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May 20 - Tourist Nikk
Y. Conundrum spotted "some creepy heads at the bottom
of a tree" along the Family Trail.
May 19 - "Lamma
Dream - 2014 Working Report - Actualize your dream and
my ideal together"
May 8 - The Day of
Reckoning is here! My neighbour Cheesey Tom, hubby of
Jenni "Can't Get Jack", has started a cheese delivery.
May 7 - Photo galleries
of earlier Tin Hau Festivals:
May 2, '13: Lamma Day 2013
Apr 20, '14: Lamma Day!
May 6 - Master chef of
JJ on a rare break away from the pans of the Jing Jing
May 5 - I've been
playing with my latest gadget, a Sony QX30 camera, just
bought 2nd-hand in our free classifieds.
May 4 - Lamma Invasion,
Volume 1, Issue 2! Starring: Darren & Aileen
Alonzo, Shatalene, Transnoodle, Defiant Scum
May 3 - Another long
weekend, more massive queues at the ferry piers in Yung
Shue Wan and Central.
May 2 - Another great
review by our Official Court Music Reviewer: Nepal
Benefit at the Island Bar by Nick the Bookman - May 2,
May 1 - "Thank
you everyone who donated, came, bought, helped out."
Lamma Spotlights of the Week, May 22, '15:
Just before the rain hit us this afternoon ~ by Wing Yin Chan
Power Station Beach Cleanup ~ by Ewa Wilkinson
Luna Moth ~ by Andrew Shields
Mexican Poet ~ by Miso Zo
Nikk Y. Conundrum spotted "some creepy heads at the bottom of a
tree" along the Family Trail (YSW-Sok Kwu Wan) recently, wondering what
they are. Anybody got (good or silly) answers?
Some of the best replies I got,
"Mushroom growing on an ancient grave?
Family lost on Family Trail?
Typical Lammaites - stoned off their faces?...
heads after beach clean-up. [Photo by
Malcolm Morris must have something to do with it! [Rocky
Malcolm - Artist of the Month]
They could be the physical manifestation of lost Japanese soldiers who
threw themselves from the path between Hung Shing Yeh and Sok Kwu Wan rather
Finally, all was revealed by children's art teacher/ beach cleaner
"These were made by Gary at Herboland who is an incredible artist. He
recently took a ceramics course. These are at
Take a bow,
Gary - Lammaite of the Day, for perplexing and spooking so many
tourists passing by on our extremely popular main Family Trail!
new working report by our long-serving District Councilor is finally out
now. You can pick up your own copy outside Yu Lai Fan's office on Back
Street, just after the Lamma Gourmet shop. Or click to view
all 8 pages online.
Have a good look and see if you agree with her Lamma Dream and ideal and
want to help her with actualizing it, or not?
Got different ideals and priorities?
Register before July 2 as a voter in the next District Council
election this Nov to help actualize your dream. No opposition candidate has
announced yet, so it might be one more easy win for Lammadonna?!
buckets, bright sunshine, dark and raining some more today, the
beach cleaning of Power Station beach today is on, then off, then on
again, while I'm taking the chance of a small break in the morning rain
clouds to shoot these photos with my smartphone and a cheapo clip-on fisheye
lens (7-11!) from my rooftop.
still enjoying our panoramic 360-degree views in our remote Lamma village
sanctuary, till it might be safe to return to Yung Shue Wan, maybe after the
ever- increasing, unreasonable rents, the increasing flood of tourists and
some of the major construction projects will have eased off a bit. Might
take a few years?
I've been visiting my favourite restaurant in South Lamma today,
The Bay (Ferry from
Aberdeen, Central or SKW; speedboat from YSW (Joyce/Peter @
9877 0876; Danny speedboat from SKW @ 9830 8934).
Arriving at the Mo
Tat Wan ferry pier from Aberdeen or So Kwu Wan, these are some of the
Having a chat over a glass of their fantastic rose wine with The Bay owner
(and loyal advertiser) Raymond, I learnt about their latest, tempting promotions:
Another mixed bag of Lamma/Lammaite-related photos/videos/websites this
Lamma Spotlights of the Week, May 14, '15:
Sunrise May 12, '14; Banyan House Grill Party; Poor Clares Nuns; Planthopper
Nymphs; Facebook Header (the best Lamma selfie I've seen so far!); by
L-G, Marian Matys, Portiuncula Monastery, Rambler, Graham Aston.
7 new sunrise photos today, a mix of wide panoramas, 9-picture wide-screens,
HDR, several free photo apps, cheapo smartphone clip-on lenses, pocket
tripod and a 2nd-hand 30x optical
zoom lens, all shot directly or Wifi-remote-controlled with my old smartphone.
Do we still need large, heavy, expensive dSLR (semi-)professional cameras
and lenses to get pretty decent pictures for web and social media? Maybe
Photographical knowledge, skill, experience and patience seem so much more
important. Working on all of this for the last few decades, but it's slow
More sunrises shot from my rooftop...
Day of Reckoning is here! My neighbour Cheesey Tom, hubby of
Can't Get Jenni, err, Jack, has started a cheese delivery.
His very first delivery to me: this week!
But he's up against some really tough opposition, an original Swiss Gruyere
cheese I just bought in the Eastern Switzerland valley where this
world-famous cheese (even available in the Lamma Gourmet) originated! There'll be a side-by-side tasting and comparisons of bouquet, flavour,
consistency, colour, smell, packaging, accompanied by a crisp, fresh, single
glass of white wine, of course!
Here's my photo taken from
"Castle Gruyere" cum HR Giger (Alien) Museum,
April 16, '15:
CheeseByTom is on Facebook, of course, and the price list is above.
I adapted the Cheese Rolling poster from a recent Gloucester event, just for
fun, trying to promote Cheese Rolling on Lamma, but this event hasn't
The official Gruyere verdict from this cheese-lover will be known soon
above to enlarge and to read Chin. leaflet.
Photo galleries of earlier Tin Hau Festivals:
May 2, '13: Lamma Day 2013
Apr 20, '14: Lamma Day! --
May 10, '14: Canto Opera - Behind the Stage
P.S. The Sampan and dragonboat races will NOT be behind the Gaido
Pier this year, but into towards YSW Harbour Beach. The VIP viewing platform
has been erected on the beach just before Sampan Rest. just off Main
Marlon Merlin, master chef of JJJJ (Jolly Joyce's Jing-Jing) on a
rare break away from the pans of the Jing Jing kitchen. For more of his
masterworks, see our
Bar & Restaurants News forum. Some of his dishes we've enjoyed over
the last year:
Having dinner in our regular,
Andy's Seafood Rest., waiting for the always delicious food, I've
been playing with my latest gadget, a Sony QX30 camera. I just bought
it for $1,500 in our
free classifieds from a Junior Lammaite/ photographer as a
replacement for my carry-everywhere pocket camera. It's got a 30x optical
zoom, much better than even my long (and too heavy for everyday use) Nikon
dSLR zoom lens.
The QX30 looks like a small zoom lens but it's a full camera. Thanks to
built-in NFC and Wifi, you simply touch the lens to the back of your
smartphone. No button presses needed, it fully automatically switches on,
extends the protected lens, connects to your mobile via Wifi, and starts up
the imaging app, using your mobile only as the camera's screen and remote
control. The mobile and the camera can be quite far apart or clamped
I just love the massive optical zoom, the image quality, far
superior to even the very best smartphones, and the very powerful app
controlling it all. Images:
Rush hour at the YSW Ferry Pier?
Field testing the camera at Cyberport (Lamma in the distance), a school's
May Pole dance today, Tue, May 5. Zooming in 30x:
Another long weekend, more massive queues at the ferry piers in Yung Shue
Wan and Central. Many Lammaites are fed up and started a petition to the
Transport Dept. Have a look at the massive
Facebook discussion and the petition below:
Another great review by our Official Court Music Reviewer:
Nepal Benefit at the Island Bar
by Nick the Bookman - May 2, 2015
Outside The Island Bar tonight (Photos from Mark Lowiss):
Mark Lowiss, Lammaite of the Day!
Plus photos by Ewa Wilkinson. Many thanks from L-G, her
Photographer's Assistant for the afternoon:
Plus my own memento from the market:
After the market, a circle of chairs
was formed and us neighbours and new Lamma friends chatted away till the
hungry after-sunset mosquito swarms drove us home... till the next market
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