Video: Yeh Man & His Farm

Mok Ho Kwong, who call himself ‘Yeh man’ meaning man living in wild, is a naturalist who pursues natural living in Hong Kong. In 2003, when he was still studying Education in the University of Hong Kong, he joined a lot of environmental education activities, and since then he has become a lover of nature.

In 2004, Yeh man established an organization called ‘Natural Network’ aiming to inculcate nature education to the general public. He rented a farmland in Hok Tau and started his life as a ‘wild man’ – trying to keep the lowest consumption of natural resources in his daily life. He collects furniture, clothes and even food that people abandon. In a RTHK program, he said he sometimes collects chicken nuggets or French fries in fast food restaurants to reduce wasted food. He stopped doing so since he realized that the underprivileged need those food more than he does.

His farm has attracted nature lovers around the globe. Two teenagers from Slovakia come to Yeh man’s farm after their friends suggested them to visit here. Soon after their arrival, they love the farm. They are currently volunteering and living in the farm to assist the basic construction and operation.

In 2013, Yeh man married her girlfriend, who holds the same life philosophy with him. They held a simple wedding ceremony: the nature advocator handmade a wedding dress for his wife as well as their grass rings. In their mind, protecting nature is much more crucial than a magnificent ceremony and extrinsic beauty.

Moreover, his life in nature is not always of lighthearted. He was forced to get away from the first farm in Hok Tau because of the unaffordable rent offered by the landlord. As a result, when he moved to the current site in Sheung Shui, he did not dare to invest much because it is still full of uncertainties when he would be forced to leave again. When talking about the future, Yeh man does not have any big future plan. A Chinese old saying ‘Live in the moment’, which is carved on a wooden board hung in his farm, is his motto. That is what Yeh man has been doing, and will continue to do.


Video: Remember These Days

Check out this awesome video about the seltzer man titled ‘Remember These Days’ on Media Storm!

For Walter Backerman, seltzer is more than a drink. It’s the embodiment of his family. As a third generation seltzer man, he follows the same route as his grandfather. But after 90 years of business, Walter may be the last seltzer man. See the project at

Here is my analysis of the video:
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Vox Pop : If You Can Remove One Thing In Hong Kong…

It might not be a virtual thing. It might not happen in our real life. But if you have an opportunity to remove one thing in Hong Kong, you would like to choose to take away a thing that hurts people or a thing that would benefit yourselves? Different people may use different angle to look at this world. Also, we work hard to make the world to become better, or to become a utopia. As people have many complaints towards the situation of Hong Kong now, we would like to investigate people’s thoughts. The following video tells what the university students would like to remove in Hong Kong and why they want it to be disappeared in this city. After removing what people said, will Hong Kong be a utopia that everyone loves, or these thoughts only use to benefit themselves, showing people’s selfishness is why they are not satisfied with their life.


The photo slideshow records the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong capturing the encouraging moments and interesting scenes happened in the “Umbrella Revolution”. The civil disobedience in Hong Kong is totally different from the protests in other countries. The pro-democracy demonstrators of the “Umbrella Revolution” are the world’s nicest protesters from a report posted by CNN. Why say so? You can find the characteristics of Hong Kong itself which are very peaceful and unique when walking into the crowds either in Admiralty or Mong Kok. People use their creativity to express their strong desire in fighting for true democracy ranging from drawing artworks, providing public services and setting up an well-organized materials distribution system in their own ways. All they are waiting for, is the day of having a real universal suffrage only.

1. The ‘Lennon Wall’ of Hong Kong was composed of these colourful sticky notes with the Pro-democracy messages. Hundreds of Hongkongers post their thoughts, dreams and demands on the wall.

2. Several Hong Kong people wrote down their words on the sticky notes to show the desire of democracy and the support for the protesters.

3. Protesters renamed road sign into “True Democracy”.

4. Pile of pro-democracy slogan, poster and banner posted outside the government office in Tinmar.

5. The Umbrella statue is made from hundreds of small pieces of wood. It was inspired by a picture of an Occupy protester holding an umbrella for a police officer under the rain.

6. Umbrellas are like flowers, they neither wither and disappear. The umbrella has become the symbol of the movement.

7. The streets of Admiralty, usually choked with traffic, were occupied by the people.

8. ‘Feel free to sit’.

9. A Man held the public lecture on the road in Admiralty for the students who attended the boycott class.

10. “I’m weak in body but strong in spirit,” the hunger striker said. A Former government surveyor, Benny Mok, who already went on a hunger strike for 8 days to fight for democracy.

11. Several youngsters and kids were creating an artwork on the road by chalks.

12. A public shower on the road in Admiralty. Protesters can take a shower if they need.

13. The artwork, ‘Umbrella Tree’ were constructed by different umbrella. People wrote down lots of wish on these umbrella.

14. Police is everywhere in Mong Kok. There are no any conflict but peace.

15. “Let’s take a selfie.”the passersby said. Occupied Mong Kok became an tourist attraction for passersby.

16.  Many Hongkongers have brought their pets to participate in the movement for democracy. A “Democracy dogs” made an appearance in Mong Kok, drawing crowds hoping for a photo opportunity.

17.  An altar for Chinese historical military hero ‘Guan Yu’ is set up on the barricades. As he is worshipped by both the police and organized crime gangs, this may serve as a deterrent to the barricade being taken down, as disturbing the altar would be considered taboo.

18. “A home for everyone.” written on the paper over the tent. These tents are everywhere in Mong Kok built by the protesters.

19.  Protesters in Mong Kok have set up beds on Nathan Road for passersby and protesters to take a rest.