12 Mar 2012 – were British Colonies!

7-8 Mar: random pix at Sai Kung and en route to the airport from the hotel with a reminder that Drug Driving may be your Journey to Death! Wonder if alcohol is also considered a drug since it is legally on sale?? Let’s hope that the bus driver and the pilot are not driving or flying under any influence alcohol or drugs…

The few days with friends were limited as the purpose of this trip was to hike the 100km thru’ hike. For the benefit to those who are not familiar about this trail:

The MacLehose Trail/麥理浩徑 opened 26 Oct 1979, is a hiking trail starting Pak Tam Chung/Sai Kung, in the east to Tuen Mun in the west. 100 kilometres long, marked by distance posts at 500m intervals along the path. It is named after Crawford Murray MacLehose, the longest-serving HKG governor (1971-1982) who established the Country Parks and was himself an enthusiastic hiker. This Scotsman did what he thought was best for HKG at that time and he did much good for HKG too!

From some FB comments, his name managed to provoke interesting discussions from opium war to British imperialism and anti-colonist, including suggestions to changing these British names! Amazing to see how a name can bring about such emotions. We cannot change history but can at least try to learn from it.

I am Chinese of race, speaks and understands minimum and do not read or write it. Lived nearly 40yrs in Europe & USA. Living in the present, ie NOW and trying as best as I know how to prevent bad karma for the future generations. History has Past, Future is a Mystery, just enjoy the Present to the fullest and give some respect and appreciations to Mother Nature ie do not abuse or misuse!

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power – Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British Prime Minister)

Good quote even though he was a Brit, but would have been better if words is added besides conduct… 🙂