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January 12, 2019

「人有悲歡離合,月有陰晴圓缺,此事古難全。」蘇軾的《水調歌頭》寫得真好。天下無不散之筵席的確是恆古不變的定律。從小,我們便不斷體驗別離—小至班上調位、升班,大至搬家、畢業,甚至親人離世。也許,兒時的小離小別就是為了我們長大後生離死別的預演。可是,小時候總是不諳世事,豪言壯語要跟身邊的同學友誼永固,永不分離,結果畢業後各散東西,聚少離多,昔日許下的承諾,早已拋諸腦後。

從口袋裏拿出智能電話,打開 WhatsApp,看看你又有多少個未讀的信息、死寂的群組、封存的對話?可見,任憑科技再發達,溝通再方便,依然留不了已經離開的心。

不過,在離別之際,有人選擇斷然道別,有人打算悄悄離開,但亦有人願意留下。正因...

December 1, 2018

Many of the recent research on the ‘glass ceiling’ has been focusing on the occupational segregation, gender pay gap and the domestic roles of women in society, failing to acknowledge the pre-conditions which have facilitated the existence of such inequality in workspace. In this month’s blog, I wou...

November 23, 2018

“To be human, is not a fact, but a task.” – Soren Keirkegaard. Life is a continuous series of changes and challenges. Some people developed a capacity or a personality trait that allow them to navigate the complexity of life; while some struggle to change or are even resilient to changes. Mahoney on...

March 3, 2018

Democracy is built on our choices; our choices built on information we have. But what determines what information we get? In this blog post, we look at 3 ways how the information we receive become increasingly one-sided and unreliable.

A lost of faith in experts

Tom Nichols highlights how the populati...

March 3, 2018

PC: Jeshu John 

據說,每一首歌都承載著一個故事,每一首歌都有一位獨一無二的主角,而每個人的心中都有那一首專屬的歌。你喜歡的歌,可能多不勝數;但只有那一首歌,直擊你的靈魂深處。那一曲旋律,曾讓我們在那些無眠的夜裏反反覆覆的聽著,在寂寥的時間裏細細咀嚼。畢竟人是感性的動物,偶爾流露宣泄並不是甚麼可恥的事。因此,多少次,我們在熟悉的音調中默默淚流;多少次,我們在諳知的歌詞中自我擁抱。

我躺在床上,翻開了某首歌,聆聽著那倒背如流的歌詞,任那剪不斷的凌亂散落心間。

流言滿天飛,我們身處的世代存在著太多惡意批判。閉上眼,你聽見了幾多流言蜚語,而你又能回應多少。躲都躲不過去的時候,又何必壓抑自己的...

February 28, 2018

(PC: Felipe Correia)

一朵盛開的薔薇,泛起的是一絲一絲對愛情的憧憬。

然而此浪漫非彼浪漫。

她的一見鍾情是浪漫,他的橫刀奪愛亦是浪漫。說不了,柏拉圖式的愛情也是另一種浪漫。看來浪漫不僅僅是人類情感一個含糊的輪廓,而是會摧毀人類六感的第七感。

就如浪漫主義的音樂一樣,愛情的浪漫是充滿個性的。 換句話說,浪漫的精髓在於以充滿個人想像的情懷來表現與現實相違的理想。也許浪漫並非風靡一時的衝動,而是推崇個人主義的一種堅持。雖則怪誕,但它的浮誇卻讓每一顆心靈都可與之共鳴。當人們對現實不再抱幻想時,他們便會視浪漫主義為慰藉。這是因為它不會像現實主義一樣對生活枯燥乏味地如實摹寫。相反,浪漫主義力圖...

February 4, 2018

PC: www.freepik.com 

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced changes to the Facebook algorithm. Soon, you will be seeing more posts of your friends and your family. The advertisements, news and those puppy videos that used to swamp your news feed will be condemned to the past (mostly). This is part of Zuc...

January 30, 2018

PC: Limichi Okamoto

Last month I went to Iceland with a couple of my closest friends, and upon returning from the blistering cold of Reykjavik I emailed my high school english teacher detailing my travels, sending him some photos of the sceneries I witnessed, the company I was with, followed with a g...

January 26, 2018

 PC: Ju On

「善惡美醜盡在其間,七情六欲妖嬈流連。」

聽說過我們的世界不是虎穴就是狼窩,但善良的光芒仍然會閃耀著的。這大概就像是在霧霾天,絢麗的晨曦都總能穿透空氣中一顆顆的塵埃,好讓伴隨著的曙光綻放出它獨一無二的輪廓。莫非善良真的是最致命的武器,而蒼天則是最好的見證嗎?

常言道,「一善染心,萬劫不朽,百燈曠照,千里通明」。也許,紅塵中的醜惡不該是我們煩惱的根源,因爲真正的始作俑者本就是我們的心境。但老實說,苦苦的糾纏又有何益呢?倒不如從自我做起:凡事將心比心,不但要以誠待人,更要以善對人。可惜的是人海茫茫,鼠目寸光的人多得是。所以當我們的善良被隨便蹂躪時,我們必須懂得運用智慧,別讓他們得寸...

January 25, 2018

 PC: Dave Michuda

攝氏四度的寒冬裡,左手握著一杯美式咖啡,右手拿著白先勇的《紐約客》,我走進了寂寥無人的攝政公園--

上學、打籃球、社交、喝酒、clubbing......兩個多月來,我甚少花時間停下腳步,沈澱我的內心。不知從什麼時候開始,我肚子裡面的已經不再是墨水,而是一杯又一杯的紅酒跟伏特加;嘴裡吐出的不是什麼觸動人心的話語,而是一縷又一縷徐徐的白煙。

汽車的喇叭聲、踏著急促步子下班的人、救護車尖銳的鳴笛聲,三五成群的女生一串串的笑聲......這一切都讓我的太陽穴疼痛起來--倫敦是一個喧鬧的城市。十七歲的我,閱讀了白先勇的《寂寞的十七歲》,學會了如何透析主題,寫出讓我分數更高...

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