Posts Tagged ‘HK’

Mushrooms can Dance! 金菇跳舞MV, a “processing” creative project by pinkwork

Heard that “processing” is a very powerful and free Open Source (programming) language for artists/designers. Its developers from MIT said it could be used to do almost everything (check yourself in its official site http://www.processing.org/ ), so made me spend a few days to experiment with it and created this project, must give a special thank to these little Enoki Mushrooms. It’s a real time Audio Frequency Equalizer, Music Waveform Display, etc. In a word, if you input live music, these little mushrooms would dance instantly

既然你們人類說,”processing“這套免費程式語言是專為藝術家/創作人/設計師而設的,我就拿它來玩幾天。當然還要多謝一班小金菇的幫忙。我這個小程式,其實是即時的Frequency Equalizer, waveform顯示…等等,簡單來說,只要輸入音樂,小金菇馬上便會跳起舞來。部份聰明的人類,有時也會發明些有用的東西來,大家可上processing的官方網址看看這套語言的功能 … 是外星生命體pinkwork™粉紅貓說的。

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YouKu优酷 video link :
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 v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjAwNTgzMDIw.html 

CHOCO女子Band房pinkwork粉紅貓闖入…a HK girl group ‘s Band Room Visit

PINKCAT just visited this HK girl rock band ‘s small but well-equipped band room. Their band name “Choco” originated from word “chocolate“, these “female humans” namely Mel, Cathy, Nove and Kiki hope their music will be like “chocolate“, releasing “endorphin” to bring people pleasure. “Of course, it would be even better if people get addicted” said in their band profile. Want to sEE/hEAR them talking more about their debut album, and how they face those online criticism / compliments on their music (many people say they’re a pop idol group and not playing rock seriously, a gender bias in local band scene…. :evil: ), click/touch the links below.

非常八卦的pinkwork粉紅貓又走入人類的band房,喵,最喜歡 :lol: 。今次主角是香港四人女子樂隊CHOCO,隊名來自「朱古力」,他們就是想自己的音樂能夠像朱古力般,釋放出「安多芬」帶給別人歡樂,當然能夠令人上癮便更好。想親自聽聽/看看這四位人類講解她們的首張專輯《Everybody listen to me!》及如何面對各式各樣及部份有點的網上評論,可按/點下面連結。

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~~>  pinkwork.com/shortnews/choco.htm 

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PINKWORK INTERVIEW SOUND TRACKs
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1: About US 關於我們?
( 誰負責作曲作詞? … )

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2: facing criticism 面對各種批評
( 無論如何也要堅持我們的風格 … )

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3: our debut album 首張專輯
( 每首歌的背後 … )

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or YouKu优酷 video link :
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 v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDYxODIxNTA4.html 


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a few more photos of CHOCO by my HOLGA toy camera in PINKWORK Radio Art

還有幾張我用HOLGA玩具相機拍的CHOCO相片,已放上PINKWORK Radio Art
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pinkwork.com/radio/archives/438


巔覆「性」女子組合~超粉紅 遇見粉紅貓 Ultrapink, a subversive HK Indie girl group

Came across this 2-girl INDIE group in a Shopping Mall where they held their first mini Solo concert. You know pinkcat is interested in everything related to pink color (actually their group name is inspired by “Ultravox“)… When back home, I googled them and found more and more about them and their record label. I finally know why they use the word “subversive” to describe themselves (well, anti-christian and pro homosexual equity). Though not all human would agree with all of their messages, I think human beings should respect each other.:lol:

Ultrapink, an electronic pop indie girl group comprised of two young and sexy girls, namely Naomi and Sadie. Formed in 2010, they’ve released two songs to date titled “Tong Zhi” and “Sex Bible” . The term “Tong Zhi” is a Chinese slang refers to sexual minorities, such as Lesbian and Gay.

“Reading the lyrics carefully, you’ll find our song is not about homosexuality, but about human beings.” said Chan Sau Pok (aka Ah Pok), the creator of Ultrapink. Pok together with several veteran indie / mainstream musicians formed the indie record label Animal Kouncil.

Ah Pok wrote clearly on his label ‘s official website that, one of the goals of setting up this small-sized but very innovative label is, through music to promote his liberal view of sexuality and anti-Christian message.

“Looking back the several-thousand years history of China, only until the recent few hundred years ( maybe since Qing Dynasty﹞, we would hold a conservative view on sex. On the contrary, according to our ancient Taoism (Daoism) philosophy, sexual energy is part of our life energy. Also in the old days we never had any laws that ban or restrict homosexuality … I hate some of the local Christian groups which deliberately misinterpret our history / tradition to support their views … ” Ah Pok wrote in his magazine ‘s column. WANT to know more about Ultrapink, and the creative team “Animal Kouncil” behind this project, click/ touch the links below. ( pinkwork™ city is a piece of artwork about a bunch of interesting human beings. Of course they will become my target :D )

那天行經朗豪坊,看見一隊由兩個女子組成,叫「超粉紅」的組合,已推出兩首電子音樂風格歌曲 ~ 《同志》及《性經》。粉紅貓對任何跟粉紅色有關的東西都感興趣 :evil: ,回家馬上google她們更多資料。嘩,一看她們那間獨立唱片公司的網頁 野獸會議 ,果然是有強烈訊息想表達,包括反基督教及反同性戀岐視,也終於明白為何她們用「巔覆」來形容自己了。雖然未必每個人類都同意他們,但人類應該是互相尊重的,而那麼有性格的人類,粉紅貓自然要親自見見/ 訪問她們,及「收集」他/她們的相片、聲音及影像,放上我的pinkwork虛擬城市﹝這其實是我的一件關於一些「有趣」人類的藝術創作。他們自然會成為我的目標!﹞

其實最「巔覆」應該是Ultrapink的創造人阿樸﹝陳守樸﹞背後的意念,我覺得兩位成員Naomi Sadie不過是阿樸及「野獸會議」整個創作團隊的意念演繹者。阿樸在唱片公司的網頁內,毫不掩飾寫明他的反基督教及自由性觀念的論點。他亦表明想借助音樂去傳達這些訊息 …想了解更多「超粉紅」及 「野獸會議」的意念,可接/點下面的連結,/ 他們親自講解 …

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~~>  pinkwork.com/shortnews/ultrapink.htm 

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PINKWORK INTERVIEW SOUND TRACKS 1~4
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1: about Ultrapink 關於超粉紅
( 由陳守樸講解 … )

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2: more about Ultrapink 更多關於「超粉紅」
( 由另一不透露姓名的「野獸會議」成員講解 … )

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3: Animal Kouncil, the creative team behind Ultrapink
( 「野獸會議」成員包括 … )

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4: Ultrapink ‘s upcoming projects
( CD, Books, Sex Toys, Multimedia shows … )

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or YouKu优酷 video link :
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 v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzk4MDEwNTI0.html 

and uploaded a few more photos of them by my HOLGA toy camera to PINKWORK Radio Art 還有幾張用HOLGA塑膠玩具相機拍她們的相片 :D ~~>  pinkwork.com/radio/archives/300 

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HK girl band RockSugar during rehearsal 女子樂隊「搖滾堂」綵排中 …

MEOW, just shot photos and a short video of three budding female musicians last night. They’re RockSugar, a HK upcoming girl band formed in 2010, composed of three girls, namely Alina (drum), Vincci (vocal / guitar) and Cady (base/vocal). Special thank to re:spect magazine for arranging the interview. It’s a very popular HK Free magazine mainly features local bands, shows and musicians. This is also the first time I visited their Office cum Band Room cum Live Show Venue. Want to know more about RockSugar, click/touch the sound buttons below.

喵,昨晚拍攝了香港新晉女子樂隊「搖滾堂」的一些相片及小短片。這隊由Alina﹝鼓手﹞、Vincci﹝主音/結他﹞及Cady﹝低音結他/和音﹞於2010年組成的樂隊,最近多了很多演出機會,早前為Supper Moment的騷作暖場嘉賓,又是服飾品牌Converse的「The Right To Get Loud」的演出樂隊之一。多謝《re:spect》雜誌的Gary安排今次訪問,也是首次到訪他們的「辨公室+band房+演出場地」。。 :idea: 想了解更多「搖滾堂」,可按 / 點下面的聲音按鈕

interviews with some other Indie Musicians
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~~>  pinkwork.com/musicshop/musicshop.htm 

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PINKWORK INTERVIEW SOUND TRACKS 1~2
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1: about us 關於我們 …

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2: our music creations 我們的創作

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and a few photos of RockSugar … by my Holga toy camera 幾張用Holga玩具相機跟她們拍的相片 …

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an “Art” Movie starring 2 Cats in a vintage store 粉紅貓古著店貓短片創作 (Olympus PEN)

I’m not a BIG fan of Olympus PEN, though many of my human friends are (especially those young girls). It’s the “Weekend Weekly” magazine editor told me she borrowed a Lite PEN (E-PL3) from Olympus and asked whether I was interested to take it for a 1-week trail. Why Not? Almost at the same time, one of my friends who runs a vintage Store in Central said, the lovely tiger-striped cat at his store just born 4 new babies. So I suddenly came across a funny topic for my column, that is “Using lite PEN to shot little baby kitten” !

I was not writing a camera review article, but I have to say here the “tilt screen” function of E-PL3 is very useful when I used it to shoot cats at very low angle (close to the ground). Its light weight and small size also made me be able to shoot photo or video with one hand. See, below are photos and two very short “art movies starring cats using this little camera. WOULD I buy a PEN? Sorry, don’t get the money … :(

我不是Olympus PEN的粉絲,雖然身邊很多人類朋友是,特別是女孩子。不過是上星期《新假期》的編輯跟我講,她剛向Olympus借了一部輕巧版PEN E-PL3,問我有否興趣借去玩一個星期。有新機玩當然無問題啦!同一時間,一個在中環開古著店的朋友說,他店內那隻非常可愛的虎紋貓生了小貓。於是我忽然想到以此作專欄題目,就是「『輕巧』PEN影BB貓」。

雖然不是寫試用報告,但真的要在這裡讚一讚此機的「可反80度角觀景屏幕」功能非常有用,尤其是以超低角度﹝貼地﹞拍貓時候。另外因為機身輕、細,我單手也可拿著相機拍攝相片及短片,另一隻手可用來打燈。看看,下面就是我用這部細小相機拍下的相片及甚有藝術味道的貓貓短片 … 會買這部機嗎?沒有多餘錢啊 … :cry:


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* special thank to  BANG BANG 70′S Vintage Store 
 (1/F, 16A Aberdeen Street, Central, HK.)
 for providing the shooting location.


《新假期》”Weekend Weekly” Issue 632, page 130~131

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PINKCAT ‘s other Articles in “Weekend Weekly 新假期” 粉紅貓其他專欄稿
~~>  pinkmessage.com/city/archives/1028 

an “Art” Movie starring 2 Cats 古著店貓演出的超短片

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baby Kitten is yelling at cat mom 貓仔在叫貓媽媽 …

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a very popular Taiwanese Indie Band ~ Echo 台灣回聲樂團:「粉紅貓,別走 …」

Echo, a very popular Taiwanese Indie Band originated from a “Music Group” in the University. The four members released their highly-acclaimed debut album in 2002 while they were studying in the University. After graduation, they continued their music path and gradually accumulated a massive fans base. To date they have released five FULL / EP albums and done lots of performances, art projects, including one with NGO ~ Green Peace in 2009.

You might be surprised how they could turned their hobby into a career. “Since we had decided to do music full time, more & more opportunities were coming … it’s just like if you’re a chef and want to open a restaurant, you won’t find a day-time job elsewhere and only run your business at night … “ WANT to hEAR/sEE them talking more about this, could go to my pink virtual city now.

回聲樂團是由吳柏蒼﹝主唱、吉他﹞、黃冠文﹝吉他﹞、慕春佑﹝鼓﹞及邱文彥﹝低音吉他﹞四位大學同學組成的台灣獨立樂團,本來只是台灣清華大學的一個叫「迴聲社」的音樂社。2002年他們以學生身份推出首張專輯《感官駕馭》,大獲好評,更獲搖滾教父伍佰及並他傳媒人大力推薦。畢業後四位繼續他們的音樂事業,2007年出版第二張專輯《巴士底之日》,08年進行《無所不在的回聲》全台100場巡迴,09年與國際環保組織綠色和平合作舉行「處女空氣」演唱會,10年推出第三張專輯《處女空氣》 … …

「… 我們決定了全職做音樂之後,跟著愈來愈多的機會才來臨 … 就好像若然我們是做料理的人,想開一間餐廳,我們也不會在別的地方找份工作,晚上才開餐廳 … 」主音柏蒼在訪問中說。想聽聽/看看他們親自講更多,可到我的粉紅城市 … 喵。

FULL CITY Version (Flash required)
~~>  pinkwork.com/shortnews/echo.htm 

an OLD interview of them in 2005 in
~~>  pinkwork musicshop 

* special thank to  CM Kitchen  for providing us the shooting location.

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PINKWORK INTERVIEW SOUND TRACKS 1~4
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1: about us 關於我們樂團

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2: our new producer 新製作人徐千秀 ~ 秀秀

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3: our art projects 「綠色和平」及「心電回聲」創作

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4: my new EP 新專輯《Day 1》

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MEOW… a Canadian singer-song-writer / actress ~ Cory Lee 來自加拿大的創作歌手

This time PINKCAT introduces you all a Canadian singer-song-writer and actress, Cory Lee who was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada to a Chinese mother and German father. At age 15 she joined a 3-girl group named Ris-K and was offered a record deal by a big label. Unfortunately one of the group members said she wanted to get married and had baby, so everything ended suddenly. That also made Cory get the “Fire” to do her solo Album. After several years, Cory finally get a deal with Universal Music to put out her new Album worldwide. During this past few years, Cory has actually done a lot of things, such as releasing several successful singles including the big hit “The Naughty Song” , playing the role of Karma in the TV series “Instant Star“, and Miss Oh on “Degrassi” . Want to hEAR/sEE this music and acting talent talking about herself and her upcoming new album, you could go to my pink virtual city.

Meow, in the interview Cory said pop music in North America these days is driven by dance beat or melody hook … and the lyrics usually don’t say anything special, all are generic words … In Canto pop the situation seems to be different, our lyricists would write a story or a poem for a melody, and our singers are more and more into doing musicals. Cultural Difference ! :P

粉紅貓又找了一位有趣的人類做訪問。她就是加拿大的創作歌手及演員Cory Lee。她的母親是中國人,父親是德國人。本來幾年前,Cory已跟另外兩名少女組成了一隊組合Ris-K,並獲得一間國際唱片公司簽約出唱片。不過其中一位成員卻突然說要結婚生孩子,結果一切發展要停頓。經此一役,Cory更加決心要出版自己的個人唱片。經過幾年的努力,今年她終於能夠和環球唱片合作,將於年底推出全新唱片,並開始了她的亞洲宣傳之旅。其實過去幾年Cory也做了很多事情,包括推出了多首極受歡迎的單曲,如非常流行的「The Naughty Song」、在北美高收視電視劇集《Instant Star》及《Degrassi》中擔任主要角式等等。想聽聽/看看Cory親自介紹自己及講解快將面世的新專輯,可到我的粉紅城市 …

:D 訪問中,Cory說現在北美的流行曲都較著重「節拍」及「旋律」,反而歌詞都沒有特別意思。這似乎跟廣東歌很不一樣,我們的作詞人會為一段「旋律」作一個故事或一首詩 … 文化差異

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~~>  pinkwork.com/shortnews/corylee.htm 

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PINKWORK INTERVIEW SOUND TRACKS 1~3
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1: about me 關於我

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2: how I created my songs 怎樣創作歌曲

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3: my upcoming album 我的新專輯

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Holga Food photo Experiment @ agnès b. café 用Holga拍攝食物相片實驗。

MEOW, special thank to agnès b. for allowing me to do the experiemnt at their café. I just told their PRs I (a CAT from pinkwork city) would like to do some shooting experiment using my Holga plastic camera at their cafe. They were so nice and asked whether they had to prepare some specially-made cakes for my shooting. Well, it’s not necessary cause the cakes on their shop are already very colorful.

You might question how could I use this plastic camera to shoot close-up or macro photo. Its closest focus lenght is 0.7 m! Of course my Holga have to put on a Macro or Close-up Lens (bought from Holga shop, just HK$68 per set). To know more about how I shot these photo, could see my article in this issue (624, p122~p123) of “Weekend Weekly” magazine. Yes, since the experiment result is quite good, I decided to write an article about this in my “Weekend Weekly” magazine ‘s column.

真的要多謝 agnès b.公關們的幫忙,原本粉紅貓只不過是通知她們,我打算在她們的銅鑼灣café內﹝貪那裡有黑白階磚地板﹞,用Holga塑膠相機做些「食物拍攝實驗」。「放心,我只用一些Lo-fi器材,佔用餐廳一小角落,絕不會騷擾到她們的客人的」當時我跟她們說。

誰知她們十分好人,還問我要不要特別製作一些蛋糕給我拍攝。當然不用了,她們店內已有很多七彩繽紛的蛋糕。你可能奇怪Holga最近的拍攝焦距是0.7米左右,怎可能用來拍微距或近距的食物相?方法是套上一塊在「Holga專門店」有售,只是HK$68大元的塑膠微距或近攝鏡片。

結果,出來的相片依然有Holga相的「原始」風味,所以決定在我《新假期》的專欄稿,寫這個主題。想知詳情,可看看今期﹝第624期,122 ~ 123頁﹞這篇稿啦。


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PINKCAT ‘s other Articles in “Weekend Weekly 新假期”
~~>  pinkmessage.com/city/archives/1028 

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A Taiwanese Androgynous girl group 台灣中性女子樂團MISSTER 酒店房驚見粉紅貓 …

A human friend of pinkcat (a young HK girl) just immigrated to Taiwan and is working as a freelance PR for many music groups there. She introduced this rising androgynous girl group “MISSTER” to me.

A group formed by Diana Tai who is the lead vocal and became popular through “One Million Star II” (Taiwan version of American Idol). She then opened a record label herself and along with the other four members, namely Chiao, Chris, Milk and Carol, formed this music group. So she is both the boss and artist of her company. They’ve just released their debut album 《特先生》last month and received a great response from critics and audience from Asia.

MEOW … there are very few music groups in Asia using this image and wish them success … WANT to hEAR/sEE them talking more about their music, could touch the interview sound tracks below.

粉紅貓一位剛「移民」到了台灣的人類朋友﹝一位香港女孩﹞介紹這隊中性女子組合給我認識的 …

該組合是由主音戴安娜領軍,她在幾年前在參加「星光2」比賽時已很多人認識,亦簽過唱片公司。不過從小已移民加拿大的她,當年剛回到台灣,只顧著和朋友玩,荒廢了事業,後來還跟經理人鬧翻了。幾年之後人成熟了,她和友人成立「新女帝企業」公司,並與其餘四名成員賴紫綸(Chris)、陳瑾怡(球球Carol)、王哲巧(Chiao)、潘宜萱(牛奶Milk)組成MISSTER。所以戴安娜既是藝人經紀人,也是被管理的藝人。

在加拿大修讀錄音工程的戴安娜花了很多心思在樂團的首張專輯《特先生》上。雖然走女子中性的路線一直不被看好,但專輯推出之後大獲好評,連行內人也讚好呢 … 想聽聽/看看她們親自講解新專輯的意念及製作過程,可點選下面的聲軌收聽。

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PINKWORK INTERVIEW SOUND TRACKS 1~2
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1: about our Group 關於我們樂團.
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2: our Debut Album 首張專輯《特先生》 …

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~~>  pinkwork.com/shortnews/misster.htm 

night photos of ICC & IFC by my Holga 拍的兩幢夜景高廈相

MEOW … photos of ICC (a skyscraper in HK), shot by my Holga plastic camera last Monday while under Fierce Attack from mosquitoes … 被惡蚊猛針下,上星期一用Holga拍的夜景ICC﹝環球貿易廣場﹞相片 …  PINKCAT ‘s Articles in Weekend Weekly《新假期》  

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Shooting ICC had to tolerate many many Mosquitoes’ stings … Shooting another skyscraper ~ IFC was a much more enjoyable experience. See, these are photo I shot a few years ago … very artistic !

影ICC要捱蚊針,反而影它的姊姊大廈IFC﹝國際金融中心﹞就舒服得多。看,這就是幾年前用Holga拍下的 … 好藝術啊!

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newcomer Shiga Lin ‘s debut EP 連詩雅首張專輯《Moment》

WARNER Music ‘s newcomer pop singer Shiga Lin just released her debut album “Moment” soon, want to sEE/hEAR (sound and video of) this English teacher & part-time Model turned pop singer talking more about her new work, go to pinkwork shortnews.

華納新人連詩雅將推出她的首張EP《Moment》,她本來是當英文教師及兼職模特兒的,上年才簽約唱片公司成為歌手。想聽聽/看看﹝聲音及視頻﹞她講解自己這件新作品,可到pinkwork shortnews !

~~> www.pinkwork.com/shortnews/shiga.htm

* special thank to THE FLEMING HONG KONG 芬名酒店 (it’s a boutique hotel) for providing me this very stylish shooting location !

sound track 1 ﹝關於我的新專輯… ﹞

Audio MP3

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