Kyoto in Autumn: encountering japan’s soul

A long overdue post on my fall trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, last fall, before the coronavirus virtually grounded all of us. Visiting Kyoto in Autumn is the occasion of navigating between “zen” and trend, as the Japanese city shines in the fall colors. Traveling … Continue readingKyoto in Autumn: encountering japan’s soul

Grandma wong : from the pan into the fire?

Grandma Wong is a well-known figure of the Hong Kong protests. With her full name Alexandra Wong, she has often been seen in 2019 at the forefront of protests with a British flag.Born in 1956, and aged 64, the lady (who does not have children … Continue readingGrandma wong : from the pan into the fire?

Hong Kong protests resume… and freedom of speech suffers further

After a long lull for cause of coronavirus fears, last week-end the Hong Kong protests resumed, albeit in a very subdued form. Triggered by a coup de force in the Legco on Friday, protesters responded somewhat timidly to the call to action. While protesters played … Continue readingHong Kong protests resume… and freedom of speech suffers further

The “8 31 attacks” and the culture of outrage

Since the beginning of 2020, the Hong Kong protests have focused on the “8 31 attacks” and the culture of outrage that is becoming a focal point of protesters. It did not help that police always reacts with overwhelming force and irritation to these “commemorations”. … Continue readingThe “8 31 attacks” and the culture of outrage

Context is king: when guns come out in Hong Kong

Since the start of the protests in Hong Kong, policemen have been seen on several occasions taking out their guns and in at least two occasions, shooting protesters. The actions which lead to impressive footage or action scenes must not lead us to forget that … Continue readingContext is king: when guns come out in Hong Kong