Sep 14 - I love my home
office, no boss stopping me from doing silly and/or
Sep 7 - Submitted by
Kerys, listing various things she encountered on her
daily ferry rides.
Photo montage by Colin Clarke, using one of my sunset photos.
Greedy landlords forced the long-running Blue Goose Tavern
in Wanchai to close down. Where to move to?
A few pictures from their
Facebook page, see below, including our Harry Harrison's Blue
Having an early lunch and chat with new Lammaite/proprietor Colin, taking
over the former
Prime Bar &
Rest. since Sep 1, I shot this photo below. It got the biggest
response of my Lamma foodie pics this year, collecting almost 100 Likes and
lots of comments on
The former Blue Goose Tavern in Wanchai
Dickie writes: "As if the shock to the system of returning to
school after the summer holidays was not enough, it was with a shocked
expressions that the some of the Lamma teaching community and students sat
in the Aberdeen Harbour waiting for the new Cheung Chau ferry service to
disembark from the Aberdeen pier at around 7.15 sm.
This dismay soon turned to panic, when we started missing buses to get to
school on time and in some cases, a few people had to grab taxis. The
difference of the Lamma ferry docking a few minutes later than usual had
caused chaos for many of us creatures of habit!!
to do? Like any kind of Lamma crisis, turn to the man in the know... Lamma-Gung!!
Within 24 hours of speaking to Lamma-Gung and a polite letter to the manager
of the Tsui Wah Ferry service, the wonderful and very accommodating
Monita Leung, normal service was resumed, with the Lamma ferry docking
first and the Cheung Chau ferry following very close behind.
Thank you so much to all concerned for listening and reacting so quickly
and positively to help the Lamma community!"
I've been a fan of the extremely responsive, friendly Tsui Wah ferry service
with outstanding crew since moving to Pak Kok. They even returned to pick me
up a few weeks ago at the Pak Kok pier when I was a few seconds late! Or
last week when the staff returned my Octopus card (I had left it on a ferry
seat) to my wife in person the next morning, refusing any "tea money" reward!
Their first little fare increase in 6 years is coming up on Sep 27.
Details to follow very soon...
In the meantime, check out their new
Aberdeen-Cheung Chau service,
from the same Aberdeen ferry pier. Highly recommended and very scenic, like
inter islands cruise!
P.S. News about another HKKF Ferry collision on their YSW-Central
route last Thursday:
Lamma Island ferry collides with mainland steamer almost 3 years after
"I am officially a co-author of Shing-Tung Yau, Fields
medalist and one of the greatest geometers of the twentieth century."
Congratulations to my neighbour (and Lamma-zine writer)!
I hardly understand a word of this article, even though I've studied sciences and
math at university level (ages ago).
What's a fibration, a non-Kodaira fiber, an orientifold or F-Theory???
I'm feeling even more stupid than usual, feeling lucky and privileged to
live amongst so many very smart Lammaites!
Lammaite Brett (my former neighbour, back in the days when I could
still afford living in YSW) taking centre stage once again, surrounded by
high-achieving, certified ladies!
Kinesiology Asia writes:
"Congratulations to our Kinesiology Asia Institute
students on achieving their Certificate IV and Diplomas of
You can be a KA Institute grad too - join the final
Certificate IV course being held in Hong Kong. The first
workshop starts this weekend (Sept 19-20). Contact us for
details or visit
One of the pitfalls of a home office is the myriad of distractions that the
Internet offers. While doing work (honestly!) I came across examples of this
new Google image recognition algorithm, a neural net called
Deep Dream Generator.
After just a few iterations of my photo: Wow!!!
There goes the rest of my working day, experimenting with different photos
of mine to get the most amazing results! For example this photo taken just
off the Pak Kok ferry pier, when I was exploring that massive rock below. I
love my home office, no boss stopping me from doing silly and/or dangerous
But I didn't notice all these big creatures when clambering over those beach
rocks, just loads of tiny creepy crawlies?
The images generated through an inceptionistic neural network are just
astounding, I think. One more, the huge rock visible from the ferries
leaving/arriving in YSW, just after Lamma-1, Northern-most Lamma. Click for
More Weird Lamma Wildlife...
More "Computer Art" by L-G...
Kerys, listing various things
some of us encounter on our daily ferry rides, YSW to/from Central:
Liz: "You forgot to include:
Safety video looping without cease, spilt drink spilling aft wards, aroma
of unidentified meat product in brown stained rice (box), one handed
destruction of the environment from McDonald's takeaway, durian, five
manicured miniature poodles in designer hand baggage, ranty old woman in
Here's the online version of
Lamma Ferry Bingo.
Some of the instructions:
"Click/Mark each block when you see or hear these words and phrases. When
you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and
"STOP THE BOAT I WANT TO GET OFF!"
Spotlights of the Week, Sep 6, '15:
Send me YOUR Spotlights!
First-ever Local Celebrity Auction!
I wonder if they can find the announced 12 local celebrities
and who they'll find? We have featured many Lamma Living
Legends, Official Court... and Lamma Celebrities
over the years, but many of them are far too shy to be auctioned
off in public, especially by a comedian!
P.S. For even more of a "Wicked Wednesday" night out, how about going
to an art exhibition opening first, "...inspired by Lamma life"?
Closeby on YSW Main Street at Banyan Bay Cafe (see also our Lamma Artwork of
Karen Mead - Drawings & Prints
P.S. II For a list of the
participating Lamma Celebrities,
photos of the night!
started in 2002, and will be updated (almost) daily with anything
vaguely related to Lamma Island or its residents, be it news,
stories, events, links, photos, artworks, videos, etc.
Contact Lamma-Gung with
anything relevant to Lamma or Lammaites that you'd like to see
published in the Lamma-zine, Events Calendar, Photo Galleries, Links
or in our Eng. and Chin. forums!
text, photos & graphics by Lamma-Gung, if not otherwise
credited. Click on button on left for
Creative Commons license.
Twice a month, the Lamma-zine Blog will be promoted via an
email newsletter to all registered
subscribers and forum members.
All former posts are stored in the
All materials and photos © 2015 Lamma-Gung.
Some rights reserved.
Contact Us |