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.

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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.

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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.


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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 –




Posted by: hksounds | November 29, 2016

Safari! 5 – posted Nov. 29, 2016

What’s behind the gray wall? Read all about it in the next installment of my safari adventure.P1070223.JPG


These are dark times. What better than music to feed our souls? What’s ahead requires us to be ready to support life and justice.


Forget about the pretension title of this concert. My latest looks at Joaquin Rodrigo’s beautiful concerto for classical guitar and orchestra and takes a detour into to a little known corner of Miles-Davis Land wherein secrets are revealed. Our soloist was Yang Xuefei with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley. Here on Live Performance 2016.



Posted by: hksounds | October 23, 2016

Safari! Part 4 – posted October 23, 2016

We continue the next morning on the trail of the elusive tail and it leads to a magical few minutes that will never be forgotten.

OK, it's a jaguar carving but just picture its African counterpart and you'll also be on the right track.

OK, yes, it’s a jaguar carving. Just picture its African counterpart and you too will be on the right track.

Here’s your link to the next Safari adventure on Travel 2016.

Posted by: hksounds | October 12, 2016

Safari! Part 3 – posted October 12, 2016

Part 3 of my safari at Arathusa Lodge in Sabi Sands.

Time for the second afternoon game drive. Last having spotted three of the Big Five. What’s going to happen? What new encounters?

What old friends? Here on Travel 2106.


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