Posts by Chris Waugh

  • Capture: Lost, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Also if you’ve seen my photo mojo anywhere, I seems to have left it on the plane.

    Dunno if it'd've helped photographers, but this well was looking depressingly dry. Sorry.

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  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

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    This tree…

    ...can see into you, apparently. No mysterious, wind-driven branch knocked my hat off.

    Confucian Temple, Beijing.

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  • Capture: Upside Down, Inside Out,

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    Biyong Dian, Guozijian/Imperial College, Beijing.

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  • Capture: Lost,

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    Escaped lions.

    Escape!

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  • Speaker: “Foreign forces”, hope and Hong…, in reply to jh,

    In Beijing some people are forced to live underground.

    Not really, no. Well, accomodation in Beijing is insanely expensive. Basement apartments are cheaper than above ground apartments, but people have options. And sure, some have decided it's better to open a manhole cover and drop down to a nice, cosy space beside a central heating pipe - stories of this nature from a variety of post-Soviet and former Eastern bloc countries have been doing the rounds for years - but when this story broke in the Beijing media ummm.... late last year? early this year? the authorities quickly sent cops around to force people above ground again.

    And that about sums up the amount of time I have for the rest of your "argument".

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  • Speaker: “Foreign forces”, hope and Hong…, in reply to Fen Tex,

    I won't speculate on what Nickkita meant, but on the subject of race/ethnicity/culture, there are those who would argue that Chinese culture is better preserved in Hong Kong than on the Mainland.

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  • Capture: Upside Down, Inside Out,

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    From yesterday’s trip to the wild animal park.

    Trouble is getting there involved being run into by some idiot's need to turn things upside down and inside out.

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  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal, in reply to mark taslov,

    We’re about as strategic a target as Iceland

    Holy shit! Really? I was hoping that in March I'd be back on nicely isolated islands, not smack in the middle of strategically highly valuable ocean.

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  • Speaker: “Foreign forces”, hope and Hong…,

    Too much Beijing rock, perhaps. I clearly need to pay more attention to Hong Kong music. Here's a relevantly defiant quotation. I'll have to look up this band Wokstarz this afternoon.

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  • Speaker: “Foreign forces”, hope and Hong…,

    Here's an interesting development: Chief Exec C.Y. Leung agrees to meet protestors. Comes with not very thinly veiled warning, though.

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