Tag Archives: Lantau

Green April Rain Again

Her first words this morning were, I can’t hear the birds. It’s raining. The sparrow commune in the eaves is waiting it out. Their day ahead is just sex in the wisteria, anyway – what’s to crow about? At the … Continue reading

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Kylie Monologue

1. I was watching from my student bed, the episode when she made her Neighbours entrance (when it was on in the mornings too), as Charlene Mitchell coming through the window. Years, years, later I worked with a creative type (think Perfect Curve … Continue reading

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Green April Rain, 2

Because as much as anything it was raining early morning. Standing at the door, watching the sparrow family at the birdhouse; a small yellow windmill rattles and blurs on a neighbour’s terrace. A raindrop from a leaf hits the tin … Continue reading

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My October Symphony, Part 3 – London Jobs

On a break, of all things, from an unspecified living in Hong Kong, I took up a roost in a house in Ladbroke Grove, and from there busied back-and-to to two jobs – an occasional third – by way of … Continue reading

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Green April Rain

Mid-April steams in with its anniversary of a significant soaking. I have one too. Twenty-two years ago this week I began a short, some eighteen months, residency in Hong Kong, living in Mui Wo on Lantau Island, or Old Lantao, … Continue reading

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