Thursday, November 1, 2007
Beginning of November writings
Has another month passed by already? As the proverbial "they" say, "time flies when you're having fun". Too which I'd add that it's even more so if you're busy, busy, busy! And, also, that my definite impression after six months -- yes, it's been six months now! -- in Hong Kong is that folks in "Asia's World City" most definitely are into working but also playing hard. :)
Getting to the work part of my Hong Kong life: The latest issue of bc magazine is out on the streets and available on-line as of today, with a cover story -- not written by moi actually! -- about Diwali (AKA Deepavali), the fast approaching Hindu festival of lights. Hence my choice of photo for this entry.
Moving on to those portions of the magazine that I wrote -- this time around, they are:-
i) Sufi Sema -- a feature article on Istanbul's whirling dervishes who will be coming to town later this month (and who I saw performing their Sema ritual when I visited that enchanting Turkish city back in September 2003)
ii) Dulce et Decorum Est -- an arts feature piece on an upcoming staging of World War One play Journey's End later this month
iii) When Adam Met Anjo -- an interview with director cum scriptwriter Adam Wong
iv) Magic Boy -- review of Adam Wong's latest movie
v) Summer's Tail -- review of the Taiwanese movie (but also on the same page is an interview with its director Cheng Wen-Tang and female star, songwriter cum co-scriptwriter, Enno (the latter of whom, more than incidentally, has just been nominated for a Golden Horse award in the Best Newcomer category))
vi) Blind Mountain -- review of director Li Yang's follow-up film after Blind Shaft
vii) Silk -- review of a movie that annoyed me so what that it 'inspired' me to write a lengthier than usual review for the magazine!
viii) Editor's Diary -- ten events to check out over the upcoming fortnight... if you were/are in Hong Kong ;b
ix) Live Music -- a section that I'm gradually becoming more comfortable writing...
And although I didn't write it, I have a feeling that more than one reader of this blog will find this review of Triangle to be of interest (plus be able to recognize the name of its author). :)