Oh my Mamiya

Sham Shui Po & Jordon, Hong Kong, August 2017

那一天天氣很好,於是拿了相機出門影相。
The weather was nice so I took the camera out to take some photos.
我很喜歡這個城市。/ I like this city very much. 這部借來的相機重了點,不能夠隨身帶着,很可惜。但我用得好高興,謝謝。有時會覺得自己真的很幸運。
This borrowed camera is quite heavy. A shame that I cannot carry it along with me to anywhere. But I am happy to use it. Thank you. Sometimes I feel really lucky.

Elim

My niece (not my daughter), Hong Kong, August 2017

你不幸地在這個荒謬的世界出世。
Unlucky that you were born to this ridiculous era.



The Big Buddha

Big Buddha / 天壇大佛, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, May 2017 

一直下着毛毛細雨。
It was drizzling.
杜鵑花 / Rhododendron

p.s. 看來這部相機過片時有點問題,每張相之間的相隔距離都很不同。/ Seems there is a problem with this camera's film advancing. The space between each photo is very different. 

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六月之後很小練寫字。
I seldom practice my Chinese writing after June.

Notes to the ending summer

1. 出門時有預感會遺失八達通,最後遺失了八達通。預感出現不就是應該要努力去避免它發生嗎?但預感亦不就是將會發生的事,而且必定發生無法阻止嗎?

2. 路過一個地方,想起一些難堪的事。但不用再怕了,未來再經過這裏時我會想起有一個懸掛着一號風球的下午,我滿頭大汗路過這裏。

3. 昨天在路上我偷偷地流淚,但有位認識的人從後趕上,熱情地打招呼。糟透,很怕讓人見到。

4. 下班,沒有去上堂,但又不想回家,帶着向人借來的雙鏡反光機盪了去某個地方,影了第一張長曝車軌的照片。很期待遲點自己會沖了甚麼出來。

5. 王家衛:「世間所有的相遇,都是久別重逢。」、「櫻花只開一季,真愛只有一次。如果只是寂寞,請不要愛我。」、「念念不忘,必有回響。點一盞燈,有燈必有人。」、「酒,越喝越暖,水會越喝越寒。」

6. 苦盡會甘來。

7. 我每天都在學習,都在進步。

The world looks better through our eyes

Irene, Hong Kong, August 2017

第一次用中片幅相機來影正片,收到底片時很有滿足感。之前影過一筒135的正片,但曝光錯誤,整筒都炒了,只是有幾格是有東西看,跟着都不敢再影了。相隔一年再度挑戰,很滿意。

不過正片都是直接用肉眼看更好。

My first time to use medium format camera to shoot slide. It is so satisfying when receiving the film. I have shot a 135 slide before but I used wrong exposure setting. The photos turned out either overexposed or underexposed. Then I dared not to shoot slide again. After a year, I tried again and am happy with the result.

Anyway slide looks better with bare eyes
我在夏天出世的。/ I was born in summer. 很想擺脫現在的生活呢。/ Want to get rid of this kind of life I am having now. 謝謝那位借這部相機給我用的小朋友。/ Thanks to the child who borrowed this camera to me.
今天又打八號風了,希望所有人安好。新聞說因為地球暖化問題,好似天鴿的暴風將會是每年最小發生一次的自然現象。

Typhoon signal no. 8 was hoisted again in Hong Kong today. Wish everybody doing well. The news said a typhoon like Hato will happen at least once a year because of global warming.

My left hand

Home, Hong Kong, May 2017

我從上個月開始學結他。可能因為結他捉得太多力和練習得比較多,左手母指的關節最近都一直在痛。這是唯一一樣不會令自己感到有壓力的興趣,而且結他聲很好聽呢。
I started learning guitar since last month. Probably because of holding the guitar too forceful and practicing quite a lot, my left thumb's joint have been feeling painful. Anyway it's my only hobby that I won't feel stressed when doing it. And sound of guitar is beautiful.

Shine on

Me copying and painting, Hong Kong, August 2017

陽光一照了進來投射到枱面,我便很難集中精神。陽光下所有事物都變得零捨漂亮。要好好欣賞。
It's hard to concentrate whenever the sunlight shines through the curtain and falls on the table. Things look more beautiful under the sun and always catch my attention.
雲很美麗的一天。/ A day with some beautiful clouds. 學了兩個月都在臨摹,不過老師說頭幾年都只會是不停地臨摹。
Having learnt it for 2 months, I am still copying. But teacher told me I need to keep on copying for the first few years .

I hope we will be different

Jordon, Hong Kong, July 2017 

這是我第一筒電影菲林,但就只有這幾張相是喜歡的。

當時我在做甚麼?好像是去尋找自沖黑白負片的方法。明了。

This is my first roll of movie film but I only like these few photos.

What was I doing? Should be searching for ways to self-develop black and white negative. Understood.
光污染。/ Light pollution.
很想要一部掃描器來自己掃菲林。/ I want a scanner to scan film by myself.

今天打10號風球,突然多了日假期。但很多地方都被破壞了,很多老樹都倒塌了。不過很快,壞了的地方會維修好,塌了的樹會被忘記了,上班的人繼續上班,所有東西都會如打風前一樣地運作。

Today typhoon signal no. 10 was hoisted in Hongkong. I suddenly got one more day off; but meanwhile, a lot of places are damaged and old trees fell down. But very soon, damaged places will be repaired; fallen trees will be forgotten; people continue to work. Everything will be the same as it was.