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An eyesore

2019/01/03 04:13:12 網誌分類: 生活
03 Jan
          Hong Kong’s overcrowded residential areas are an eyesore. There are so many tall buildings so close to each other that they look like giant walls. Our city is a concrete jungle. The tall buildings block air flow. This traps pollution in our concrete jungle. Luckily, Hong Kong has many country parks. These parks are a sight for sore eyes.

          During the Christmas holidays I left Hong Kong’s concrete jungle to spend a day at the Kam Shan country park because I haven’t been there in years. The park is famous for the numerous monkeys that live there. I saw some foreign tourists at the bus stop looking for signs pointing to the park’s entrance. The signage at the park is so bad that even I couldn’t find the entrance. A local man with his two young sons also couldn’t find the entrance.

          After some searching we eventually found the entrance but didn’t see the foreign tourists. They probably went the wrong way. The word “signage” means the signs that tell people where something is or where to go. Hong Kong has very bad signage. I went to look at the new express rail terminus at West Kowloon. The terminus is definitely not an eyesore. It has a very modern design but the signage at the terminus is terrible. I tried to find the terminus rooftop, called the Sky Corridor, but the signage was very confusing. Even the woman on duty at the information desk didn’t know where it was. She didn’t even know how to speak English. This shows Hong Kong is no longer an international city. The express railway serves mostly mainland Chinese.

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          香港那些過於擁擠的住宅區域真的很難看(eyesore)。那麼多高樓大廈互相緊靠在一起,它們看上去就像一堵堵巨大的牆。我們的城市是個石屎森林(concrete jungle),那些高樓大廈阻礙了空氣的流通,導致污染物困在石屎森林(concrete jungle)之中。幸好,香港還有許多郊野公園。這些公園真是教人心矌神怡(a sight for sore eyes)。  在聖誕假期間,我逃離了香港的石屎森林(concrete jungle),花了一天遊逛金山郊野公園,因為我已有許多年沒有去過了。這個郊野公園以住了無數的馬騮而聞名。我在巴士站見到一些外國遊客找尋公園入口的路標。公園的指示牌(signage)實在差劣得連我也找不到入口,一位帶着兩個年幼兒子的本地人也找不到入口。

          經過一番搜尋,我們終於找到了入口,卻不見那些外國遊客,許是他們走錯了吧。Signage就是指示牌,指示某地方的位置或說明該怎樣去。香港的指示牌(signage)真的很差劣。我去了西九那個新的高鐵站看看。高鐵站絕對不難看(eyesore),它有很現代化的設計,但那裏的指示牌(signage)卻很糟糕。我嘗試找高鐵站那個名為「天空走廊」的天台,但指示牌(signage)真的十分混亂。就連在資訊服務櫃枱當值的那位女士也不知道天空走廊在哪。她甚至連英文也不懂說。這就反映了香港不再是國際都會,這個高速鐵路主要只是服務內地人。

        中譯:七刻

        Michael Chugani 褚簡寧
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Enter303
Enter303 2019/01/04 21:18:01 回覆
@Kingsley...

That one is me

Kingsley
Kingsley 2019/01/04 21:01:01 回覆

Hi Mr.Michael Chungani

I am a P6 student named Kingsley.

I want to ask you how to listen your blog with QR code.

My e-mail address is kingsleywong1222@gmail.com.

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wing 2019/01/03 20:39:02 回覆

What are the relationship and difference of the following words:-

H: hereabout, hereabouts, hereafter, hereat, hereby, herein, hereinafter, hereinbefore, hereinto, hereof, hereon, hereto, heretofore, hereunder, hereunto, hereupon, herewith, herewithin;

T: thereabout, thereafter, thereagainst, therearound, thereat, therebeyond, thereby, therefor, therefore, therefrom, therein, thereinafter, thereof, thereon, thereover, therethrough, therethroughout, thereto, theretofore, thereunder, thereunto, thereupon, therewith, therewithal, therewithin;

and

W: whereabout, whereabouts, whereafter, whereas, whereat, whereby, wherefore, wherefrom, wherein, whereinto, whereof, whereon, whereover, wherethrough, whereto, whereunder, whereupon, wherever, wherewith, wherewithal, wherewithin, wherewithout.

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Monster Hunter 2019/08/18

Michael, if you buy only one any of your mentioned items in your this article, I do think police has no excuse to arrest you.  Will you buy ten umbrellas or knives at a time? It would be ok if you can give your explanation.  If I were the head of student union and told you I got ten high power laser pointers to view stars at a time, I think only morons will believe my explanation.  I have been reading your articles for over three years but this is my first time to feel very dissappointed you wrote such nonsense article this time.