第一屆國際「兩周一聚」之友茶會話題精髓

Friends of 2weeks1gather
「兩周一聚」之友

Highlights of the First International Tea-party
第一屆國際茶會話題精髓

Language
茶會用香港廣東話,即係廣東話加小小英文字。
呢個精髓,因為方便書寫,所以我地用上英文。

Present (in alphabetical order):
Haricot (Ottawa)
Horace (Vancouver)
Kempton (Calgary) – facilitator
Tsubasa (火羽) (Seattle)

Introduction
The idea of a virtual get-together was first proposed by Kempton who took upon himself to arrange for the inauguration event on October 24, 2009. Four friends of 2week1gather were available for the on-line tea-party.

Highlights
All participants were connected promptly by Kempton using the Internet-based voice-Skype technology.

Although there was no set agenda, the participants had no problems engaging in a 55-minute conversation in Cantonese that consisted of the following topics:

* A quick self-introduction: Personal info such as education etc was provided on a voluntary basis.

* Hobbies and interests: These include everything from Broadway shows; skiing; urban planning; to in-depth discussion of architectural designs in Hong Kong in references to masterpieces by Frank Gehry and Douglas Cardinal.

* Hong Kong: The participants touched on the blogging scene (age groups, language styles, and other characteristics); workplace culture (e.g. people throwing tantrums vs dealing with the issues at hand); and key values of a society (profits becoming both the means and the end, opportunities or lack thereof for talented people to innovate; brain drain; a place where we grew up; etc).

* Philosophy: Departing from HK, the participants brought the conversation back at the global level and started to discuss whether people’s principles were non-negotiable, as opposed to behaviours. True to form, our philosopher friend responded to a “poke” from the facilitator and made his position. Alas, the discussion had to be cut short as some of us had to leave.

* Happy One-year Anniversary: The participants would like to raise their tea-cups and congratulate our readers, especially the organizers, on this special occasion of the one-year anniversary of 「兩周一聚」2weeks1gather.

“May you always, be a dreamer,
May your wildest dreams come fulfilled;
May old acquaintances be remembered;
And our cups of kindness filled !
!! ”

Do you want to join us?
If you are interested to join us in our next Friends of 2weeks1gather virtual tea-party, please leave a comment in this blog entry to let us know. Oh, you have to have written a 2weeks1gather article first to join.

Prepared by:
Haricot with input from Horace, Kempton and Tsubasa – October 24, 2009

10 Responses to 第一屆國際「兩周一聚」之友茶會話題精髓

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  3. 火羽 says:

    下次有topic discuss就好~

    • kempton says:

      其實我們的談天說地,講東講西,都非常自由。隨時咩嘢題目都可以講咖。

      火羽,你有咩 topic 想深入D探討吓,可以請隨時提出來。如果topic/題目係可以寫兩寫的,我地什至可以又寫又講。係嗎?

  4. 火羽 says:

    無咩特別既, 可以就住個別CASE 而深入. 好似電槍, 可以引伸至警權, 裝備之類, 也可以提提香港捉快車支槍~ 唔好怕 principal 問題上爭駁, 我相信大家係外國習慣一套, 為討論而討論. 我唔出聲聽你地講都開心, 可以識到d新野, 因為我無機會知道嘛~ 不過係開始之前就比少少background 我就ok.
    聽君一席話, 勝讀十年書.
    或者一個月一次茶聚, 整一兩個topic傾. 一個國際d, 一個可以生活化~ 好似玩brain-storming~
    再一次多謝安排~ :)

  5. kempton says:

    I see 火羽. 明白明白。有時間準備,比少少background,可以有些題目講得深入D。

    哈哈,”聽君一席話, 勝讀十年書”似乎言重咗D,我地大家互相學習學習,講東講西吧了。

    好啦,等我提出第一個topic,睇睇大家有冇興趣。我們可以討論討論一些加拿大亞省(Alberta) 選舉法”Alberta elections law”,不公平和有問題的地方。有冇攪錯,加拿大選舉法不公平?跟住講講香港和美國等地選舉情況。Will this topic be interesting?

    > 再一次多謝安排~ :)

    My pleasure, it was fun.

  6. Haricot says:

    Hi folks, I posted a response to Kempton’s comments at 2weeks1gather.

    • kempton says:

      Thanks for your kind words. Like your suggestion of making some of the topics “transferrable knowledge/information”. Will see how things evolve.

      P.S. Enjoying U2 Live (Global YouTube) concert as I type this comment.

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