Captain, There Be Whales Here!

March 19, 2009

Call me “Is that real”? Terrible pun, I know, but what wonderful news in the SCMP (subscription required) about Hong Kong’s first humpback whale sighting, out in the East Lamma Channel. This picture (from the Government information service) of the humpback’s tail flukes is superb.

This news comes on the back of another amazing cetacean scene; this time filmed by the BBC, and reported on the BBC website, of humpback whales snacking on (relatively) small bait balls. I was also pleased to hear Sir David Attenborough narrating the bait ball scene, which is for the new BBC wildlife series “Nature’s Great Events: The Great Feast“.


0052 HKSAR Name of the Day

March 18, 2009

Elbert Shih Yi Chung, professor, Department of Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare


#3 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

March 18, 2009

Crystal method
Jacqui Gilbert leads an isis channelling workshop with Serapis Bey. Reflections, 52 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay. HK$1,000 (US$125); private sessions, HK$1,200/1hr (US$150).

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0051 HKSAR Name of the Day

March 17, 2009

Andes Cheung Kam Ming, Teaching Development Coordinator, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation


0050 HKSAR Name of the Day

March 16, 2009

Hebe Ng Yuet Ming (Miss), nursing student, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare


0049 HKSAR Name of the Day

March 15, 2009

Filly Cheung (Dr), demonstrator, Department Of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation


0048 HKSAR Name of the Day

March 14, 2009

Benson Cheng Kin Ping (Mr), Information Technology Services Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Rare


HK Doppelganger 1

March 14, 2009

Dr Lam Ping-yan  //  Captain Pugwash

Internet Sources:
Dr Lam Ping-yan (HK gov, Dept of Health)
Captain Pugwash (Whirligig, Wikipedia)

SCMP 29JAN07 NS HEALTH1

About HK Doppelgangers: This is just a lighthearted, superficial list of real Hong Kong people (usually in the public eye) and their doppelgangers (either real or fictional). No offence is intended, and any resemblances are entirely due to one’s own perceptions shaped by experience and exposure to life’s wonderful social diversity.


0047 HKSAR Name of the Day

March 13, 2009

Koala Yip Choi Fung, Instructor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Name Category: Nature-based


Dismissing Creationism and Intelligent Design part 3

March 13, 2009

Hopefully, these letters (from SCMP) have helped to stop proponents of creationism gaining a foothold in Hong Kong … at least for now.

References:
Dismissing Creationism and Intelligent Design
Dismissing Creationism and Intelligent Design reference
Dismissing Creationism and Intelligent Design part 2
Dismissing Creationism and Intelligent Design part 2 reference
Teach Only Darwin’s Dangerous Idea