Saturday, November 17, 2012
Mural and New (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
How new are the murals in the above photographs? To be honest, I'm not too sure re the Delay No More one on the wall of the Sai Kung branch of G.O.D. (as Goods of Desire is usually called -- and no, it's not pronounced "God" but "Gee Oh Dee"!) since I'm not a resident of Sai Kung and usually only go to that seaside town before and after hikes.
But since its website has a page talking about the "recent opening of our Sai Kung store" in October of this year, I figure that it's relatively new --and definitely newer than the two other murals that I'm featuring in this week's entry for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts; what with my having the photo of the paintings on the sides and underside of an overhead bridge in Tin Hau back in April, and the close-up shot of two footballers in action being part of a mural created to commemorate the 2008 Beijing Olympics!
More than incidentally, those interested in language issues may be interested to learn that "delay no more" sounds very much like "f--- your mother" in Cantonese. Thus it was that some years back, when a discussion ensued between one of my British colleagues and my English boss about whether a then new mall that had opened by the G.O.D. people was known as just Delay No More or as the Delay No More Mall, resulting in that phrase getting repeated several times over a few minutes, the local Cantonese colleagues in the vicinity nearly succumbed to fits of hysteria at the sound and sight of it all! ;D