「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, June 16, 2007



【明報專訊】 殉職消防員黃家熙的喪禮,今日以消防處最高榮譽規格舉行,在荃灣消防局外舉行隆重的告別儀式,再安葬浩園。






TVB News 在荃灣工廠大廈大火中,殉職的消防員黃家熙,以最高榮譽喪禮舉殯。

收看TVB 新聞片點擊上圖 或 新聞片段


心情極度低落﹐整個下午都揮之不去。 晚上回家看TVB的新聞報導﹐

伸延閱覽: 烈火雄心

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Crying in the rain

Crying in the rain

連日天雨, 陰暗的天,令人心情低落!

試聽 Crying in the rain by The Everly Brothers I'll never let you see The way my broken heart is hurting me I've got my pride and I know how to hide All the sorrow and pain I'll do my crying in the rain If I wait for cloudy skies You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes You'll never know that I still love you So though the heartaches remain I'll do my crying in the rain Raindrops falling from heaven Will never wash away my misery But since we're not together I'll wait for stormy weather To hide these tears I hope you'll never see Someday when my crying's done I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun I may be a fool But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain I'll do my crying in the rain I'll do my crying in the rain I'll do my crying in the rain I'll do my crying in the rain MTV版

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

第一次讀 丹布朗的 Angels and Demons 天使與魔鬼 時候, 記憶最深的是第九十四章(不同版本可以不同), Vatican 梵蒂崗的 教皇侍從 the camerlegno 對著 BBC 的獨家電視直播, 他說: 
To the illuminati, "You have won the War" ..................


電影仍由 Tom Hanks 重演 Robert Langdon , Ron Howard 執導, 暫定上映日期2008年12月11日 但選擇誰來演 the camerlegno 呢?

Quoting .....

Now, speaking directly to the camera, the camerlegno stepped forward. "To the Illuminati," he said, his voice deepening, "and to those of science, let me say this." He paused. "You have won the war."

The silence spread now to the deepest corners of the chapel. Mortati could hear the desperate thumping of his own heart.
"The wheels have been in motion for a long time," the camerlegno said. "Your victory has been inevitable. Never before has it been as obvious as it is at this moment. Science is the new God."

What is he saying? Mortati thought. Has he gone mad? The entire world is hearing this!

"Medicine, electronic communications, space travel, genetic manipulation these are the miracles about which we now tell our children. These are the miracles we herald as proof that science will bring us the answers. The ancient stories of immaculate conceptions, burning bushes, and parting seas are no longer relevant. God has become obsolete. Science has won the battle. We concede."

A rustle of confusion and bewilderment swept through the chapel.
"But science's victory," the camerlegno added, his voice intensifying, "has cost every one of us. And it has cost us deeply."


"Science may have alleviated the miseries of disease and drudgery and provided an array of gadgetry for our entertainment and convenience, but it has left us in a world without wonder. Our sunsets have been reduced to wavelengths and frequencies. The complexities of the universe have been shredded into mathematical equations. Even our self-worth as human beings has been destroyed. Science proclaims that Planet Earth and its inhabitants are a meaningless speck in the grand scheme. A cosmic accident." He paused.

"Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone. We are bombarded with violence, division, fracture, and betrayal. Skepticism has become a virtue. Cynicism and demand for proof has become enlightened thought. Is it any wonder that humans now feel more depressed and defeated than they have at any point in human history? Does science hold anything sacred? Science looks for answers by probing our unborn fetuses. Science even presumes to rearrange our own DNA. It shatters God's world into smaller and smaller pieces in quest of meaning and all it finds is more questions."

Mortati watched in awe.

The camerlegno was almost hypnotic now. He had a physical strength in his movements and voice that Mortati had never witnessed on a Vatican altar. The man's voice was wrought with conviction and sadness.

"The ancient war between science and religion is over," the camerlegno said. "You have won. But you have not won fairly. You have not won by providing answers. You have won by so radically reorienting our society that the truths we once saw as signposts now seem inapplicable. Religion cannot keep up. Scientific growth is exponential. It feeds on itself like a virus.

Every new breakthrough opens doors for new breakthroughs. Mankind took thousands of years to progress from the wheel to the car. Yet only decades from the car into space. Now we measure scientific progress in weeks. We are spinning out of control. The rift between us grows deeper and deeper, and as religion is left behind, people find themselves in a spiritual void. We cry out for meaning.

And believe me, we do cry out. We see UFOs, engage in channeling, spirit contact, out-of-body experiences, mindquests—all these eccentric ideas have a scientific veneer, but they are unashamedly irrational. They are the desperate cry of the modern soul, lonely and tormented, crippled by its own enlightenment and its inability to accept meaning in anything removed from technology."

Mortati could feel himself leaning forward in his seat. He and the other cardinals and people around the world were hanging on this priest's every utterance. The camerlegno spoke with no rhetoric or vitriol. No references to scripture or Jesus Christ.

He spoke in modern terms, unadorned and pure. Somehow, as though the words were flowing from God himself, he spoke the modern language delivering the ancient message. In that moment, Mortati saw one of the reasons the late Pope held this young man so dear. In a world of apathy, cynicism, and technological deification, men like the camerlegno, realists who could speak to our souls like this man just had, were the church's only hope.

The camerlegno was talking more forcefully now. "Science, you say, will save us. Science, I say, has destroyed us. Since the days of Galileo, the church has tried to slow the relentless march of science, sometimes with misguided means, but always with benevolent intention. Even so, the temptations are too great for man to resist. I warn you, look around yourselves. The promises of science have not been kept. Promises of efficiency and simplicity have bred nothing but pollution and chaos. We are a fractured and frantic species moving down a path of destruction."

The camerlegno paused a long moment and then sharpened his eyes on the camera.
"Who is this God science? Who is the God who offers his people power but no moral framework to tell you how to use that power? What kind of God gives a child fire but does not warn the child of its dangers? The language of science comes with no signposts about good and bad. Science textbooks tell us how to create a nuclear reaction, and yet they contain no chapter asking us if it is a good or a bad idea.

"To science, I say this. The church is tired. We are exhausted from trying to be your signposts. Our resources are drying up from our campaign to be the voice of balance as you plow blindly on in your quest for smaller chips and larger profits. We ask not why you will not govern yourselves, but how can you? Your world moves so fast that if you stop even for an instant to consider the implications of your actions, someone more efficient will whip past you in a blur.

So you move on. You proliferate weapons of mass destruction, but it is the Pope who travels the world beseeching leaders to use restraint. You clone living creatures, but it is the church reminding us to consider the moral implications of our actions. You encourage people to interact on phones, video screens, and computers, but it is the church who opens its doors and reminds us to commune in person as we were meant to do. You even murder unborn babies in the name of research that will save lives.

"And all the while, you proclaim the church is ignorant. But who is more ignorant? The man who cannot define lightning, or the man who does not respect its awesome power? This church is reaching out to you. Reaching out to everyone. And yet the more we reach, the more you push us away. Show me proof there is a God, you say. I say use your telescopes to look to the heavens, and tell me how there could not be a God!"

The camerlegno had tears in his eyes now. "You ask what does God look like. I say, where did that question come from? The answers are one and the same. Do you not see God in your science? How can you miss Him! You proclaim that even the slightest change in the force of gravity or the weight of an atom would have rendered our universe a lifeless mist rather than our magnificent sea of heavenly bodies, and yet you fail to see God's hand in this? Is it really so much easier to believe that we simply chose the right card from a deck of billions? Have we become so spiritually bankrupt that we would rather believe in mathematical impossibility than in a power greater than us?

"Whether or not you believe in God," the camerlegno said, his voice deepening with deliberation, "you must believe this. When we as a species abandon our trust in the power greater than us, we abandon our sense of accountability. Faith all faiths are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed. If the outside world could see this church as I do looking beyond the ritual of these walls they would see a modern miracle a brotherhood of imperfect, simple souls wanting only to be a voice of compassion in a world spinning out of control."

The camerlegno motioned out over the College of Cardinals, and the BBC camerawoman instinctively followed, panning the crowd.

"Are we obsolete?" the camerlegno asked. "Are these men dino-saurs? Am I? Does the world really need a voice for the poor, the weak, the oppressed, the unborn child? Do we really need souls like these who, though imperfect, spend their lives imploring each of us to read the signposts of morality and not lose our way?"

Mortati now realized that the camerlegno, whether consciously or not, was making a brilliant move. By showing the cardinals, he was personalizing the church. Vatican City was no longer a building, it was people –people like the camerlegno who had spent their lives in the service of goodness.

"Tonight we are perched on a precipice," the camerlegno said. "None of us can afford to be apathetic. Whether you see this evil as Satan, corruption, or immorality the dark force is alive and growing every day. Do not ignore it." The camerlegno lowered his voice to a whisper, and the camera moved in. "The force, though mighty, is not invincible. Goodness can prevail. Listen to your hearts. Listen to God. Together we can step back from this abyss."

Now Mortati understood. This was the reason. Conclave had been violated, but this was the only way. It was a dramatic and desperate plea for help. The camerlegno was speaking to both his enemy and his friends now. He was entreating anyone, friend or foe, to see the light and stop this madness. Certainly someone listening would realize the insanity of this plot and come forward.

The camerlegno knelt at the altar. "Pray with me."

The College of Cardinals dropped to their knees to join him in prayer. Outside in St. Peter's Square and around the globe a stunned world knelt with them.




















“不管你信不信上帝,”教皇內侍審慎地說著,聲音低沉起來,“你都要相信這樣的事實。當我們人類不再相信存在比我們強大的力量時,我們就放棄了自己的責任感。宗教信仰……所有的信仰……都告誡我們有些事物是我們無法理解的,有些 是我們要承擔責任的……由於有了信仰,我們就會對彼此負責,對自己負責,對一種更高的真理負責。宗教的不完美只是因為人的瑕疵。如果外界的人能像我這樣看待宗教……越過宗教儀式這些高牆……他們就會看到一個現代奇蹟……看到在這個飛速發展而失去控制的世界裡,不完美但卻率直的靈魂因渴望尋求同情之聲而產生的一種手足之情。”








在線閱讀中文版 Angels and Demons 天使與魔鬼
在線閱讀英文版 Angels and Demons 天使與魔鬼
The camerlegno speech 教王內侍演說 全文簡體版
The camerlegno speech 教王內侍演說 全文繁體版

Monday, June 11, 2007



Yahoo Movies 上週末北美洲電影票房紀錄﹐ 第一名仍然是 魔盜王~3 Pirates of the Caribbean ~~ At World's End , 但意外的發現第二名不是其他兩部大片﹐而是 Knocked Up ﹐第三名才是「史力加~三」。

Knocked Up

Seth Rogen as Ben

Katherine Heigl as Allison

Directed by:
Judd Apatow

Produced by:
Seth Rogen

Yahoo Movies


Allison Scott is an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose 24-year-old life is on the fast track.

But it gets seriously derailed when a drunken one-nighter with slacker Ben Stone results in an unwanted pregnancy.

Faced with the prospect of going it alone or getting to know the baby's father, Allison decides to give the lovable doof a chance.


當然最後大團圓結局﹐ 男女主角為了做好爸爸媽媽﹐改變了自己。



Remarks: The past weekend Jun 8 to 10 box office First Ocean's Thirteen Second Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Third Knocked Up .

Sunday, June 10, 2007



食材來價漲 食肆掀加價潮
【明報專訊】   過去一段時間,因內地通脹,加上內需強勁,結果令本港食物來貨價上升,但大部分食肆一直未敢隨便將成本轉嫁消費者。然而,面對食材價格持續高企,大家樂已率先表示,未來12個月會加價3至5%。餐飲業說,相信食肆會陸續加價,普遍幅度約一成。

【明報專訊】 近期內地的豬肉、雞蛋來貨價急升,連鎖快餐店大家樂昨率先宣布,未來12月個會加價3至5%。主席陳裕光在業績會上說,面對內地豬肉價格在過去半年升40%,雞蛋批發價亦急升,雖然集團的採購是全球性,如大部分豬肉來自巴西,故內地食材價格上升對集團影響輕微,但隨內地供港物價上漲,令香港有通脹壓力,故也要加價。







對於香港由通縮轉頭通漲﹐各位高薪厚高職可能不覺﹐我呢D 底層打工仔﹐壓力重擔愈來愈大﹐社會貧富懸殊加劇。