20190909 鏗鏘集: Minimal Force?
20190909 鏗鏘集: Minimal Force?
In life, I believe we can and should take stock and learn from #TeachableMoments whenever we can. I don’t play tennis but I see lots to learn from 2019 US Open Champ Bianca Andreescu (and her interaction with 23 times grand slams and multiple US Open Champ Serena Williams)!
I went to a pub and it was a ton of fun watching Bianca played and won live with other Canadians! But I learned a lot more from her many post-game press conferences, news articles and off the court behaviours (who can forget her Rogers Cup on court moment (see video) with Serena?!) and desire to inspire the next generation of tennis players (especially Canadian female players).
Bianca is so talented and look at what she achieved in just one year! What an epic year! I LOVE quotes, and there have been much online talks of attribution/misattribution of quotes involve underestimating/overestimating what one can achieve in one year or five/ten years. But another way of looking at it may be to simply give Bianca‘s visualization process (?) as mentioned in the news and her press conference a try. In fact some Twitter user pointed out that Bianca writing herself a cheque for winning the US Open when she was young and her visualization process was not unlike what fellow Canadian Jim Carrey did (see Jim’s video interview with Oprah). (NOTE: One day I may write more about why this is important to me but that can wait for now.)
For the record, I tweeted 20190811 (with video link in tweet and also below),
“My eyes were wet when I rewatched Bianca & Serena courtside uncensored talk a few times+their press conf twice each. Best in sport moments transcend technical skills, winning/losing & become #teachablemoment re how to treat other w empathy & respect, try2be better versions of us.“
I may still add/update this post to share a list of my own #TeachableMoments from these last few weeks and months from Bianca. Until then, the following is a list of most of the raw sources that I learned those #TeachableMoments from. Enjoy and have fun!
===== References & Sources of inspirations for my #TeachableMoments =====
* 20190908, TSN (with video) “A day after US Open win, Andreescu already hungry for more”
* 20190907 CBC News, Bianca Andreescu wins U.S. Open, becomes 1st Canadian to claim a Grand Slam title
* CTV News Toronto (with video of viewing party in Toronto), “The most Canadian way to accept a trophy? Bianca Andreescu says ‘sorry’”
More Heartbreaking News From Hong Kong
Following added on 2019 Aug 12:
Here are a bunch of interesting podcasts from Hollywood Reporter (THR) starting with Sacha Baron Cohen, one of my most favourite and insightful comedians, and the one that started me on this interesting journey. Have a listen of any one or more of these podcasts as I copied and pasted from THR. Enjoy!
For the record, the following are some info I watched and collected for 拱心石下–吳靄儀從政十八年回望. I plan to add more to this post in the coming days as I have time to check out Margaret’s FB page more.
– (20180722) 香港書展2018：拱心石下–吳靄儀從政十八年回望 (講者: 吳靄儀博士、許鞍華)
– 《公民實踐論壇 – 十八相送：風雨同路》【論壇重溫】
Part 1： https://www.facebook.com/projectcitizens/videos/382999935569703/
Part 2： https://www.facebook.com/projectcitizens/videos/1580045792096395/
Part 3： https://www.facebook.com/projectcitizens/videos/443277869411551/
2018-07-24 | 蘋果日報 | A11 | 港聞 | By 陳惜姿 政界人物：回首來時路 吳靄儀
RTHK 12th book prize final list.
*** A Documentarian’s Observation – Long Hair Revolution from 2004 to 2019 ***
Please have a read of “A Documentarian’s Observation – Long Hair Revolution from 2004 to 2019” in the main original post where it is centralized at one location for ease of further update and adding materials.
*** New video to watch with added English subtitles ***
Long Hair 長毛 梁國雄 Leung Kwok-hung kindly gave me permission to follow and film him for about a month in 2004 for my debut documentary film Long Hair Revolution (2005). Now almost 15 years later in 2019, it has been a pleasant surprise and a bit emotional for me to watch the RTHK Headliner 頭條新聞 segment 【聰吧！新中年！】抗爭者言, 長毛 梁國雄) (episode 12, 愛民如子父母官 14/06/2019) featuring Long Hair.
I’ve spent quite a few hours over the last few weeks to video capture the Headliner 頭條新聞 segment【聰吧！新中年！】抗爭者言, translate the spoken Cantonese into English and lined up the English subtitle/Closed Caption text to exactly match the timing of the Chinese subtitle text on the clip. Feel free to let me know if you spot any clear mistakes and have suggestions to better translate things.
I’ve now uploaded my English subtitle enhanced clip onto YouTube, I hope you enjoy watching it: Long Hair – 2019 頭條新聞 RTHK Headliner
“Being a bandwagon sports fan often gets a bad rap, as if watching sports requires years of misery as an entry fee. But what, exactly, is wrong with getting spontaneously excited about something new and expanding your horizons a little?”
Here are my 8 Teachable Moments:
1) Our humanity must come before our desire to win
Just tweeted out as I got a confirmation, “My heart & big respect goes to Kevin Durant! While I LOVE @Raptors and want our team to win, our well wishes and admiration for a dedicated and talented player like KD must come first! Speedy recovery!”
2) Improvisation happens at the highest level
I have no idea there are so much improvisation and changes between different games and even different quarters within the same game. Here is a a great excerpt from “Coach Nurse has Raptors thinking inside and outside the box in NBA Finals” by Doug Smith (TorStar),
“It has always been about the feel and the moment and wilful improvisation for Raptors coach Nick Nurse, and the stage and the circumstances and the stakes these days won’t change that.
He coaches as much by his heart as he does by the numbers, asking his players to do things that are out of the norm, to try something because he feels it might work.
It’s freeing and it’s fun and it’s what he is.
“I guess (Nurse) is a guy that thinks out of the box,” Kawhi Leonard said before the Raptors practised ahead of Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors. “He is experimental, and a lot of times what he draws up on the board works.”
Nurse has been at his improvisational best in the NBA Finals that resume here Wednesday night. His team needed a spark in the final stages of Game 2, so he had the Raptors play a box-and-one defence. Four guys in a zone, Fred VanVleet chasing Stephen Curry around. No one had seen it in years and certainly not in the NBA.
“I was like, ‘Hey, I’m thinking about going box-and-one, what do you guys think?’” Nurse said here Tuesday. “And they were like, ‘Well, what does that look like?’
“I drew the box up and who would be where. They kind of liked the looks of Marc (Gasol) and Kawhi being down (near the basket), and Kyle (Lowry) up and Fred chasing. Kyle was kind of the one that said, ‘Yeah, man, that will work. Let’s go.’”
The Raptors held the Warriors without a basket for about six minutes as it unfolded. The only bucket the eventual winners got was Andre Iguodala’s dagger with seven seconds left, a play that was in no way related to the unorthodox scheme.
“I don’t know if it worked or not. I don’t know the numbers or whatever it was, but it was pretty innovative,” Lowry said. “The first time a team has probably ever played box-and-one in the NBA ever. So you give Nick Nurse credit for that.” […]
hat he asked his players to do something strange is one thing (“It’s probably something you see more often in high school — even college you’ll see it — but I don’t remember ever seeing it in the NBA,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said). Getting them to buy in and do it is another.
“First of all, your players have to have some faith in it,” Nurse said. “I got a sense of, from them, that they were good with it in the timeout.”“
3) Play in a level-headed manner
It was business as usual after the win in Game 3 (G3), and even G4. Now we lost G5, I expect the Raptors to be professional to the nth degree in playing G6 tomorrow night.
4) Singing O Canada inside Oracle Arena
So moved and touched seeing people singing O Canada in this tweet Read the rest of this entry »
Listening to Joani’s interview reminds aspiring and practicing documentarians how good documentaries are made and the importance of making good documentaries.
(Watch my trilogy of documentaries.)
20190812 Director new preface re the word “Revolution”:
The title of my debut documentary “Long Hair Revolution 「長毛革命」” was decided in 2004, so 15 years ago. The rationale is similar to “industrial revolution” or “internet revolution”, ideas for improvement. Nothing to do with violence.
“長毛革命”在2004, 15年前定名, 其實跟”工業革命”或者”互聯網革命”道理相同, 是嶄新改革的意思, 完全同”暴力”沒有任何關係.
It saddens and pains me that Hong Kong today has deteriorated so badly that the word “Revolution” has now been twisted by both the HK and BJ governments to mean violence and the guaranteed and international recognized free speech right is almost gone in HK.
可憐今天的香港, 還是逃不了中國幾千年以來皇帝”以言入罪”, 沒有”言論自由”的悲哀。
Director/producer/independent reporter Kempton Lam has made three full-length documentaries from 2004 – 2015. Kempton’s debut documentary Long Hair Revolution 「長毛革命」 has been collected by the Canadian National Archive since 2009. The three documentaries are collectively known as “Revolution Trilogy” 「革命三部曲」 and are in Cantonese with English subtitles (廣東話、英文字幕). You can watch the three films at this YouTube Playlist (beautifully projected on your big screen HDTV or on your computer). Enjoy!
2018 March 28 Update: HKEJ 信報: 【熱炒半新股】毛記葵涌捱沽 自高位累瀉66% //焦點股毛記葵涌(01716)上市逆日急吐，暫時最多跌37.3%，見4元創新低，現跌31.4%，成交額1.37億元。// No idea if people will make or lose money on 記葵涌(01716) “investment”. Note: Click here for current stock price for 毛記葵涌(01716) from HKEX.
Here is a link to recording of the Q&A by Now TV Financial channel.
Here is a link to 100Most FB post (with video).
Here is the Company profile of 毛記葵涌(01716) from HKEX:
“Most Kwai Chung Limited is an investment holding company mainly engaged in the provision of advertising services. Along with subsidiaries, the Company operates its business through three segments. The Digital Media Services segment is involved in provision of advertising solution under which the deliverables to customers are distributed on digital media platforms managed by the Company, third parties’ television (TV) channels, Internet and physical advertising spaces, subject to the needs of the customers. The Print Media Services segment is involved in the provision of advertorial production and advertisement placement services and sale of publications including books and magazines. The Other Media Services segment is involved in the provision of other media services which include events organization and artistes management.”
2017/07/28 update: So “Most Kwai Chung Limited 毛記葵涌有限公司” (note: 100毛 is just one of the brands) is in the process of trying to list on HKEX (news ref). Here are PDF links of its July 26th filed 322-page English (Application Proof (1st submission) (Full Version)) and Chinese (申請版本（第一次呈交）（全文檔案）).
2016/03/14 update: Facebook: 林日曦 很可惜，我們沒有金主， 因為，我們就是金主本人。 (Full FB posting included at the end.)
2016/01/12 update: 【股東擬賣《100毛》】林日曦：我傾家蕩產買番先！
Here is an excerpt of a public FB comment I left at 林日曦’s page.
林老板，可以用錢(就算要“傾家盪產” :) )買番就最好啦。但係對方咁多錢，你就算儲埋好多好多散紙都一定*唔會*掟死佢，因為對方唔等錢洗，一D都無須要賣。 :(
I don’t have access to your private shareholders’ agreement so I don’t know what this (see below) fully implies “the Group [One Media Group] exercises significant influence […] the Group has the power to participate in making the financial and operating policy decisions of this company”.
It does sound potentially “influential” (don’t have to be “bad”). You and your lawyers know more about the legal implications. Good luck.
Note: see below for OMG annual report link.
2015/09/24 update: 香港有你：林日曦
2015/08/18 update: Mandy’s full interview.
// 推介呢個由樹仁新傳網 鍾溥敏Mandy Chung @Symedialab 做的林日曦足本76分鐘的專訪。由樹仁學生問問題的第三部分亦很精彩。因為足本又長的關係，很多時間給Roy發表他的見解，𣎴須被剪短。同意Roy與否，其實比港台做的九分鐘”原來錢作怪”片段更能好好的明白Roy的想法及動機.//
2015/08/07 update: 好好睇，好多語別不同的想法，老少咸宜，一齊學嘢，各取所需！ RTHK 原來錢作怪：林日曦 (start time 13:14)
我慢人幾年，最近先留意到 林日曦 (Facebook Lin Ri Xi) 呢個黑紙、100毛創辦人。而家追睇返一D佢嘅資料。順便同大家分享吓。 2015/05/31 SyMediaLab 鍾溥敏 Mandy Chung, 人物訪問 • 林日曦 黑面神林日曦 2013/08/10 Apple Daily, 火熱悶棍 林日曦 2015/02/02 SCMP, “100Most – a satirical weekly that’s a hit with Hong Kong’s Occupy generation”
“The friends decided they would only meet regularly if there was a joint project to work on together. That decision yielded Black Paper, an A5 size card filled on one side with their pithy political commentary and musings on life and art. The friends each shelled out HK$2,000 to print the first 2,000 copies, which went on sale on New Year’s Day, 2010. Priced at just HK$1, the cards sold out within two days. An additional print run of 20,000 copies was also quickly snapped up. By 2011, the monthly newsletter was being distributed at all 7-Elevens and sales rose to 100,000 copies. Success soon inspired the trio to dream of a bigger platform to air their views:100Most. They quit their day jobs and started the magazine with HK$1 million accumulated from Black Paper’s revenues. “We were fortunate to have a pool of money,” Chan Keung says.“
P.S.林日曦本名”徐家豪” (Roy Tsui according to Wikipedia) P.P.S. Some video clips. 新傳網名人專訪 – 林日曦：做人要習慣短視 2012/12/10 Apple Daily (article) 黑紙林日曦呻：香港搵食好艱難 (according to this clip, One Media Group 萬華媒體 (HKG 0426) is an investor, Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Sir Hiew-king Tiong also owns 明報 Ming Pao holding) “林日曦與商台舊同事阿Bu及陳強2010年合作推出《黑紙》，初時每月一期，到今年每周一期。林形容做《黑紙》等於夾band，分別只是「人哋jam歌，我哋jam字」。”
Note: According to the MD&A section of One Media Group 2014/15 annual report under performance of other media investments section (presumably the smaller and less material investments) (emphasis added),
“Blackpaper Limited is engaged in the publication of “BlackPaper”, “100 Most” and books as well as the provision of creative multimedia services and advertising campaigns. It recorded a satisfactory performance during the year.” Investment of HK$1,000,000 for a 10% effective equity interest. Quoting 2011/12 annual report, (emphasis added) “On 1st February 2012, the Group subscribed for 10% of the entire issued share capital as enlarged by the subscription of the shares in Blackpaper Limited at the investment cost of HK$1,000,000. Although the Group holds less than 20% of the equity shares of this company, the Group exercises significant influence by virtue of its contractual right to nominate and remove one director out of the four directors, all having equal voting rights, which form the board of directors of this company. In addition, the Group has the power to participate in making the financial and operating policy decisions of this company.” Questions: How “significant” are those influence? Can the 10% shares be bought back by Blackpaper Ltd. and at what terms and prices? I hope Blackpaper had a good advisor when the terms were signed in 2012 Feb. In hindsight, looks like Sir Hiew-king Tiong or, more likely, his team has made a nice investment considering the potential for long term success of Blackpaper Ltd.
2015 May 20th, Apple Daily, 【職場秘笈】100毛係地獄？！林日曦：我係惡魔老細
20160115, (with video) 【#多謝Shell】震撼700萬人的冠名內幕
Here are interviews with Ms. Chai Yan Leung 梁齊昕小姐 (Chai happens to be daughter of HKSAR Chief Executive Mr. C.Y. Leung) at 有線新聞 i-Cable News 娛樂新聞 with host Ms. Natalie Mitchell. Now all 7 episodes have aired, here are links to watch them in case you haven’t. What do you think?
Part 1/7 http://ent.i-cable.com/cen/news_video/index.php?video_id=45462
Part 2/7 http://ent.i-cable.com/cen/news_video/index.php?video_id=45476
Part 3/7 http://ent.i-cable.com/cen/news_video/index.php?video_id=45482
Part 4/7 http://ent.i-cable.com/cen/news_video/index.php?video_id=45493
Part 5/7 http://ent.i-cable.com/cen/news_video/index.php?video_id=45526
Part 6/7 http://ent.i-cable.com/cen/news_video/index.php?video_id=45544
Part 7/7 http://ent.i-cable.com/cen/news_video/index.php?video_id=45568
I left this following comment for the article “齊昕的父親“,
P.S. In HongKongers (our) long path of struggle towards true universal suffrage & democracy against the massive BJ-machinery and impotent/ruthless HKSAR governments (Tung, Tsang, Leung, et al) and ruthless police, I think more HKers need to try *harder* (much harder) to NOT simply insult people. Lets try *not* to lose a slightest shrewd of our own humanity in our journey to try to achieve our goals & ideals! I want democracy, universal suffrage and DO NOT want to become another insulting/impolite asshole in the process! Basically, I want my cake and eat it too!”
I want to wish “Long Hair”, Leung Kwok-hung, happy 57th birthday, good health and all the best! Here is my 2005 documentary “Long Hair Revolution” filmed only two months after his election to Legislative Council of Hong Kong. I’m happy to say my first documentary has been added to the federal government “Library and Archives Canada” permanent collection in Ottawa.