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2018.01.26_Life_Love_Duncan Wai

Image of Life and Love
Fleeting moment captured

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Duncan Wai, 2018.01.26

 

『生活、人像、愛』

從年少到初老,
由平淡到豐盛,
除了容下了我的不成熟,
你也讓我成為比自己想像中更好的人。
 

備註;感恩朋友們的信任,容我以影像紀錄下人世間一個又一個愛的故事,更授權展出,今次很喜歡用上了這支 Petzval 鏡來伴上一種獨特的散景,我的鏡頭下沒有工工整整的人像照,追尋的卻是那一刻間人的感覺。期待你們也來聯絡 Duncan,一起以影像分享那生活中愛的故事。

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Collected from fb
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FM:)
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Smart Phone

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So far I have been happy with my non-smart Nokia
But everybody is doing whatsapp and what not.
‘Give it a try it and you will fall in love with it.’
A friend gave me her old iPhone to try out.

Smart Smart Hurray!

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The Forbidden Ones_by Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor shared Scott Taylor Paintings’s photo.
14 January at 01:16 ·

New Work….
The Forbidden Ones

Image may contain: food

Scott Taylor Paintings  14 January at 01:13 ·

Title: The Forbidden Ones
Size: 30” x 22”
Acrylic on paper
Copyright~Scott Taylor paintings~1/18

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Thanks to Scott Taylor for sharing
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Rising
Rising above

They dare
You dare

Dear you
Dear they
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Grandpa Comes Out of the Fog

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Prompted by what BBC uploaded this morning,

Is coconut oil a superfood?

I dug out this old story.
NUI VCO has been our star product for almost 10 years.
And we have heard many wonder stories from our customers.
It is a wonder that BBC discovers it only now.

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2012.10.03 《MM店》日誌:《公公走出模糊》

吳小姐 三、四個星期前來《MM店》 買過兩小瓶 NUI 初榨冷壓椰子油,今天來再買一瓶大的。

FM敏: 好用嗎?

吳:好用! 其實我轉用過其他牌子的,因為你們的不便宜。但是發覺,功效還是你們的好。

FM敏: 有這樣的事?願聞其詳。。。

吳:是這樣的:我是管電腦的,上班要一早起床。往往提不起精神。吃了你們的 NUI 椰子油特別有勁,換了另一個牌子就是不一樣。。。

FM敏:不會是心理作用吧?

吳:肯定不會。 還有,還有一個好消息!

FM敏: 好消息?

吳:對,是關於我公公的。他今年92歲,醫生診斷他開始有點腦退化。 上個月開始,我們給他吃 NUI 椰子油,像橄欖油,用來蘸麵包吃,有時候,塗在麵包上,請傭人在鍋裡煎一煎。。。

FM敏: 他老人家吃得慣嗎?

吳:吃得慣。他說像牛油,很香。他很愛吃。吃後,精神比以前好得多。以前,他到下午,就會無精打采,半睡半醒。到了晚上又睡不著。現在,白天很好精神,晚上倒頭便睡。睡得很好。把時鐘重新倒過來了。

FM敏: 那太好了!

吳:還有,以前公公未開始吃 NUI 椰子油的時候,有點混混沌沌,十問九不答。 現在變得很喜歡跟人家說話,還表現得很有主見。有時有人會問他一些簡單的問題,試試他能不能應對,他會回答:『這麼簡單的問題,我才不費神回答呢。』有時見醫生時,護士問他一些問題,他會這樣回答:『 那麼私人的問題,我跟你又不相識,不好意思,不方便回答。。。』

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The Art of Waiting

Stunning shots
And so much philosophy of Life behind

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Thanks to Les Castro for sharing
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FM:)
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Golden Persimmon

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Dried Persimmon 

Since childhood dried persimmon had been something to dread to hate
Hard and dry and mouldy-like
Never knew thins
Till today
YUM

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WILL

Dorothy Cheung added a new photo — with Fanny-Min Becker.
12 December 2010 at 23:11 ·
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 Photos: courtesy of Natasha L.

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2010.12.12: Seven years ago
If it had not been for facebook reminder
I would have forgotten about this wonderful exhibition
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A Little Christmas Carol for Natasha_05_The Story of Two (ii)

The Story of Two (ii)

Düsseldorf, Tuesday, 12.10.1999, 10:02 pm

Cont’d from (i)

After teaching Toshie, I rushed to the supermarket to get glucose and castor sugar for the syrup. REWE was closed already. I drove to OTTO MESS. It was still open. Got my stuff and dashed home to my chestnuts.

What a wonderful picture! All these naked chestnuts of different shapes and sizes. I began to put them into the big pot, taking very much care not to break them and feeling very proud of myself that out of so many I had only broken seven or eight.

On one hotplate simmered the chestnuts, on another I prepared dinner. A big Kohlrabi for only 39 Pfennig, plus the rest of the brown mushrooms I bought for our never-appearing guests last week. To make it a fine dish, I added some sour cream. Macaroni fried in olive oil and chives. A nutritious and economical dinner. All ready in 20 minutes.

Now, Otmar the non-vegetarian could not do without meat.

I looked into the big pot. Some chestnuts were breaking up. I turned off the fire, wanted to pour out the water but decided to warm up some minced meat for Otamr instead. The chestnuts could wait, or so I thought.

Dinner lasted only two minutes. But even then it was already too late. The chestnuts looked as if they had gone through an earthquake. Only two survived!

I refused to give up, digging out whatever that could be saved and put these pieces into the syrup as planned.

The rest was made into ‘chestnut chutney a la maison’. Instead of vinegar, I put in some red wine and cherry brandy. To make it something special I chopped up my last piece of ginger and mixed it with the chestnut and syrup.

Otmar was tasting my chutney when I asked him what his daily happy incident was today. We have started doing that for some days now. I think it fun to look at the half-full part of the glass of Life together. A few days ago he told me how he was eating a folded up pizza in the sun; and another day: he got praised by his boss and his colleagues. I was thinking today he might say: trying out this hard-earned product of mine made from the chestnuts we picked together.

Well, today his happy incident was eating out with this colleague whose wife gave birth to triplets some time ago. He got treated to a yum yum curry chicken sandwich by the proud father.

He did not ask me what my happy incident was. Probably he was thinking that with me feeling so sad about all the chestnuts being kaput, I might not have anything happy to tell…

But if he had asked me, I would have told him that my happy incident for today was that I found two whole chestnuts among the debris.

:):) 🙂 :))::):): ): ):):): ):):) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 :):) 🙂 :):):):):): :):):)

2017.12.12 A Little Christmas Carol for Natasha_04_The Story of Two
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A Little Christmas Carol for Natasha_04_The Story of Two (i)

The Story of Two (i)

Düsseldorf, Tuesday, 12.10.1999, 10:02 pm

I have already been thinking of making some sweets out of the 202 chestnuts we picked up from the park last Sunday, but it was Eric, my French ‘son’, who gave me the last push last night. He was telling me how expensive these glazed chestnuts were and how they would melt in one’s mouth…

It is a big challenge to make glazed chestnuts, according to Eric. The reason why these whole chestnuts are so expensive is that chestnuts break very easily. But it is not to show myself I could do it that made me want to try out the recipe which I had found in an old cookbook. It was more that I would like Eric and, above all, Otmar (my now ex) to savour this specialty made from self-picked chestnuts.

I spent half an hour snipping the tip off the chestnuts and five hours peeling them. I even skipped lunch. I simply swallowed one of those big apples brought by Andreas before I dashed off to teach Toshie at four.

A handful of chestnuts had landed in Eric’s oven but it was still a long and complicated process peeling the rest of them. The problem is that they have to be peeled hot. After two hours trial and error, I found out the most efficient way. When I finished, my finger tips looked as if they had big blisters but I did a neat job.

The process I devised ran like this:

Two saucepans of water boiling on the hotplates.
Put chestnut A into the first saucepan, after a while chestnut B.
After one or two minutes, when A is hot and the shell no longer hard, take it out.
Put chestnut C into the same saucepan where B was and move B to position A.
Take off the shell of A and put into the second saucepan.

Now B is ready. Take it out.
Put chestnut D into the first saucepan, move C to the ‘front’.
Take off the shell of B and put into the second saucepan.
Meanwhile A is ready for peeling. Take it out of the second saucepan.
Peel A.

Now C is ready. Take it out.
Put chestnut E into the first saucepan, move D to the ‘front’.
Take off the shell of C and put into the second saucepan.
Meanwhile B is ready for peeling. Take it out of the second saucepan.
Peel B.

Now D is ready. Take it out.
Put chestnut F into the first saucepan, move E to the ‘front’.
Take off the shell of D and put into the second saucepan.
Meanwhile C is reading for peeling. Take it out of the second saucepan.
Peel C.

I have always thought that chestnuts were more or less smooth as their shells. I never knew they kind of look like walnuts when they are without their peel. And so many different shapes in their half roundness, so many crevices.

I had to think of what Eric said about the non-existence of uniqueness in people and things. I wish I could show him all the peeled chestnuts.

2017.12.12 A Little Christmas Carol for Natasha_04_The Story of Two
(To be cont’d)

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So Cold

Jess M Rodriguez shared Richard Middleton’s post. Yesterday at 03:49 ·

 

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Richard Middleton I spit my drink out! 😂😂😂😂😂

Fanny-Min Becker Good that I wasn’t drinking anything. 🙂

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