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Turquaze

I had my first taste of a light hearted romantic romp at the HKIFF last night. I saw the Turquaze. It’s a film about the kind of changes in the lives of a trio of Turkish brothers in Flemish Gent … Continue reading

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Cirkus Columbia

Last night was a Friday night that I shall never forget. I saw my third film of the HKIFF. I was deliriously happy about what I saw. It was a beautiful film in many ways. It starts with a shot … Continue reading

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Beyond

My second film at the HKIFF is the Swedish Svinalängorna (literally “the Swine Rows”, the housing project where part of the film is set) or in its English name Beyond, directed and co- screenplayed by one of Ingar Bergman’s fomer … Continue reading

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Dvorak in Hong Kong

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) is a Czech who devoted a great part of his life to colllecting of folk melodies of his native Bohemia and is considered by some as the father of its Czech national music. Two weeks ago, we … Continue reading

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The Rites

Friday night was frightening. I saw a film. It was called “The Rite”, a film on exorcism based upon Matt Baglio’s book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, directed by Mikael Hafstrom, starring that excellent veteran actor Anthony … Continue reading

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A View on Blaise Pascal.2

The talk on Pascal on Sunday was on his views on the Christian faith. It was given by Dr. Richard Lee, an assistant professor at Baptist University who obtained a Ph. D at the University of Leuven, Belgium. According to … Continue reading

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Sheng Yen on Making Distinctions

Read another chapter of Sik Sheng Yen’s(釋聖巖) Zen (Chán) and Enlightenment (禪與悟) last night. During the process, something very peculiar happened. Before reading it, I was thinking that I would like to read something on the tendency our mind to … Continue reading

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