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維港

早上電台的烽煙節目最近都在討論維港填海啓德明渠機場跑道。
那邊廂,很多很多中外遊客慕名而來觀看維港夜色。

在公司小小的 cubicle 內,我常轉臉望向右方。雖然身處工業區,我還是可以盡覽維港景色,是中環廣場至鰂魚涌;面前有改建成 golf course 的舊機場跑道,巨型郵輪靠在離岸處,燈泡一閃一閃的,好美;往右面看遠一點,是朗豪坊以外的南九龍半島。

看著日頭在西方慢慢沉下,夕陽不再溫暖我的雙臂,對岸燈火卻更濃,一點一點的疾走在歸家的路上。經過整日的辛勞,他們吃喝玩樂去,他們回家去。

我想念西營盤的家,荃灣的家,都靠著岸邊,家中總有一扇窗能看見海港。

這幾年,都不會走在海邊,看天看海。
今晚,很想出外走走。

Sunset in muddy sky

 

農曆新年以後,日子變得很難過。

天氣總是陰冷的,人也提不起勁來。我的工作間設在露台,就算把窗戶緊緊關上,寒風總是找到辦法來訪。每天穿著同樣的衣飾,把自己圍著圍著,身體臃腫得不辨雌雄。

等了那麼久才盼到陽光,冷峰卻又慢慢形成,明天來襲。

朋友們,記得多加衣裳,天文台預料明早氣溫由攝氐二十度急降至傍晚十二度,星期天會下降至九度。小心保重,不要弄壞身子啊!

 

春天

這幾天很潮濕,無論是早上還是深夜,四處都是霧。
你看到嗎?

今天在九龍灣的錄音室工作,電腦不太聽話,總是當機。
趁機會走出錄音室舒一口氣,忽然被海水的氣味包圍。

往窗外望,那夜景十分迷人。

晚飯時,跟同工們談到那扇窗,我問他們可會從這裏看到煙花匯演。大抵在那兒工作的人從沒想過在辦公室看煙花,也沒有閒情逸致去想,他們都搖搖頭。

我望著窗外的夜景,看得出神。

我想,煙花今年會放得高一點亮一點,滿足我的小小願望。

 

薰衣草

半山行人扶手電梯剛建成不久,穿著長衫的我,獨個兒探索,以嶄新角度俯瞰那原本熟悉的街道。天橋跟半新不舊的樓房並不相襯,但我卻打從心底喜愛這高度;還有那微傾的電動通道,在上面走動時,腦袋會活躍起來,或向前走或向後溜,原地轉圈轉圈轉圈,環視四周,那角度景觀都是全新的。

我在想像,若果天橋上那些綠色鋁材都變成透明,這空中走廊將變得有趣。

那時候,蘇豪區還未成型。
特色的店舖卻已不少。

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鋼琴‧絮語

今天,在公司吃過便當,便走到鋼琴前,專心的練習。

那個鋼琴,聲音很難聽。
我將速度加快,加快,加快,以至我沒空聽琴聲。

單練指法。
左右手在琴鍵上飛舞。

20041125 004晚上,覺得納悶。

黃霑離開了我們。

心像有個洞,不斷找資訊填塞。昨晚看特備節目至二時才能勉強睡去。

忙了一整天,走進後現代的商場內,愈覺空洞。

20041125 001熟悉的書店。逛了兩小時。因為,不想回家。

為了尋找老朋友的感覺,左右穿梭。

終於找到了。是陳慧,《味道/聲音》。

拿在手裏忽然書香撲鼻。
那是亦舒/次文化堂的氣味。

氣味,讓我把她抱入懷中。我要把她帶回家裏。

才有點踏實的感覺。

20041125 008走回商場裏,充滿火紅聖誕的裝置。

拿著相機,卡嚓!

每年聖誕,總愛看 Festival Walk 和 Pacific Place 的聖誕樹。

就算是孤單一人,也能沾些溫暖感。

最近在家,總會燃點 home fragrance。
我需要 Vanilla 的甜味充滿這狹小的空間,讓我覺得圓滿一些。

帶著耳筒,邊走,手指在舞動。
是走在商場裏的關係,讓我想起穿白西裝赤足的周杰倫嗎?

只是沒想過在 Oliver 的店內,對著五線譜做練習。

20041125 010這個聖誕,坐在鋼琴面前,彈奏……會是最佳的享受。

我要對他說故事,他要以琴聲和應。

那怕是瑣碎的事!

盼望能好好的生活。
真真正正的生活。

 

Learning music

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麥兜苦讀

Chatting with a friend tonight after recording session, about teaching musical instrument. He’s a full time musician, a bravo pianist. I’d love to take piano lesson from him. But just like most of his potential students, we don’t start learning becoz of money.

It doesn’t mean music teachers don’t deserve their price. It’s about people thoughts on learning music: it’s a leisure thing, non-income generating activity… and maybe, it’s no fun comparing with other activities, so why should I invest?

Sigh!

The more I involve in music production, the more I respect producers, writers, lyrists, musicians and arrangers. They form a strong team behind the performer. Without their initial investment in music training, you won’t have chance to enjoy music in your leisure time. They pay great efforts, valuable time, and big money to gain techniques and musical sense. They’re all professionals just like physicians and lawyers, and they deserve their price!

Our government is promoting life-time learning to the general public. I believe that we should focus on both knowledge and attitude towards learning, while the latter prevails!

I support you, friend!

 

Silence

The silent Lion Rock under TyphoonTyphoon signal 8 is hosted finally.

This morning, I wake up really late. I phone my boss I’ll try my best to rush back to office. Just after washing my face, my brother calls me. He tells me The Observatory is going to host signal 8 on or before 11:45. Wah!!! I call my boss again, and he says I don’t need to go back to office.

Bravo!!!

It’s so silent outside…

 

Water

Typhoon signal No. 1 is hosted for hours. The relative low air pressure near the typhoon brings away the clouds. The sun is so strong today, and my skin can feel its burning energy. It seems that the typhoon will leave us very soon, and its good, coz the studios schedule is packed enough. We cant afford any delays.

Its been sunny for weeks. The plants outside my office dont like the sun. They become soft and bend their waist… the janitor sees them, and choose to water them. I stop her immediately, coz watering under strong sun will kill the plant – just like pouring water over hot metal!

Better do those watering jobs just before sunrise. However, no one will do so.

Dont they look poor?