The real original lyrics of ‘Do you hear the people sing?’

The real original lyrics of ‘À la volonté du peuple’ (known in English as ‘Do you hear the people sing?’) are from Alain Boublil who composed the song with Claude-Michel Schönberg for the musical adaptation in 1980 of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Many new adaptations have been made since the 80’s until recently, when the … Continue reading The real original lyrics of ‘Do you hear the people sing?’

Daai-Hak-Tin [大黑天] : The Spirit behind the Dark Gods of Hong Kong Streets

Around ten years ago, in a time when I was lost between different parishes, between good and evil, between the spirit and the matter, between Jesus and Shiva, and between Cronus and Dionysus, my godson and son of my sister, genuinely asked me that simple but hardly answerable question: “c’est quoi, ta religion?” or, if … Continue reading Daai-Hak-Tin [大黑天] : The Spirit behind the Dark Gods of Hong Kong Streets

Shatin New Town Plaza’s Burlesque Mercenaries

Compared with Festival Walk shopping mall in Kowloon Tong which, for some deliciously elfish conjuncture’s reason, has been closed down just on time before Christmas after a fire had been lit up by protesters, New Town Plaza shopping mall in Shatin, traditionally more humble than the latter, has been upgraded to a commercial fortress level. … Continue reading Shatin New Town Plaza’s Burlesque Mercenaries