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Dearest, In this world you will be derided for caring too much. Care anyway. It is a lonely world and there are many paths you have to take alone. Do not be afraid of the truth. The fights will not get easier, but you will be more ready for them. Bitterness is the aroma in…

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Song of the Week: 李榮浩,有理想

太理智的消費 對不對 成夜不睡 沒一句說的對 也很對 這個年歲 有愛的人不追 還鬥嘴 顯得般配 有時也為自己感到慚愧 Why do we work and for what purpose? What do we hope to accomplish at the end of every day? I think about this a lot, particularly when I find myself moving in the mindless loop of a 9-5. 穿的也不算貴 黑白灰 儘量自費 被自己往裡推 動動嘴 也能後退…

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Record: Tai Mei Tuk

Our family has a tradition of going to eat at the same Thai restaurant near the Tai Mei Tuk area whenever we are together for the summer. Sometimes we add a biking session, a kite flying session or just a leisurely walk around the area before dinner. I took Adrienne out with me for the…

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Song of the Week: 田馥甄,靈魂伴侶

Parts of a translation are about to be attempted (only the verses, not the choruses). I am shocked myself that I am trying to do such a thing. But lyrically speaking, the images in the song are literally structured like parallel lines, always perfectly side-by-side but never meeting. It’s too moving to not at least try…

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Record: yú teahouse 瑜茶舍

Fo Tan is not really the trendiest neighbourhood in Hong Kong. It’s one of the quieter stops on the East Rail line, home to industrial buildings, old hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurants, and long-abandoned spaces. Located on the 14th floor of a very old and shabby-looking industrial building is yú teahouse. I took the elevator up and…

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