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Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑

Distance: About 5KM

Duration: 1h40

Incredible views.This hike covers two mountains "The Twins" and the hike actually starts at another mountain, called Violet Hill. Good work-out...with a 1000 steps section. Don't forget to bring bottles of water.

How to get there ~~Public Transport From the City Hall, Central, take Bus 6 or 6A. Two stops downhill from the Chung Hom Kok turnoff, alight at the Wilson Trail bus stop. Section 1 starts just by the bus stop.

~~Section Start Point Section 1 starts at Stanley Gap Road, by the bus stop and Wilson Trail inaugural tablet. Go up the stone steps – and continue up.

Section End Point Hong Kong Parkview.

Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑

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Dragon's back hike 龍脊

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Dragon's back hike 龍脊

Distance: Around 7km

Duration: 2h + the rest of the day to chill out on the beach

Easy hike. One of the most popular in HK.

Try to go on a clear day as the view from the top is supposed to be amazing. We sadly didn't enjoy as it was hazy that day...

The plus: you end up at Shek's O beach which is rewarding....so bring your swimsuit along with you! Shek'o is perfect to chill out. The few local restaurants enable you to stay the rest of the day there. The local/village vibes are contrasting with the busy HK center so that hike is a perfect option if you need to relax and get away from the city.

Starting point: Take the MTR to Chai Wan. Take Exit A.

You will go through a mall for a few steps, stay on your right and exit at the first outdoor walkway on your right. Go straight at the first intersection on the catwalk.

~~You want to go down the catwalk to reach Wan Tsui Road. It is the road which will be to the left of the tall glass building (Youth Square) pictured below.

~~Walk on Wan Tsui Road for about 200 meters until you reach Lin Shing Road (on your left). Take Lin Shing Road

~~You will walk about 300 meters on Lin Shing Road until you reach a cross-road and see the Cape Collinson Catholic Cemetery entrance right in front of you. Go through the entrance and take the first set of stairs on your left.

~~Walk up the road after this set of stairs

~~At the top of the stairs, you'll be facing a parking lot slightly on the right and a park on the left. Head right towards the sign post

~~Follow the small paved road in the direction of Tai Tam Gap. The rest is pretty easy, just follow the road to the trail (head left). The sign posts clearly show the way.

~~The first half a the trail is tree shaded and quite nice, with little in terms of view however. Eventually, you will reach a sign post with clear indications for the Dragon's Back. After a little climb, the scenic part of the trail begins.

At the end of the trail, you arrive right at a bus stop. You can take bus #9 to the Shau Kei Wan MTR station but I suggest you instead take #9 the other way and head to Shek-O for some food and a leisurely walk by the beach.

Dragon's back hike 龍脊
Shek'o village

Shek'o village

Shek'o village

Shek'o village

Dragon's back hike 龍脊
Shek'o beach

Shek'o beach

Cemetery where you start the hike from

Cemetery where you start the hike from

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Tai Long Wan 大浪灣 escape busy HK

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Elena, a friend of mine, had posted pictures of these amazing beaches last august 2014 and since then, I always meant to go there myself to appreciate with my own eyes the beauty of this bay. Based in Taiwan and then Paris, I got the chance to visit about 4/5 times HK this year and it was on my last trip I eventually managed to explore Tai Long Wan Beach.

Located on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula in HK, Tai Long Wan became one of my favorite spots of HK. Surprisingly, business tourism activities have not hit this beautiful area. No hotel options and only and one or two local restaurants are settled in Sai Wan and Ham Tin Wan. I am not sure how long this will last but as for now, it’s a perfect get away destination if you are looking at escaping the busy and noisy streets of HK.

There are 4 beaches: Tai Long Wan (the southern beach, first one you see when you reach the bay by hike), Ham Tin Wan 鹹田灣, Tai Wan 大灣 and Tung Wan東灣.

Tai wan is supposed to be the most spectacular & private but I didn't have time to reach this spot. Tung Wan is the most remote beach.

Activities:

Hike, swim, surf, camp, party with friends, sunbathe & chill out


How to get there:

  1. You need to first get to Sai Kung Town. Take the MTR to MongKok and then take the minibus to SaiKung from outside the Kwong Wah Hospital. (Other option: take the MTR and exit at Diamond Hill, exit C and take bus 92).
  2. From Sai Kung, a few possible options.

- The cheapest way is to take the 29R bus. It’s about 5/10 mn walk from the minibus last stop. It gets quickly packed and I think they are not too frequent departures so check ahead the time table or just take a green taxi to Sai Wan Pavillion.

From the pavilion, you can hike about 1h to Ham Tin Wan or Tai wan. It’s easy to find your way and the hike is really enjoyable.

- If you want to skip the hike and are willing to spend a little more money, from Wong Shek Ferry Pier, hire a private speedboat to take you all the way to Ham Tin Beach ($300+ for the boat), or direct from Sai Kung to Tai Long Wan (under $200 each).

To go back to the city:

  • You can follow the same path. But after one day of sunbathing and swimming, you can also return by speedboat. Ask the restaurant owners to order a boat at Sai Wan or Ham Tin back to either Wong Shek Pier ($80 per head, 20 mins) or Sai Kung Town directly ($100-120 per head, 30 mins). Definitely worth it. On weekdays, they provide boat return depending on the number of people. Latest was at 5.30pm the last time I was there and Ham Tin didn't have any boat ride back as the beach was empty.
  • From Wong Shek Pier, you can take bus no. 94 back to Sai Kung Town (30mins). Beware of the queue...last time, we had to wait about 30mn before stepping in the bus.

My recommendations:

If this is a one day trip, leave early in the morning

If you want to do the hike, avoid being hungover...Getting to Tai Long Wan is actually very long. We left in the morning and it took us about 2h30/3h to get there. It's a long way and worth organizing yourself ahead in terms of transportation

Next time, I would use the speedboat, especially if this is a one day trip, in order to save some time

The best would be to camp there and stay two days, to fully enjoy there, take your time to chill out. You can rent the camping equipments from the restaurants

Bring water, some snacks and sunscreen

One of the first view you get after 30mn hike

One of the first view you get after 30mn hike

大浪灣 Tai Long Wan, the southern beach. First one you see after 50mn hike

大浪灣 Tai Long Wan, the southern beach. First one you see after 50mn hike

The short hike between Tai Long Wan and Ham Tin Wan

The short hike between Tai Long Wan and Ham Tin Wan

Ham Tin Wan (鹹田灣) Around 30mn hike from Tai Long Wan. Quieter and more remote option.

Ham Tin Wan (鹹田灣) Around 30mn hike from Tai Long Wan. Quieter and more remote option.

On the way back to Sai Kung, by speed boat

On the way back to Sai Kung, by speed boat

Fishermen at Sai Kung Town

Fishermen at Sai Kung Town

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Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final 2014

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final 2014

It's been a while since I wanted to shoot break-dancing performances - it's particularly challenging to me as you don't have much control of the angles (these events being so crowded, it is sometimes hard to be located at the best spot to shoot), you can't predict the quick dance moves they will be doing; Also, there are so much going on a one or two minute battle that it is sometimes difficult to capture the key moments. The event was held outside at Taipei’s National Palace Museum, one of the world’s top museum. It started in late afternoon so the natural light continuously changed, which added additional changes on the camera settings as I was on manual mode.

About Red Bull BC One

Red Bull BC One was created in Switzerland (2004). For the ones who don't know much about break dance and hip hop battles, It's an annual international B-Boy competition (one to one) organized by Red Bull. This year Red Bull BC One will travel to Paris again for the Red Bull BC One France World Final 2014.

Red Bull BC One cycles through three seasons each year: Cypher, Finals and World Final. Cyphers are national, preliminary events where 16 B-Boys compete for a spot in one of six Finals around the world. The winners of the Finals qualify to battle in the Red Bull BC One World Final.

B-Boy Blond - the Winner of Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final

B-Boy were from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan.

B-Boy Blond is the winner of this final. Originally from Busan Korea but now lives in Australia.

This was the first time Blond competed at a Red Bull BC One Final. “I feel I represent Australia this time since there was a cypher there, and I’ve been living there for nearly five years now,” Blond said after his victory. “Everyone was cheering for me from there, which means a lot to me. I’m Korean on the inside though, so I feel I have both flags on my shoulder.”

About the local Scene

Street dance appeared in Taiwan in 1985. Early crews, such as Gestapo Crew and L.A. Boyz, became famous thanks to the widespread popularity a television talent show called Five Lights Award, along with commercials. At the time, the local level spanned moves such the backspin, bronco, windmill and headspin, which were considered extraordinary in the early years of Taiwanese breaking.

Taiwan historically had little division between the different types of street dance. Every breaker had to learn different styles, yet breaking was always a high priority as it was revered for its dynamic, powerful and athletic technique. It quite simply looked amazing and was easily recognized, as few people were familiar with B-Boying. But as the dance took hold in Taiwan, more crews emerged. Some of the most important, early crews were Occult Army(靈異兵團), Superb Brothers(霹靂夥伴), Superb Guardians(霹靂神兵) and Kuroshio Current(黑潮). Crews kept Chinese names back in the day. Today, they mainly keep English names. From late 80s on, most Taipei B-Boys gathered together to practice at The National Theater & Concert Hall.

A few B-Boys from this seminal era still stand as legends in the Taiwanese street dance scene today, including Alun, who formed the Hip Hop group The Party in the 90s, as well as the award-winning documentary, “Hip-Hop Storm,” which tells the story of his life and career. Another legendary Taiwanese B-Boy is A-JOE, aka Mr. Pop Pop Joe, who not only served as a breaking pioneer in the local scene but also remains quite active today. B-Boy Gino has also stood as a prominent figure in the Taiwanese scene for 20 years strong, first learning his tricks from Japanese legend Chino (Rock Steady Crew).

Taipei City owns Taiwan’s most vibrant Hip Hop scene. From DJing and street dance, to graffiti art and MCing, the urban hub has the population density and artistic talent strong enough to foster all elements of Hip Hop culture. There are even spaces Taipei that combine disciplines, for instance where B-Boys dance alongside graffiti artist. In this way, Taiwanese Hip Hop culture is one of integration, yet the scene is ripe for bigger, more wide-scaled events. Taiwan brings with it an impressive reputation, and with its long-standing respect to peace and love in Hip Hop culture, it aims to continue making its place in the global scene.

Defying gravity, Blond - the B-boy winner who will attend the world final in Paris, next month.
Defying gravity, Blond - the B-boy winner who will attend the world final in Paris, next month.
Defying gravity, Blond - the B-boy winner who will attend the world final in Paris, next month.

Defying gravity, Blond - the B-boy winner who will attend the world final in Paris, next month.

The very cute Nori (Japan)

The very cute Nori (Japan)

For this Asia Pacific Final, Katsu (Japan), Mounir (France) and Neguin (Brazil) judged the neck-and-neck battles.

For this Asia Pacific Final, Katsu (Japan), Mounir (France) and Neguin (Brazil) judged the neck-and-neck battles.

Fabiano Carvalho Lopes aka Neguin - one of the judges, from Brazil. He began studying Capoeria as a child, and his acrobatic breakdancing style is greatly influenced by the Brazilian martial art.
Fabiano Carvalho Lopes aka Neguin - one of the judges, from Brazil. He began studying Capoeria as a child, and his acrobatic breakdancing style is greatly influenced by the Brazilian martial art.

Fabiano Carvalho Lopes aka Neguin - one of the judges, from Brazil. He began studying Capoeria as a child, and his acrobatic breakdancing style is greatly influenced by the Brazilian martial art.

Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final 2014
Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final 2014
Boris (Taichung, Taiwan)

Boris (Taichung, Taiwan)

Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final 2014
Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final 2014
Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final 2014

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Maokong Hike (Taiwan)

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Located in Wenshan district, Maokong is south east Taipei, very close to the subway "zoo Station". Popular for the tea culture, the amazing views of the city and the few hike trails all over the area.

http://english.gondola.trtc.com.tw/ct.asp?xItem=41699153&CtNode=57335&mp=122034

Maokong Hike (Taiwan)
Maokong Hike (Taiwan)
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Burn Calories with Linus at Chaoyang Park

Publié le par Marjorie Quach Photography

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  Heyrobics classes held every sundat at 5pm at Chaoyang Park (West Gate). It's free, it's fun and even if you are like me,  not into sports at all, you will still be tempted to join the group...

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Track & Field - Rewind

Publié le par Marjorie Quach

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Beijing Olympic Games, August 2008

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Getting ready for the Heyrobics Challenge!

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Recharge your battery with Heyrobics!

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Pictures taken at the Hutong Heyrobics Challenge. While jumping and looking like a disarticulated puppet, I was highly tempted to take pictures instead.Anyway, this heyrobic and run session was the highlight of my day. Will take more pictures in the future!

http://heyrobics.com/

 

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An old Chinese lady showing us her moves...

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Apres l’effort, le reconfort…

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Fairy Cake from Colibri – waiting to be devoured by sweaty and starving runners.

 

The Village North, Level LG 51, Sanlitun

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(Even though these cupcakes are colorful and adorable , they will never compete with Roseann’s homemade cupcakes…made with love, lots of frosting and sprinkles, imperfectly shaped that make them unique and just unbeatable)

 

 

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Combat Games Beijing 2010 Aikido 合気道

Publié le par Marjorie Quach Photography

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Organized by the World Association of kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) and the International olympic comity.

My friend who is a referee had entrance tickets for aikido. Scheduled from 28 August to 4 September 2010, the competition showcase 13 Martial Arts and Combat sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic such as Wushu, Karate, Sumo, Sambo, Muay Thai, etc. I did not quite understand the rules. 

 

http://sports.tom.com/combatbeijing2010/

http://www.aikido-international.org/

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Capoeira in Beijing

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Flag Football 2. Les avantages quand un joueur se blesse

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Flag Football in Beijing

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I took a few pictures for the Flag Football team in Beijing. After attending several matches, melting under the sun and being hit on the ground by one of the players , I still don't get the rules and don't find this game enjoyable to watch.

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