Sunday, January 25, 2009

GARY GLITTER & MUGABE FAMILY: Anything in common ?

Last year Gary Glitter was refused to enter Hong Kong.
Right or not (most people were thinking it was right) ?
At least he had finished his sentence and was released as a free man - surely most probably the decision to not let him enter Hong Kong was a correct one.
Now the wife of Zimbabwe president is accused to have beaten a photographer together with her bodyguards in HK 10 days ago. She was on a shopping trip for which she has withdrawn USD 90,000 from her bank-account as some sources say. Quite a nice amount to spend on shopping, compared with that 50% of the people in her country would not survive without outside "food aid".
And now suddenly the Mugabe daughter is studying here in HK under some different name..............
This kind of people should receive same treatment as Gary Glitter - why shall they be allowed to enter HK and maybe even use the HK banking system to deposit money they have stolen from their country.
USA, Europe + Australia have banned them already for getting in.
Here from AFP - just 3 hours old:
HONG KONG (AFP) — The daughter of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is studying at a university in Hong Kong under an assumed name, a newspaper said Sunday.
Bona Mugabe, whose father and fellow leaders are banned from visiting the United States, the European Union and Australia, began studying at the University of Hong Kong last year, a senior university source told the Sunday Morning Post.
Her presence in the southern Chinese city was revealed after her 43-year-old mother, Grace Mugabe, allegedly assaulted a British photographer who tried to take photos of her outside a five-star Hong Kong hotel earlier this month.
A spokeswoman for the university said the presence of Bona Mugabe on campus had not given rise to any negative reaction from other students.
"We believe that education should be above politics and young people should not be denied the rights to education because of their family background or what their parents have done," the spokeswoman told the Post.
Australia last year deported eight Zimbabwean students whose parents are linked to President Mugabe's government, saying it wanted to prevent those involved in human rights abuses from giving their children education denied to ordinary Zimbabweans.
Mugabe's regime has been internationally condemned for its disregard of human rights and its politically motivated violence targeting opposition and civil activists. Nearly half the population of Zimbabwe is dependent on food aid while a cholera epidemic has claimed more than 2,700 lives.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong police said they were still investigating the alleged assault on photographer Richard Jones by Zimbabwe's first lady on January 15.
"No one has been arrested yet," a spokesman told AFP.
Jones said he had been repeatedly beaten and punched by Grace Mugabe while her bodyguard held him outside the Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel. He said he had sustained numerous bruises, cuts, and abrasions to his head and face because Grace Mugabe was wearing diamond rings when she attacked him.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The smiling Thai

beating & mistreating people looking for shelter - the poorest of the poorest:
The so-called Rohingyas - just put back into the sea ? A few hundred ?
Which year is this ?
1809 - or are we in 2009 ?
Best punishment (if ever somebody will be punished for this): Do the same with them.
Do I feel the desire to make holidays there again ?
Not for 1 day !
Sorry - you guys all go to hell !
And here is the song for this guys there in Thailand:
DIRT (posted a 2nd time - you can also see Ron Asheton in action)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ronald Franklin Asheton July 17, 1948 - January 6, 2009

nothing to say - here just the copy from Iggy's page:
We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed. For all that knew him behind the façade of Mr Cool & Quirky, he was a kind-hearted, genuine, warm person who always believed that people meant well even if they did not. As a musician Ron was The Guitar God, idol to follow and inspire others. That is how he will be remembered by people who had a great pleasure to work with him, learn from him and share good and bad times with him. Iggy, Scott, Steve, Mike and Crew----------------------------------------- I am in shock. He was my best friend.Iggy Pop

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Old style barber shop

Want a good haircut ? Want a real clean shave ? Want a good shampoo after that ?

Then you should try this place in Kwai Hing (yes yes it is NOT in Central or CWB and it is not VIDAL SASSON or any fancy trendy overpriced salon): It is an old style barber shop in Kwai Hing Estate. The youngest guy working there is in his early sixties, the others is hard to estimate but at least all between end 60 - end 70's - and they are doing an incredible good job.

The whole package haircut, shave + shampoo you get for a reasonable HKD 60 - you need at least 1 hour to go through the whole procedure. Very precise, very clean and polite. All kind of old trimming tools, nice barber chairs (you can sleep during they work on you) and relaxing atmosphere. The younger guy speaks quite good english, means no need to worry that you will get your hair done wrong. They are closed on Wednesdays.

Go to Kwai Hing (MTR Tsuen Wan Line) - exit A - turn left and follow Kwai Hing Road - at the next crossing (Wo Kwai Lane) cross the street - stay right side (you will see a WELLCOME after 100 meters) - near the WELLCOME is a stationery shop and opposite of this is the barbershop. The photo of the street sign is exactly opposite the barber shop (when you stand with your back to the sign you can see the shop left hand side in the small passage). Enjoy !

And if you are there already opposite of the WELLCOME is a very nice hot pot place in the first floor.

Classified Posts, Idling motors & China mobile phones......

looking for a new job in HK ? No need to buy the SCMP on Saturday - the "Classified Post" section has shrinked a lot - sure it is close to CNY so nobody will change the job in January - but it is really very little what is offered there. 2 sections only - 40% is government & education jobs - the rest you can forget. So lets see how this will look in mid of February .......Def not too many companies are looking for new staff.

The Governments proposal on "idling engines" of vehicles like taxis, minibuses etc seems a big burden to many of the poor drivers who are SIMPLY not willing to switch of their engines while waiting in a queue.....Sorry I cannot understand this - they are contributing a big part to HK pollution and NOT willing to sacrifice a little bit - Cheers !

China will soon have some very drastic measures in eliminating "fake mobile phones" - this will come most probably hand in hand with the introduction of 3G - all need to change there SIM cards - and then they will not work in fake mobiles anymore (thats what a factory owner told me a few days ago - I still cannot really believe it......) - lets see if this comes true - that will be at least then a very good year for the mobile phone market in China.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Please note following.......

if sending comments and you guys place them on a post several months old - now you tell me how to find them ......and answer there on that post and vice versa how are you going to find that comment again ...........................
Just today received one from a lady called Raisa from Indonesia - but commented on some post in the middle of "nowhere".........