Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I was idly googling Mui Wo, as you do, and saw an interesting notice up on the police website:
"His brother reported the case to the police on July 22.
"He is about 1.83m tall and weighs 86kg. He is of medium build with a white complexion, a long and pointed face with short straight black hair.
"Anyone who knows his whereabouts or who may have seen him should call the police on 3661-1172. "
Sounds very mysterious. So anyway, this is my attempt at being public spirited. Has anyone seen Terry Ridgley?
It was mid-autumn festival and apparently the Silvermine Bay beach is one of the popular places to gaze at the moon, walk around with lanterns and do amazingly illegal stuff like release flammable lanterns into the flammable forest or cram candles into a used mooncake tin and watch it explode.
This year, however, the moon gazers were foiled by Typhoon Fanapi, which created a cloud cover over Hong Kong. It all but washed out the celebrations too -- just see what the weather was like the morning after, above.
But it didn't stop the amateur pyromaniacs elsewhere: A traditional Hung Ming flying lantern landed on an MTR train near the Sheung Shui station while a fire broke out at Lai Chi Kok park after a mooncake box attached with lighted candles was thrown into a rubbish bin.
Maybe it's a good thing Fanapi made everything so wet there weren't more fires breaking out.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
We took a break from the unpacking to explore the area beyond the beach. We've been meaning to check it out for the longest time because this was the area we could see from our flat and it looked like there were some pretty houses to look at.
Finally! We've moved into our new flat in Mui Wo. The move was surprisingly hassle-free, considering we had a choice of only one mover. The usual ones, like Columbia, didn't even bother to respond with a quote when we said we were moving to Mui Wo.