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今日去旺電入貨, 店員話掘coin堀到啲高階顯示卡全部貴曬,有錢都未必有貨。(這並非投資建議。)
A salesperson of a major local computer-component retailer says that the popularity of cryptocurrency mining has drained pretty much all the local supplies of high-end graphics cards. (This is not an investment advise.)
— at Mong Kok Computer Center, Hong Kong.

「茄丈」、「冬OT」、「少田」、「白才」…每次見到茶餐廳單上嘅中文,我就會想像幾百年後嘅語言學家同考古學家會係咁出論文嘗試去理解啲字嘅含意。
Homophones are very common in Hong Kong restaurants.

 

昨天學系舉行全體老師會議,其間有好些同事表示不明白現時的學生的想法。

學系的立場一向是不干預學生活動,所以對迎新營籌委組成一向不過問。今年眼見距離迎新營籌委名單截止報名日期只剩四個工作天,學系才答允和作為學生代表的各個系會召開會議,希望協調一個機制,即使將來再次傾莊失敗,同學亦可以自行組成一個後備籌委頂上。當天出席的有兩位老師、學系的行政主任及各系會的代表,絕非閉門造車,有甚麼不可告人的陰謀。

會上討論相當熱切,最後達成的共識是各系會共同推薦一定數目的籌委,同時亦歡迎其他有興趣的同學加入。會上既無談及誰是營主,學系亦清楚表明不會干預迎新營人數和內容,還特意表示樂見某位同學及他當時只有個位人數的團隊成為籌委。

網上指控學系不會作出正式回應,但若同學向學系以至大學其他單位投訴,學系就必須澄清指控與事實不符。若事情發展到那階段,這對同學想爭取的訴求又有甚麼好處?

《鐵血孤兒》來到尾聲,其實劇情有點像《權力遊戲》:交戰兩雙方沒有誰是絕對好人,亦沒有絕對壞人。有名有姓的角色死完一個又一個,即使主角再強亦沒有能力隻手改變戰況。

這才像一個真正的戰爭。

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is somewhat similar to Game of Thrones: there are no obvious goods guys and bad guys in the war, important characters do die, and no superhero with the power to single-handedly turn the tide of battle.

婆婆八十多歲人第一次去維園。 孫子要上班,幸好有Esther作孝順孫新抱!
Grandma had never been to the Victoria Park before. All thanks to Esther as I was still at work.

《盧根》肯定是拍得最好的狼人電影。雖然打著「一刀不剪」的噱頭,但電影對親情和人性的著墨其實相當多,甚至足以讓觀眾眼眶泛淚。相比狼人的犧牲,我對X教授的遭遇感受更深。教授這角色是知識份子的極致—擁有強大的腦袋而常懷濟世之心。教授的下場像徵著知識份子的末落,比照今日時局就不其然感到唏噓。
Logan is the best Wolverine movie by far. It is an R-rated movie, but it also has a strong emphasis on family and social values, delivered through scenes that can bring an audience to tears. Given what is happening in the United States right now, suddenly it does not sound all that ridiculous that the mutant children in the movie were trying to escape from America to Canada. The demise of the intellectual class, exemplified by the suffering of Charles Xavier, just make it all the more sad.