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…?