Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.
No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry. All admit irregularity as they imply change; and to banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.
Yuen Long Blue | 1 // This week's set of three is connected by colour - a set of three shots from our public housing estates that use a dark shade of teal as its accent. The name of this week's series is a bit odd, but there's an iterative process behind it: the first thing that came to my mind when I thought about how to describe this dark teal colour is what Americans call "robin egg blue", after the striking colour of the eggs laid by the American Robin (possibly one of the most beautiful eggs in the world!). I don't know if that description is known in Hong Kong - probably not - so I thought about what other ways can I explain this peculiar colour that would resonate with Hong Kong. Eureka! - I thought I would think of the subway station within our @mtrhk network that uses this colour, and that station is Yuen Long. (One of the MTR network's most interesting features is the colour-coding of stations, which is used as a wayfinding tool - allowing commuters to have a colour-based cue for seeing what station the train is calling at, even when they can't see the name of the station.) Hence, this week's series shall be called Yuen Long Blue.
The estate in frame is Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate, one of oldest public housing estates in Hong Kong, which was completely rebuilt in 2009. The rebuilt Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate was one of the first housing estates to make use of the Non-Standard Block design, a more agile building style that makes better use of unusually shaped tracts of land. The Estate is considered a flagship of this new era of public housing in Hong Kong, and has some unusually generous features, such as a small museum celebrating this Estate's rich history, and in particular, its famous street food stalls and old-school Chinese cafes.
Just turned 20 today! So pumped to start a new chapter of my life.
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June Solstice—— Us, the Southerners, celebrating the shortest day of the year while on the opposite side of the world, the Northerners, are celebrating longest day of the year.
Doesn’t he look like Gendry of GOT, or is it just me? 🧐