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Lammaite Michelle Harris's Dayfests  (SCM Post)

Mon, Aug 26

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Fri, Sep 13

Eco-Lantern DIY WS @ Hung Shing Yeh Beach

Fri, Sep 13

Country Kode - 852: Party @ Open Space

Fri, Sep 13

Friday Karaoke @ Lamma Grill

Sat, Sep 14

Wind, Water & Soil Experience Festival @ various locations around YSW, incl. LAC

Thu, Sep 19

2nd Anniversary Party @ Dale Candela

Sat, Sep 21

Lamma Residents Concern Group @ Venue tbc

Fri, Sep 27

Mid-Autumn Festival dinner @ Aberdeen rest.

Sat, Oct 19

Around Lamma Race @ Power Station Beach

Sun, Oct 20

Govt.-sponsored all-day bus tour for Lammaites @ off-island

Sat, Dec 7

Lamma Fun Day @ Powerstation Beach & Cable Road

Sat, Dec 7

Lamma8 @ Powerstation Beach

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Mid-Autumn Festival @ Hung Shing Yeh

Sep 14 - Yesterday night @ Hung Shing Yeh Beach.

ECO Lanterns, Parties, Even Karaoke

Sep 13 - But does there need to be any reason for a party? Not on Lamma!

'We come from more than 70 nationalities'

Sep 11 - Comments from a private Lammaite who prefers to stay anonymous:

Bedroom Window Spider

Sep 5 - No need to leave your Lamma home to get photos like these.

Deep-Dreaming 3D Mandelbulbs

Aug 31 - Discovering my brand-new passion: Creating 3D computer graphics based on....

Tears To Your Eyes

Aug 30 - A very recent SCMP appearance of this recurring character.

A Protest-Free Sight

Aug 26 - "Here's a new way of promoting Lamma Island to visitors,"

We ARE FED UP!

Aug 16 - This "protest banner" has appeared at the Pak Kok ferry pier.

Bookworm Cafe's Co-Founder

Aug 7 - "As part of our Eco Heroes series for our Sustainability issue..."

Falafel Platter @ Back Street

Aug 5 - Late lunch in Best Kebab & Pizza: Very nice Falafel plate and...

Instagramming

Aug 4 - I'm getting a bit more serious with posting on Instagram: lamma.gung.

Lamma Life...

Aug 3 - My favourite photo model, enjoying his modeling fee - meat pie & mash - in The Blue Goose Tavern.

New, Furnished G/F Flat For Rent

Aug 2 - ...quiet 700sqft G/F flat available in Pak Kok New Village.

Post-T8 Hibiscus

Aug 1 - After all this T8 typhoon rain, storm and general greyness yesterday and today...

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Sep 14:  Mid-Autumn Festival @ Hung Shing Yeh

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Sep 13:  ECO Lanterns, Parties, Even Karaoke

If you've got some energy left afterwards, at 9:30pm there'll be another Open Space party. They're celebrating their new graffiti wall, a reason as good as any for a party! But does there need to be any reason for a party? Not on Lamma!

Click below for details and directions to get there, amidst the ever-verdant Lamma jungle. Follow your ears.

Tonight from 10:00 @ Lamma Grill:

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Sep 11:  'We come from more than 70 nationalities'

Comments from a private Lammaite who prefers to stay anonymous:

"I felt very distressed and frustrated, so I had to sit and meditate, since it was giving me a heartburn. Now I feel better, since I always come back to the realisation that, here on Lamma, we come from more than 70 nationalities (from a survey on the Lamma Residents and ex-Residents Facebook group).

We might have our differences, belief systems, ethnicity and preferences, yet as neighbours we are brave to express and find solutions through dialogue and a Yardley Brothers beer. Many of us left our countries and found Lamma to be a big part of our hearts. Yet, if we say anything we are CIA agents.

I'm grateful I can express myself freely here. Whether we agree with each other or not, always with respect as we come from very different backgrounds and we can visit so many cultures without having to leave the island. Just by sharing a beer, watching the sunset and ending the day at peace. That is what freedom of speech and dialogue is, and it happens naturally on Lamma. I bet being so close to nature and animals has to do with it, as it increases community interaction and sharing."

Perhaps we feel at home here, because thanks to each other we've learnt to respect our differences and flourish as individuals while keeping peace. I hope we are wise enough to keep it that way. The rest is all unknown. Hope we can all have a good night sleep and peaceful day tomorrow.

I'd like to dedicate this as a message from the children and elders of Lamma, often people without loud voices are the wisest. They are the ones who inspire me and are my best teachers, so I owe the credit to them.

Thank you for your consideration and for all the work you do at the Lamma-zine. It has been a wonderful lighthouse of truth for many of us who felt lost at the vast sea of online information.

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Sep 5:  Bedroom Window Spider

No need to leave your Lamma home to get photos like these.

A hand-sized Golden Orbweaver is spinning her sqm-plus-sized web right in front of our bedroom window today.

She was so concentrated in her work, not minding my tripod, long lens and spotlight mere inches away. She was taking a break from spinning when it started to rain; a perfect, still model for me, watching from inside, dry and enjoying the aircon.

Wildlife photography can be easy when you're living in the Lamma jungle. No need to even leave your home, the wildlife surrounds you and some of it even manages to visit you inside your home, frequently and usually uninvited.

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Aug 31:  Deep Dreaming 3D Mandelbulbs

Discovering my brand-new passion:
Creating 3D computer graphics based on Mandelbulb's fractal formulas.

Here are my first serious attempts, hopefully good enough to show in public? They're all based on "Crazy Euler' parameters, post-processed with Google's Deep Dreaming:

Inspired by the view from the YSW ferry pier:
the stilt houses in the Fishermen's Village in the background and a superyacht front left, just outside the Village, docking at the ferry pier.

We're living in the Lamma jungle now, after our recent move, surrounded by lush vegetation, it's really inspiring my creative digital experiments. All the images above have been created with the same very fertile set of fractal formulas, post-processed with Deep Dreaming's AI neural style transfers.

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Aug 30:  Tears To Your Eyes

A very recent SCMP appearance of this recurring character. Facebook just reminded me that it's been at least 7 years of me being featured occasionally, the way I might have looked like last millennium!

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Aug 26:  A Protest-Free Sight

Here's a new way of promoting Lamma Island to visitors, courtesy of the Telegraph newspaper in the UK, Aug 23, by their "Destination Expert":

Hong Kong needs visitors more than ever - here's why now is the time to go:

"Five protest-free sights in Hong Kong:

2. Lamma Island:

Hippyish Lamma Island has it all - stilted seafood restaurants, pretty walking trails, tiny temples, abandoned fishing villages and white sand beaches...."

Yes, still protest-free, but "hippyish" is ancient history, last-millennium.
This reminds us of Lamma being touted as a SARS-free island - not a single case detected here - during the devastating HK-wide SARS crisis just a few years ago, when Lamma saw a major boom in local visitors escaping from the fear of the potentially fatal infection in much of HK back then.

Many Lammaites are joining the overwhelmingly peaceful protests in town, but they prefer to keep them off our home island.

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Aug 16:  We ARE FED UP!

This "protest banner" has appeared at the Pak Kok ferry pier, but not posted by who you might suspect. Just another DAB party banner urging the Govt. to get going with building the planned new ferry pier.

In the meantime, pier repairs happening yesterday, while we're all waiting verrrry patiently for at least the next 2 years while this future fancy pier will be constructed. :

The DAB banner above generated quite some heated feedback...

P.S. Govt to renovate public piers for more convenient access  (EJ Insight)

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Aug 7:  Bookworm Cafe's Co-Founder

Hong Kong Tatler, Aug 2, 2019:

"As part of our Eco Heroes series for our Sustainability issue, we talk to five of the city's most innovative eco-warriors saving Mother Earth, one impactful idea at a time. Here, Mana! founder Bobsy Gaia shares his story.

In the past 30 years, Mana! founder Bobsy Gaia has reinvented himself multiple times, spreading awareness about the environment each step of the way...

Bobsy moved to Hong Kong in 1992, where he has launched various sustainability initiatives, including Able Charity, which has planted more than 30,000 trees on Lamma Island over two decades to help rejuvenate its forest cover.

Along the way, he shifted his focus from fashion to food, opening a series of green restaurants. In 1998, he co-founded Bookworm Cafe on Lamma, one of Hong Kong's first vegetarian cafes...."  Read more...

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Aug 5:  Falafel Platter @ Back Street

Late lunch in Best Kebab & Pizza:
Very nice Falafel plate and a glass of white wine in a cool & cozy place at only HK$77 on YSW Back Street. I'll come again for sure!

Good views of people spotting during lunch on YSW Back Street:

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Aug 4:  Instagramming

I'm getting a bit more serious with posting on Instagram: lamma.gung. Expanding my social media reach and all that. What should be next? YouTube videos of sunsets and computer animations, maybe or better not?

A historic piece I created in 1984 for a cover of the IBM European HQ magazine in Paris. Rendered on a huge IBM mainframe computer, I based it on a B/W photo of the Ile de la Cite island in the Seine in Paris.
No fee, but it got me a business trip to Paris when I was just a lowly summer student intern in an IBM research lab. Fond, but ancient memories...

This image has also been used to promote my very first computer graphics/animation solo art exhibition in 1986, in the early novelty days of CG:

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Aug 3:  Lamma Life...

Lamma Life...

...in a YSW beach-side restaurant in the afternoon: my favourite photo model, enjoying his modeling fee - meat pie & mash - in The Blue Goose Tavern.

Internet-unconnected Nick loved this photo I printed out for him. He'd like to know what people guess he was thinking in that moment! Suggestions for speech balloons, please!

First prize: Same meat pie and mash that Nick was enjoying in this photo, plus a glass of wine! Email me.

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Aug 2:  New, Furnished G/F Flat For Rent

Fully furnished, brand-new, quiet 700sqft G/F flat available in Pak Kok New Village. Less than 10 mins from ferry by foot, 2 mins by bike.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms/showers/toilets, 4 GREE split aircons, blinds & mosquito screens on all windows, double-glazing in living room, rooftop accessible with panoramic views.

Sorry, no pets. Netvigator not connected yet (Sep?).
$15K, 2 months deposit, no agency fee.
Call 9772 7300 for info (landlord's daughter).

Our own new landlord asked us to promote his brand-new house to our friends, so I shot a few free pictures. Contact me to shoot/promote your property.

More pictures...

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Aug 1:  Post-T8 Hibiscus

After all this T8 typhoon rain, storm and general greyness yesterday and today, this amazing hibiscus has just blossomed on my balcony.


 

 

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