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Zoologist, English teacher, gardener @ SCM Post

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Genting Dream cruise ship is currently anchored south of Lamma @ Dimsum Daily HK

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

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Free Handouts!

Jul 31 - Handing out blue bags to elderly yesterday. What was inside these bags, I wonder?

Inspired by Lamma Nature

Jul 30 - #96-100 of my recent fractal explorations. Mutating and tweaking...

Ferry.com.hk

Jul 27 - "During the 50's, founder Mr. Wu Chuen purchased a sailing-ship."

My Favourite Lamma Tee

Jul 26 - Available in the Lamma Brand shop on YSW Main Street.

19. Anniversary of This Website

Jul 23 - Wow, 19 years! Big celebration next year's anniversary?

"A Place for Pure Creativity"

Jul 15 - "Tucked away in the back alley of Wang Long Village,"

Rainstorm Aftermath

Jun 24 - The newish Tai Peng rain shelter has been missed very closely.

Unlimited Free-Flow Draft Beer!

Jun 23 - "... their wedding party was held at a brewpub!"

Snakes Getting Into Houses?

Jun 22 - "A big eagle dropped a snake on our roof once. It rains snakes on Lamma."

Exploring Sok Kwu Wan

Jun 21 - My recent trip exploring Sok Kwu Wan. I hadn't been "down there" for quite a few months.

Public Events Today

Jun 18 - 3 Lamma events today, the 2 above, plus this one: Quiz Night @ Lamma Grill.

Aberdeen Promenade

Jun 9 - Aberdeen Promenade in South HK Island, just off the Lamma ferry pier.

Morning Songbird Chorus

Jun 8 - Songbirds making such a noisy racket, err, melodious chorus on our balcony at 5:30am.

Tai Peng Tee-Pee Trail

Jun 4 - "The Tai Peng Tee-Pee Trail is ready for you!"

A Manly Man & His Hammer

Jun 3 - Darryl Montgomery, Venue Support Technician.

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Jul 31:  Free Handouts!

Handing out blue bags to elderly yesterday opposite HSBC outside the Rural Committee offices the other day.

What was inside these bags, I wonder?

It must have been very special as the queue stretched down YSW Main St. and included wheelchairs, 90+ seniors and even a few non-Chinese.

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Jul 30:  Inspired by Lamma Nature

Inspired by my home office, located amidst the luscious Lamma Jungle (see T-shirt below) with occasionally poisonous wildlife (from itchy leaves and hairy caterpillars to potentially lethal bright green Bamboo Pit Vipers!)

#96-100 of my recent fractal explorations. Mutating and tweaking MB3D parameters of various digital artists to transform their initial parameters massively till they conform to my own preferences, rendering them to look extremely different, more natural from the starting "computer images".

More of my images: Lamma Gung Art & Photography

P.S. Lamma Artists of any kind who'd like to be featured in this Lamma-zine for free, contact me!

Jul 27:  Ferry.com.hk

"During the 50's, founder Mr. Wu Chuen purchased a sailing-ship to transport Lamma Island's residents to Aberdeen. Our mission is to provide a means of transport from Lamma to HK Island. Moreover, vessels rental service is available."

Chuen Kee Ferry is the 3rd, little-known Lamma ferry company, the most romantic ride in a mostly wooden, open-air ferry, a gaido, from/to Lamma. Sok Wu Wan via Mo Tat Wan to Aberdeen.

https://ferry.com.hk ~ Time Table ~ Ferry News

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Jul 26:  My Favourite Lamma Tee

Available in the Lamma Brand shop on YSW Main Street, just before the famous, long-time Bookworm Cafe.

#2 in my extensive collection of Lamma Tees:

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Jul 23:  19. Anniversary of This Website

Wow, 19 years! Big celebration at next year's anniversary? It all started with our forum, called bulletin board back then, pre-Facebook:

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Jul 15:  "A Place for Pure Creativity"

The People of Lamma Island writes:

"Tucked away in the back alley of Wang Long Village, Sinag Art Space, with its exposed walls, open plan set up and mezzanine music recording area, could be mistaken for an independent creative space in London or San Francisco.
'The space is so adaptive,' founder, Vianee, explains excitedly, 'sometimes there will be easels everywhere for a kids workshop, or a live art session, or maybe a band practice. It's a place for pure creativity, and I want everything that happens here to contribute to that.'"

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Jun 29:  Zoologist, English Teacher, Gardener

Lamma Ginger: "Tai Peng Community Garden makes the big time with a focus on gardening dynamo Geoff Smith
- written by Laudable Lamma Luminary, Jane Ram."

"After a lifetime of travel and teaching, Geoff Smith has retired to Lamma Island in Hong Kong where he grows flowers. Photo: Edmond So for SCMP"

SCM Post Magazine: "Zoologist, English teacher, gardener:

The varied life of a globe-trotting Briton, and his best move ever – to an island in Hong Kong.

Born in northeast England, Geoff Smith taught in schools in London, Africa and Papua New Guinea, where he raised a family.

He moved to Hong Kong in 1993, retired in 2007, and indulges his passion for flowers tending a community garden on Lamma Island."  Read more...


P.S. My favourite photo of my friend Zep, growing and breeding Hippies (Hippeastrum flowers), spreading them all over N. Lamma, including into my balcony garden!

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Jun 24:  Rainstorm Aftermath

The newish Tai Peng rain shelter has been missed very closely by an old tree felled by the intense rainstorm the other day, by Ewa Wilkinson.


P.S. My own historic photo of this rain shelter almost completed, Aug 8, 2011. All uncredited photos in this Lamma-zine are © by myself, Lamma-Gung.

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Jun 23:  Unlimited Free-Flow Draft Beer!

Yardley Brothers Craft Brewery writes:

"Get to know the Yardley Brothers Crew:

Cam McWilliam, Marketing & Communications Manager

"Cam and his wife Meg came to Hong Kong in July 2019 from Denver, USA, where they were avid homebrewers and craft brewery regulars. They love craft beer so much that their wedding party was held at Colorado's oldest brewpub!"

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P.S. Trashwave Beach Party @ Powerstation Beach, Sat, July 3!

"There will be music, free-flow draft beer until the kegs run out, slow-cooked BBQ, and other goodies."

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Jun 22:  Snakes Getting Into Houses?

"We will be moving to Lamma at the summer holidays but one question my daughter and I have is about the snakes… can they get into the houses?"

A question from a future (maybe) Lammaite in the Lamma Island Residents Facebook group, resulting in a flood of "Typically Lamma" responses:


"Yes, but don't worry, they can get out again if you leave the door open. Then close it when they have gone!"

"I was shocked to find a copper head racer on my rooftop, it exited down the drain!"

"You'll see snakes when you walk home. You'll have snakes living in your garden. Snakes (especially rat snakes and cobra) are adept climbers and will make their way up the stairs to higher floors if their prey is to be found up there.

Bamboo snakes are pretty common around Lamma and a week ago, we had a many-banded krait juveniles blocking the entrance to my home. If your kid is terrified of snakes, frankly, I wouldn't even consider moving here."

"Maybe it's a great opportunity to train her to be the bravest girl! I was scared of worms, now I adore snakes."

"More likely to get the odd roach, ants or baby centipedes."

"If the god of fear walks amongst us, then all is lost."

"A big eagle looking bird dropped a snake on our roof once. It rains snakes on Lamma."

"I should point out it was in the house and had cornered the wife and toddler."

"Yeah. I ended up developing my own snake removal technique using oven gloves, long wooden spoons, and plastic bags."

"Watch out for the green viper. It is dangerous for babies and dogs. They believe they can bite the snakes. One baby grabbed a centipede and put into its mouth. Scary stuff."

"I was terrified of snakes when I moved here. I saw a python the first morning and had nightmares for a month. But over time I got desensitised and now I'm able to say hi to the resident rat snake and bamboo snake outside my house when I meet them.

"You could join the Lamma Snake Sightings Facebook group and have a scroll to see what the general situation is:"

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Jun 21:  Exploring Sok Kwu Wan

My recent trip exploring Sok Kwu Wan. I hadn't been "down there" for quite a few months. Many Northern Lammaites from the Greater Yung Shue Wan Area have NEVER EVER visited here. It has the feel of almost another island for many.

It took me 3 ferries from 3 different companies to get from Pak Kok Village to Sok Kwu Wan, no direct ferry; or a pretty long walk or bike ride over the hills. Next time!

Quite a few changes have happened in this very slow-moving community, see photo captions: Restaurant news, graffiti, subdivided flats at $5.5K, etc.    

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Jun 18:  Public Events Today

All mask restrictions are still in place, even outdoors for fully vaccinated people like us, despite ZERO local cases for over a month now. But some public events are starting to happen, finally!

3 Lamma events today, the 2 above, plus this one:

Quiz Night @ Lamma Grill

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Jun 9:  Aberdeen Promenade

Aberdeen Promenade in South HK Island, just off the Lamma ferry pier. There are many more boat-shaped seats there and they all have different colours!

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Jun 8:  Morning Songbird Chorus

Songbirds making such a noisy racket, err, melodious chorus on our balcony at 5:30am, keeping me awake!
So I got up onto our village house's rooftop and snapped a few pics instead.

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Jun 4:  Tai Peng Tee-Pee Trail

Open Space writes:

"The Tai Peng Tee-Pee Trail is ready for you!

The starting point is on the Cable Road just opposite the Tai Peng Community Garden.

Happy Hunting!"

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Jun 3:  A Manly Man & His Hammer

Yardley Brothers Craft Brewery writes:

"Get to know the Yardley Brothers Crew:

Darryl Montgomery, Venue Support Technician

Originally from Western Canada, Darryl moved to Lamma Island from Singapore nearly two years ago with his wife, Katherine...

...He moved to Lamma after competing in the Around the Island Race in an outrigger canoe in 2018. It was then that he and Katherine decided they wanted to move to Hong Kong from Singapore after seeing the surrounding islands and that there was a lot more to Hong Kong than the urban jungle that is Central. While exhausting, the race – in which he finished 2nd runner up - acted as a real eye-opener.

Darryl has been part of the Yardley Brothers team for almost one year. As well as working behind the bar at The Beer Shack two nights per week, he provides support to venues to install, maintain, and service draft systems and resolve other draft issues customers might have...."

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