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RIP Kenneth Tsang
So yesterday I made a tweet about political cartoonist Ah To leaving HK - and how, politics aside, it’s a shame because he also wrote some great bilingual guides to Cantonese slang.
It kinda blew up so I’m taking it off the paywall and putting it here. Not that…my Twitter has a wall or anything.
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But more importantly, it seems that the book is out of print but now that I seem to have brought attention to it, everyone wants one…if you know where to get more copies, please let us know.
On Today’s Tide
Politics | FCC’s Human Rights Press Award Photos
HKJA cancels press freedom award
COVID | New tech puts disinfectant straight into the water tank
Arts | RIP Kenneth Tsang
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C the photos the FCC doesn’t want us to C
Early in the week, the Foreign Correspondents Club cancelled the annual Human Rights Press Award due to political considerations - shuttered Stand News had 9 commendations including several prizes. This caused several members of their press-freedom committee to leave in protest.
Without a ceremony, the winners would never have known they had won - and considering the FCC’s status as one of the most prominent press clubs in the world, the winners are not solely local publications, but major international newsrooms.
That is until Ming Pao and HKFP got hold of the winner list and published everything online.
Aside from Stand News, winners included SCMP, Citizen News, CNN, BBC, Varsity and more. Stories primarily revolved around Hong Kong and other places with political instability over the past few years including Thailand, Afghanistan and Myanmar.
See the winning photos here.
A few of my personal favs
HKJA cancels press freedom awards
In similar vein, the Hong Kong Journalists Association has suspended the Kam Yiu-Yu Press Freedom Awards. The Association said that it could run again in future years if there were fewer political considerations. Entries from 2021 and 2022 will be accepted.
COVID in Hong Kong
New cases: 430 (15 imported)
Total cases: 1,203,068
New deaths: 8
Total deaths: 9282
Flush the COVID away
Ms. Rebecca Pun, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, visited Yue Wan Estate in Chai Wan yesterday to inspect the trial of a project funded by the Public Sector Trial Scheme (PSTS).
The project involves an ‘antimicrobial hydrogel’ developed Professor Yeung King-Lun from HKUST that dissolves into the flushing water tank so that you literally flush the COVID to death (wonder if that means we’ll get fewer positive sewage lockdowns).
RIP Kenneth Tsang
Famed actor Kenneth Tsang Kong was found dead yesterday morning in a quarantine hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. During a routine check by DH officials, Tsang did not answer the door, leading to hotel staff to come with keys. Tsang was found passed out on the floor; police and medics soon arrived and declared him dead on site.
Tsang had just come back from a short trip in Singapore and was part way through his 7 day quarantine. His COVID tests were all negative, and he was speaking to his daughter the previous night. Cause of death still remains unclear.
The veteran actor has been active for over five decades. In 1998, he entered the Hollywood market with roles in “The Replacement Killers”, “Anna and the King”, “Memories of a Geisha” and in the Bond film “Die Another Day”. In 2015, he, along with other veteran actors Patrick Tse, Bowie Woo and Joe Junior went on the travel documentary “Four Amigos Bon Voyage” with TVB.
But perhaps, for all local HK kids, his most enduring role was this hair dye ad which you couldn’t avoid because it was on ATV all the time (especially after midnight when for some reason only old 80s ads were played).
RIP Kenneth, I’ll keep my hair naturally black in your wake.
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Hike up Eagle’s Nest with the Polish Consulate
Our friends at the Polish Consulate invite all to celebrate Polish national day by hiking up Eagle’s Nest over the long May weekend. The White Eagle is the symbol of Poland, and the first capital of Poland was named Gniezno, ‘the Nest’. The 305m peak of Eagle’s Nest also poetically corresponds with the 3rd May Polish National Day.
And an additional message from the Consulate:
As this year’s Polish Heritage Days are organized during the ongoing war in Ukraine – our special invitation goes towards our Ukrainian friends from Hong Kong. Let us all meet in the Eagle’s Nest, wearing clothes in 🇵🇱Polish (white and red) and/or 🇺🇦Ukrainian (blue and yellow) national colours.
Consulate staff will be there from 30 Apr through to 3 May to guide and support.
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