「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

Non Chinese literate friends, please simply switch to English Version provided by LOUSY Google Translation

Please participate in the unregistered demography survey of visitors at the right hand side bar. You are: ?

敬請參與在右下方的不記名訪客分佈調查問卷,你是: ?

Saturday, February 05, 2011

小舖位話滄桑

小舖位話滄桑



一個位處邊緣間出來的狹長小舖位,在我搬來這區時,是一間 Delifrance 店,中區的幾間店,我都會偶然購買個午間午膳套餐,這一家雖然鄰近家門,反而甚少幫襯。


這個小舖位,因為地處人流甚旺的三角位,生意一向不錯,不久就因租約期滿,相信店家不想負擔新租約租金攀升,轉而由另一家連鎖店接手開舖,拆完又再建。


Mos Burger 就在這個小而狹長的舖位開業了,一向不愛吃漢堡飽的我,幾年來一直沒有幫襯過,直至他們在去年年尾,紀念全線開業4週年,減價發售最昂貴的漢堡,我才去了用低價買了一個吃,但不夠一月,這個位於小舖位的“摩斯漢堡”分店,又因租約期滿,關門大吉。


舊的拆了,新店又開,經經轟轟個多星期的拆完再起,一間新店又裝修好了,好奇心驅使,我每天都留意著將會開甚麽店呢?





揭曉了! 今次開了間 Olivers Super Sandwiches 超級三文治店。


【官方網頁】Oliver's Super Sandwiches was established since 1987 and is considered as the market leader in the niche market of sandwich specialty restaurants.

It has been evolved from a "snack bar" to more than 19 branches located in various prime locations in Hong Kong, together with 8 franchised branches in the Philippines.

Oliver's Super Sandwiches has been well positioned as a fast casual restaurant chain offering a clean and healthy lifestyle in dining with a wide range of wholesome product choice from inspired sandwiches to tempting baked potatoes, pastas and freshly made salads.



經濟是由社會上的活動帶動的,開舖頭經過多年經營,店鋪便開始變得殘舊,需要裝修 upgrade,若不是就因為租金的飆升,令到經營成本不再撐算,唯有轉移地點繼續經營,或是從此結業。


就看這個狹長小舖位,連氣幾次都是因租約期滿,舊的店家需要搬走,而選擇不再續約,我的猜想是租金飆升,令到縱使收入增加,但撇除租金後,毛利以至純利都下跌到不合理,故此經營者才寧願搬走(或結業)。


舖位的租金反映出,投資地舖的獲利豐厚,對於舖位的投資,甚至可以說成投機,已經很多傳媒報導分析,我沒有想增刪了。不過最近讀報,在港島時代廣場一帶的舖位,最近有一個成交呎價,又創天價新高,小小面積,總交易價格,令人乍舌。


商人看的是商機,才注入投資,舊的去,新的來,拆拆起起,裝修 upgrade,這都需要僱用室內設計,聘請室內裝修技工,hire 電器水喉技工,加上各方面供應商的轉換,令到多方面得到生意,賺到收入,收到人工(薪金),再出外消費,驅行社會的經濟活動,帶來再投資(也是投機),不過最先還是靠最初的投資意願,帶動起來。


投資環境,促進投資意願,投資變成一切的社會商業活動:
“動力之源”。


一個小舖位的滄桑史,見證著社會社區的經濟活動,週而復始,租金的飆升,對於投資環境影響,也影響了投資意願,最後影響到社會商業活動:“動力之源”。



利益申報:本人沒持有以上三間食店股票或股份,並也沒有家人親戚是以上三間食店的員工。今次的文字,純屬自我的記錄,特此聲明。



申延閱覽:
Delifrance Official Page
Mos Burger Official Page
Olivers Super Sandwiches Official Page


我的舊文:
小商戶的困局
小舖位再話滄桑



Thursday, February 03, 2011

兔 年








桃 爆





符 竹





萬 一





戶 聲





更 除






新 舊







新 身 世 心



年 體 界 想



進 健 和 事



步 康 平 成



賀謹空心


和 氣 生 財

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

繼續至明天

繼續至明天




對一個時日無多垂死的人,他她想見得到明天嗎?他她想繼續至明天嗎?





Carry on till tomorrow 《Badfinger》
In younger days, I told myself
my life would be my own
And I'd leave the place
where sunshine never shone
For my life's too short for waiting
when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that
I must carry on
Carry on till tomorrow,
there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on

Beyond the shadows of the clouds
and onward to the sky
Carry on till I find the rainbow's end
For my life's too short for waiting
when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on
Carry on till tomorrow,
there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on

Drifting on the wings of freedom,
leave this stormy day
And we'll ride to tomorrow's
golden fields
For my life's too short for waiting
when I see the rising sun
Then I know again that I must carry on
Carry on till tomorow,
there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on

And when the heavy journey's done,
I'll rest my weary head
For the world and it's colours
will be mine
For my life's too short for waiting
when I see the setting sun
Then I know again that I must carry on
Carry on till tomorrow,
there's no reason to look back
Carry on, carry on, carry on


香港沒有合法安樂死,全世界暫時都未有把安樂死合法化,幫助別人安樂死,是犯法的,自己去尋求安樂死,也屬違法。


做人當然是求生,求生是生物的本能,但等到那個時刻,生存比死亡更加痛苦,抉擇的權,竟然不能是自己可以決定。


甚至有些地方,自殺是非法的,自殺而不死,會被追究責任,唉!