Welcome to this Christmas Special double issue of the "My Lamma
the spirit of the season (Peace, Love, Laughter, Lamma!),
I'm not featuring any of my usual stories about sex, drugs and
violence today, but only peaceful, cheerful & Politically
Hey, don't stop reading!
There's still enough good stuff in here to entertain you for a few
This week, we have Christmas messages from some
of our moderators, but don't worry, our moderators are not
sentimental, sappy, boring types...
On the right, another hand-made card from
Eleanor's stall, between the bike shop and Anastasia's. She
raised the price to $20 recently, as the cards were becoming so
popular with tourists. So, in true
HK-style, she put the price UP, not down...Still a true bargain!
Saint Nick: Did you know that
Nick the Bookman is freelancing as Santa Claus in the Stanley
shopping mall these days? A truly suitable natural for this
role! I was trying hard to get a photo for you, but I haven't
succeeded yet. Maybe next week! I was playing my company's Santa
Claus for several years. But those photos are from my pre-digital
era, so they're too difficult to find and show you, hehehehe...
little text this week, mostly Christmas-inspired pictures to hype
My Lamma Photo Contest.
This will hopefully inspire you to sort out your best
Lamma-related shots and send them to me! I'll even scan them
for you! You could also shoot some new ones!
On the left, you can see what
happened to my pretty, but inkjet-printed Photo Contest flyer
after a few days on the wall outside the "Bubbles" laundry.Looks almost like they've laundered my flyer...
The Photo Contest
deadline has been extended to end of Jan
giving you ample time and no excuses for not participating!
Several thousand dollars worth of prizes are waiting to be won
Trying to inspire your photos, I've included several photo
galleries of my own shots as samples. They've ALL been taken
within the last few days/weeks here on Lamma, a real
Have a look below. I'm sure that YOU can certainly do much better
than these amateur shots!
Notice some of my novice mistakes in these photos and send in your
best shots, so I & others can learn from you!
The e-zine is a wonderful complement to
a great site!
hahahaha Titillation! That's what I'm
A nice lead up to the Christmas week. Lamma will probably be
quieter than usual as lots of people are jumping onto planes
to colder or warmer places!!!!
I love this week's e-zine cause there's a mention of
"Thinking Out Loud"!!! I was impressed to see the flyer there
too! Thanks for including the music created on Lamma!
Interesting photo of Dickstock - I guess it's the 'in-thing'
now to use giant trendy plastic ear-phones? hahahahahahaha
(our new author with her first story last week: Wandering
What should i do with the fame that you
first and foremost, i must thank you on behalf of Taro for
publishing his story. i would very much hope that his story
could inspire more people to take on stray kittens.
in fact, i have already received a PM from a fellow
Lamma-ite/cat lover this morning saying s/he likes the story.
this is very encouraging..
Here are a few ex-Lammaites that would
probably be interested in receiving the excellent e-zine..
Berrybus ("Website of the
Week" last week):
Thanks for the glowing review I'll be
sure to buy you a beer sometime... and who doesn't have
foreign body (re: being
mentioned in the last e-zine):
oh boy, what an honour! I am all
excited now!!! Foreign body, currently hunting and gathering
in some European borderland, will be back after Santa leaves
HK. Can't stand that creep!
thank you . (just a shy and embarrassed
Doggy (Funday organiser):
Thanks for the great sending off for
Lamma Fun Day 2002 -
We will definitely use My Lamma for drumming up even more
support for 2003.
And how come all your photos seem to
make the day look sunny? hope to bump into you in the pub to
buy you a pint sometime.
Interesting e-zine, but I think it's
getting a bit too long now!?
Perhaps e's story and Doggy's stuff could have been linked to
the forum pages, maybe, for example? It's only that it's
taking a bit too long to go through each time now.
Overall, a useful and interesting local e-zine, helping to
build relationships [good and bad?] in our Lamma community.
informative and always up-to-date website by Lamma's very own
Japanese drum queen, Kumi! Learn non-electronic, 100 %
hands-on drumming this Christmas season and make some
non-traditional, different Christmas music. No sentimental carols
or saccharine-sweet songs this year, instead
get together and groove at Kumi's
Boxing Day Big Jam!
moved to Lamma just over one year ago. Why do we love living
here more than anywhere else in HK before? Let me elaborate:
Sunday morning, 22 Dec, Yung Shue Wan:
We're leaving the flat to go for breakfast, our landlady is
greeting us, asking about when to play Mahjongg with Lamma-Poh
Our neighbour opposite is asking for the pictures I shot of his
daughter's hotpot party he invited us to recently.
Another neighbour vis-a-vis is chiming in and joking from his
Walking by Tropicana, a friend sitting inside and Ah-Can are
calling out to us, inviting us to join them.
Walking along main road, e runs out from her Dim Sum place, her
latest kitty adoptee on her shoulder (see photo comix below) and
walks with us for a while.
Picking up the English and Chinese newspapers from the vendor
opposite Spicy Island. The vendor knows which newspapers we like
by heart now.
Breakfast in Man Kee, beach-side, enjoying the view.
Walking home, I reserve a place for Christmas Eve dinner in
person in a Main Street restaurant.
Returned home, I work on the design for a local restaurant. I
also select the best from hundreds of my digital Lamma photos
for this e-zine.
A knock at the door, our neighbor upstairs, who's just moved in,
wants to borrow my toolbox. She's locked herself and her
visiting family out of the flat by accidence. While her dad
removes the door lock, I crack jokes, we introduce each other
and applaud her dad when he succeeds.
Yes, you've guessed right. That's why we love living here
more than anywhere else in Hong Kong we've lived before! One
word sums it up: COMMUNITY!