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「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Goslings and Mother Goose

Goslings and Mother Goose


楓葉國的老表電郵來幾幅小小鵝的照片﹐很可愛都是初生的小小鵝。


在中國我們叫大雁﹐在加拿大﹐他們叫 Canadian Goose~~Goose 是“鵝”﹐是會飛的鵝 ﹐ 會形成“人”字形的飛行隊伍。


四月初它們就從美國南部飛返加拿大﹐五月孵出小鵝﹐到八月就長成一身羽毛﹐跟爸媽一樣﹐再學飛和學覓食﹐到九月尾十月初﹐就隨大隊 ﹐南飛到加勒比海﹐美國南部過冬。第二年四月初就飛返加拿大﹐當鵝爸爸鵝媽媽﹐孵出又一代的小鵝﹐週而復始。



荷李活把這個過程拍成電影﹐加入一些故事性橋段﹐很是感人的電影﹐叫【Fly Away Home】﹐是在加拿大旅遊時看到的。


Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Written by:
Bill Lishman, Robert Rodat, and Vince McKewin

Starring:

Jeff Daniels as Father

Anna Paquin as Daughter

Wikipedia: Fly away home







The Story Fly Away Home
After the accidental death of her beloved mother, fourteen year-old Amy (Anna Paquin) is bundled off to live with her estranged father (Jeff Daniels) and his new girlfriend . While struggling to adjust to her new life, Anna stumbles upon a nest of orphaned goose eggs and, after nurturing them until they hatch -- becomes the Mother Goose.




The geese thrive under Amy's loving care until an officious wildlife officer informs her father that it is illegal to raise wild geese without clipping their wings, Amy and her father can not bear to ground the flock. Instead, they must teach the flock to fly using a hang-gliders and modest flying skills. The father and daughter decide to attempt to lead this flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air to find their new home for the winter.


故事:
小女孩「愛美」的母親交通意外死亡﹐「愛美」去到加拿大安大略省投靠已離異的生父。初到陌生的地方﹐愛美無聊中發現一些鵝蛋﹐相信鵝爸爸媽媽已被殺害了﹐遂把鵝蛋帶回家﹐把蛋孵化出小鵝﹐愛美亦成為【鵝媽媽】﹐整天帶著小鵝到處跑!




小鵝日漸長大﹐生出羽毛﹐要學飛了﹐而且要到美國南部過冬。 父親和朋友遂展開一項﹐前所未有的飛行旅程﹐把小鵝帶往﹐美國彿吉尼亞州過冬。經過重重驚險﹐卒之大工告成﹐第二年春天﹐長大了的小鵝們﹐都飛回來了﹐見【鵝媽媽】。


送上一首: Beyond ~~~ 真的愛您
寫於07-05-13母親節



還有一些有關資料:
The film was loosely based on the real-life experiences of Bill Lishman, a Canadian inventor. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Lishman openly wondered if geese and similar birds could be taught new migration patterns by following ultralight aircraft onto which they had been imprinted.

In 1993, after several years of logistical and bureaucratic setbacks, Lishman successfully led a flock of Canada Geese on a winter migration from Ontario, Canada to Northern Virginia, U.S.A. Of the sixteen birds that participated in the migration, thirteen returned to Ontario the following year - entirely on their own.

The project was called Operation Migration and was reported in Lishman's book, Father Goose: One Man, a Gaggle of Geese, and Their Real Life Incredible Journey South.



伸延閱覽:
Canada Goose ~ 雁行成数, 北雁南飛, 魚雁常通 微豆



攝映图片:
父母和七隻雁兒
小鵝的家庭






14 comments:

xiao zhu said...

很有 feel!

微豆 said...

I saw the movie too, it was good.

The highest number of Canadian geese I saw at any one time was at Cap Tourmente in the Province of Quebec
http://www.qc.ec.gc.ca/faune/faune/html/nwa_ct.html

There were 16,000 of them there !!!

梁巔巔 said...

呢部戲, 正!

我當年買咗佢張海報鑲起咗掛喺牆度裝飾.

暗黑的卡夫卡 said...

Damn thanks for pointing this movie to me...

I HATE THEM.

They always shit on the walkway, and they blocked the road when they cross the street.

LoL I guess thats reality of those cute goose haha!

the inner space said...

小朱姐:

歡迎來訪!!!

"很有 feel! "
不知是好的 feel 還是壞的 feel ?

the inner space said...

微豆兄:

歡迎光臨!

到加旅遊多次﹐但只到過湖邊 Bluffers Park 看到一大群鵝鵝。

the inner space said...

巔巔兄:

記得兄台曾提及旅居楓葉國﹐愛屋及烏﹐連加國鵝鵝都愛及。

不知加國鵝鵝﹐可否入饌﹐享埋口福?

the inner space said...

卡夫卡兄:


可能幾次都是秋天到加國賞楓﹐從未見過小goslings, 和如附圖中的鵝鵝一家﹐橫過馬路。

還是問一句﹐加國那麼多的鵝鵝﹐可否入饌﹐享享口福?

xiao zhu said...

"歡迎來訪!!!" ????

做乜突然間咁見外嘅?

梗係好 feel 喇,如果係壞嘅 feel,點會用咁嘅expression 呀?

the inner space said...

小朱姐:

不嘍都好好人架喇﹐又好關照o的晚輩﹑後輩!!!

xiao zhu said...

Space:

你好似有啲九唔搭八咁嘅,答非所問,你冇嘢嘛?

仲有呀,你知唔知你咁講分分鐘開口"gup"著脷架,吓? 咁,如果講年齡,我都會應一聲:"乖嘞!" 如果講寫blog,喺呢度呢班人裡面,我同你都係同期出道嘅晚輩黎架咋。

the inner space said...

學無前後﹐達者為師﹐ 小朱姐。

暗黑的卡夫卡 said...

Mr Space:

Q:"還是問一句﹐加國那麼多的鵝鵝﹐可否入饌﹐享享口福?"

A:According to legends, some "Chinese" did tried it back in the 50's in Toronto's china town.

Conclusion: It taste really really really bad because of all the crap they eat.

THEY EAT ANYTHING.

I may do a more detailed research this summer hahaha

the inner space said...

卡夫卡兄:

舍老表是怕事怕死之輩﹐他說政府不准吃鵝鵝﹐便算答了我。我知中國人﹐樣樣都敢試吃。加拿大鵝 It taste really really really bad because of all the crap they eat.!

香港人愛吃的泥艋也是eat crap, 新加坡人愛吃斯裡蘭卡大蟹也是eat crap, 兩樣都很美味。留待你考試完畢﹐可找找有冇野味鵝鵝吃~~~^_*