Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A few more links to my published writings

Screen captures from Queen of Temple Street,
just one of the cinematic gems that made up
the recent Care for Our Community film programme

Things being the way they currently are over at bc magazine, it might be a while before the website is updated again. So rather than provide links to the latest, up to date pieces that I've written, I'm going to go ahead and link to writings from the past two issues whose events may have passed but highlighted personalities and such might still be of interest for some people to read in the meantime:-

From Issue 259:-

i) Midori Matured -- feature article on virtuoso violinist Midori Goto;

ii) Aerobic Aeros -- feature article on a physical dance theatre production whose cast comprises aerobics gymnasts from Romania;

iii) Community Cinema -- on the Hong Kong Film Archive's gem-filled recent Care for Our Community film programme;

iv) One more Editor's Diary that helps prove that Hong Kong is not a cultural desert! ;b

From Issue 260:-

a) The Nymph and the Femme Fatale -- The Royal Ballet (of Britain)'s Sylvia and Manon;

b) The Sounds of Scraps -- Canada's amazing (as I can personally attest to post attending one of their concerts) ScrapArtsMusic group;

c) Dulcimer Dedication -- A Hungarian cimbalom collaborates with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra;

d) Still another Editor's Diary aimed at getting readers to go out and about in the Big Lychee some more... ;b


sbk said...


What a wonderful film line up shown at the Care for our Community film program!!!!! You are so lucky to be there.

I've never heard/read Hong Kong called the "Big Lychee" until just recently-in your writings I think. Do you know how the term came into usage?

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Yes, the Care for Our Community programme was great -- especially if one can understand Cantonese (since quite a few of the offerings (including Allen Fong's "Ah Ying" and "Father and Son") did not have English subtitles. Also, because of my work schedule, I only ended up being able to watch three movies -- but "Mud Child" was so very good, "Man on the Brink" made for interesting and, well, you know how I feel about "The Way We Are". :)

As for the Big Lychee: Sorry, don't know how the term came to be -- but it's an appropriate equivalent for New York's Big Apple, don't you think? Especially as, like now, lychees are in season... ;b

leo86 said...

Have you reviewed "The Dark Knight" yet? If not, have you seen it? If so, what'd you think? Just curious.

YTSL said...

Hi leo86 --

Haven't reviewed, haven't even seen. (Didn't see the Batman movie(s) before it, so...) OTOH, have seen "The Mummy 3" -- interested in a review of that? ;b

leo86 said...

But, of COURSE I'm interested in your review of "The Mummy," YTSL. Do tell, do tell...

YTSL said...

Hi again leo86 --

Had been thinking of writing a whole review of "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" but have decided it's too much like work! So will just state here that: yeah, it has its share of Orientalist themes but the sheer amount of women kicking butt and familiar faces like Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Isabella Leong, Anthony Wong and even Russell Wong on screen made it pretty fun. Oh, and must say that I do enjoy seeing Jet Li vs Michelle Yeoh (more so than, say, Jet Li vs Jackie Chan)! :)