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They're Here!

And its gonna get loud. The 17 year Cicada, last seen and heard in the summer of 1999 is creeping out of there sub-terrain to have a breeding party. 143 more words

Starbucks遇見蝗蟲師奶及韓語導師

進駐香港(以吾所知)有十多年之久的Starbucks早就不是白領歇息的專用場地,只是沒料到除了有把咖啡廳當溫習室的學生黨,和把它當成育嬰室的媽媽,這裡還會出現把品香地方當菜市場的市井師奶。

不想以貌取人,但她大腿旁的膠盒上那撕掉一半,留下白痕的小熊公仔貼紙確實出賣了她的身份。

聽不懂她九成鄉下話夾雜一成廣東話(外加粗口)(偶爾拍枱)(幸好聲浪不算大)的講話內容,但從她連珠發炮的語速,能猜想她向對面吃yogurt的另一位太太(她應該較早來港,因為內地口音較輕)所抱怨的,大概不出老公孩子和金錢的事。

在旁邊被逼收聽整整一小時(沒有任何解決方案)的抱怨,忽然浮起中國文化科老師的勸告:「抱怨會把福罵走的。」

這次奇遇亦讓吾深深感受到,為何說話大師奉勸我們別用「eh..」之類的助語詞。每一句都以助語詞開頭和收結不單有失禮儀,更是腦子未組織好卻急於發言的表現。試問鼓噪的人能給出深刻的內容嗎?

這跟上次坐在同一位置遇到的人相差太遠太遠了,不得不找回當日寫過的觀察筆記……

那個等晚班的時份,一個人泡在Starbucks看書,呆到昏昏欲睡之際,忽然被撫著斜對面的木椅背而坐下的人影喚醒。

沒有誇張,那人真的如一道光,是美女特有的光茫與氣場。

吾貪婪地觀賞她的打扮:貼身的灰色暗紋上衣配紅色格子短摺裙,這麼青春活潑的衣服,她竟能穿出一種端裝感。

在咖啡廳射燈之下,隨著她執筆寫字的輕柔動靜偶然閃鑠的,是圍在頸項的銀介指及套在手指的銀頸鍊,看不出牌子的精緻飾物導出她優雅氣質之下的一股貴氣。

“What did you do over the weekend?” 唷,連聲音也這麼好聽呢。妝容和裝扮是厲害的掩眼法,很多美女一開口就破功,但眼前這位不論聲線與語氣都很溫柔。言語不是一夜間能改變,相信她除了美貌,還擁有長年累月的修養。

看她韓英交替地跟對坐的香港OL交談,才得悉她是位韓語私人導師。看過不少補習老師在Starbucks授課,但教授韓語的真的是頭一次。(韓國娛樂之強大,令韓國得到歷史上的首次大勝。)把開場白的長度控制在一分鐘之內這一點亦令兼職補習多年的吾甚為佩服。

這樣問無疑助長大家的分別心,但在精神萎糜不振的狀態下付上半百塊錢,但求從咖啡香獲得一點點慰藉的午後時光,你想鄰座的是蝗蟲師奶,還是韓語導師?

生活

Swed Mercury And the Mass Mind Mob

I have been listening to this artist and his collective  alot and I have to say I love them and the style of music they create is awesome. 402 more words

Cloudrap

Peace-seekers

We live in such a busy world, but yoga says, ‘Don’t forget that all the peace you ever need is found within you.’

After the short relaxation and the warm-ups, we’re going to work with Dridha Kriya to realign the spine. 109 more words

Miscellaneous

Off With The Old

While sitting in the yard early one June morning,  I happened to glance down at this log  plant stand and caught a shot of this locust just after it had finished molting.
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Cunning Neighbours

The source of this latest meditation on Proverbs or Izaga ngesiZulu is a proverb that runs

amaqili awakhelani

the cunning do not build next to one another…

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Linguistics / UbuLimi

 “A locust a day keeps the heart healthy"

Insects have been a part of the human diet for centuries and are currently consumed by humans in many parts of Asia, Latin America and Africa.  347 more words

Food