Two days after I completed my first HK100 race, I am officially introducing the Orienteering Starter Pack. It’s a long time idea which aims at allowing the starter to obtain a compass, whistle, and the means to acquire basic orienteering skills, all in one box easily acquirable, so that more people can be introduced to… Continue reading Introducing the Orienteering Starter Pack
The above item appeared in the June 2016 issue of Sportsoho, a sport magazine in Hong Kong. Here I will not recall the circumstances behind this appearance, as I consider this case-closed (fellow orienteers will know; I have no grievances on this issue and I shall not discuss that again). However, I find it highly… Continue reading ISSOM aid – Passable/Do not pass
So that’s a year past – not an easy year and also one that is unexpectedly harsh. This is not so much in terms of academic rigour – as I originally expected – as the tight expectation to fulfil multiple duties at multiple contexts. Worse still, such expectations can be emotionally charged, serving no good purpose… Continue reading Two years of hard fighting – one down, one to go
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There has been a sea-change in my life since August, when I quit Gotland School of Music Composition to accept a place at the HKU Master in Urban Planning programme (I have been on the reserve list for that programme). In the months that followed I kept on questioning the wisdom of this choice. My loved one… Continue reading Writing at the start of 2016
Duh, the inhospitable Hongkongish Affenhitze again. Streams of sweat whenever outdoors. A minute of sunshine followed by a minute of pouring rain. Flashing skies and torrential downfall in the middle of a night orienteering event (a few weeks ago). So I’ll be going to Gotland School of Music Composition mid-August for a year (I suppose… Continue reading Sumer is icumen in (you don’t say…)
Last Tuesday I was notified that my entry for the Hong Kong Composers Showcase scheme of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestral Piece for a New Era, was chosen as one of the four works to be presented. That came as a total surprise. The Orchestral Piece was written at the end of a semester with… Continue reading A new era…?