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Abandoned

Jul 24 - Surprise discovery while watering my Balcony Jungle:
an empty nest!

20th Anniversary of My Labour of Love!

Jul 23 - July 23, 2002-'22
Lamma-zine, News, Events, Pictures, Videos, ...

Ferry Pier Progress

Jul 20 - The glass roof and steps of the new Pak Kok ferry pier have just been installed.

Decarbonisation

Jul 19 - "HK Electric has been organising numerous activities and competitions under its Happy Green Campaign."

Supermoon Over Yung Shue Wan

Jul 14 - "Tonight 8pm: Full moon night singing bowl group class ($180) with full moon bowl."

ARCHIVE Update

Jul 13 - Our 20th anniversary on July 23.

How to celebrate?

Weekly Recycling

Jul 12 - Visiting Aberdeen Bus Terminus for our weekly recycling.

Typically Lamma!

Jul 11 - "Let's find out about your imbalances and use yoga movements to pacify them."

GREEN$

Jul 8 - To encourage recycling, EPD Dept. is offering rewards.

Quiet Before the Storm

Jul 4 - "A short film capturing that typhoon-spirit in our village"

Ferry Pier Updates

Jul 3 - Pak Kok ferry pier construction in typhoon-safe mode, no ships, no cranes.

Rural Idyll?

Jun 30 - Trying to create an impression of these 2 contrasting islands: HK vs. Lamma.

Big YAWN!

Jun 28 - Early riser Lamma-Por woke me up excitedly at 5:30am today.

Most Charming Island

Jun 22 - "We went to Lamma Island to sketch and paint with our two-year-old daughter."

Powerstation Beach Today

Jun 21 - Many beaches have been swamped by debris washed ashore.

YSW Bar Scene

Jun 20 - 2 more iconic Lamma bars in YSW are changing owners these days.

Nick's SCMPost Magazine Profile

Jun 19 - "Meeting Muhammad Ali, living easy on Lamma."

Pak Kok Ferry Pier News

Jun 7 - "...to be completed and in service in 2022".

May Sunsets

Jun 1 - Celebrating the end of another May full of amazing sunsets!

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Jul 24:  Abandoned

Surprise discovery while watering my Balcony Jungle: an empty nest!
So that's why I've often seen a Red-whiskered Bulbul flying off my balcony when I went out these last few weeks.
But I've never seen or heard the chicks?

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Jul 23:  20th Anniversary of My Labour of Love!

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Jul 20:  Ferry Pier Progress

  • The glass roof of the new Pak Kok ferry pier just went up.

  • The steps down to the ferry have just been installed.

  • 5G is blindingly fast at the pier now.

  • An electricity box for the pier will be built behind the shelter, jackhammering away the big rocks there now.

  • A wide electricity cable trench from Danny's shop to the future pier entrance will be dug up soon.

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Jul 19:  HK Electric's Got Talent … on Decarbonisation

"To encourage the public to support Hong Kong's goal of achieving carbon neutrality, HK Electric has been organising numerous activities and competitions under its Happy Green Campaign along the theme of  'Decarbonisation our New Mission' since 2021. A group of green champions were selected and recognised at a prize presentation ceremony held last Saturday (9 July).

The winning project from the Civil Engineering Department of The University of Hong Kong involved the design of a bus stop with solar panels and green walls, which helped reduce the impacts of air pollution and heat island effect on the environment of roadside bus stops.

Project Titles: Innovative Green Wall Development in Urban Area
Hydrogen - A Big Step Towards Utopia
Smart Meter Application in Grid
Green Energy in Future Cities - The Utilization of Piezoelectric Power in Railways and Bridges
Cutting-edge Carbon Reduction Technology of Buildings in Hong Kong
Decarbonisation by 2050 with Green Energy
Production of ammonia by electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction for hydrogen power." 
Full press release:

HK Electric's Got Talent … on Decarbonisation

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Jul 15:  Woaah!

New photo album: Sunset ferry from Aberdeen to Lamma, July 14, '22

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Jul 14:  Supermoon Over Yung Shue Wan

Photos by Nicky Hung. She writes:

"Tonight 8pm: Full moon night singing bowl group class ($180) with full moon bowl at Lamma Art Collective.

Pilates class ($180) at 6:30pm, 1 spot left.
All supplied by
Maximon Healing."

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Jul 13:  ARCHIVE Update

The Lamma-zine ARCHIVE has been updated. Click on ARCHIVE on the top right of every page of this website.
Our 20th anniversary is coming up on July 23. How to celebrate?

Special sections of our website, also linked from ARCHIVE, all created and maintained by L-G:
Only Half the Man I used to Be  (L-G losing half of his former body weight)
L-G's Rooftop Jungle  (12 years of rooftop gardening)
The Island Bar website  (20 years of Lamma history)
Nick the Bookman website  ("Psychedelic As Hell")
L-G's Art Gallery  (42 years of digital artworks)

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Jul 12:  Weekly Recycling

Waiting for the Pak Kok ferry on our way to Aberdeen Bus Terminus (see below) for our weekly recycling, gathering points for some nice gifts. See Lamma-zine July 8 for details.

Gift Redemption Unit inside Tin Wan Recycling Store shop, 10 minutes walk or 1 minibus stop from Aberdeen's Lamma ferry pier.

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Jul 11:  Typically Lamma!

April TPE writes:

"This Friday 7:15pm at Lamma Art Collective! Let's find out about your imbalances and use yoga movements to pacify them with Ayurveda. Mats are provided @ $170.

Book via WhatsApp 6468-7681 or www.vatayogaretreat.com."

P.S. More Typically Lamma! pictures...

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Jul 8:  GREEN$

To encourage recycling, EPD Dept. is offering nice rewards for the following recyclables:

Many collection points all over HK. Aberdeen might be most convenient for Lammaites, Monday afternoon at Aberdeen Centre square or Tuesday morning at the Aberdeen Bus Terminal:

We've reached the 2,000 points top level the other day, so I've picked up this recycled recycling triple bag below which we're using now to collect and separate our household's recyclables.
Click for video:

After getting your own GREEN$ card from a collection point, you can check your accumulated points anytime at https://reward.greenycoins.gov.hk/en

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Jul 4:  Quiet Before the Storm

"A short film capturing that typhoon-spirit in our village as we anticipate another typhoon 8 passing over Lamma Island."
by Robert Hope-Jones

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Jul 3:  Ferry Pier Updates

Pak Kok ferry pier construction in typhoon-safe mode, shut down, no more boats, no more multiple cranes.

A few days earlier, June 30 morning, just before typhoon Chabra, the first T8 of this year:

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Jun 30:  Rural Idyll?

My little exercise in trying to create an impression of these 2 contrasting islands: HK and Lamma. Urban and rural, just 25 minutes by ferry apart, but such a world of differences.

This is actually an AI-generated mix of these 2 pictures:
My photo of the YMCA camp opening at the ex-Lamma Quarry lake plus a drawing by Andrés Yeah for Culture Trip's story Lamma Island: Hong Kong’s Last Hippie Stronghold:

Want to see a few more of my Lamma artworks?
Summer Solstice Sunset triptych:

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Jun 28:  Big YAWN!

(Views towards Lantau to the West, opposite to the sunrise)

Early riser Lamma-Por woke me up excitedly at 5:30am today, pushing me to walk up to the rooftop sleepily with my smartphone.
{Big YAWN!}

But it was well worth it! Great to have access to our former upstairs neighbours' rooftop with sweeping sunrise to sunset views.

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Jun 22:  Most Charming Island

Look what I found, an all-illustrated, animated drawing trip and Lamma history, narrated in HK English by a "Painting family of backpackers". Well worth the watch!

"It was a beautiful morning when we went to Lamma Island to sketch and paint with our two-year-old daughter little Dawnxi. Our beautiful Hong Kong is home to over two hundred islands and the many aboriginal villages on the island, which represent another side of Hong Kong. They maintain a quiet and peaceful, simple and natural life in a corner of the bustling city, and Lamma Island is the epitome of them. In our hearts, Lamma Island is the most charming island ...

Text/Painting/Illustrations/Voice: Dawnxisoul393"

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Jun 21:  Powerstation Beach Today

(Photos - click above for more - by Wyee Lee)

Many beaches around Lamma Island have been swamped by debris washed ashore during the record high tides:
"Summer Solstice: Higher high tides occur due to the increased angle of the sun relative to the Earth during the summer solstice.").

(Highest tide at Pak Kok ferry pier, taking the top steps)

The daily 2 high tides are back to regular afterwards, so this various, often dangerous flotsam will remain, not being washed back out to sea again.

This is one of the worst beach pollutions we've seen in quite some time, more than our many dedicated beach cleanup volunteers can handle. The Govt.'s beach cleanup ladies have been doing their best on some of the public or most prominent beaches, but it's more than even they can handle.

More volunteers to the rescue, please!

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Jun 20:  YSW Bar Scene

Are you still missing the Island Bar, closed permanently after 38 years on June 9, 2019?

My historic Island Bar website is still part of the Lamma-zine, 20 years of stories & photos of their events & happenings.

2 more iconic Lamma bars in YSW are changing owners these days. The proprietors are leaving HK, like so many friends. Updates:

Banyan Bay Cafe and Blue Goose Tavern

The remaining pure bars are requiring a new Covid-test for patrons now, almost killing their businesses after being completely closed for so long. YSW's formerly so very vibrant bar scene is undergoing another major shift.

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Jun 19:  Nick's SCMPost Magazine Profile

"Profile | Meeting Muhammad Ali, tussling with a tennis legend, living easy on Lamma

Nick Lovatt the bearded book man on his 70 years in Hong Kong Lovatt was at school in Mong Kok during the 1967 riots and a founding pupil at Island School; as a journalist he was almost headbutted by tennis' Ilie Nastase.
A resident since 1988 of Lamma, where he met his wife and began growing a beard, he trades secondhand books and helps people move house, he tells Kate Whitehead."

Click for FB discussion

For a 20+-year archive of Nick photos, videos and stories (some written by Nick in his inimitable style): Search Lamma-zine

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Jun 7:  Pak Kok Ferry Pier News

"...to be completed and in service in 2022". Click for discussion.

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Jun 1:  May Sunsets

Celebrating the end of another May full of amazing sunsets!

 

 

 
 

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