2005-03-30

重遊志蓮淨苑




中文打字

電腦中文打字向來是我的弱項。倉頡或簡易輸入法不懂,九方學不成,拼音輸入勉?算能解?一些打字需要,但因為打字速度慢,寫長篇文章時常因阻礙思維進度,終致感到無趣而中途放棄。如今用了手寫版,認字能力強,整體速度加炔了,又無須學習,感覺良好!

Escalators

2005-03-28

Bought tons of books and DVDs in HK (II)

At last count, I have bought close to 30 kg of books, CDs and DVDs. 20 kg of them will be shipped via surface mail back to Brisbane, while the other 10 kg will become part of our return luggage.

2005-03-14

法國印象派繪畫珍品展

適逢其會,參觀了香港藝術館的「法國印象派繪畫珍品展」("Impressionism: Treasures from the National Collection of France")。展品當然是珍品,但很多恐怕不能算是頂級珍品,更何況以前在巴黎已參觀過部分展品。相比起來,我對館內的另一展覽「黃永玉八十藝展」更感興趣。


追夢留痕 漫談法國印象派繪畫珍品展 (鄧海超, 明報月刊 3/05)

2005-03-06

The Sea Inside (Mar adentro) - What a great film!

"The Sea Inside", directed by Alejandro Amenabar, is the real life story of Ramon Sampedro, who spent over a quarter of a century as a quadriplegic and campaigned hard for his right to die.

With a story line like this, the film is bound to be controversial, and many critics/viewers simply judge this film on their approval or otherwise of euthanasia.

(e.g. one viewer said: "... but I hear the Sea Inside is very moving and uplifting, not a dark sort of film either, very powerful, but it's about a guy who wants to die? Excuse me?? I mean, I don't mean to tell films what they should preach, but can we stick with messages like "living life is better than not living it", "suicide is bad," etc.")

But a film is an artistic product. A film can only be judged by its artistic merits. From this perpspective, The Sea Inside is a major success.

Watch it, please.


Official site (Spanish) / Official site (English)
To know more about this film, go to Rotten Tomatoes / IMDb

警告 Warning !!!