Archive | 十二月 2015

冷風不久留~yingju-Lu

~冷風不久留~ 偶爾在眾多鳥鳴啁啾聲中,可以聽見有著特別頻率、音質粗糙寬闊的鳥啼聲,反覆聽著,像極了求偶中的鳥聲,二隻鳥藏身在不同的樹叢隱匿處,此起彼落呼應著… 多維持在20-30度之間的初冬,若無冷涼的鋒面南下時,其實也挺熱的,只有偶爾隨著冷風南襲,溫度掉至10幾度,冬天的情境才會出現! 天氣這般忽冷忽熱不是什麼好現象,但處在20、30度之間,真的感覺很春天! 大自然界裡的植物、動物應比人類更敏感於天氣的變化,雖然他們可能不用精計於時間季節的長短,只憑著感知於溫度、太陽的運轉軌跡…生活便可,但隨著地球溫度一天天升高,植物、動物們的習性甚至樣貌都有可能因此而改變,人類所看到的大自然風景也將在無形中變了模樣了吧! 幾次冷鋒面之後,溫度回暖,在冷熱交替間,就在冬至剛過,我的芙蓉菊也悄悄開出了絨毛般黃色小朵花。這芙蓉菊喜愛充足的陽光,20到30度的溫度正適合其成長。今年,也不知為何,就是花開的比去年晚了,有整整一個月的差距吧! 冬季,算12月才開始,我在秋季時渴望的冬景圖,手上捧著一杯熱咖啡,曬曬冬陽,如願地經歷了幾次,寢室內還點燃我的小燭火,靜靜溫熱著白開水。尤其小曬冬陽下時,很快就能打起睏,那種恍恍惚惚的感覺倒像神遊了一般,可最後卻什麼也記不得。醒後,轉身迎向陽光,只覺知到髮面膨鬆了許多,身體裡的濕寒之氣應也已驅散不少。平常被唾棄厭煩到不行的烈焰炙光,在此刻正被我莫名感謝擁抱著呢!…但這種小確幸圖一下子也就過了,冷風走後,溫度快速回升,還是覺得這樣的冬天太熱太熱! 專家預測,2015年不會是最熱的一年,2016才是更大的考驗,而我們準備好迎接它了嗎? ~冷風不久留~ ~yingju-Lu~

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Let’s Promote the Book

The Heart Goes Last……by Margaret Atwood

According to Huff Art & Cult, Ms Atwood is one of the best contemporary writers in the genre of Sci-fi and Apocalypse*. My first experience of reading her book is she is a very good writer, humorous, sarcastic, with superb ability to picture the details of her narratives as concisely as possible (economical in a way). But this book is definitely not classic. It’s just an English version of 倪匡’s Sci-fi. Too entertaining  not provoking enough.

But this book can still compare to one of the most classic in the same genre, 1984, in one way or another. 1984 also has its problem. Too provoking not entertaining enough. But how can these two compare with each other?

Try to think like this. 1984 is about a hero/protagonist who was born in the prison with reason he haven’t known why. And, he took his chance/hints offered to get out of his prison to find a better world. On the other hand, The Heart Goes Last is about a protagonist couple, Stan and Charmaine, who was born free, so free that even during the Greatest Depression of US (2008 Eastern Board) they owned a Honda Sedan for driving anyway and getting shelter in (i.e. they at least had freedom and tools to avoid danger if they keep themselves vigilant enough). They were then jobless, or close to (as Charmaine had a temporary job as a waitress at a local pub). They were poor (all they could then afford were donuts and insta coffe). They felt insecure (as police force was cut to a minimum and they could only flee from danger with their Honda). Suddenly, they were offered a choice: (1) to live with free-will, impoverished, insecure, all by themselves; or (2) live in a prison, being protected, adequately provided and disciplined (even to the choice of movie and music), and panoptically observed 24/7. And the story started with that they took the second choice, getting into the prison. It complemented well with 1984, giving you supplementary information why a prison like 1984 was formed at first.

The starting point of this book is really thought provoking. That explains why it kept me for more than 3 months (should have been 1 month if Jane Eyre didn’t stand in the way). According to the Author, Freedom (a right to make decision for myself) is always the antipathy to Security and Certainty. If you decide to choose by yourself, you have to feel insecure and uncertain in certain respects. If you decide to “enjoy" security and certainty, you have to feel being deprived of freedom somehow. You can’t have both. Such theme came up again at the last scene of the book. Would you rather be hypnotised/switched on to love one (assume the one deserves your love and you really “want" to love him/her), that makes you feel secure and certain because then it would not be up to you to decide whether you love him/her or not. Or, would you rather “choose"/"decide" to love him/her in the name of freewill, that makes you feel free, as you can always op-out but less secure.

The first time I knew this book was when I listened to Guardian Bookcast, in which she was interviewed to talk about the book. She stopped at the starting point of the book I mentioned above, saying she didn’t want to reveal much. But in fact, her book didn’t reveal much after the starting point. Just getting a lot of sex scenes, a lot of funny plots, a lot of 王晶 tricks. Why have his shadow and ghost been everywhere in whatever I read, listen and watch? Anyway. Good to read, especially I give this book you free. If you are interested at all.

* Dear mates, don’t try to analyse too much. In a nutshell, Sci-fi is a genre of stories which talk about future world. That’s why even the movie “HER" is in this genre while all the movie was talking about was the world today.

Let’s Talk about … Narrative

近日有兩三單報導想分享一下的.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/dec/22/olivier-culmann-photographer-portraits-india-without-indians?INTCMP=sfl

呢單是講一個法藉居印的攝影師,用自己做model,化籹,穿上印度人生活慣穿的各種服飾,加photoshop黑化自己, 僑裝印度人普羅大眾,拍攝了一輯題為Others的相片集。

記者問會唔會太唔authentic呢,甚至乎會否不能代表印度人呢,甚至只是把印度人在你心目中的stereotype呈現呢。他的答案是(立刻就想起法國人講英文的口音):

“I’m a little tired of this ‘I photograph people to give them a certain dignity’,” he says. “This so-called well-meaning westerner who goes to photograph poverty. That’s not my intention. All these people were part of my daily life in India; they’re people I was attached to.”

“我對’照相應給予對象若干尊敬’這說法感到有點疲倦。這種所謂善意,其實只是西方人只拍貧窮拍下來,並不是我的原意。這裡的人全是我在印度生活的一部分。他們是我所愛。"

其實不句句譯。大概是法國人覺得那這些相片給當地人看,看認不認出是假扮好像很好玩。

這是他的narrative (對世界一種事物的敍述)。

過兩日後有這篇:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/23/yellowface-discrimination-asians-prejudice-racism?INTCMP=sfl

大意是東亞/東南亞後裔演員在英美的白人世界的娛樂巿場得不到機會。甚至非常不滿電視/電影把白人演員"黃化"去扮演不真不實的東亞/東南亞人,才呈演白人自己心目中對東亞/東南亞人的輕蔑。

相同/相似的事件,這是她的narrative 。

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/23/photojournalist-tells-the-story-behind-eight-powerful-photos-of-refugees?INTCMP=sfl

美聯社攝記,拍下這些精彩的照片,記錄約旦內的敍利亞難民。他選擇拍出他們危難中的希望及成長。

對難民,這是他的narrative。

另一張個3歲細路哥在岸邊伏屍,你記得你看過,我不重覆。照片呈現災難的殘酷。

相同/相似的事件,這是他的narrative 。

大家都懷緬的香港89十件代,出現過兩個我曾最喜愛的明星。兩位都屌鳩無線對員工/自己的刻薄 (所以講方凂華掌政後的無線對員工每況愈下的高登仔,你儘管細個,也可看看書,員工有幾可讚老闆,又有多少老闆不刻薄員工呢? 他們是世仇,是天敵,是劉建明VS陳永仁吧)。

萬梓對無線,有如下憤慨的oratory,但都是他的narrative

…sorry youtube 找不回了. 有機會再分享.

周星馳,為無線賀歲,卻有如下抵死的narrative

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxULGKKHlNE

即使阿叻,當晚也是他對香港這件事的一個narrative。但香港,甚至世界潮流,慢慢不懂,或看不通,narrative的真義,慢慢不尊重narrative。而只需要一個觀點的extract。我明白,觀點快吸收,唔洗諗,亦不似narrative那麼長氣,那應無零兩可。但各位,narrative比觀點更反映人的真實,更豐富,有有趣。亦更能使溝通持續下去。

這是我的narrative.

Let’s Talk about … Nativity

被人話有一顆少女心, 實在不知該樂還是該愁. 但事實是: 我只是好低B而已.

星期五, BBC IPLAYER 出左套有Martin Freeman的名為Nativity電影. 立刻就狗衝啦….Martin Freeman喎. Sherlock Doctor Watson喎….. 好紅架嘛…就睇啦…仲當是新大陸咁同人twitter 開心share 啦….見冇人回應都奇怪架啦*… 後來上wiki摷下才知…原來是2009年出產的. 嗰刻個感覺, 仲柒過高登仔睇亞視一年前重播亞洲小姐競選而以為直播, 仲高呼舒夫真高一定贏. 因為2009年距今已6年, 據WIKI講, 人地第三集都拍緊了. 我當時好想咒咀BBC, 你同亞視都一樣, 同我一花一草一木都執撚柒佢…..

但更柒的地方, 是一個號稱anti-pop的音樂人, 一個好撚憎細路哥的大人, 一個好憎何里活的人, 一個好理性的人, 看到呢個講a broken man who teaches a broken school with a lot of hopeless kids, turning out making the best ever Nativity show ever, making miracles after miracles, sparkles after sparkles. 的拾玖underdog故事, 聽到一班細路唱一隻又一隻pop song (有隻仲要玩boy band OMG), 一幕又一幕何里活化的場境, 我竟然感動到喊了出來….

我真是好撚低B…我比我自己想像的更低B. 但亦希望大家在這個聖誕, 放開所有, 過一個低B而有快樂的聖誕. Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

At least for just one Night

https://youtu.be/fAxHvxWl_Cs?list=PLQBwknJiUODnsWi9u3iEzl_3ieptToKEi

* 其實我甚麼推都冇乜人回的.

Out of Town: Sultan Palace Treasure Hunt, Dec. 27-28 2015 @ Sultan Palace

Dates: December 27-28, 2015 Venue: Sultan Palace Entry: Free for invited guests and KES 1,000 at the Gate Find more information on their Facebook Page.

https://nairobinow.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/out-of-town-sultan-palace-treasure-hunt-dec-27-28-2015-sultan-palace/

Maybe…

Wednesday 16th December – I arrived in the migrant/refugee camp at Calais today to start shooting a two-week project that will see me here until 29th December. In the six weeks since I was here last The Jungle has grown and changed beyond recognition – any empty areas in the main camp, no matter how […]

https://philkneen.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/maybe/

風起…~yingju-Lu

~風起…~ 夏秋間小金桔開了許多雪白色的小花,花謝後冒出了深綠色的小果實球,原就想任著它這樣長著,11月秋天結束後,發現小果實也沒長大,可說白白枯等了些月,它又長不大又不萎落,也挺奇怪的。想到書中提及這時候開的花宜剪摘掉,以免結小果浪費了養分,反覆思索,這描繪的情況不正在眼前嗎,還真的有道理。但目前這株小金桔的狀況不僅是小果實沒增長,連葉,新生的葉子也萎縮了不少,看似營養不良呢,是該處理的時候了。最終還是忍心把小果實剪掉了,也順便小修枝一番。雖然此刻做這些似晚了些,但還是希望從現在開始小金桔能恢復以往的狀況,也讓成長的環境更舒服些! ~<摘剪小金桔小果實>~ 報章翻過發出窸窣的微響,隔著一扇木門在封閉的小房間被這突來的微響輕嚇,靜心鎮定一想,許是風悄悄走過… 窗外長天一無遮蔽,此刻的光顯得清高卻豔美,鳥兒們依舊亮起歌喉,空氣裡滿是喜悅的歡暢! 窗畔,陽光傾瀉,柔和盈綠的葉脈間,也映照出蒼宇耀人的光輝和晴朗,忽覺自己彷彿正置身在密樹叢林群間遊蕩,已徒步走了好遠好遠的時間…。 ~<葉綠光>~ 接著冷風來了,在歲末的12月。 上回冷鋒來襲,有一二日威力強悍些。隔壁不遠處一戶鄰家有位男子,數月平日就見他露出曬得發黑的臂膀,老相似的幾件薄短衣衫在替換著,還習慣赤著腳行走。但冷風來那幾天,他套上一件薄薄的輕外套了,又穿上雙黑色的涼鞋。看他的模樣,一年四季好像也只有冷熱季之分了。但看看今年,冷熱溫度來來回回彼此牽扯卻又壁壘分明,好像也真的只有熱天與冷天之分了。… ~<冷風>~ 想想雨季已結束好久了,風光明媚的大地讓雨在記憶中消失了。 看著藍天,想起你所愛的藍色,深覺那愛裡充滿著無邪天真的微笑,也有了…你已不想說出的秘密…。 我也愛著藍的色階嗎?應也是的吧… ~<藍色>~ 人生中,即使是最得意的人們,有過英雄的叱咤 ,有過成功的殊榮,有過酒的醇香,有過色的甘美,而全像瞬間的燭光,搖曳在子夜的西風中,最終埋沒在無垠的黑暗裡。 一位哲人說的好,人類的聲音是死板的鈴聲,而人間的面孔是畫廊的肖像。每一個人,無例外的,在鈴聲中飄來,又在畫廊中飄去。 永遠不朽的,只有風聲、水聲、與無涯的寂寞而已。 人生的寂寞是不分東西的,人世的荒涼是不分古今的。 寂寞像濕了的衣服一樣,穿著難過已極,而脫又脫不下來。 ~<陳之藩 語>~ ~風起…~ ~yingju-Lu~

https://yingjulu116.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/%e9%a2%a8%e8%b5%b7yingju-lu/

Let’s Talk about 家強 貫中

真是唔知點解又講佢兩個….老實,我並不是很喜歡他們,當然要比較的話我喜歡後者好多。但有兩隻歌可以拿來跟大家分享。這兩隻可算是他們兩人的代表作。

醒你…

https://youtu.be/01d9koPwNFs

嗱….野黃。合晒你河車。林振強填的。但我主要是講曲的部分。非常家駒的作品。我講的是chord progression。不過因為家強永遠不可能有大哥咁高音,局住把家駒慣用的D Major,變成C Major。(是掛….) 但你只要聽到wake up wake up wake up你就會聽到家駒慣用的trick。所以當好多人走來講家駒其實點樣天才點樣盛。我當然不會傻得說…"咪又係咁"。但他同好多作曲人一樣,有佢自己的Trick。家強用的呢個trick,其實就是家駒時代的一隻歌 爸爸媽媽 trick. 你夠膽在人地唱緊 wake up wake up wake up (what you say) 無限loop 時唱 爸爸他笑媽媽真失敗/今天真正主角是我嗎? 包你無事。

到現在家強時不時都會作下新歌…但不知怎的…仍時那個家駒TRICK。愛得昂貴 驚死症 信則有,全部都是呢個TRICK….所以我才相信他寫麻醉時,一定TAKE野…這是唯一一隻家強能成功忘記家駒TRICK的一隻歌。

黃貫中相對之一,是一個很擺脫家駒TRICK的一個人。由三人時期第二隻碟開始,他寫的已經好明顯再不是beyond野, 而是自己野. 即使用番家駒TRICK,都已經熟練得仔唔細心聽唔覺,就好像以下呢隻

我在存在…

https://youtu.be/34w-O0SYInc

都是C Major (黃貫中十隻來了九隻都是C Major),但只要你唱一唱副歌 求脫胎 求悔改 求忍耐 的"忍耐" 嗰兩個音,就係刻意flat 一 flat佢,使佢無咁似 Wake Up Wake Up Wake Up。否則,兩隻歌其實好似的。但亦足見黃先生的心思。亦使這首歌加一點"異"味。黃貫中填詞成日都唔啱音。呢隻歌唔例外,但我認為無損這首歌的玩味,和意念 – 滿天神佛,過去未來天國,但我只感我一個人在存在。

留意話 – 如果這隻歌是林敏X填詞 張莖牽唱 一定HIT…可能把,把他改成故弄玄虛的愛情故事,再加牽的 假R&B (呢首是有少少Blues 味) 可能更貼近群眾。但….

We are talking about Rock and Roll you know ……………..

最後,我介紹呢隻ballad 俾大家,Gary Moore,Love You So Bad。各位在失身平安夜,浪漫的房間內,準備埋牙扯掉對方的lingerie/boxer Tight時,不妨又這隻歌伴隨,有催情及增強能力之用,但切忌Loop埋樓上兩隻歌

https://youtu.be/hVN9ckrREWY

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst — Adam Philips

The Story's Story

Becoming Freud could be called “Reading Freud" or “Defending Freud," because it has little to do with how Freud became Freud—there are decent, let alone good, answers to this question—and much to do with other matters, worthy in their own regard. The story—it is only tenuously a biography—is consistently elegant, though not in a flashy way; Philips reminds me of Louis Menand and the better New Yorker writers in general in this regard. Consider this: “Freud developed psychoanalysis, in his later years, by describing how it didn’t work; clinically, his failures were often more revealing to him than his successes." Twelve words before the semicolon are balanced by eleven after, and the paradox of failure being more “revealing" than success is unexpected and yet feels right. As the same passage shows, Becoming Freud is also pleasantly undogmatic, unlike many modern-day Freudians, or people who claim Freud’s mantle or cite his…

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Let’s Talk about….A Life

原本想著在這裡扮晒慈父咁打篇如何表達對他的愛和期望….點知因為答一(或兩)個網友的疑問(或挑釁)*,昨日在twitter已打了太多,已經攰,不想再多打了。還好,講完輕鬆晒,回家又跟他們說故事。

BBC 現在播的是The Bridge,唔洗戴耳塞了。因為是丹麥語,係唔係都是開字幕的。更多時間接觸他們,或被他們接觸。

但倒有一樣事跟昨日的討論有點關係,就是我那位做放數同波欖的中學同學。他是我最記在心的同學之一,但亦是最少見的之一。你知嘛….我最討厭這個社會就是只要那人成績不及其他人就仿佛有條Kim Kardartian 乳溝的精英主義,在沙田官立中學這些濕鳩學校都習以為常。但你又無可奈何,甚麼的成績,決定你什麼的班級,決定你的peer是甚麼的人,而你又會遇見什麼的未來佈景,過怎樣的生活。悶到呢……我說想自殺不是沒有原因的…..人生半點驚喜都沒有,平淡如水,你早點死,還可以叫跟命運拗拗氣……

講回我那中學同學。自認識他開始已是覺得奇怪。癲癲得得,卻每每講話都比其他精英有智慧,更operational,更能講句" how dare you"。當然他跟隨其大哥從事信貸業務,也是令人非常奇怪。在他未安定下來,還是北上背靠祖國,從事Multi-layered Marketing時,我又未結婚,有個基督徒女朋友,教會受著一點為何跟未信的人一起的壓力,而我又只是一個濕鳩Mphil時,我跟他釣過一次魚(literally)。

條女話想結婚,但好多野都解決不來。

例如?

例如….我冇錢…我冇屋….我未READY….我未信教….

我覺得因為呢D野而決定結唔結婚好撚9喎…

….

你地D人成日都係諗, 我要解決到D乜野乜野, 有D乜野, 先好做一樣野…先好結婚, 生仔….但其實結婚就是一齊去解決你講嗰D問題吖嘛….最重要是你想唔想….

….咁….信教嗰度…

嗰度…你有冇諗過叫佢唔好信同你一齊先….你試過未先….

咁又未…..

未即係你唔肯去解決問題囉….

兩三年後, 我用另一個方法解決問題….同佢一齊番教會, 做個不三不四的基督徒…結婚, 搵工, 又搵工, 又搵工….又讀書….又墮胎…又生仔…又生女….又買樓….又放樓….一路到而家…過住我認為要成日做D好重要的決定, 但又冇乜人幫到你, 冇祝福, 又恩典, 但同事又冇咀咒 (生於此地已是最大咀咒吧…) 的生活….

而那位朋友, 都好久不見, 好像住在沙田, 繼續從事娛樂信貸, 有老婆有仔有女….但據聞D錢唔見得光, 要過著比較隱凂的生活….

 

*呢PART講笑…繼續CHEERAH