Occupy Central starts

HK’s Occupy Central movement starts!

Here is the press release of the movement:

September 28 01.00, Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) formally launched “Occupy Central” and issued the two following demands on political reform: “Withdraw the NPCSC decision, restart the political reform process”.

The two nights of occupation of Civic Square in Admiralty have completely embodied the awakening of Hong Kong people’s desire to decide their own lives. The courage of the students and members of the public in their spontaneous decision to stay has touched many Hong Kong people. Yet, the government has remained unmoved. As the wheel of time has reached this point, we have decided to rise up and act.

The Occupy movement will carry on from the current occupation, using the occupation of the Central Government Office as a starting point. Personnel and materials to support Occupy Central will enter the site. We call on all supporters of OCLP to come to the Central Government Office and to join this act of civil disobedience.

OCLP has two demands:
1.The immediate withdrawal of the NPCSC’s decision on the framework for Hong Kong’s political reform
2.The swift resumption of the political reform consultation. The Leung Chun-ying administration has failed in its duties in the political reform process. We demand that Leung re-submit a new political reform report to the central government which fully reflects Hong Kong people’s aspirations for democracy. If Leung refuses to respond, the action will escalate.

OCLP has undergone a year and a half of deliberations and dialogue with different sectors and has gathered public opinion through deliberation sessions and the civil referendum.

We reiterate we will stand firm in our belief in peace and non-violence. We urge Hong Kong people to respond to the call of history, to stand up and have the courage to be real Hong Kong citizens.

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And this is what is needed for the people gathering at government headquarters. Please bring to them:

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First Book

安娜_尋找Tashi Deleg_3DI am pleased to share the news that I have joined the ranks of first-time authors. My first book “Looking for Tashi Deleg – The Taste of Travel” (尋找Tashi Deleg – 旅行的味道),written in Chinese, is now available in bookstores across Hong Kong.

Published by Cosmos Books (天地圖書), a Hong Kong-based publisher, the book project is sponsored by Hong Kong Arts Development Council under the literature publishing category. A judge for the Council has this to say about the book:

可以說,這是一本個人生命之旅的報告文學,充滿寫實意味,作者不甘於困居在一個城市之中,在有限的經濟條件下,追求不同的生活體驗,以及豐足的精神境界……將生命中的不可能化爲可能。

(Translation) This can be seen as a literary book in reporting style about one’s life journey, with a realistic touch. Unwilling to be constrained to a city, the author strives to live out varied life experiences with limited economic resources for attaining richer spirituality…For the author, travel has made the impossible in life possible.

To link travel to life and explore the meaning of travel from personal experience is something I set out to do with the book. Hope you will enjoy reading it.

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Title:《尋找Tashi Deleg – 旅行的味道》

Author:安娜

Publisher:Cosmos Books

Price: HK$78

Available in the outlets of Cosmos Books (天地圖書) , Joint Publishing (三聯書店)and Commercial Press (商務印書局) in Hong Kong.

You can also contact me (anna@annatam.com) and order the book.

A poster in supermarket

If you want to have some gauge of the English level of Hong Kong people, look no further than this:photo (76)

I got this photo from a friend. The poster was put up in a Taste supermarket, part of the conglomerate of Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka Shing. In case you do not understand Chinese, the Chinese says “local fresh pork”.