Trapped in the midst of high-rises and skyscrapers here in Hong Kong, it is hard enough to see the sky from the ground, never mind the sunset and sunrise.
Mo introduced us to this place called 白泥 (direct English translation: White Mud), a popular location where city dwellers enjoys the sunset. We took a short trip down Yuen Long on a nice Saturday afternoon before sunset.
We went a bit further than the usual route and stuck around to explore the neighborhood. I felt like I was in a rural part of China or something, though we were only an hour and a half away from the central part of HK.
Duck and you'll see
Looks like a haunted house
Have no idea what this means—anyone?
Guess people here are not immune to the mosquitoes
and needs bugs spray too.
Pucky found this weird-looking but beautiful tree
… with cute chubby branches and leaves
The new and the old
Think he spotted us too
The calming wave
A spectacular view of the changing sky
We were chasing after the sun
There you are :)
Love the silhouette
Good night plants
They have different kinds of gates, all quite distinctive
The simple corner store,
with potato chips humbly displayed on a counter top
I have been so enthralled by the scenery, had almost lost track of time. It was quite an adventure; an escape from the traffic, the noise and the scents of the city. We are often too caught up in the time-bound environment, which is undesirable for a leisurely contemplation of the scenery. I enjoy these slow walks. They are quite meditating and I believe they connect us better with what surrounds us.
The above photographs were taken with my amature photography skills. Search on the internet for great photos from others (for example, http://www.fotop.net/pacific108/0885)!
A Special Note: CC has recently commented on my writing, which motivated me to write again. Thank you CC, I thought nobody reads my blog anymore and that's why I stopped.
My boss and I, along with other publishers, printers, graphic designers and artists, were invited to attend this design talk yesterday titled Bookmaking: Is it just a labour of love?
Thank you MCCM Creations for hosting such a meaningful event like this in Hong Kong. From time to time, I feel that I lost my integrity of being a print designer. We definitely need to educate the general public to appreciate the art of bookmaking.
Special thanks to Mary Wong for making it to the event and taking these photos for me.
The Fringe Studio was filled with publishers, authors, printers, designers, artists, & audiences
Sharing my thoughts on books and the invisible elements within it
Describing the process of creating Empress Blaze Moon