Books to Read and Songs to Listen to

UT refers to the Uniform Test, which is a kind of mid-term exam. One strange things about the school system in Hong Kong is that a lot of effort is made to encourage students to develop a reading habit; however, students who naturally want to read are often too busy doing homework or cramming for…

OneRepublic vs Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

OneRepublic: Best Band in the Universe Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: The best in the universe! OneRepublic: The BEST of the BEST in both teh universe and heaven and hell. Yes. Impossible. But this a fact, just like the sun rises from the east. What we see may not be the truth. And WHAT is TRUTH? We…

Big Big World

The song being referred to is Big Big World by Emilia. It’s about 10 years old, but it is still quite popular among students here (in Hong Kong). The video below shows the lyrics to the song: Here is a live version: By the way, I am the ‘Richards’ (i.e., not the sexy one). The…

Autumn’s Concerto (下一站,幸福)

This comment is about a hit Taiwanese television show—a romantic melodrama called Autumn’s Concerto  (下一站,幸福), also known as Next Stop, Happiness. Here it is on YouTube with Chinese and English subtitles: After watching it, you can discuss it with other fans on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Next-stop-happiness-xia-yi-zhan-xing-fu-Autumns-concerto/218290437125 The drawing, which does not appear to be related to the comment, is of…

Mokona & Tsubasa

Tsubasa

xxxHoLic is one of my favourite manga titles. Florence keeps asking me to update the collection in the English Corner (we have the first 12 volumes), but the only place I know in Hong Kong that stocks English language manga is the Page One bookstore and they rarely get new stock.