HZMB and the Ramifications

I have no idea why I’m involved in the – unfortunately – second trial, on an HK-PRC infrastructure. Last time it was the West Kowloon Station Co-Location arrangement, this time it is the alleged conspiracy to defraud concerning the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, a Y-shaped bridge that links three cities together. No, this time it’s not about the irony of how we objected vehemently to the construction, only now to face a more serious, constitutional ramification; this time it is about how Hongkongers are prone and susceptible to twisted and tainted practices, in order to meet contrived and non-existent requirements that would boost an organisation’s reputation. Continue reading “HZMB and the Ramifications”









Decided to remove some old posts (that the now-22-year-old me find to be too cringeworthy and personal), and evolve this to a more mature version of myself:


There would be more social- and law-related posts here from now on, and hopefully, it would not be censored (smh)


Random piece written after someone gave me a rose.

Warning: extreme incoherence, written in the span of twenty minutes after sending multiple recordings to a friend in the midst of revising for equity and the law of trusts. No answers offered to the questions posed – it is just a record of a train of thoughts.

Last night after the incoming committee’s inauguration, there were some flower arrangements lying around. A girl from the incoming committee approached us retired executives, and handed out roses to us. “This is for you,” she said. “They’re fresh, and smell so nice. It’s such a waste to throw them away.”

Muttering our thanks, our hearts warmed by this warm gesture, we tucked the roses into our bags before leaving for the after party in celebration of the inauguration.

It wasn’t until sixteen hours later, after a few beers, a shower and a good night’s sleep plus one day of studying did I think of something thought-provoking – why were we so touched by the gesture of someone giving us flowers?

Continue reading “Roses”

Not so much about British pride, but still religious undertones

“The conduct of the parabolical priest and Levite on the road to Jericho may have been indeed deplorable, but English law has not so far developed to the stage of treating it as criminal.” (R v Miller (James) [1983] 2 AC 161 at 175, per Lord Diplock)

Finally – there’s a statement that acknowledges the shortcomings of British (this time the legal system), but there’s still a religious undertone to it. The references to Levite, Jericho and the Good Samaritan hmm. Those were the days when religion played a larger part in people’s lives so that is to be understood and accepted; it doesn’t mean it ought to happen as much today.

I just hope that the judiciary can remain impartial to all other potential value influence, be it positive or negative.

British Pride and British Laws

Probably gone a bit mad with law readings 😛

There’s already some debate, out of the scarce few cases that I’ve read, about Judges inputting their own values into their judgments – one of the most notable ones being Lord Atkin’s neighbour principle (Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562). That aside, however, doesn’t stop me from comparing it (well, somehow) with one of my all-time favourites, Lord of the Flies.

The sense of superiority they feel as Britishmen is unbelievable. Continue reading “British Pride and British Laws”