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Wed, Apr 18

Banyan Bay Blues exhibition opening @ Banyan Bay Cafe

4/18 - 5/2

Multi-sport classes @ YSW Football Pitch

4/20-5/11

Glass Painting Workshop @ Lamma Art Collective

Sat, Apr 21

David Bowie Knives & Midlife Crisis Cowboys @ Lamma Grill

Sun, Apr 22

The Bach Cello Suites @ Lamma Art Collective

Mon, Apr 23

ARTISTICO - Art classes for kids @ Lamma Art Collective

Sat, Apr 28

Closing Party @ Just Kitchen

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Just Kitchen's moving!

Apr 17 - "Georgian restaurant in Lamma invites you all for its closing up party from the present location."

Farewell to Rajen

Apr 16 - The Island Bar's farewell to Rajen I Gohel, leaving Lamma & HK, after DECADES of living here.

How to Become a Smart Power Ambassador?

Apr 13 - Site visits covering global climate changes, green electricity generation, energy...

Goodbye, Green Mean Machine

Apr 11 - After almost 12 years of mostly faithful and reliable service, my home office PC has...

Lamma Ferries App

Apr 10 - Brand-new Lamma ferries app for Android users, programmed by Robin, Tony the Coffee Guy's son.

Rambling Randomly from Pak Kok - Tai Peng

Apr 9 - Another installment in my long-running photo series.

More Pak Kokian Pictures...

Apr 8 - Plus one more from local master photographer David Ogg. Where's our house?

Easter Crowds on Lamma?

Apr 1 - Some of my recent snapshots about a happy, peaceful life on the North side of Lamma.

Hong Kong Camera Show?

Mar 16 - HK Flower Show in Victoria Park on Friday opening day. Seeing the huge, annoying hordes of photographers...

Lamma Events!

Mar 11- So many Lamma-based events from today till Easter! Click above for all events that have a Facebook page.

Christmas Tree Bonfire Party

Mar 10 - What did you do with your old, dried-out Christmas tree?

CAREnJOY for 7,500 Elders

Mar 8 - HK Electric's community care programmes, has reached out to more than 7,500 single elders on HK and Lamma Islands.

Can't Stop Deep-Styling

Mar 7 - I still can't stop Deep-Styling some more recent photos! The "Lamma Boards" exhibition started it all!

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Apr 17:  Just Kitchen's Moving!

Click above for menu!

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Apr 16:  Farewell to Rajen

The Island Bar's farewell to Rajen I Gohel, leaving Lamma & HK, after DECADES of living here and being a very well-known Lammaite and man-about-town. He even was a candidate for Lamma District Councilor a few years back!

Rajen rang the bell, see above! It's a historic tradition dating back to the former long-time owners; if you've got something to celebrate/commemorate and are buying a round for everybody present, you'll be immortalized with your own brass plaque with custom inscription! What are you waiting for?

An actual photo of this pretty rare occurence (buying a round for everybody) might be an actual first in the 15-year history of the Lamma-zine!
Thank you to Sophie Pyott for this historic photo!

The Island Bar is definitely a happy, hospitable place, full of "unforgettable Happitality", a home away from home for many regulars and a welcoming place for the streams of tourists flooding to and from the YSW ferry on weekends and public holidays. It's truly "The bar closest to the ferry pier" (just 100 metres or so) as many non-Lammaites can attest to while trying to find their way back to the ferry after many hours of Cheerful Carousing & Inebriative Imbibing (if you can pronounce this phrase out loud you need another drink!)

For more pictures, good wishes and comments on this farewell...

P.S. Any suggestions welcome for what Rajen's brass plaque should read? It's to be affixed above the bar, as bar tradition demands after a bell ring!

Suggestions to Rajen, The Island Bar or me, please!

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Apr 13:  How to Become a Smart Power Ambassador?

Officiating guests in a group photo with more than 300 U3A centre representatives

Some more good news from HK Electric who supplies Lamma and HK Island with extremely reliable power for all our lights, devices, aircons, etc. As by far the largest employer on Lamma, we're watching closely what's happening in their Lamma Power Station "city" and their numerous charitable activities across town:

"U3A Launches Smart Power Education for the Elderly"

"The U3A ('University of 3rd Age') Network of Hong Kong, co-founded by HK Electric and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) in 2006, today launches the 'Smart Power Ambassadors Training Programme' for local retirees, encouraging them to promote environmental protection and energy efficiency in the community.

"Speaking at today's U3A 2017-2018 Completion Ceremony, Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Wan Chi-tin, said: 'With increasing public interest in environmental protection and issues arising from climate change, we decided to tap on and share our expertise in the electricity industry to groom local retirees to be 'Smart Power Ambassadors'. They will help spread green messages through their own networks and contribute to building a greener and more sustainable Hong Kong...

"Enrolment will be open to all 51 self-learning centres under the U3A Network from now till mid-May, with training starting in October. Interested U3A students will take part in workshops and site visits covering global climate changes, green electricity generation, energy conservation and energy-saving tips. Ambassadors who complete the training programme will volunteer in promotional campaigns and activities commencing end of the year."

Read more... 

Mr. Chua Hoi-wai (L), Dr. Lam Ching-choi (C) and Mr. Wan Chi-tin (R) sign on the Energy Efficiency Awareness Label to roll out the "Smart Power Ambassadors Training Programme".

U3A Launches Smart Power Education for the Elderly

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Apr 11:  Goodbye, Green Mean Machine

After almost 12 (!) years of mostly faithful and reliable service, plus many HW and SW upgrades, my home office PC (custom-built by Computer Andy, my local PC goto guy) has finally died of a stroke, or motherboard malfunction, as you more technically inclined readers might call it.
Goodbye, Green Mean Machine, as I named my trusty, almost daily companion, we had some good days and virtual adventures together: thousands of Lamma-zine stories and tens of thousands of photos processed...

All that's left now - after the electronics recycling by Lamma's wandering minstrel, err, used electrics collection guy trolling the villages frequently & noisily - are the HD and the Solid State Drive, both removed for data security reasons:

Keeping the cover with lots of Lamma-related stickers, for sentimental reasons:

I'm working on Lamma-Por's almost as ancient, much slower, secretarial PC for now, saving up for Green Mean Machine II. Maybe something like this?

Got $10K to spare to sponsor the Lamma-zine's future production & publication?
One is still allowed to dream, I hope...

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Apr 10:  Lamma Ferries App

Brand-new Lamma ferries app for Android users, programmed by Robin, Tony the Coffee Guy's son. The iPhone version has been up for a while already. Highly recommended, as basic as possible, just today's and tomorrow's 4 Lamma ferry lines from 3 companies; nothing else, free and no ads!

Search for "Lammaferry" in the Android and iPhone app stores.

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Apr 9:  Rambling Randomly from Pak Kok - Tai Peng

Out and about with my smartphone, rambling around aimlessly and shooting pics of whatever interesting catches my eye. Another installment in my long-running photo series of Stumbling Randomly all over Lamma.

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Apr 8:  More Pak Kokian Pictures...

Pak Kok Village dawn ~ by David Ogg

Pak Kok ferry pier, ferry arriving from Aberdeen ~ by L-G

Getting ready for another Olive Leaf brunch ~ by L-G

Plus one more from local master photographer David Ogg. Where's our house?

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Apr 1:  Easter Crowds on Lamma?

Some of my recent snapshots about a happy, peaceful life on the North side of Lamma, far away from the massive, frustrating Easter crowds of the Greater Yung Shue Wan Area.

View some photos of today's ferry crowds going to the Yung Shue Wan in the Lamma Island Uncensored FB group (Closed group, join first).

One more photo, showing the Pak Kok ferry today, leaving our pier at sunset:

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Mar 19:  Föllakzoid: "Veering between mind-expanding wonderment and mind-numbing exasperation."

Another original, wondrous, mind-expanding review from our "Living Lamma Legend" Nick the Bookman, edited & expanded by little old me, L-G:

"UFOs vs. 2 Gigs. ~ by Nick the Bookman"

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Mar 16:  Hong Kong Camera Show?

HK Flower Show in Victoria Park today on opening day.

Seeing the huge, annoying hordes of photographers in earlier years, I left my own camera at home again this year. Only a single smartphone snapshot during several hours of exploring this camera, err, flower show, see above!

It took quite a bit of self-restraint to simply admire the flower/plant displays and NOT take loads of photos. I enjoyed myself even more and quite peacefully, not worrying about getting the "best" shots of the "best" displays with heavy and large professional camera equipment. Instead, how about recording just the very best not in your memory card but in your own brain's memory?

I'd highly recommended to explore leisurely, it's mostly an absolute visual delight, full of little creative bliss moments. As long as you don't mind trying to avoid and circumnavigate loads of smartphone cams, professional cameras, tripods, huge lenses, equipment back packs and hordes of careless photographers...

http://www.hkflowershow.hk/en/hkfs/2018/index.html

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Mar 11:  Lamma Events!

So many Lamma-based events from today till Easter!
Click above for all events that have a Facebook event page,
or click here for a complete list of public Lamma events I'm aware of.

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Mar 10:  Christmas Tree Bonfire Party

What did you do with your old, dried-out Christmas tree?

In Pak Kok Village, we organise a yearly party of burning them on a bonfire, while sipping a glass of wine and nibbling on  hors d'oeuvres snacks, while meeting old and new neighbours.

Thank you, Tom & Jenni for a joyous, fiery party for neighbourhood families. 8 sap-filled, dry real Noble Fir trees (sold and home-delivered to all of us for an incredibly low price by Jenni) flared up like matches, several metres high:

My photos & video...

P.S. Our Christmas tree in happier days, bringing it home from the Pak Kok ferry pier on my bike and on our home's balcony, pre-decoration:

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Mar 8:  CAREnJOY for 7,500 Elders

"More than 300 CAREnJOY ambassadors and single elders celebrate the 10th Anniversary today."

"'CAREnJOY', one of HK Electric's community care programmes, has reached out to more than 7,500 single elders on Hong Kong and Lamma Islands since it was launched under a different name in 2008.

Through home visits, carnivals, electrical safety talks and gatherings, the programme aims to drive home the message 'Don't shy away from bothering others', encouraging single elders to reach out for help when needed.

Speaking at today's (8 March) 10th anniversary celebration, Operations Director of HK Electric, Mr. Francis Cheng, said: 'Commitment, undivided focus and open-mindedness have always been key to our community programmes.'

'Thanks to suggestions from our project partners, the purchase of bulky items, such as rice and cooking oil, and simple electrical inspection were incorporated into our home visits. Last year, we began holding district-based electrical safety talks and gatherings which enabled us to reach a bigger audience in the community. This year, we expect to bring warmth and joy to more than 2,100 single elders,' Mr. Cheng continued."

"Drumming up the joyous atmosphere, the African way -
a popular performance staged at district-based talks and gatherings."

Recognise the 3 people above on stage? In the right picture, NOT the left picture:
All of Lamma's 3 District Councilors: 2 Rural Committee Chiefs (South and North Lamma), plus well-known Lammadonna, of course. For the full media release:

HK Electric Brings CAREnJOY to More than 7,500 Single Elders

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Mar 7:  Can't Stop Deep-Styling

I still can't stop Deep-Styling some more recent photos! The "Lamma Boards" exhibition in the LAMMA ART COLLECTIVE started my latest silly obsession, err, creative endeavour!

Some more deep-styled photos in my Google album...

 

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