一、全場歌曲編排(rundown)和重編，都由菲藉指揮家Gerard Salonga 負責，但明顯他少看張國榮電影更無聽其歌曲，了解度不夠，所以欠了張國榮應有的風韻，例如不覊、自信、深情等等等等。其實只要多看王家衛的哥哥電影（事實上節目內所播的皆盡是王大導的footage)，都會有那種既接近又疏離，既深情又不覇的感覺。
而且，Salonga 的編曲十分傳統，與一般交響樂的編排方法無太大分別，這種傳統手法，與哥哥的離經叛道表演手法已經不協調，再加上其未能將各歌曲神緒放大，自不然平平無奇。你說是一般的電影歌曲演奏也可。我想，整體編 排欠佳，死穴在於Salonga不懂中文和對張認識不深，相信改由華人音樂家重新編曲將會更佳。若黄霑仍然在生固然好（他所填倩女幽魂的一絕，和其鬼才，都會令事情更接近完美），但若無人選，相信顧家輝或趙增熹都會是不錯的選擇。因為他們音樂造詣深厚，亦對張熟悉。
It’s already the third consecutive day that unbelievable stabbings happened to Hong Kong families making headlines that shocked local people.
On Friday, the Australian-educated younger son killed his parent and chopped them into pieces with assistance of his friend. He even has a ‘clear’ mind to fake a story telling his brother parent has gone China for holidays to hide the incident. To be more astonishing is that, he whatsapp-ed his online game friends about his plots and how to shut out nasty smell at the apartment.
One day after, another youngster, co-operated by his worshipper, stabbed his parent to one death one serious injured solely because they complained the duo too noisy in playing online games.
Two incidents already clouded the city and saddened us on why today’s family bonding has become so fragile and easily broken into bloodsheds. The west Kowloon incident happened today brought us to a further low as it seemed a woman killed a man before jumping from her apartment.
In our tradition, family always is our last resort and those that we treasure most. Because it must be love that two people vowed to live together, and have their offsprings to extend the feeling. It would be our castles that we trust and lean upon so we are strong to fight our life battles.
Why there’s the twist in these tragedies that children denied their parents’ love and become so demon putting them to death?
Perhaps the society now has too many discontent and unhappiness. We forgot how we could enjoy a joyful life just being passionate. Maybe we do not love enough to have patience, forgiveness, empathy and most of all – love! We focus too much on our mischiefs but neglect what we have. Its same theory of the half glass empty without seeing it is also half full.
Maybe its time we refocus to the big love, looking at the society and difficulties from another angle. Perhaps Love will cure all.
May God bless this city, I pray.
今天原本打算留在家慢活，卻怎知一個SYNC動作後，世界全然反轉，IPHONE癱瘓，IPAD SYNC 不了。望著電腦輕歎。致電蘋果熱線，竟然放公眾假期，立即上網訂分店技術諮詢。然後立即飛車過海銅鑼灣，當然之後得出結果係 ﹣ 無能為力。一來一回116，需時不過兩個小時，但問題則仍然未解決。唯一希望，現只剩下深水埗電腦公司，期望可以取回所有資料。
這幾個月，真的大部份電子產品都千瘡百孔，首部 IPAD 經過超過兩年後，自動CERTIFIED， 然後就到部IPHONE 4，在忘記將電話簿BACK UP 後，現時仍未重新與ITUNES 連結，電話簿命縣一線，IPHONE 自不然未能重生。
既然冬天己經來到，想問 ﹣ 我的春天還會遠嗎？
Its been rumoring for year that today, according to Maya canlender, is the last day of the world. It stirs so many reports and discussion, but do you really believe it?
I always believe the world will end according to God’s will and we enter into a new world, but not that any date that we could speculate or make funs with. Doomsday has now become the talk of town and hotspot on every papers and online chatrooms, but what’s the meaning to us except to occupy some of our time and conversation without the need to have indepth thinking and reflection of our past deeds?
Doomsday, the end of the world, should be an important event we finally finish our present lives and enter into a well-prepared new world that God make for us. We no longer face sorrows, helpless, and sins but a promising happiness with God. Before that, we should reflect our past history, what we have done and any wrongdoings that we need to regrets and repentant.
We all are sinners as no one of us are perfect. We need to know our merits and demerits and how we could better ourselves. Believing in God does not make us perfect either, which on the other hand we would discover our imperfection and dark sides so we could beware and becoming good. Doomsday thus is the target we have to improve ourselves to meet God’s image and is the driver for us to become better.
However, the recent hot talk of Doomsday and focus all gone wrongly and lack of the real meanings. People are just making fun of it or use it as a tool to market their goods, products and programmes. So sad.
I don’t believe today would be final as God’s plan would not be that shallow and superficial. Our missions from Him have not been completed yet that we still have the runs to make.
Life will go on, for a better future. I do believe.
This month is a sad month as we said RIP more often than before.
Big names passed away made us sad, of course, but the hurt feeling cannot be comparable to when those that we love and those innocents who died of a sudden.
People dying young always make us so vulnerable. H’s departure was so typical, those little kids who died due to a gun attack in Newtown of United States was another depressing news that our emotion really can’t afford to bear.
We already find it hard to digest if someone you know died young. But how come anyone have such an evil mind could kill small lovely kids out of nothing? Did they really going nuts and not realize what they were doing?
RIP, rest in peace, all those passed away. Wish all such unhappiness and unwanted events would not be happening again.
During the past weekend, I have attended an old friend’s funeral.
Its quite different from those funerals I had attended during my life. The funeral was conducted in a way normal Christian would have when they passed away. But it differed as its the saddest funeral I have attended so far. It also was inspiring to me as it reminded me of my older days and that I should prepare for my own funeral.
My friend died young, only at her golden year of 38. For the nearly 20 years that we have known each other, she always was the understanding and caring person. She’s not those kind of person that likes being loud and attention-seeking, but I am sure everyone won’t forget her.
I forgot how we met, whether we have been working at the same company or just because we worked in the same industry. We talked to each other irregularly, sharing friendly conversation and thoughts on our works. Then, she flied overseas to further studies before changing industry when back home. Then, was almost the same time she told me she was diagnosed breast cancer.
I never thought breast cancer could kill, as few people around me diagnosed same disease and got cured. But that happened differently on her. On and off, during our not frequent meetings, she told me it returned and had impacts on her health. She has been doing lots of exercises, cutting workload to reasonable level and maintained regular hours work times. She even changed to a part-timer despite she loved her work so much.
However, the illness has last year made her cut off from work completely when it became more severe. I was so careless then that I thought she’s strong enough and would once again fight a winning battle as what she had done a decade ago. I was wrong, and I lost the last chance to talk to her and telling her how I found her friendship heartwarming.
Her great personality and strong will to fight against sickness in order to fulfill her life was so impressing and that’s why we all were weeping, crying with reddened noses and swallen eyes at the funeral.
I never found any funeral that attendees were so uncontrollably sad and weeping was so audible. She was certainly missed by us for leaving us so soon. But her life attitude and love for all certainly will live within us for long long time.
I was engaged in reflecting how my encounters with her in the past and how I have changed. I believe I acted the most normal and older me when I was with her than with other people cause then I was the older self that was less skeptical and have more faith in people. Actually why and how I had changed? That, is what I need to found out and search for the better me from now and onwards.
Her funeral also reminded me I better prepare for my own funeral and notify necessary person who could help me to arrange a simple services that would do good to my family, relatives and friends.
Life never was a well-planned journey but we need to prepare ahead so it could be not forgotten and has its meaningful impact. My friend demonstrated me.
一月一遊，已成了我短期的不規則中的規則狀況。是get away 也是一個調劑，但從中卻發現了自已開始認真的去管轄自已的賬戶，不再花一些可省而不影響生活質素的使費。雖然有點縛手縛腳的，欠缺了以往「使咗先算」的舒暢，但同時也為自已不再受慾念束縛的第一步。
過去由於一直不太計較多花幾元，算了罷，使得來搵得番的心態，並沒有認真對待自已的賬簿。一個金錢管理頗成功的舊同事，曾建議每天為自已制訂一個支出賬，了解自已收支情況，從而令一些不必要和無謂的使費省去。只是，一直懶著，到現時才開始打算身體力行 — 當然仍然「唔湯唔水」。
點算支出，除控管新簽開支外，還包括檢閱現有的定期使費，發現自已一直在重覆付費，經典的是上網費用。每月同時訂購網上行寬頻和everywhere 令我這部份月費高達800元或以上，但明明寬頻月費200多元，everywhere 也強調是200多元，最多為400-500元，點解現時竟然近千? 而且，router壞了，長期只用everywhere, 平白無辜用多了卻仍讓其流血。新近動作是，寬頻轉用一個只165元月費計劃，還包無限wifi屋內及屋外上網，希望屆時可以取消較貴的everywhere, 省掉起碼400元。
September 7, 2011