Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mao 毛澤東 ...


As a Chinese immigrant, the Concept of "Mao" is foreign to me 
and we do not have too much readings of Chinese History 
from the History books in our school 
...
Back then when I was in standard 6 in primary school, 
I remember vividly in 1976 when 
we hear the news about the death of Mao over the radio,
I could see trails of tears from my grandfathers face, 
and he locked himself in his room for several days 
...

Along Hollywood Road 香港荷李活道 ...

Along Hollywood Road 香港荷李活道
Hong Kong Central 香港中環 


16 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Good photo Wong.

UIFPW08 said...

the memory does not escape ever
Morris

Audrey said...

j ai vu un reportage il y a peu dans une ecole c etait etrange ce bourrage de crane..

Stefan Jansson said...

And there's his red book.

Filip and Kristel said...

When we were in Beijing, wesaw his picture at the tjen an men square. Quie impressive as also the forbidden palace.

Greetings,
Filip

Robert Geiss said...

Read a Bio of him within four days. Many times surely leaving me a bit breath- and thoughtless.
Have a red book of him as well.

Please have a good Sunday.

Traveling Hawk said...

I can imagine that people who fought with him and served his ideas, were attached to Mao. But those who suffered because of him...Any kind of extremism is no good for humanity.

Adam said...

despite the opinion of Mao, he was a great quote writer.

Food Dreams said...

Mao is one of those ppl that leaves a legacy behind... love the colors of the photo!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Lovely close-up shot with blurred background!

Sean said...

that's a very interesting memory. i was born in 1976, so i wouldn't have any recollection of this, but i guess it's a major milestone in chinese history...

Arnaud said...

Mao seems to bring mixed feelinsg among the peopel I met in China. A mix of pride for the early years, and sadness about the cultural revolution.

JM said...

Despite any opinions about Mao, this composition is fantastic!

Laure said...

Incroyable !!
Bizz Laure
http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

cquek said...

"The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea"

Mao Zedong Saying

darlin said...

Excellent photo once again Wong. I am ignorant as to whom Mao was but now I'm going to look for his book.

Thank you.