Here are some pictures from the Occupy Central protests in Mong Kok at 8pm/9pm. From what I’ve heard from my friends overseas; a lot of this is being overlooked or misrepresented in the media.
I believe there are around 80k people here scattered up and down the main (Nathan) road. Entire families are out on the street showing their support for the occupy central movement.
I’ve been to parties of 30+ people that were rowdier and more violent than this. Not one child crying, not one person acting out. I find it extremely hard to believe that anybody deserved to have tear gas or stun grenades thrown at them; but yesterday that is what went down.
I can’t speak for the other protests on Hong Kong Island, but here on the Kowloon side it’s very safe and nice to see people looking out for each other.
Last night around 1am there was a surge of people running past my apartment building, they were slightly loud but that is the worst I’ve seen, and I’m about 100 metres from the main part of this protest.
Occupy Central with peace & love - Or in this case, occupy Mong Kok. I’ll be uploading more pictures shortly.
Hong Kong has only been my home town for almost a month, so while I certainly support the movement, I feel disingenuous sitting among the crowds. However I feel it’s important to take & spread images of the people who belong there, there seems to be a lot of misinformation about the protests. The news the night before claimed the protesters got out of hand and used it as an excuse to apply force, but when I got on the ground is was quickly clear that everyone involved was doing the right thing, calmly sitting, reading, singing.
All of the proactive volunteers in the crowds were handing out water & ice bags for those in the heat, collecting rubbish and just making sure everyone involved was comfortable, I didn’t see a single individual stepping out of line or behaving violently in any way.
Yo this is important, my friend Ry is on the ground in Hong Kong providing first hand information about the Occupy Central movement.
More photos from my trip! Hoera! The coastal views were simply breathtaking. Although at one point (first picture) I got a little too close to the edge without realising, I later looked back at the spot I was standing and saw that it was completely undercut. Scary!
I’m getting really excited about the oncoming cold weather, but while it’s still quite hot here in Hollad I figure I might as well make the most of all my summer dresses. Also my hair is starting to get quite long which is excellent.
13 September 2014
I went to Amsterdam with my friend Linda on Saturday afternoon. We went to the bookstore and wandered around people watching. Later we met up with some other friends who were in town and had a few beers by the canal at a saloon bar.
Also as we were eating lunch an English guy dressed as a baby overheard us talking and asked if he could leapfrog over one of us as part of his challenge. I immediately accepted and was cheered on by all of his friends.
I was in Ireland over the summer; falling in love with the country, the people and the atmosphere. I took a few pictures but I was mostly just soaking everything in. Here are some of my favourite shots from the trip. So stay tuned, there’s more to come. <3
Just saw a link to this awesome project on Facebook and thought I’d help spread the word.
2D animation and steampunk you say? Tell me more. Oh, the film will feature two lead females who are designed to encourage girls to pursue their interest in science and technology? Interesting. Oh and the animators are all Disney veterens? Well then.
Check out the indiegogo page for the project Hullabaloo here and spread the word/donate if you can.