Good morning today!

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6th June 2017

I did not sleep well last night. It was too hot, too humid and I had some nightmares. My mood was not good at all … until I opened the curtain and the window: I spotted how the sky was colorfully changing.

Instantly, I grabbed my breakfast from the kitchen, rushed to my roof top, find a comfortable position! And watched the lovely start of a sunrise at 5:26 am,  accompanied with happily singing birds and a mild refreshing breeze of wind. The “show” can start!

I ♥ the pastel colors, I ♥ how the sun-rays break through the clouds, I ♥ how the clouds are dancing with the sunrays!

Wait… Do you also see that? The the longer I watched it, the more I witnessed (in my mind):  The moment when the dog says “Good morning!” to the dragon.
What a wonderful moment! Good morning dog! Good morning dragon! Good morning myself!

What do YOU see?

Good morning everyone!

Gift of the sun

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2011 / 12 / 14

This time (on last Sunday) I was watching the sunset from a crowded place, a bridge above a highway full of cars and busses. People were passing by quickly, some of them probably rushing home for dinner after work, or some of them rushing home as the temperature dropped down to 12 degrees, which was quite cold compared to the usual weather condition of HKG. The pedestrian bridge was vibrating whenever a bus or truck passed by. It was indeed not a place of “peace”. Nevertheless I chose this place to watch the moment of the sun saying good night to the whole world.
I was standing in the middle of the crowd, leaning at the grey cold rail. Actually the color had already started to peel off.  Today’s sunset should be at 5:39pm. Before I came I checked schedule on the internet. Nobody cared about me. I watched at my clock on my mobile phone. I looked up. In front of me was nothing special except the highway and a construction area far away from me. In few minutes the sun would go down. I waited with a huge smile. I felt excited and happy at the same time.
At the beginning the sun light was dazzling me. Then bit by bit the color of the sky started to change from blue to yellow, orange and red. It was just few minutes, but I felt like watching the sunset for a longer time. I love this moment of the sun. It is so easing! Today it was special just because I used to enjoy the sunset from a nicer venue like sea or special designed viewpoint. But today I was standing on a simple bridge.
Finally the sun was hidden behind the construction area, and the city has been left in darkness. I was going to leave the area.. and I was surprised. Just next to me, there were an old local couple taking photos of the sunset and them. They hold their hands and smiled at me. And then I realized that there were more persons around me they stopped to watch the sunset. On my left hand side there was a student boy, taking photos of the sunset as well. He smiled at me and left the bridge. I smiled back to all of them. I had the feeling the sunset not only left darkness, but also a bit of happiness, because we have been all connected with the sun for few minutes.
Thank you and good night, dear sun!
But, hello Nobu!
My day had just started. I was heading to my next destination: a Christmas market.

Other sunsets: Kowloon, Okinawa

Magic Moments in Kowloon

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2011 / 06 / 16

Whenever I am on holiday (e.g. Okinawa) I am eager to see the sunrise and the sunset, it is so amazingly beautiful!! None of the sunrise or sunset is the same, that’s why it is interesting to look at them everyday. They gave me the feeling “Ah~~, the day are going to start! I need to add oil!” and “Ah~, the day is going to end. It was a successful day.” Every day’s moments are different, same as my every-day-life.
Honestly speaking, in HKG I have not been that eager to see the sunrise or sunset yet, because I think the environment (city only) is not that beautiful and most of the time I am just too busy doing overtime. Hm? Sounds like an excuse, might be.
However, these days I am seeking for watching the sunset in HKG. The Gateway and the China Hong Kong City in TST offers to see “Magic Moment”, between 6pm and 7pm, from their facilities. Last week I took the chance to enjoy those magic moments after work.

Wow, it is so beautiful. Indeed it is a different feeling (for me) to watch the sun going down and disappearing into the sea, cloud or behind the city. But still, it is gorgeous! Watching the sunset, I am able to calm down for a while and think about my day.

Here is a sunset in Hung Hom at the Railway station. On the window indoor lights are reflecting, it looks like some UFOs are flying in the sky. Don’t you think so?

Not homesick, but Okinawasick

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2010 / 10 / 20

Since 4th of October I am back in HKG from my long trip from Japan. I went to Okinawa and Tokyo. I am missing Okinawa’s food, nature, simple life and music. I miss my new and old friends. I had indeed a nice and memoriable trip. I will blog some more details later on.

During the trip, I have watched several sunsets. It is so beautiful. Looking at the sunset, I am aware of the end of day. Looking at the sun going down within several minutes, I am reviewing my activities on that day. Finally I also say good night to the sun.

Even though I am in HKG, I like to watch the sunset in Okinawa, especially on Taketomi Island via webcam. I am remembering what I have experienced in Okinawa. This photo is taken from the webcamsite today.

Good night Okinawa’s sun.
Good night Taketomi Island.
Good night Memories in Japan.

Life is going on in HKG.

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