This is the first album published by Beyond guitarist Paul Wong after the Hong Kong rock band announced a split in 1999. Early 2001 was the time when I was still buying and collecting cassettes. Cassettes were sold at a lower price, and compact discs were about twice and thrice the cassette price. Continue reading Paul Wong Album 2001→
Interviewer: I remember when you guys were releasing this album, I was a new staff just joining the radio. That was the time when band culture was so popular.
Interviewer: Some said the image of your band is that of an underground band coming through the surface. But what is underground band?
Interviewee: As a matter of fact, all this while I do not acknowledge ours as an underground band.
Interviewer: You don’t see it that way.
Interviewee: It is just that if that is how people look at Beyond, I can’t help it. Not that I purposely want to debate whether we are an underground band or not.
Interviewer: Why do you say Beyond isn’t (an underground band)? Or you wanna tell us what an underground band is?
Interviewee: My viewpoint of underground is not their viewpoint of underground. Continue reading Radio Interview of Wong Ka Kui→
As consulted with the Commercial Radio of Hong Kong (香港商業電臺 881903.com), the Cantonese to English transcription of the interview does not breach copyright law.
Interviewers: May Chan, Loh Fai (transliterated)
Interviewee: Dr Joseph Sung, vice-chancellor of Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: March 9, 2013
Interviewer: Good morning. (Good morning) Mr Loh, things changed a lot in ten years. It has been ten years since the outbreak of SARS epidemic. And for Hongkongers, the ten-year mark means differently to them. I remember ten years back we were interviewing Dr Sung, then serving at CUHK Department of Medicine & Therapeutics. When SARS broke out at the 8th floor of Prince of Wales Hospital, and we interviewed Dr Sung. And about same time ten years later, we are again interviewing him. But he is of different status today.
Interviewer: Today Dr Sung is the vice-chancellor of CUHK. Good morning, vice-chancellor. (Good morning, vice-chancellor)
Interviewee: Good morning to both of you.
Interviewer: Prof, on what matters do you feel very deeply, when looking back at SARS epidemic ten years ago? Interviewee: Recalling ten years back, it was as if I had had a dream. Within such a short period of time, a large number of individuals fell ill, many among them were our own friends and colleagues. And there were medical staff members who died in the course of performing their duty. I saw Hong Kong society suffered from a severe setback. Looking back right now, it is as if something happened just yesterday.
Interviewer: Do you still recall the incident in these ten years? Even if you are not yourself recalling the matter, other individuals and media members would have mentioned it to you. Interviewee: Yup. The matter is still much talked about among the public. And I myself still keep in touch with the patients back then, and some of them have become my friends. Some of our students fell ill during the outbreak, and some of them are now working as doctors or even consultants. Some of them would say:“Oh ya, back then I was lying on the hospital bed.” People still recall of those memories. Continue reading Interview of Prof Joseph Sung – Hong Kong SARS Epidemic Ten Years On→
It has been weeks since I watched Trivisa (樹大招風), a Hong Kong movie starring Gordon Lam (林家棟), Jordan Chan (陳小春), and Richie Jen (任賢齊). And there are also my favourite supporting actors such as Philip Keung Ho-Man (姜皓文) and Lam Suet (林雪). Continue reading Trivisa→