「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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Saturday, September 05, 2015

☆☆☆☆☆☆ Starry Starry Night ☆☆☆☆☆☆

☆☆☆☆☆☆ Starry Starry Night ☆☆☆☆☆☆

Vincent 是 Don McLean 的名曲,年初時談過他另一首歌 American Pie 手稿拍賣得 120萬美元。雲遜 Vincent 這個英文名,曾經閃過 嗜悲 的念頭,增加一個英文名加入身份證和護照,就是這唯一的一個 。。。。。。Vincent 曾經考慮過!

【維基百科】"Vincent" is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, "Starry Starry Night", a reference to Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. The song also describes different paintings done by the artist.

梵高 的一生潦倒顛沛流離,1890年 7月 27日吞槍自殺,死時年僅 37歲,到死後他的畫作才華,才得到廣大人家欣賞 。。。。。。

【維基百科】McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. The following year, the song became the number one hit in the UK Singles Chart and No. 12 in the US. In the US, "Vincent" also peaked at number two on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 94 song for 1972.

Source: 維基百科

【維基百科】The song makes use of the accordion, vibraphone, strings, and guitar. In 2000, PBS aired Don McLean: Starry, Starry Night, a concert special that was filmed in Austin, Texas.

至於 嗜悲 中學時為何曾經想過用 Vincent 做英文名的呢,因為當年有個很 Cool 的 真米高雲遜 Jan-Michael Vincent (now 70 years old),他主演的 TV 電視片集 AirWolf(忘記中文譯名)在本港英文台播映,不記得是 明珠台 還是 亞視 英文台,這位 真米高雲遜 Vincent 演很有型的直升機機司。

真米高雲遜 Jan-Michael Vincent 三十年前,都有四十歲但還 keep 得很好,真的好型仔的呢!!!

不過結果最後還是沒有正式用上 Vincent,繼逐用回我中文名字的廣東話拼音,其中的 Initials 頭兩個字母,就是這樣十多廿年,由上中學以後到出道在美資公司工作,再經過多年成為這一行中的 “臭名”!

雖 嗜悲 自己沒有用上 Vincent 做 official 的 英文名字,但是多年工作以來,竟然令 嗜悲 earned 賺到一個 花名:Vincent 中文讀作:瘟神,真的是意想不到命運冥冥中自有安排,世事是如此玄妙的喲!

Anyway 讓我們再一次欣賞 Don McLean 的名曲,2011年已經步入老年的 Don 醇厚的表演。

自從 嗜悲 發覺在行內多了個 花名 Nickname 綽號:瘟神,每有自省時刻必記著減少 “煩人” 的程度。在 舊文 都有提過:嗜悲 唸書時給某教授 commented as Tenacious!

Tenacious = 鍥而不捨 (嗜悲 認為),是否代表頑固呢?不過追求學問,尋求真理,就應該要存有 “鍥而不捨” 的學習精神,每事必問並且要問個清楚明白方才罷休!

到了出來辦事第一份工是派去 內審 Internal Audit 學習,做內審除了審閱文件 documentation 外,就是要與 auditees 互動,問答填寫 ICQ internal control questionnaire,畫 流程表 Flowcharts,可能 嗜悲 落力過份 tenacious,很多時重覆又重覆去問,問完後發覺有疑點有矛盾 conflicts 又再返去再問過,一於打爛沙盤問到篤,日積月累在公司內部,得了一個 “瘟神” 的綽號。

好嘢沒有傳開去,衰嘢就愈傳愈開愈遠傳開去 “瘟神” 不脛而走,到脫離 審計 audit 多年後,離開 內審 Internal Audit 界別,這個 花名 nickname 綽號 沒有留低,反而一直跟著人四處走 。。。。。。可能有些新同事不知在公司內外,都是用中文名的 Initials 做稱呼愚弟,還以為 嗜悲 真的叫作 Vincent 呢!

哈哈哈哈哈 。。。。。。還有這個是 BBC Glastonbury Festival 2011 Don McLean

Last but not least,閣下若認識一位綽號 瘟神 or 若您們公司有位 瘟神 or Vincent 請不要對號入座,當作以為找到了 嗜悲 的 真身。現今用 Vincent 做英文名的麻甩佬都不少,於我服務的公司 Telephone directory,就經已有幾個 Vincent 喇。。。。。。。哈哈哈哈哈!

Vincent 。。。。starry starry night 結他 純音樂版本 performed by
Gian Piero Ferrini - Fingerstyle Guitarist

Vincent = 瘟神 。。。。。。。。。。。。。。唉!其實 嗜悲 只是個 80年代宅男,因為當年最愛玩 Pac Man 食鬼 打機遊戲!!!

若閣下若認識一位綽號 瘟神 or 若在公司內有位 瘟神 or Vincent 請不要對號入座,當作以為找到了 嗜悲 的 真身。現今用 Vincent 做英文名的麻甩佬,都不少的呢!


Vincent: It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Vincent is "prevailing". From Vincentius. The name ultimately derives from Latin "vincere", meaning "to conquer".

【nameberry.com】Vincent is a name with a complex image; after being quietly used for centuries, it is suddenly seeming stylish, along wih other V names. Even the nickname Vince has been given a reprieve via actor Vince Vaughn and country singer Vince Gill. Vin Diesel was born with the more prosaic name Mark Vincent.

Vincent was popular during the Middle Ages, especially among the French, who brought it to England. There are a number of St. Vincents, most famous of whom is St. Vincent de Paul, a seventeenth century French priest who organized societies of laymen to help the poor.

Vincent has always been a favorite of Roman Catholic families, particularly in the Italian community. Its most notable bearer was Vincent Van Gogh, but there have also been philanthropist Vincent Astor, who gave it a patrician edge and actors Vincent Price and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Vincent/Vince/Vinny has appeared on screen as the central characters of My Cousin Vinny and Entourage. John Travolta had two key Vin-roles, as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV series that launched him, Welcome Back, Kotter, and as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction. Vincent was the gentle giant on TV's Beauty and the Beast, and Ethan Hawke played a Vincent in Gattaca.

Learn something new Today!!! 不過要多謝一位把 Vincent 譯成廣東話叫:“瘟神” 的朋友,真是神來之筆喲!

Vincent (song) 維基百科
Vincent van Gogh 維基百科
Vincent thinkbabynames.com
Vincent nameberry.com

Tenacious 問題中年
我還記得 I Can Still Remember 。。。。。
Where Have All the Flowers Gone 花兒都往那裡去了?
Let it be 由它吧
Green Sleeves 綠袖子
Green Leaves of Summer 綠油油的夏天

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