Posted by: hksounds | March 5, 2015

My ideal reader

It took quite a bit of thought to come up with my ideal reader for this blog. I’d love to connect with people who are passionate about great music, who are well read in a variety of genres, who think deeply about all they do and consider the ramifications of their actions, who can see through the illusions that so many are held captive by, Read More…

Posted by: hksounds | August 12, 2017

Encounter Mara, Pt. 3 – updated August 12, 2017

More of the lion cubs.


And a few glimpses of the amazing Kenyan sky.


Join me for part 2 my afternoon game AKA two hours with the lion cubs. Scroll up if you need to as sometimes the link isn’t in the right place due to different scrolling rates for different internet speeds and browsers.

Posted by: hksounds | July 5, 2017

Encounter Mara, Pt. 2 – updated July 5, 2017

It’s taken way too long to get back to updating this blog. I got forced out of where I had been living for twelve years due to rains coming in through the ceiling, over the bed, and I didn’t even live on the top floor! So house moving – they say it’s the third most stressful event in life after death of a loved one and divorce. I am happy to be back on track.

My wish list comes true: lion cubs!

What a yawn and look at those baby teeth!

Click here for more

Remember, due to different timings for different browsers’ scrolling function, you may be taken to a spot farther down the page than the start of the linked update. Scroll back up if it looks like you are not at the start.




Leaving Nairobi and the great National Park for a small-plane flight vis Safai Link to the Naboisho Conservancy and Asilia’s Encounter Mara luxury tented camp.

There be elephants down there.


Click here to join me on the next leg of my Kenya safari adventure.

Posted by: hksounds | March 23, 2017

Kenya! Pt. 4

My first stop in Kenya comes to a close. More encounters with the wildlife in the fascinating Nairobi National Park where the amazements are not just on the ground.

This was the most astonishing display of crepuscular rays I’d ever seen.

Click here to come and see.


Posted by: hksounds | March 9, 2017

Kenya! Pt 3

Join me as we conclude our morning drive on my first full day in Kenya.

Below are photos that include one of the few elands I saw during my trip. They are among the largest of the grazers I saw in Kenya. There were some naughty neighbor’s cows which had come agrazing which is a forbidden activity in the National Park, and a photo of the lodge from near where you park. There’s something of a trek up to the lodge itself and you have to cross a swaying plank bridge to get there. It has a bit of a pitch and yaw as you approach midsection.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

So hang on tight and click here. Please note that sometimes the link will take you to the right page but to a place that’s past the start of this new section. Please just scroll up a wee bit to Kenya! Pt. 3. I’ll try to figure out the problem and fix it soon.

Posted by: hksounds | February 14, 2017

Kenya! Pt. 2

We cross the swaying bridge from Ololo Lodge and the first morning game drive gets underway.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The lodge is just outside the Nairobi National Park.

20170125_202835This wonderful sign is at the front gate.

Enter here.

Posted by: hksounds | February 6, 2017

East Africa! Pt. 1

Kenya Pt. 1

Nairobi National Park! Pt. 1

This fabulous 9-day trip will start in Nairobi and go to the Nabiosho Conservancy and Maasai Mara.

On the way to Ololo lodge just outside the Nairobi National Park, we pass a few zebra . The one in front looks very pregnant.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

A beautiful sunset.

Join me on a safari to Kenya!




Posted by: hksounds | January 1, 2017

Safari! 7, posted January 1, 2017

Let’s raise a cup!

For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Auld Lang Syne


A toast of Amarula for the year to come.

May 2017 be the year we figure out how to keep our earth and all living species alive for future generations.

Safari 7 here.





Last Call for concerts 2016 – with two of Hong Kong’s iconic stars. First, Jackie Cheung A Classic Tour – was live in concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum and he continues through January 2. My take here on Live Performance 2016 page.

Jackie and me - 2007

Jacky and me – 2007


Anita Mui was remembered and honoured in Anita Mui Everlasting Moments Charity concert in this, the 13 year sinceanitamuibrns1 her December death in the last entry of the Live Performance 2016 Page.


Posted by: hksounds | December 17, 2016

Safari! 6 – Posted December 17, 2016

Welcome to the 6th installment of my safari adventure at Arathusa Lodge in Sabi Sands. I have gotten almost through this adventure but I’m not done yet. Read about my next to last game drive on the Travel 2016 Page.

There’s no way I can finish this trip before we are into 2017. Maybe I should change the name of the page to just Travel.
p1070347Once in a while animals give you a stunning pose, as this waterbuck did for me.

Whether summer or winter where you are –




Older Posts »