天后誕在西區 make-shift tin hau altar

2016.4.29 | 山道橋底 below hill road bridge 西環沒有天后廟,但不可不向天后賀壽。今年的天后誕正日在上星期五 4月29日。兩三天前,有關人士搭起小竹棚,讓街坊可以向天后稟意供奉。 it was tin hau’s birthday on the past friday, 29 april. western district does not have any tin hau temple. but this does not stop the residents from paying their respect to the city’s  beloved sea goddess. a temporary altar was built for few days right […]

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灣仔土地廟遇祭白虎 insect awakening day at wanchai

2016.3.5 驚蟄 | 永豐街 wing fung street 今天驚蟄,祭白虎以驅除害蟲、消災解難。 早上路過灣仔土地廟,清靜無人,不妨發現街坊祭完白虎留下的祭品。 白虎以肥豬膏祭奉,虎前還撒有綠豆白米。 this morning went past this earth god shrine in wanchai. what a surprise to discover someone just finished making offerings to the “white tiger”. according to chinese lunar calendar, hibernating insects awaken today. one of the rituals is to make offering to the ‘white tigers’ […]

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生果檔的秋裝 the autumn street anthem

2015.10.24 | 中環卑利街荷李活道口 peel street crosses hollywood road 農曆九月,一項季度手工業就會在各老舊社區捲起陣陣橘香清蘊。街頭巷尾大媽女仕身邊都堆著盒盒紙箱的新會柑,講究出生地、面容完好,又考手工。每張果皮開誠三瓣,用繩串成果皮圈璉,放於蔭下同時通風處,練就天然綠色黃金。 如果床前的窗簾用上這襲襲綠裳,會否我也多發個香夢? every autumn, you will see this pleasant green hand-industry/products flourish around almost every street corners in old neighbourhoods for some brief weeks. cantoneses and hongkongers love aged dried tangerine peels as they have high herbal and gourmet value. many mature ladies at home and in […]

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