conference keynote

Another scene from the Hong Kong conference. It was held at Hong Kong Baptist University - such a nice place - I hope to go back there again and maybe collaborate with them in some way.

conference workshop

Just to remind you that it was not all play in Hong Kong, a scene from one of the workshops.. Mind you, I was probably daydreaming of pirates.

steamer on the essequibo

A steamer arriving at Parika Stelling on the Essequibo River in Guyana in 1980. Okay I know it does not run on steam, but sounds better than calling it a dieseler.

supermodel of shing wong

There was a fashion photo-shoot in Central so I took a few photos too.

shing wong graffiti

The area around Shing Wong in Central has really interesting graffiti - or maybe "street art" is a better description.

left on shing wong

As a writer, when in Hong Kong, I had to go left on Shing Wong for inspiration.

old idea come true

An old idea from Mao's day, the need to catch up and pass America, something that is coming true.

antiques for sale

Antiques from Chairman Mao's day on sale in Central.

april 12

A good day to see Hong Kong

global social science registration

Registration at the Hong Kong Global Social Sciences 2014 Conference.

schooldays in kowloon tong

Collecting DD from school at Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

newfoundlers in china

Hanging out with some family friends in Shenzhen last weekend, these are great dogs, they are Newfoundlanders, the family also has a pet cow too, but she is not allowed in the kitchen.


Another shot of DD from when I arrived in Shenzhen.

washing day in baishizhou

Baishizhou is a farming village which gradually over the past 30-years has been swallowed up by the metropolis of Shenzhen. It remains, however, village-like in many ways and even retains its village well, where people still come to do laundry. I am quite fond of this place because it was where Daniel lived for his first 5-years in China and where I stayed when I visited.

The word is that over the next few years Baishizhou will be redeveloped, and so it should because many of the buildings are rundown, but I hope the redevelopment it does not gentrify rental prices and drive out the working people who live there.

Because of the pending demolition, I am spending extra time this trip photographing the community. I will also set up a photoblog label and link my previous shots of this area to it, this backward linking will take some time though, so be patient and check the label often.

street corner baishizhou

Visiting old friends in Baishizhou (Shenzhen) with DD interpreting for me. Heading back to Hong Kong tonight, where DD goes to school, and I have to go to a social work conference.