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Vade Vecum  (Aisha Kent on YouTube: Growing up on Lamma)

Jun/Jul 2018

What It's Like to Live on Lamma Island  (Expat Living HK magazine)

Thu, May 28

Govt clears bikes, dumps them in countryside  (Transit Jam)

Wed, May 27

Bookworm Cafe relaunch  (Epoch Times)

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Jul 1-5

Brendan Sheridan: Second Annual Lamma Tour @ 5 Lamma locations

Fri, Jul 3

Boozy Bingo Night @ Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Sat, Jul 4

Write or Die turns ONE! @ Lamma Art Collective

Every Sat

Ayurveda Yoga & Breakfast @ Pineapple Hill organic farm/rest.

Sun, Jul 5

LegCo in Era of Change @ venue tbc

Wed, Jul 8

Smartphone Pub Quiz @ Diesel's

Jul 6-17

Lamma Summer Camp @ Location tba

Ongoing

Classes & Activities this week @ Lamma Art Collective

Sun, Sep 13

YMCA Lamma MTB Enduro Race 2020
@ Pak Kok Tsui Light House -> YMCA Lamma Center

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Growing up on Lamma

Jun 27 - "A Poetry Art Film exploring personal cultural identity"

Home Office Views

Jun 26 - Hard to get any work done with views like these.

Typically Lamma!

Jun 25 - Just below the North Lamma Kindergarten. Notice the face mask!

Lamma Events Multiplying!

Jun 24 - Check out my always up-to-date shortlist of links on this home page.

Partial Solar Eclipse @ Summer Solstice

Jun 21 - My favorite screenshot I took of the partial solar eclipse today in HK.

5 Eyes Alliance Discounts

Jun 20 - Specials in several "yellow" YSW restaurants and 10% off shopping in the Tai Peng store!

Ferry Arriving on Planet Lamma

Jun 12 - Tsui Wah ferry arriving from Aberdeen via Pak Kok at YSW ferry pier.

Lamma's Soundtrack!

Jun 11 - Lamma has finally got a semi-official soundtrack, the "Powerstation Beach" album!

Ways to Die on Lamma

Jun 10 - TOP ten most likely ways to die on LAMMA! (List from Gareth Dunster):

Winners of Lamma Wildlife Photo Contest

Jun 9 - Congratulations to Ewa Wilkinson & Mark Malby for being 2 of the 4 winners!

Candles Blooming Everywhere

Jun 4 - YSW Main Street's candlelight vigil tonight, socially distanced in groups of up to 8!

Home Sweet Lamma-zine Home

Jun 3 - Home of the Lamma-zine, photo by neighbour DJ Clark. Thank you!

"Care and Share" Dining Coupons

Jun 2 - Lamma-Por picked up her $500 free dining coupons today from the OIWA office in YSW.

Memories of Andy's Seafood

Jun 1 - Selecting some of my own photos for the Lamma Wildlife Photo Contest confirmed once again that...

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Jun 27:  Growing up on Lamma

"Vade Mecum: A Poetry Art Film exploring personal cultural identity"

Aisha Kent (Saskia's daugther) writes:
"Please find above the public link to my film. Made during COVID-19 London lockdown, exploring my own mixed-up cultural identity for my Master of Arts. It was originally meant to be an immersive exhibition and live performance...."

So many Lamma- and London-based people contributed to this absolutely beautiful, artistic and emotional video, including myself.
See the long list of credits at the end of the video.

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Jun 26:  Home Office Views

Hard to get any work done with views like these, especially when the sun is setting behind the banana palms. In the foreground, our luscious balcony jungle.

See some more home office views from Lammaites!

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Jun 25:  Typically Lamma!

Just below the North Lamma Kindergarten. Notice the face mask!

See a lot more typically Lamma photos...

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Jun 24:  Lamma Events Multiplying!

No more local Covid-19 cases in HK for weeks now, plus amazing summer weather every day, Lamma Island Events & Happenings are multiplying again, so many coming up for all ages!

Check out my always up-to-date shortlist of links on this home page of http://Lamma.com.hk.

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Jun 21:  Partial Solar Eclipse @ Summer Solstice

My favorite screenshot I took of the partial (86% max. coverage, see right) solar eclipse today in HK, courtesy of RTHK VNEWS streaming it all live.
The entire video - shot by the HK Space Museum - is on YouTube now.

Plus the summer solstice sunset today, straight from the HK Observatory's webcam atop the YSW ferry pier:

Christine commented on this shot:

"I haven't been back to YSW (and Mo Tat Wan) since 2012, but it left an indelible impression on me. What an extraordinarily beautiful (and quirky!) corner of the world."


P.S. June 22: Webcam shot the very next day:

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Jun 20:  5 Eyes Alliance Discounts

Starting today - June 28:

Specials in several "yellow" YSW restaurants and 10% off shopping in the Tai Peng store! Getting ready for a big shopping trip, stocking up on food & household essentials!

10% off all week ($300+, excluding cigarettes).

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Jun 12:  Ferry Arriving on Planet Lamma

Tsui Wah ferry arriving from Aberdeen via Pak Kok at YSW ferry pier, shot at sunset from Mark Malby's drone flying high above YSW, posted on his Mute Planet website and Facebook page.

This is where the ferry stopped before arriving in YSW:
Pak Kok ferry pier, pre-typhoon on an extremely clear, fog/smog-free day (taken on my smartphone, sweeping a panorama photo).

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Jun 11:  Lamma's Soundtrack!

Lamma has finally got a semi-official soundtrack!

I absolutely love it, playing it while working on this Lamma-zine with stories and photos about all the topics of the songs above!

Longtime Lammaite Matt Steele put out a new solo album. He writes:

"It has been a quiet few months music-performance wise, so in the meantime it's time to go solo. Powerstation Beach is a project that has led to an album of Lamma-inspired tracks, that starts relaxed then gets more frenetic - much like most Lamma band nights!

Powerstation Beach is a celebration of life on Lamma Island, born from the vibrant music culture and past mighty Lamma bands NUDE, Brain Damage and Transnoodle, mighty semi-Lamma band Bank Job, and others that didn't make it far from the practice room. Inspired by the hills, bays, beaches and legendary beach parties of yore, with moods from a relaxed sunrise to a full moon party.

Available on Spotify, Youtube and Facebook."

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Jun 10:  Ways to Die on Lamma

TOP ten most likely ways to die on LAMMA!
(List from Gareth Dunster):

10. Snakebite
9.   Bees
8.   Feral dog
7.   Wild boar (female with babies)
6.   Food poisoning
5.   Crushed by VV
4.   Domesticated dogs
3.   Typhoon
2.   Collapsing teepee
1.   Chronic liver failure

Agree, strongly disagree? Your own likely ways to die on Lamma? Post here!

Some of the additional, very local ways (some have actually happened!) to die that Lammaites came up with:

"Late night gravity pocket...
Sliding in dog poo!
Fall from Mt. Stenhouse while hiking.
Murdered and found behind sofa.
Frightened to death by centipedes or giant roaches.
Bored to death in a pub?"

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Jun 9:  Winners of Wildlife Photo Contest

20 finalists of this Lamma Wildlife photo contest by HK Electric! Congratulations to Ewa Wilkinson & Mark Malby for being 2 of the 4 winners of the Lamma Wildlife contest! Very well deserved!
See some of the winning photos can be viewed in the comments, after clicking on the finalists photo above.

(3 of my photos made it into these 20 finalists selection above.
I won a runner-up prize of a Green-Pack.)

These are my own entries for the Lamma Wildlife Photo Contest. This confirms once again that there are MANY wildlife photographers MUCH better than me on Lamma! See many of their best photos:

Lamma Flora & Fauna

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Jun 4:  Candles Blooming Eveywhere

Click for more photos from YSW Main Street's candlelight vigil tonight, socially distanced in groups of up to 8 people!

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Jun 3:  Home Sweet Lamma-zine Home

Home of the Lamma-zine, photo by neighbour DJ Clark. Thank you! Kowloon and South HK Island in the background.

Patio area, shot down from the rooftop.
A new village house where we have occasional BBQ parties with our very friendly up- and downstairs neighbours and nearby houses.

View from Lamma-zine worldwide HQ (my home office)

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Jun 2:  "Care and Share" Dining Coupons

Lamma-Por picked up her $500 free dining coupons today from the OIWA office in YSW (same as DC office), from HK Electric staff testing the entitlements all this week, Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm, 2-5pm. Stop by and get your coupons if you're on the entitlements list!

More info...

We planned to use some coupons eating lunch in Lung Wah Rest. (list of Lamma and HK Island restaurants accepting these coupons), but we got surprised by the friendly big boss of a Main Street shop on a neighboring table, paying for our lunch totally unexpectedly!

The standard lunch was big enough to take home leftovers in our own takeaway boxes for dinner at home. Free lunch & dinner for two, plus $500 coupons for future dining.

Still love Lamma & Lammaites, feeling thankful!

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Jun 1:  Memories of Andy's Seafood Rest.

My happy memories of 10 years of Andy's Seafood Rest. & guests (incl. Chow Yun-fat, Anthony Bourdain, etc.), closing down yesterday.

 

 
 

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