About Me

I ramble about a number of things - but travel experiences, movies and music feature prominently. See my label cloud for a better idea. All comnments and opinions on this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect the opinions/position of my employer (past/current/future).

15 April 2017

The many Gods of Temple Street's Temple

Like Hindu temples, Chinese temples also seem to have a focal main God and a number of different Gods in the same temple. It's difficult to work out which are the Gods, and what are the various consorts etc. but it's fascinating to see one the less.

Above: Coils of insincere hanging from the roof
Below: A number of Gods on the altar

Above: Doesn't look like Bramha, but is very similar 

13 April 2017

Back to Hong Kong

I don't often travel back to places I have already been - but there is something compelling about Hong Kong. There is the electronics and the great food; and there aren't too many new tourist places to go to - but it was still compelling. Hopefully, I can squeeze in Macau this time!

12 April 2017

Movie: Fences

The performance is like a play - very strong dialogue and minimal changes in sets - but that does not distract from some amazing performances; especially Viola Davies and Denzel Washington. Set in the late 50's; it's the story of a low skilled worker; a garbage collector - partly his reminisces and partly a story about the conflicts in his current life. It's a difficult story, about sacrifices, about difficulties of racial discrimination, of difficult upbringing, of living paycheck to paycheck, of community and above else relationships. But it's the performances that is the real highlight of the movie.