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 Linda Lai / on Kimburley Choi's "A Story of One’s Own" 有關蔡穎儀的《我所知她們的私己事》
乾女兒 Goddaughter

乾女兒 Goddaughter

人的一生從呱呱墜地開始,長大後會變成怎樣,誰也說不準。平凡人往往有不平凡的一面 …。 “What would become of me?” One could only wait to be surprised, FP writer Wai-leung Lai writes.

總在你身邊 (十):明日的回憶 Just Around You 10: Remembrance of Tomorrow

總在你身邊 (十):明日的回憶 Just Around You 10: Remembrance of Tomorrow

Speaking through faint old objects, FP Manager/writer Wai-leung Lai re-experienced his past as a precarious future as he packed up the public estate flat where he grew up. 與母親收拾細軟之際,據點作者黎偉亮鑽進這個她守望了半個世紀的公屋小宅,順道借舊物說說往事一二,比比今昔。從昏黃細物中,他看見了似近實遠、隱而即現的「未來」。

Faith Monsod / Liminality & the full-stop that never came 虛界裡的游離身份,等待不會來的句號。

Faith Monsod / Liminality & the full-stop that never came 虛界裡的游離身份,等待不會來的句號。

Is there an intangible essence that might embody who we are? What positions do memories hold in forming one’s identity? Do our physical bodies suffice in representing us? How much of our sense of self relies on the reflexive process that governs our interpersonal relationships? HK-born Faith Monsod commits her graduation thesis to the quest.「我是誰」可以被理解為無形的實質嗎?例如,記憶能賦予我個人身份嗎?我的身體足以表徵我時誰?我的「自我意識」有多少是由我與別人的變動中的關係所衍生的?出生於香港的 Faith Monsod 用一個21分鐘的畢業作品去回應。

PUN Tsz-wai / If an elephant never forgets, would it also yearn for the past that is gone? 大象可曾忘記?

PUN Tsz-wai / If an elephant never forgets, would it also yearn for the past that is gone? 大象可曾忘記?

“Born in the later part of 97, I never got to experience Lai Yuen. For me, it is a place constructed by words and stories. … I would hear bits and pieces about the park and, somehow, it became part of my own childhood, part of my own memory.” (Pun Tsz-wai)「我出生於1997年的下半年,從未經驗過荔園是怎樣的。它是個由別人的字詞和故事合成的地方。一點一滴的聽著,荔園好像就是我自己的童年,是我個人的記憶。」– 潘子懷

Linda Lai / [Put away] The Kid on the Street, a prototype in HK Cinema 街童上樓:大排檔、公屋,香港電影的民間典型

Linda Lai / [Put away] The Kid on the Street, a prototype in HK Cinema 街童上樓:大排檔、公屋,香港電影的民間典型

In the second of a series of field notes as short essays, Linda Lai continues to craft possible histories of Hong Kong’s everyday interiority through the lens of “intelligentsia” responses within the filmmaking community in the immediate post-WW2 years. 一連三篇由「細路祥」出發的第二篇:黎肖嫻繼續探討「細路祥」化身銀幕上,成為了甚麼樣的文化資本。小孩所牽連的是一張複雜的管治的權力網。

LAI Wai-leung / 總在你身邊 (九) – 起身喇! Just Around You 9: “Wakey-wakey!”

LAI Wai-leung / 總在你身邊 (九) – 起身喇! Just Around You 9: “Wakey-wakey!”

What was life like for an ordinary kid growing up in crammed flats in public housing? Tough, but ordinary, when the notion of “poverty” was not turned into an ideology that undermines you. 1960s, 1970s. Hong Kong. FP writer Wai-leung Lai recalls… 只有最基本的資源也是日子的一種。活著總有生趣,就看你。那是當「缺乏豪華生活」未被化成統計,未被化作意識形態之前…。普通人的普通故事。

LAI Wai-leung / 不是影評。從光華迸發到日暮星沉,由舊戲「英雄本色」說起  A Better Tomorrow and beyond, not a film review

LAI Wai-leung / 不是影評。從光華迸發到日暮星沉,由舊戲「英雄本色」說起 A Better Tomorrow and beyond, not a film review

In an extended roll call of local made movies, FP writer Wai-leung Lai tells an integrated story of his history of local film viewing, an assertion of the right of a serious non-expert viewer’s voice to be heard. After, popular cinema is a specific way to connect with the ordinary people on the level of living. And after all, Readership Theories have covered much ground in film and media studies in the past 30 something years in the academia. 黎偉亮一個人睇戲的故事,追述多年來看港產片的心跡,說明了用心看戲也就是用心活著。一個用心的觀眾絕對有權在「影評」的建制圈外肯定表述的聲音。

Ryan Chung / let the mind speak 5: Loneliness is a Cry for Nothing「思維自說自話」5 : 孤單是無端而吶喊

Ryan Chung / let the mind speak 5: Loneliness is a Cry for Nothing「思維自說自話」5 : 孤單是無端而吶喊

Finding an ensemble of words to give form, thickness and density to flickering thoughts and fleeting sentiments is Ryan Chung’s persistent experiment in his “let the mind speak” series — speaking for its own sake, this time, “loneliness” must imprint its presence… What is the vocabulary of our own loneliness? 表述是為了堅守表述自由的維度。孤單是怎樣的?孤單的語彙是怎樣的?說了就是。鍾樹仁的思維自說自話。

Ryan Chung / let the mind speak 4: Twenty-two: reflection on experiences, a starting point 「思維自說自話」4 – 反照經驗,就這樣開始可以嗎?

Ryan Chung / let the mind speak 4: Twenty-two: reflection on experiences, a starting point 「思維自說自話」4 – 反照經驗,就這樣開始可以嗎?

You are twenty-two, or you could be 24, 30 or just 16. Emotions often escape words, but writing the act preserves that moment of struggling to give sentiments an outfit. Keep writing: let realities come through the cracks of grammatical and syntactic fabrics. 確定是22歲,或許24, 30;16歲可以嗎?情緒和感覺往往挑戰文字的限度;裹不住,盛載又不完全。只有「寫」,作為行動,以「演」為述。抓著那個時刻,殘酷的現實或許找到那片刻的機會破裂縫而迅出。

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