English Translation of 滅火器〈十字路口〉

〈十字路口〉
作詞:楊大正
作曲:楊大正
編曲:滅火器(ファイヤー イーエックス aka. Fire EX)
(Crossroad
Melody and lyrics by Sam Yang
Composed by Fire Ex.)

生活佇一個無聲的世界
揣無過去 嘛毋敢想未來
稀微的冷風吹來 一陣悲哀
(Living in a soundless world
We found no past, and dare not think about the future
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你說,寮國到底有什麼?

今年初友人從臺北帶這本書回來給我,我就迫不急待讀個痛快,因為我知道村上的遊記還是值得一讀的。

這本《你說,寮國到底有什麼?》也是由賴明珠翻譯,一部直排正體中文右邊至左邊排版的書拿在手上細讀,當然是一大樂事。這事情在臺灣、港澳或許很理所當然,但你若身在到處看到醜陋簡體字(港人戲稱「殘體字」)的星馬地區,你就會發現這一點:很多中文媒體(或者其他人)以慘不忍睹的共產中文表達自己看法,而且以為人家也會明白他們的奇特表達手法,真正瞭解中國語文的人會覺得莫名其妙。

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A runaway place for writing

Speaking of a runaway place, I recall of this song Dear Margaret by Anthony Wong.

Creative writers are sensitive to environment around them. Some still produce good pieces when a lot of things are going on around them, and they need the ‘I-am-in-the-midst-of-things’ feeling to be productive. I think most Hong Kong writers belong to this category. This minute they are meeting friends in Tsim Sha Tsui or Causeway Bay, the next minute they find themselves at home producing the next piece of artwork. Continue reading “A runaway place for writing”

香港一定得

〈香港一定得〉這首歌收錄在黃貫中於2001年發表的粵語專輯《Paul Wong》,相信是他與LMF樂團首次合作發表的第一首歌。

這張專輯出爐之時正值第一任香港特首董建華在位的時期。董建華擔任特首時曾經提出願景,例如讓香港成為「中醫中藥港」,還揚言推出八萬五千個公屋單位,也就是所謂的「八萬五」。這些口號一一落空,他的管治手法亦讓人詬病,很多公眾人物公開批評老董,黃貫中正是其中一人。 Continue reading “香港一定得”

揭盅前隨筆: 第28屆臺灣金曲獎最佳作詞人提名

不論有無得獎,還是覺得這首歌最過癮。

今晚在臺北小巨蛋舉行的第28屆臺灣金曲獎即將公佈本屆最佳作詞人,我看過入圍作品之後又覺得手癢,於是寫了這篇隨筆。

首先看看入圍名單:

吳青峰:〈年輪說〉(《年輪說》專輯,百代唱片股份有限公司)

伍佰:〈蹦孔〉(《釘子花》專輯,環球國際唱片股份有限公司)

郭頂:〈淒美地〉(《飛行器的執行週期》,環球國際唱片股份有限公司)

艾怡良:〈我們的總和〉(《說 艾怡良》,台灣索尼音樂娛樂股份有限公司)

五月天阿信:〈成名在望〉(《自傳 history of Tomorrow》,相信音樂國際股份有限公司)

草東沒有派對:〈爛泥〉(《醜奴兒》,石皮有限公司)

謝銘祐:〈彼卡皮箱〉(《舊年》,三川娛樂有限公司)
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Minimalist lifestyle

Source: www.ideapod.com

Everything that I need, I keep them into luggage and cartons. Clothes, books, shoes, old stuff, old letters and music albums. When they are kept in luggage and cartons, I can stack them up in a tiny storeroom or a corner so that I have most of my space open and unoccupied. And when I sweep and clean up my place it could be very easy and quick.
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共用工作空間 Co-working Space


Source: Mana Co-Working Space

共用工作空間,顧名思義,就是大家一起工作的地方。圖書館是大家拿著書本、作業一起溫習功課的地方;共用工作空間則是大家拿著筆記型電腦一起工作的所在。

可以變成共用工作空間的地方很多,例如咖啡廳、有很多張辦公桌的正式辦公室、整潔俐落的住家客廳、圖書館的會議室。 Continue reading “共用工作空間 Co-working Space”

Freelancer should register own company

Americans Freelancing

Source: https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2014/09/12/how-many-freelancers-are-there-america-53-million/

I have been working as a freelancer for many years. At the start I had no contacts, nor did I register a company. And later on I registered my own company and things started to pick up. There are routines you have to take to maintain your company, such as submitting accounting reports and filing for tax payment, and you need sufficient amount in your bank to keep your current account up and running.
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Freelancers 應該註冊個人公司

I am my own boss

Source: LinkedIn

當個 freelancer 也好多年了,從當初沒有人脈、名下沒有註冊公司的二十多歲小子,到後來註冊公司認真經營生意,我才覺得心中踏實了許多。很多 freelancers 朋友都會認為開公司很麻煩,因為要請會計師幫忙做帳報稅,國稅局有什麼新的稅賦制度就得馬上跟進。但是我可以實在地說一句,與其等到國稅局上門討稅的時候才來聘請會計師幫忙,還不如一早就跟足手續開公司、好好做帳報稅,因為只有這樣,國稅局才真正拿你沒輒。

其實開個人公司的好處很多,各位且容我娓娓道來。
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