Tuesday, October 27, 2009



Monday, October 26, 2009

When you believe

I've been listening to this song a lot lately, probably because I'm waiting for a miracle in my life. I know of three versions of this song: the original by Mariah and Whitney, while American Idol winner David Archuleta and X-Factor winner Leon Jackson both covered it on their debut albums after performing it on their respective shows. It's easy to see why the song gets sung at talent shows, not only because of its lyrics about believing in miracles, but also because it offers great opportunity to show off vocal skills.

For some reason Leon Jackon's version toned down the theistic nature of the song, and even has a verse that says "If we dare to dare, don't wait for answers from the skies." For me, I think miracles with a small "m" can happen if you prayed. Not sure about big cataclysmic miracles that break the laws of nature, but every day miracles, like finding love against all probability. There can be miracles when you believe.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


OMG! 明報報導CNN有關援交的古仔,竟有人反過來說是香港之恥(而不是CNN之恥),as if 其他地方沒有人賣淫,又或者性工作是奇恥大辱。


Get thee to the nunnery

Today the CNN website published a sermon masquerading as news story on "compensated dating". It erroneously stated that "Prostitution is illegal in Hong Kong", even when the legal expert interviewed said that "the law prohibits soliciting for immoral purpose." This heavily moralistic story centres on a former prostitute who now washes hair at a salon, as if that's something worth celebrating. Why should what a person over the legal age of consent does with her body be of concern to others? Aside from the sensationalism of the story, I don't see how it deserves to be the headline story on CNN.

The same reporter, Pauline Chiou, did another story on the ketamine "epidemic" in Hong Kong. She mentions the drug testing scheme, but says not a word about the controversy it is stirring up, or the ineffectiveness of such tests. This bitch needs to go back to journalism school, or the nunnery, where she belongs!

Thursday, October 8, 2009