Justified & Ancient
- May 19, 2015
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- Broadcasting from the moon...
Yep, quite near my workplace. Apparently Chow Yun Fat lives on the same road. Kowloon tong is a funny place: expensive kindergartens, love hotels, driving schools and mansions of the rich and famous all crammed together. The area also reminds me more of the UK than anywhere else in Hong Kong due to the low-rise buildings and wide, quiet streets.Is that in Kowloon Tong? I remember being driven past it in the early 80's and it being pointed out to me. As a huge fan, it was a momentous occasion for me, even though it was only for a moment or so.
Hong Kong heritage museum have a standing exhibition about Lee which takes up a whole floor, so I guess there's competition. Also Lee was mainly resident in the USA, I think he probably just had a house here because he could. Kind of an overseas second home.I'm really surprised that it wasn't turned into a museum.
Snakes are relatively common in Korea, but there are only four or five types that are potentially deadly. Three of these are vipers: more likely to cause a painful swelling to the fit and healthy, but they could do away with children or the elderly. They also have adders and Tiger Keelbacks here.Venomous snakes? If so, how deadly? What's the other animal's silhouette? Mongoose? Otter? A kind of cat?
I used to enjoy going to the fucked-up festivities at Lewes when I lived in Sussex - they have something of the feeling of a Nuremberg Rally x Wicker Man mashup run on scrumpy. It hit me right in the twittens. But I remember some of the bonfire societies' websites used to give off a strong 'not for outsiders' vibe.History and background to the Sussex and west Kent Autumn shenanigans - as someone who didn't grow up in the area I found this illuminating. (Like a banger in the face.)
Guy Fawkes Night: Why is bonfire such a big deal in Sussex?
To some, Bonfire Night represents an excuse to set off some fireworks. But it is perhaps in the south east of England that memories of Guy Fawkes and his failed bid to blow up King James I burn brightest.
The festivities are about far more than one night though. The Sussex Bonfire season starts on the first weekend of September and ends in the third week of November.
Bonfire societies from towns around Sussex and the western edges of Kent capitalise on the fact the events are staggered across several weeks to take part in each other's parades and the biggest nights attract crowds of several thousand.
Flaming torches, costumes and effigies of celebrities are as much a part of the spectacle as fireworks and the almost cult-like Bonfire season is a key part of the calendar in a manner that may seem bizarre to those elsewhere in the country. But why is it such a big deal?
I haven't been for years, it was a thing to experience for the couple of years I lived in the town. But, yeah - they don't like strangers in these parts.I used to enjoy going to the fucked-up festivities at Lewes when I lived in Sussex - they have something of the feeling of a Nuremberg Rally x Wicker Man mashup run on scrumpy. It hit me right in the twittens. But I remember some of the bonfire societies' websites used to give off a strong 'not for outsiders' vibe.
The tent is a UFO! Take me with you!Spent the night in a tent in Kapyong, a place that might be known to some people as the site of a famous British and Commonwealth battle in 1951.
The teepee, alas, was not mine, but lazy campers can rent them and in the dead of night they looked gloriously cosy from without. The site was beside a river and the scenery, as you can see, very autumnal. We went out in that retro-looking speedboat and got up to some fairly impressive speeds, the pilot throwing it this way and that to entertain my daughter and frighten my wife.
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