Pet Sounds: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Silence Like a Cancer Grows My first year of university life went by rather fast, as it should,…

Pet Sounds: Leo Lau

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Coldplay’s “Paradise” ‘Where is your paradise?’ At the age of seven, during a Chinese lesson, I was asked…

Pet Sounds: William Ng

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Caprice ‘When you breathe into this instrument, darling, you’re not just giving it life ­– you’re giving it…

Pet Sounds: Suzanne Lai

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] The sound of you closing your door stealthily. The sound of your heels pressing on the woollen carpet….

Pet Sounds: Buster Leung

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] A still from Pulp Fiction Centurions: The Culture Clash The Centurions’s “Bullwinkle (Part II)” is a surf band’s…

Pet Sounds: Pamela Wong

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Artwork by Danni Chen Oasis – Live Forever The streets are soaked in a shade of green, of…

Pet Sounds: Englebert Tse

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] On Friday 14 July 2017, four more pro-democracy lawmakers—‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung, Nathan Law Kwun-chung, Edward Yiu Chung-yim…

Pet Sounds: Karen Wong

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] The first time I heard the song “Missing You”, by the Korean indie band Delispice, was about eighteen…

Pet Sounds: Winnie Chor

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] My father was a seaman from when I was a baby until I was around ten. When he…

Pet Sounds: Mignon Chiu

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Nothing really happens at the disputed “Salt & Pepper”; oh no, it should be “Sgt Pepper”. Letting my…

Pet Sounds: Sophia Zhang

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] As I am currently preparing to move out of Hong Kong, I find myself really lucky to have…

Pet Sounds: Jensen Ho

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] “Pumped Up Kicks” is the 2010 debut single by Foster The People. Soon after its release, it topped…

Pet Sounds: Olivia Kwok

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] This scene used to keep popping up in my mind: I am crying so hard in a taxi…

Pet Sounds: Abel Han Song

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] A still from Dust in the Wind The Time Boat This story sounds like a one-sentence joke: a…

Pet Sounds: Grace Hiu-Yan Wong

  Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] In September 2013, I visited the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, UK. It was a modest establishment…

Pet Sounds: Itakura Hiroko

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Shostakovich wrote Piano Concerto No. 2 as a birthday present for his son Maxim Music amuses us, raises…

Pet Sounds: Kwun Kiem Foeng

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] From the music video, “Born to Die” Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die One manoeuvres through life along…

Pet Sounds: Holy Yoong

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Artwork by Jerek Puczei Faye Wong’s “Oi Mui” (曖昧) ‘To try to write love is to confront the…

Pet Sounds: Holden Liang Qichao

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] I have always appreciated melodrama – in storytelling, that is. Even as I have got older and more…

Pet Sounds: Tasha Chung Wai Yin

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Moana The Adventure is Calling: How Far Will I Go? This piece is all about the song “How…

Pet Sounds: Lam Man Tsun

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Swing’s “The Other Side” . You know what? Over the past two decades, around 1000 people per year…

Pet Sounds: Jessica Siu-yin Yeung

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] “The ‘Beautiful’ ‘New’ Hong Kong” (2015) It was only recently I found out that the albums I listened…

Pet Sounds: Kobe Kwan

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] “The Egg and the Lamb” Imagine if you were kidnapped and sold into slavery. Which of the following…

Pet Sounds: Nicola Chan Oi Ching

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] James R. Eads, “The Impermanence of Things” 寫一首歌讓你帶回去, I wrote a song for you to carry with you…

Pet Sounds: GiGi To Man Chee

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Antony Caine, “Old Man with Dog” Childhood Memories of Dogs and Cats         Last night, I dreamed of…

Pet Sounds: Michael Cheuk

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] “Shut Up and Keep Talking” is track 8 from the album Ordinary People. “Shut Up…” is a song…

Pet Sounds: Vinton Poon

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] I am a very lucky person. I sleep on a soft bed every night; I have food (three…

Pet Sounds: Cheng Tim Tim

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] (Y)ears – after Joe Brainard’s “I Remember” I remember the incessant minimal waltz of exit A’s escalator in…

Pet Sounds: John Wakefield

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Bertrand Russell The philosopher Bertrand Russell said, ‘There are two reasons for reading a book; one, that you…

Pet Sounds: Janet Lau

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] The Umbrella Man . 他出發找最愛 今天也未回來 He sets off in search of his dearest And has still not returned…