which connects most attractions of the island. Only a quota of 25 would be given on each day and applicants can only apply once a month. No wonder the air feels so much fresher here!

Me, at a peak

Our famed Tai O Village in Lantau (famed as the Hong Kong version of Venice) is popular for most Hong Kongese to visit on the weekends. To me in many ways, It’s similar to most other Outlying Islands, shops, eateries, settings, etc. It gets crowded due to the limited transportation connecting back to the city and its remote geographical location (west end of Lantau). Queues are painsickening from Tung Chung after 11am and 5pm on the way back. Good thing is It’s totally avoidable if you research a little more.

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Just when you thought this much-protected island is so sacred out of our precious land or we like relating it as our ‘backyard’. Our Government has in fact rolled out a long-term proposal to develop Lantau as an outdoor activity hub. To most of our wiser minds, we quickly decoded the outdoor activity hub as a smoke screen. Obviously they intentionally leave out the housing plans (which our government is desperately needing flat lands) at this stage yet due to the opposing voice.

Sea of Mountains

It’s fair to say the face of Lantau will in stages evolve into something else. There will be more land reclamation, concrete buildings, open traffic in the coming days. There’re two questions we must ask are – ‘Are we ordinary citizens wanting all these changes?’ , ‘Is the greater good only for the large corporates, real estate developers, the wealthy elites?’