Hi there everyone,
I hope you’re all doing well. Here in Hong Kong, we’re entering the warmer months of the summer. Normally, we would be taking a hiatus around this time of year because of the heat. This year, however, I think that if the COVID restricts life then we’ll all want to get out for sure. Speaking of restrictions, the group restrictions here in Hong Kong (under the name Cap 599G) are (very) slowly unwinding. I’m happy to say that we are making some progress finding partners to cooperate with which may help us to get out earlier than anticipated. I’ll keep everyone up to date as soon as I know more.
Because of our inability to host events, I’ve scheduled an online "Meet and Greet" next Thursday, 24 June 2021. These meet-and-greets can be fun if the host (meaning me) can keep them conversational. That is my plan. Believe me, the last thing I want is to create some boring presentation and drone on about the group. I promise to keep it fun, brief and maybe a little informative. I will recap the last few years, then ask you all to fill out a quick 3 question anonymous pole to gauge where people would like to visit. These "snap polls" are great ways to understand what we all want to do as a group. Participating is events like these really help out organizers like myself and will help you to know what Sacred Spaces is all about!
Finally, I'd like to follow up on our last movie screening event. Because of technical difficulties we were unable to properly screen "Zu Warriors of the Magic Mountain" 新蜀山劍俠. "Zu Warrior..." is an important Hong Kong film directed by Tsui Hark that touches on many of the themes of our group. I'd like to have a follow-up discussion about the movie. I want to make sure that everyone has a chance to (re)watched the film. There are many ways to watch it. Several are "official" channels and several postings are not. If you are a Mandarin speaker, I found an official streaming service where you can watch it. There are also several collector DVDs / Blurays recently released. These DVDs have all the added extras that you would expect from the "not-dead-yet" DVD/Bluray format. You can see an impressive release from Eureka! here. I'll give everyone a few weeks to watch the film independently and then we can jump online to discuss.
That’s it for now. Stay safe and I’ll see you all at a sacred space soon.
Hong Kong Sacred Spaces