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Casting doubt on the virtue of obedience

I haven’t paid much attention to the Occupy Central movement because firstly I’m a total outsider, and secondly, it just seems like yelling at a cloud. In no way do I feel compelled to get involved.

I do however super love the fact that it is the Church leading the movement. It’s inspiring to see the Church in action as what it’s meant to be: the disruptor. What’s even more amazing to me is that it’s the leaders of the Anglican and Catholic churches getting behind it.

It’s trendy to look down on the traditional denominations under the guise of irrelevance but when it comes down to it, they are the ones who are gutsy enough to oppose the Government. My favourite quote is where one of the church leaders rebukes another who is urging his followers to stay silent as Jesus did on the cross. He basically says that it’s wrong to use the bible to silence the people. Hero.

I have yet to see any new denomination church go all Ride or Die like the 70 year old Reverend co-leading occupy central. Could you even imagine the words ‘civil disobedience’ associated with any celebrity pastor today? Let alone in a headline?

It’s definitely something to think about, seeing as ‘civil disobedience’ might as well have been Jesus’s nickname. These guys are real heroes of the church, it’s just not that noticeable when you exist right in the middle of the bell curve.

Read more: http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597581/if-we-bow-fate-we-will-lose-everything-says-occupy-centrals-reverend

I finally had a good look inside PMQ, and although it looks deserted and uninviting there is so much good stuff happening in there besides Aberdeen Street Social.
For example, this ceramics store, Flow. I am such a sucker for handmade, wobbly ceramics and paid way more for this dish than I was expecting to spend that day. PMQ is a dangerous, dangerous place for my wallet. I usually avoid buying decorative items, especially here since I don’t know how long we will be staying. I just couldn’t leave that shop empty-handed.
The story of this line of ceramics is very heart-warming. The artist says she never found her mother’s crocheting beautiful until she pressed it into clay. Then she goes on about how mothers tie knots to remember things or something like that.
Anyways, isn’t it beautiful? You probably don’t care. I just really love ceramics.

I finally had a good look inside PMQ, and although it looks deserted and uninviting there is so much good stuff happening in there besides Aberdeen Street Social.

For example, this ceramics store, Flow. I am such a sucker for handmade, wobbly ceramics and paid way more for this dish than I was expecting to spend that day. PMQ is a dangerous, dangerous place for my wallet. I usually avoid buying decorative items, especially here since I don’t know how long we will be staying. I just couldn’t leave that shop empty-handed.

The story of this line of ceramics is very heart-warming. The artist says she never found her mother’s crocheting beautiful until she pressed it into clay. Then she goes on about how mothers tie knots to remember things or something like that.

Anyways, isn’t it beautiful? You probably don’t care. I just really love ceramics.

Wagyu Tomohawk from Aqua
Aqua is a great place to take visitors! The food is not the best of the best, but it’s good. The view is amazing, the restaurant is beautiful without being too stuffy, the service is perfect, it’s good value for money compared to other fine dining places. Highly recommend. You could really go there and spend $1000 hkd between two (unless you order the Tomohawk).
The tomohawk was massive though, even for two people it’s reaching. Like, you couldn’t eat anything else, it could feed four people, seriously.
Bonus: they have an italian menu AND a Japanese menu. Something for everyone.
Aqua  29/f, 1 Peking Rd Tsim Sha Tsui

Wagyu Tomohawk from Aqua

Aqua is a great place to take visitors! The food is not the best of the best, but it’s good. The view is amazing, the restaurant is beautiful without being too stuffy, the service is perfect, it’s good value for money compared to other fine dining places. Highly recommend. You could really go there and spend $1000 hkd between two (unless you order the Tomohawk).

The tomohawk was massive though, even for two people it’s reaching. Like, you couldn’t eat anything else, it could feed four people, seriously.

Bonus: they have an italian menu AND a Japanese menu. Something for everyone.

Aqua
29/f, 1 Peking Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui