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那些年的廣東歌

那些年的廣東歌

久不在香港時,不論是留學移民或是什麼的,總有一兩個讓人回憶過去的觸發點。某日在家聽歌,忽然好奇心起,在鍵盤中輸入"Twins"。一按Enter,打開了Spotify當中的廣東歌盒子。就來談談那些年的廣東歌吧。

Just How do you Type in Chinese? Introduction to Chinese Input Methods

Therefore, unless you wished for a keyboard running for the entire length of the Great Wall of China, quite clearly the QWERTY approach won't cut it. Instead, Chinese speakers rely on the so-called 'input methods', which breaks down all Chinese characters so that they can be entered through a Latin keyboard.

在倫敦中心尋找「小東京」

縱然沒有瞬間轉移裝置,但倫敦可是個世界大都會,要在城市中尋找日本的角落卻也不是難事:博物館、庭園以至書店等,就讓我一一介紹吧。

Japanese Food Extravaganza!! – London Edition

I'll now attempt to complete the Japanese experience (at least from a touristic point of view) with the sampling of Japan's finest cuisine, London-style. Fine Dining, Sushi, Udon, Ramen!

Escape to Tokyo: Japanese Cultural Portals in London

Although I don't have a teleporting device, I do live in the metropolis that is London. Since moving back from University, I've steadily accumulated some favourite locations for those who like me would like to escape to Tokyo one afternoon at a time. Monuments, gardens, shops, all things in Japan, this side of the world.

Chinese New Year is Just Like Christmas, But Better

Just like Christmas (and Thanksgiving), Chinese New Year is a major homecoming event. However, CNY is better because it is also New Year: with parades and fireworks all rolled into one giant festival.

唔食雞脾雞翼的英國人

英國人可說是以上的相反:明知就是超市冰櫃的貨色,但還是會在中餐館點薯條的大有人在。縱然名聲「遠近馳名」英國菜其實沒有這麼不堪,而且近年英國各地新餐廳可謂像雨後春筍般湧現,但部份英國人可仍是十分固執只吃焗豆多士,就連已基本成為英國菜的咖哩也不要,到那裡旅行也會自帶焗豆罐頭...

倫敦的小韓國-New Malden

韓流近年風髦全球,遠在地球另一端的英國亦不枉多讓。由每年九月在Southbank舉辦的韓國文化節,再到Kpop組合(還記得4Minute無端端在我家這個近郊屋群-馬鞍山之類的地方-搞了次演唱會),韓物韓事也愈發的為英國人所熟悉。 說起韓國文化,不能不提韓國料理吧?倫敦中心向來有以留學生和僑民服務為主的韓國餐廳,而近幾年來韓食不但向全國各大城市拓展,還出現了連鎖的韓式快餐店。以往我想吃韓食的話,總會貪便宜的到Tottenham Court Road地鐵站出口附近的那些,可是因為建新鐵路的關係,這以早成絕唱了。 於是我去問韓裔朋友們,倫敦韓食有什麼好去處。連問幾人的答案都是一樣。 「當然是New Malden了,大概是韓國以外最正宗的。」 有冇咁誇張?朋友見我不信,便約定我到New Malden一趟。

英國大學:How to Freshers Week (1)

對英國準大學生的新鮮人來說,其中一樣最期待,卻又暗暗害怕的是,當然就是Freshers Week了。Freshers Week大概類似O-Camp,是大學準備啟課前的一星期,兼有破冰和適應大學生活兩用途。全國各大學的節目大同小異,可是對不同的人卻有不同的意義。除非你像我一樣宿舍出身,它還是你離家獨自生活的第一星期呢。 對一些人來說,Freshers Week是「擺脫」以往十數年人生,重新開始的機會;對另一些人來說,它卻可以是在一個延續以往生活的契機。 又有說,你在Freshers Week遇上的人,在add了Facebook以後就不會再見。不過,你在大學三四年的好友室友,以至未來最好的朋友,大有可能就是這星期認識的。說Freshers Week是你人生之中最重要的星期之一實不為過。 所以,Freshers Week到底要如何應付?經過大學的三年,再加上做Frep(=Fresher’s Rep)的經驗,自問還可以給點意見:以下就是Freshers Week的幾點攻略!

Clash of Imaginations Reloaded: Hong Kong Through Google Images

We have all used Google image search. Whether we are looking for a school project or a computer wallpaper, you...

Introduction to the Chinese ‘Dialects’ (2): Language or Not?

(Sorry, it’s been a while for this next update; finalist year is taking its toll.) Allow us to return to...

Introduction to the Chinese “Dialects” (1) Cantonese v. Mandarin

‘Do you speak Chinese?’ ‘Do you speak Mandarin or Cantonese?’ In the years I have spent living in the UK,...

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