paper boats

Next to the minibus terminus at the Sai Kung town centre, floating in some water, are four or five giant paper boats made with, of course, giant Chinese newspapers. I couldn’t read them, but I imagine they are reports on water currents and how to navigate by the night sky.

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A couple months ago, a linguistic PhD student and I compared our ideas of ‘linguistic landscape.’ She asked me what I hear when I walk around Hong Kong streets through the visual mass of Chinese characters on signs and storefronts. I talked about the textural experience of sounds.

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Liminal spaces: urbanphoto.net/blog/2011/07/10/a-city-without-ground/

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